200-90 Allstate Parkway
Markham, ON L3R 6H3
CEO: Kim Evans
Board Chair: Peter Hogg

Charitable Reg. #:11924 1990 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

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Audited financial statements available only upon request.



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



The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.


Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 81 cents are available for programs.

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About Effect Hope:

The Leprosy Mission was founded in India in 1869, with the Canadian affiliate formed in Guelph, Ontario, in 1892. In 1982, the development of multi-drug therapy allowed the Leprosy Mission to expand its work from the alleviation of suffering towards a cure. In 2014, the Leprosy Mission rebranded to Effect Hope. Effect Hope is a Christian development charity with a mission to end suffering due to neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), including leprosy, buruli ulcers, lymphatic filariasis, hookworm, roundworm, and river blindness.  

Effect Hope reports that NTDs affect 1 to 1.5 billion people every year. In F2020, the charity screened 408,740 people for NTDs and found 2,957 cases. It treated 8,890 people for NTDs and 84,681 people for other conditions. 

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18% of Effect Hope’s program spending is used in Canada to raise awareness about NTDs. 9% is used to manage its international programs. The remaining 73% of program spending is used in its overseas programs.  

The charity carries out programs in 4 domains: strengthening health systems, research, activating and equipping communities, and advocacy. In collaboration with international partners, Effect Hope works in seven countries: Bangladesh, India, Liberia, Kenya, DR Congo, Côte D’Ivoire, and Nigeria. The charity works towards its mission by helping its partners set up hospitals, rural health centres, rehabilitation and vocational training centres, and community services. 

In F2020, the charity trained 4,461 healthcare workers. Effect Hope reported that it gave deworming treatment and vitamin A supplementation to 1,715,407 children. Effect Hope also provided disability support to 7,509 people and educated 4,661 people about NTDs within their communities. 

Effect Hope has responded to the covid-19 pandemic by advocating for its vulnerable patients, supporting the poor with food, and now that vaccines are available, delivering vaccines. It has also distributed 39,020 essential items and educated 39,489 people about covid-19. 

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Results and Impact

Effect Hope recognizes that NTDs result from and contribute to extreme poverty. Therefore, the charity follows up with the people it treats, helping them to access education, training, and support in economic activities in addition to medical support. 

Effect Hope’s advocacy efforts resulted in the government of Bangladesh agreeing to assume responsibility for running 10 multi-drug therapy centres within government health facilities in Dhaka in F2018. Because all multi-drug therapy centres were previously operated by NGOs, this is a big step toward project sustainability.  

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Effect Hope's results and impact. 

Charity Intelligence gave Effect Hope an impact rating of High for demonstrated social impact per dollar spent. 

A Charity Intelligence 2021 Top 10 Impact Charity 

Impact Rating: High

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Effect Hope received $5.9m in donations in 2020. Administrative costs were 11% of revenues (excluding investment income), and fundraising costs were 8% of donations. This results in a total overhead cost of 19%. For every dollar donated, $0.81 go to Effect Hope’s programs, which is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. The charity has $4.7m in funding reserves, which can cover 1 year of annual program costs. 

This charity report is an update that was sent to Effect Hope for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 10, 2021 by Asha McMullin.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 10.6%10.0%8.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 8.2%15.8%12.3%
Total overhead spending 18.9%25.8%21.1%
Program cost coverage (%) 94.6%54.1%58.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 5,9306,0256,565
Government funding 455896917
Business activities (net) 11812
Investment income 8165(38)
Total revenues 6,4047,0947,455
Program costs 4,9195,2585,217
Administrative costs 681694659
Fundraising costs 488950808
Total spending 6,0886,9026,684
Cash flow from operations 316192771
Capital spending 626(606)
Funding reserves 4,6542,8463,028

Note: Business activities are presented gross as no related expenses were reported in the audited financials. Ci reported amortization as a non-cash expense and removed the expense from program, administrative, and fundraising costs on a pro-rata basis. Total amortization was $17k in F2020, $42k in F2019, and $61k in F2018. Ci reported changes in amounts owed to field programs as a program expense. This affected program expenses by $1.8m in F2020, $22k in F2019, and ($75k) in F2018. 

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 19

Avg. compensation: $67,491

Top 10 staff salary range:

$350k +
$300k - $350k
$250k - $300k
$200k - $250k
$160k - $200k
$120k - $160k
$80k - $120k
$40k - $80k
< $40k

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2019

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Website: www.effecthope.org
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