CARE Canada

Suite 100, 9 Gurdwara Road
Ottawa, ON K2E 7X6
President & CEO: Gillian Barth
Board Chair: Ken Sunquist

Charitable Reg. #: 11883 8333 RR0001
Sector: International Aid
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

Grade: B

The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity's website [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to The Cause

2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #972

Avg. Compensation $39,230

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 1
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 3
$120k - $160k 6
$80k - $120k 0
$40k - $80k 0
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About CARE Canada:

Founded in 1945 as the Canadian branch of CARE International, CARE Canada’s mission is to “work around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty, and achieve social justice”. CARE’s focus is on women and girls because “we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities”. It facilitates change by: strengthening capacity for self-help, providing economic opportunity, delivering relief in emergencies, influencing policy decisions, and addressing discrimination.

In F2016, CARE International reached over 80 million people in 96 countries. CARE Canada worked in 39 of those countries. CARE’s largest program is emergency relief, representing 52% of program costs. The program provides immediate emergency response, aids in long-term recovery, and helps communities prepare for emergencies.  In its Syria Crisis project, CARE has reached over 2.26 million people affected by the crisis. CARE’s economic development program aims to increase women’s access to opportunities by supporting girls’ education. The healthy food and nutrition program aims to increase self-sufficiency by providing education on nutrition and sustainable farming practices. Finally, CARE’s maternal, newborn, and child health program works to ensure women’s health during pregnancy and childbirth. By 2020, CARE’s goals are to increase the food security of 50 million people, and provide 30 million women with greater control over economic resources.

Financial Review:

CARE Canada is a big-cap charity, with donations of $9.2m in F2016. It also recorded $37m from international governments and NGOs (included in government funding), and $57m from CARE International Members in F2016. CARE Canada’s administrative costs were 4% of revenues. Its fundraising costs were 15% of donations. For every dollar donated, 81 cents go towards CARE’s programs, which falls within Ci's reasonable range. CARE Canada’s funding reserves of $38m only cover 29% of annual program costs, showing a funding need.

CARE Canada uses external fundraisers as part of its fundraising activities.  The charity reports $170k in fundraising costs for external fundraisers that raised $585k in F2016, producing an external fundraising cost ratio of 29%.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by CARE Canada. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on May 16, 2017 by Kevin Silberberg.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending June
Administrative costs as % of revenues 4.3%4.4%4.1%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 15.2%27.3%46.1%
Program cost coverage (%) 28.9%30.8%36.8%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 9,2019,6565,942
Government funding 72,34475,19269,183
Investment income 76277430
Other income 58,96636,45335,962
Total revenues 140,587121,578111,517
Program costs - International 131,579111,599103,933
Administrative costs 5,9865,3764,578
Fundraising costs 1,3952,6332,740
Other costs 1,1981,040937
Cash flow from operations 429930(671)
Funding reserves 37,98434,37038,285
Note: Ci has included international donations of $56.6 in F2016, $34.8m in F2015, and $34.0m in F2014 in other income. Ci has adjusted amortization of deferred capital contributions and gain on disposal of capital assets affecting revenues by ($23k) in F2016, ($45k) in F2015, and by ($514k) in F2014. Ci has adjusted amortization of capital assets by ($350k) in F2016, ($504k) in F2015, and by ($972k) in F2014.

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