War Child Canada

489 College Street, Suite 500
Toronto, ON M6G 1A5
Executive Director: Samantha Nutt
Board Chair: Nils Engelstad

Website: www.warchild.ca
Charitable Reg. #: 87237 4426 RR0001
Sector: International Aid
Operating Charity

Charity Rating

[Charity Rating: 4/4]

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

Full-time staff #83

Avg. Compensation $33,185

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 1
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 8
$40k - $80k 1
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2014

About War Child Canada:

Founded in 1999 by Dr. Samantha Nutt and Dr. Eric Hoskins, War Child Canada (WCC) rebuilds war-affected communities by supporting children. WCC currently works in 7 war-affected countries, Afghanistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Congo, Jordan, Sierra Leone and Uganda. Its goals are to educate and create opportunities for children and fight for children’s rights. WCC reports that one billion children live in areas in or emerging from wear, and more than 18 million children have fled their homes. The charity estimates than 150 million people could be saved from hunger if female farmers had access to the same resources as male farmers do.

In F2015, War Child Canada spent $10m on its programs. It spent $3.2m in Afghanistan, $2.4m in South Sudan, $2m in Sudan, $1.1m in Uganda, $387k in Congo, $68k in Middle East and nil in Sierra Leone in F2015. WCC spent $793k on planning its international operations in Canada. In Afghanistan, the charity established 10 more safe spaces for 1,000 children and distributed 2,000 school kits. With 45 safe spaces in Afghanistan, WCC helps 3,900 children. In South Sudan, it gave out 500 textbooks in five subjects to 16 teachers and 350 students. WCC helped 390,000 people overall in F2014.

Based on its survey of children in the 7 countries, War Child Canada states that 70% of children learnt more and 66% of girls felt safer. Further, 95% of children enjoyed the safe spaces and 80% of them called reading and counting their favorite daily task.

Financial Review:

War Child Canada is a Big-Cap charity, which received donations and special events revenues of $10.9m in F2015. Administrative costs are 2% of total revenues and fundraising costs are 6% of total donations. Total overhead costs come to 9%, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. WCC has total funding reserves of $2.7m that can cover the charity’s annual program costs for 3 months.

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

Updated on August 5th, 2016 by Mirza Ali Shakir.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 2.4%4.3%5.6%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 6.3%5.8%6.2%
Program cost coverage (%) 25.8%33.4%32.7%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 10,5456,2604,688
Goods in kind 526845766
Special events 340403286
Other income 982233
Total revenues 11,5097,5295,773
Program costs - International 9,1644,9753,568
Program costs - Canada 793967848
Grants 526845766
Administrative costs 278323320
Fundraising costs 687384307
Cash flow from operations 6036(37)
Funding reserves 2,7022,2681,693
Note: The charity’s employee compensation data is based of its 2014 T3010 filings. The 2015 T3010 was not available online as of August 5th, 2016.

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