Hope and Healing International

1600 16th Avenue, Unit 1
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 4N6
Executive Director: Ed Epp
Board Chair: Brenda Ben

Charitable Reg. #:10691 8329 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 5/5]



Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity’s website.



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) 71 cents are available for programs.

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About Hope and Healing International:

Founded in 1908, Hope and Healing International (HHI), formerly known as Christian Blind Mission, works to help children and adults with disabilities in developing countries. The charity states that 15% of the global population has a disability, including 150 million children. HHI also reports that 90% of disabled children do not attend school and 80% live in developing countries. In F2020, it provided healthcare and community services to 614,382 people.

Hope and Healing International’s three largest programs are Child Health, Family Sustainability, and Education.

Child Health represented 57% of program costs in F2020. HHI raises funds to provide medical supplies and treatments for children in poverty. In F2020, the charity provided 263,360 children with preventative care, such as eye screening, medicines, HIV education, and hygiene training. It also sent its local partners more than $3.1m in medicine and vitamins, 7,521 hospital mattresses, 287,606 gloves, 57,466 face masks, and 8,810 surgical items.

Family Sustainability programs were 26% of program costs. HHI runs programs for low-income households, such as job training and medical care for disabled family members. In F2020, the charity helped 41,822 families through training in agriculture, livestock production, and business management. It also provided 3,711 eye surgeries and 1,558 orthopedic surgeries during the year.

Education represented 7% of program costs. HHI aims to raise awareness of disabilities and promote safe hygiene in local schools. In F2020, it helped to create school clubs to teach 330 students about clean water and hand washing. The charity also reports that it built school latrines used by 3,449 students during the year.

The remaining 10% of program costs included Social Attitudes (5%), Self Value (4%), and Humanitarian Response (1%). These programs aim to help disabled people feel included in their communities. In F2020, HHI states that it trained 9,459 community members, government workers, teachers, and medical staff on disability inclusion. It also funded sports, music, and arts programs for 11,188 children.

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Results and Impact

Hope and Healing International states that it funded enabling medical treatments for 131,407 children in F2020. Enabling medical care addresses conditions such as clubfoot, cleft palate, birth malformations, and severe burns through orthopedic surgery and assistive devices. In F2020, the charity also gave 8,481 people access to clean water.

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

Charity Intelligence has given Hope and Healing International an Average impact rating based on demonstrated impact per dollar spent.

Impact Rating: Average

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In F2017, Hope and Healing International took control of Christian Blind Mission US (the US affiliate of HHI). In F2019, Hope and Healing transferred control of Christian Blind Mission US to a separate organization. As such, the financial analysis for all three years below does not include revenues or expenses for US operations.

Hope and Healing International is a Major 100 charity, one of Canada’s largest charities, with $14.0m in cash donations and $10.1m in donated goods (mainly medical supplies and equipment) in F2020. Administrative costs are 5% of revenues (less investment income) and fundraising costs are 24% of cash donations. This results in total overhead spending of 29%. For every dollar donated, 71 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

HHI has funding reserves of $13.5m, of which $2.3m is donor-endowed. Excluding donor-endowed funds, HHI can cover 131% or around 1.3 years of annual program costs. The charity’s program cost coverage spiked in F2020 due to a $4.5m increase in investments using proceeds from asset sales. Its financial notes state that it gained $6.5m on proceeds from the disposal of land, buildings, and equipment during the year.

­­In F2020, Hope and Healing International paid external fundraisers $56k to raise $2.5m, at a cost of 2 cents per dollar raised. This may be an error reported on the charity’s annual filings. In F2019, HHI paid external fundraisers $685k to raise $2.5m, at a cost of 27 cents per dollar.

Charity Intelligence has sent this update to Hope and Healing International for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on May 28, 2021 by Eric Zhao.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending June
Administrative costs as % of revenues 5.5%4.5%6.5%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 23.7%22.8%20.3%
Total overhead spending 29.2%27.3%26.8%
Program cost coverage (%) 131.0%35.4%32.4%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 14,00513,84813,016
Goods in kind 10,06214,33813,734
Business activities (net) 0540
Investment income 320191156
Other income 1702923
Total revenues 24,55728,45926,928
Program costs - International 6,1878,19610,357
Program costs - Canada 2,5032,2722,043
Donated goods exp 10,06214,33813,734
Administrative costs 1,3201,2701,749
Fundraising costs 3,3203,1632,643
Total spending 23,39229,23930,525
Cash flow from operations 1,165(780)(3,597)
Capital spending (6,361)19328
Funding reserves 13,5406,2986,547

Note: Ci reported gross sales by Nia Technologies, a social enterprise controlled by the charity, as business activities. Ci typically presents business activities net of expenses. However, the charity’s audited financials do not disclose costs associated with sales. Ci removed donations in kind from international program costs to report them separately.  

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 50

Avg. compensation: $78,151

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 F2020

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