Health Partners International

212 – 3633 boul. des Sources
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9B 2K4
President: Lois Brown
Board Chair: Mike Reinders

Charitable Reg. #:11903 1524 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 4/5]



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) 86 cents are available for programs.

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About Health Partners International:

Health Partners International is a 4-star rated charity with Average demonstrated impact. The charity is financially transparent and has an Average results reporting grade.

Founded in 1987, Health Partners International of Canada (HPIC) is a Christian charity dedicated to increasing access to medicine and improving health in vulnerable communities. The charity reports that 50% of the world’s population lacks access to essential health services. The charity receives donations of medicine and supplies from Canadian pharmaceutical organizations and then sends them to international aid charities and local health partners. Applicants can customize the contents of bulk shipments to serve a community’s needs. Medicine is shipped directly from Canada. The charity delivered treatments to 30 countries in F2021. In F2021, HPIC gave away $16.4m in medical supplies and equipment to 14 Canadian charities. Its three largest grant recipients were Food for the Poor Canada ($7.5m), Hope and Healing International ($5.2m), and Children Believe ($1.5m). 

HPIC has five main programs: Access to Medicine, Women’s and Children’s Health, Emergency Response, Pharmaceutical Management, and Non-Communicable Diseases. The charity does not disclose how much it spent on each program.

Through its Access to Medicine program, Health Partners International provides primary and specialized care kits. The charity’s primary care kits are portable packs of essential medicines and supplies. One kit can provide up to 600 medical treatments. HPIC also works with local governments and health facilities to deliver needed drugs and supplies for specialized needs such as vision, palliative, surgical, and mental health care.

HPIC operates a Women’s and Children’s Health program where the charity trains nurses, midwives, and other frontline health workers in child health services. In F2021, HPIC trained 206 health workers. Additionally, the charity distributes mother-child kits, newborn kits, and menstrual supplies.

Through its Emergency Response program, the charity works with local partners to provide direct medical relief, train frontline workers, and raise awareness of health risks. In response to the conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, HPIC sent $48k worth of medicines to the Tigray region, reaching 6,000 people in F2021.

Health Partners International's Pharmaceutical Management program provides training programs and tools to assist health providers in enhancing practices to ensure better access to medicine in the long term.

The charity’s program to address Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) is its final main area of program spending. HPIC provides medication and education to those affected by NCDs.

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Results and Impact

Charity Intelligence did not find any quantified outcomes on the Health Partners International of Canada website.

This may not be a complete representation of Health Partners International of Canada’s results and impact.

Charity Intelligence has given HPIC an Average impact rating based on demonstrated impact per dollar.

Impact Rating: Average

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Health Partners International of Canada received $2.3m in cash donations and $23.0m in donated goods (mainly medical supplies and equipment) in F2021. Administrative costs are 1% of revenues (less investment income), and fundraising costs are 13% of cash donations. This results in total overhead spending of 14%. For every dollar donated, 86 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

HPIC reports $16.4m in grants to qualified donees on its T3010 filing with the CRA without reporting any as non-cash. This is likely an error as it appears that most, if not all, should have been reported as non-cash donations.

HPIC has funding reserves of $1.7m. Excluding the cost of goods in kind, the charity could cover program costs for one month.

Charity Intelligence has sent this update to Health Partners International of Canada for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 18, 2022 by Ann Lei.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending September
Administrative costs as % of revenues 1.1%1.5%1.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 12.9%13.3%14.9%
Total overhead spending 14.1%14.8%16.7%
Program cost coverage (%) 128.9%135.9%46.4%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 2,2972,1431,538
Goods in kind 22,99815,54025,025
Government funding 2101542
Other income 12517
Total revenues 25,51717,70326,621
Program costs - International 1,2821,077757
Donated goods exp 22,99815,54025,025
Administrative costs 288265495
Fundraising costs 297284228
Total spending 24,86517,16726,504
Cash flow from operations 652536117
Capital spending 10054
Funding reserves 1,6531,464351

Note: Ci has excluded inventory expenses from the program cost coverage ratio calculation, assuming these are goods in kind. Ci adjusted for amortization affecting program, administrative, and fundraising costs on a pro-rata basis. Ci adjusted for amortization of deferred capital contributions affecting revenue by ($7k) in F2019. Ci reported 'contributions of materials' as donated goods used in programs. Ci reported 'inventory expenses' as international program costs and removed donated goods used in programs.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 16

Avg. compensation: $63,401

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 F2021

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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001