Development and Peace

1425 René-Lévesque Blvd West, 3rd Floor
Montreal, QC H3G 1T7
Executive Director: Serge Langlois
President: Evelyne Beaudoin

Charitable Reg. #:11882 9902 RR0001


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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) 82 cents are available for programs.

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About Development and Peace:

Founded in 1967, Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (Development and Peace, CCODP) works to provide emergency aid and address social, political, and economic injustices. CCODP is one of 165 Caritas Internationalis members, a collection of Catholic relief, development, and social service organizations working to help the poor across the world. CCODP also works to educate Canadians about the causes of poverty and encourages them to act against injustices in their communities. In F2019, CCODP engaged in 149 projects focused on community development and humanitarian aid that impacted 16.8 million people in 36 countries.

Development and Peace aims to address the root causes of poverty through providing local organizations with financial support and guidance. Development programs focus on four areas: democracy and citizen participation, ecological justice, justice for women, and peace and reconciliation. In F2019, CCODP delivered 900,000 workshops on democracy, peace citizenship, community living and women’s political empowerment in the DR Congo. It also piloted new civic education textbooks in 500 classrooms and produced and broadcast radio shows on civic issues to over 10 million listeners. In Brazil, CCODP helped a town with 40,000 residents recover and seek justice from a mining collapse that killed 270 people and exposed 1.3 million others to toxic pollutants. In Bolivia, CCODP created local employment opportunities for 780 people in five predominantly Indigenous communities.

CCODP’s humanitarian aid programs work to serve people’s immediate needs and support reconstruction efforts in areas affected by natural disasters and crises. Of F2019 aid spending, 76% was allocated to crisis areas in the Middle East, 15% to Africa, 8% to Asia, and 1% to Latin America. In F2019, CCODP completed constructed of a 566-home village in the Philippines in response to Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. It also provided emergency cash grants to help 500 of the poorest cyclone-affected households in Malawi meet their immediate nutritional needs.

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Results and Impact

Under CCODP’s 2017-2018 May Peace be With Her campaign, members met 63 MPs and people sent 70,000 postcards to the Prime Minister to support female peacebuilders in unstable nations. CCODP then issued a letter supporting a parliamentary motion for the creation of a gender and peace ambassador and participated in national civil society roundtable consultations on the issue. The charity’s advocacy succeeded in June 2019 when Jacqueline O’Neill was appointed Canada’s first Ambassador for Women, Peace and Security.

 While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace's results and impact. 

Charity Intelligence has given Development and Peace a Low impact rating based on demonstrated impact per dollar spent.

Impact Rating: Low

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Development and Peace is not financially transparent. This profile shows the most recent financial information available as of August 2021. Ci will continue to request financial transparency from Development and Peace.

Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace is a Large charity with donations of $13.7m in F2019. The charity received $18.4m in government funding, representing 56% of total revenues. Administrative costs are 15% of revenues (excluding investment income) and fundraising costs are 3% of donations. This means overhead costs are 18%. For every dollar donated, 82 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

CCODP has $31.1m in funding reserves, of which $1.2m is donor-endowed. Excluding donor-endowed funds, Development and Peace could run programs for roughly 12 months using existing funding reserves.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 22, 2020 by Eric Jose.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending August
Administrative costs as % of revenues 15.3%20.1%16.6%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 2.9%5.4%4.1%
Total overhead spending 18.2%25.4%20.7%
Program cost coverage (%) 101.3%88.6%84.9%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 13,72212,55015,468
Government funding 18,42416,59120,705
Investment income 5511,8201,250
Other income 234202266
Total revenues 32,93231,16337,688
Program costs - International 26,30527,94933,326
Program costs - Canada 3,1963,7334,196
Administrative costs 4,9555,8906,055
Fundraising costs 396672630
Total spending 34,85238,24544,206
Cash flow from operations (1,920)(7,082)(6,518)
Capital spending 47292
Funding reserves 31,08029,24132,988

Note: Ci has adjusted for deferred donations, affecting revenues by $1.4m in F2019, ($3.2m) in F2018, and ($3.9m) in F2017. Ci has adjusted for unrealized gain on investments, realized gains on investment, and gain on cancellation of capital lease contract, affecting revenues by $120k in F2019, $1.3m in F2018, and $660k in F2017. Administrative and fundraising costs are as reported on the charity's T3010 CRA filing. Canadian program costs and international program costs have been reduced pro-rata, accommodating the increased administrative and fundraising costs. Amortization has been removed from administrative costs.  

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 67

Avg. compensation: $77,670

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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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001