The Archdiocese of Toronto embarked on a $105 million campaign for developing youth ministries, Catholic formation and leadership development, and capital projects. In partnership with CCS, the campaign raised more than $165 million from nearly 45,000 households.

Archdiocese of Toronto

Based in: Toronto, ON, Canada

Sector: Faith, Catholic

Key Elements

  • $105 million capital campaign—the largest faith-based campaign in Canada’s history—for developing youth ministries, Catholic formation and leadership development, communicating the Faith, and capital projects
  • More than $165 million raised

The Challenge

The Archdiocese of Toronto’s distinctive Pastoral Plan seeks to engage the family and especially the youth; celebrate their cultural diversity; and enhance the collective voice of the Catholic community.

The Solution

CCS’s partnership with the Archdiocese of Toronto began in 2011 when the firm was asked to conduct an assessment for the Archdiocese’s Pastoral Plan. CCS then helped facilitate a feasibility planning and engagement study for a capital campaign.

The Impact

The Archdiocese of Toronto chose to embark on a $105 million capital campaign—the largest faith-based campaign in Canada’s history—for developing youth ministries, Catholic formation and leadership development, communicating the Faith, and capital projects. Launched in 2013, the Family of Faith campaign with CCS as fundraising counsel has raised more than $165 million to date from nearly 45,000 households.

More Case Studies

Diocese of Austin

Central U.S.

CCS has been privileged to partner with the Diocese of Austin on two extraordinary fundraising initiatives, most recently the Encountering Christ campaign, which concluded successfully in 2020.

Knock Marian Shrine

Europe, Middle East, Africa

CCS collaborated with Knock Shrine to plan and implement its most ambitious fundraising initiative, which exceeded its goal of €10 million.

Diocese of Westminster

CCS worked with the Diocese over a three year period to help plan and implement the Growing in Faith initiative, which secured more than £37 million.