The Caribbean Conference of Churches is the recognized Regional Ecumenical Organization (REO) of the Caribbean and one of the major development agencies at work in the Caribbean today. Currently comprised of 33 member churches in 34 territories across the Dutch, English, French and Spanish speaking territories of the region, it was founded in 1973. The conference has always been concerned with and dedicated to holistic development in the Caribbean region. Given its span and implementation capacity, it is well poised to be the implementing agency for regional programmatic initiatives as it possesses a reach throughout the region that far surpasses that of any other single Caribbean institution.
The organization's policy is one of deeper ecclesial engagement with, and accompaniment of, its member Churches, in responding to the complex of social ills currently affecting the region. This means greater involvement with, and through, the existing agencies and institutions of the churches, right down to the level of local congregations as the churches together seek to live out their mission. Thus, a major delivery of every program is the bolstering and strengthening of member church initiatives through education, advocacy and sensitization, provision of funding, and technical expertise where necessary.