This section is intended to be a resource hub in support of parishes building their digital presence. We looked to the Church of England's digital discipleship portal as a source of information and inspiration.
CIRA’s Internet Factbook 2021 - CIRA’s Internet Factbook 2021 survey is an overview of Canada's collective online behaviour.
Online Giving - Even before the COVID-19 global pandemic 45% of worldwide donors were enrolled in a monthly giving program and, according to Canadahelps.org, online giving grew by 86 per cent in 2020 "When asked what type of organizations they communicate with most online, 68 per cent of Canadians selected their banks," according to the CIRA Factbook.
Tithe.ly - built for churches and ministries, the Tithe.ly online giving platform enables your church to receive donations securely from anywhere, at any time. Take donations or event registration, support camp sign-up, and much more through your church website.
Canadahelps.org - with a slightly higher one-time donation transaction fee, Canadahelps also enables secure online giving and custom page set-up and event registration.
Live Streaming Tools (Tithely Overview) - Several live streaming services and virtual church community tools exist which enable your church to produce a full and engaging virtual church service through an online platform. Tithely has compiled an excellent overview of Zoom, Facebook Live, YouTube, Google Chat and more.
Mevo Camera for Live Streaming - Our friends at the Diocese of New Westminster have done research into the option of Mevo live-streaming products for parishes with limited financial and personnel resources that would like to live stream worship and events through their social media network and on their parish website.