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SOS Children's Villages Canada

Unit 240 - 44 By Ward Market Square
Ottawa, ON K1N 7A2
President & CEO: Boyd McBride
Board Chair: Rick Evans

Charitable Reg. #: 13824 7259 RR0001
Sector: International Aid
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

Grade: C+

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 #12

Avg. Compensation $89,206

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 1
$120k - $160k 2
$80k - $120k 1
$40k - $80k 6
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About SOS Children's Villages Canada:

Founded in 1949, SOS Children’s Villages Canada (SCVC) is a member of SOS Children’s Villages International. It raises funds in Canada and sends them to SOS Children’s Villages International. The international division supports orphaned and poor children by establishing ‘villages’ where the charity constructs 10-15 houses per village, and women, trained by SCVC, take care of 5-10 children in each house. SCVC funds villages in Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. It also funds disaster relief efforts. The charity states that as of F2015, around the world, 87.6 million are in need of humanitarian assistance and 30 million children have fled their houses due to violence.

In F2016, SOS Children’s Villages Canada allocated $1.5m to SOS Children’s Villages International. It sent money to emergency response programs in 18 countries, helping 892,000 people. SCVC funds mobilized resources in the Middle East to respond to the Syrian refugee crisis. In Syria, Interim Care Centres are caring for 104 children and child services are protecting 6,098 youth. Interim Care Centres in Lebanon are supporting 177 children. In addition to providing shelter, SCVC is promoting education and training for poor children in disaster-affected countries. SCVC reports that, since its formation, it has given safe and stable homes to over 79,000 children in 134 countries through 550 villages.

Financial Review:

SOS Children’s Villages Canada is a big-cap charity with $5.4m in donations in F2016. Its administrative costs are 10% of revenues, and its fundraising costs are 31% of donations. For every dollar donated, 59 cents go towards SCVC’s programs, falling outside of Ci’s reasonable range. The charity has $3.5m in total funding reserves of which $406k is donor-endowed. This results in a program cost coverage ratio, excluding donor-endowed funds, of 94%, meaning that the charity can cover 11 months of its annual program costs using its existing reserves.

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

Updated on June 28, 2017 by Kevin Silberberg.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 9.9%6.9%9.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 31.0%33.7%37.8%
Program cost coverage (%) 105.4%89.0%105.7%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 5,4215,6055,141
Investment income 124138
Other income 36194184
Total revenues 5,4695,8395,362
Grants 3,3123,6533,008
Administrative costs 542398487
Fundraising costs 1,6791,8871,944
Cash flow from operations (65)(99)(77)
Funding reserves 3,4893,2513,178
Note: Ci removed amortization from administrative and fundraising costs proportionally.

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