Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan

Marda Loop Box 86016
Calgary, AB T2T 6B7
Executive Director: Janice Eisenhauer
Board President: Madeliene Tarasick

Charitable Reg. #: 88771 8203 RR0001
Sector: International Aid
Operating Charity

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 #0

Avg. Compensation $0

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

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

About Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan:

Founded in 1996, Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CWWA) works to alleviate conditions of poverty in Afghanistan through programs that advance education and educational opportunities for women in Afghanistan and their families, and to educate and increase the understanding of Canadians about human rights in Afghanistan.

Examples of activities of its programs include: paying salaries for teachers at a number of community schools; paying for teacher trainers; setting up education resources such as a virtual library, community libraries and women's resource centres; and running educational programmes such as English, computer and literacy classes. CWWA also imports hand-crafted Afghan products for sale in Canada, which provides educational and economic opportunities to previously unemployed and unskilled Afghan women through fair trade wages and skills development.

Since 2008, it has trained over 5,000 teachers and provided 202 library starter kits with 500 books each to schools in rural areas. In 2014, it funded two schools for orphaned children and children of widows with a total of 612 students; provided reading and writing classes for 539 women; distributed 36 science kits with over 200 items each; and held six Teachers’ Best Practices Exhibitions; among others. In Canada, CWWA conducted awareness presentations throughout the country, held a symposium on education in Afghanistan, and created resource materials about education in Afghanistan for teachers and the public.

Financial Review:

CWWA’s administrative costs are 2% of revenues. It has not reported any fundraising costs. It has funding reserves of $1.4m, which cover annual program costs 1.6 times. CWWA has indicated that it has no compensation costs for any of its reporting years.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending August
Administrative costs as % of revenues 1.7%2.6%2.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 0.0%0.0%0.1%
Program cost coverage (%) 160.1%133.7%110.4%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,157,584434,166674,118
Government funding 0292,450280,073
Fees for service 8357501,251
Business activities (net) 20,33440,12240,996
Special events 84,17393,01835,945
Investment income 1,5421,5131,809
Total revenues 1,264,468862,0191,034,192
Program costs - International 792,381640,828662,672
Program costs - Canada 78,42376,83267,928
Administrative costs 20,94022,08022,467
Fundraising costs 001,028
Cash flow from operations 372,724122,279280,097
Funding reserves 1,394,382959,346806,837
Note: Ci reported business activity revenue (rental income and product sales) net of related expenses, reducing both revenue and expenses by $18k in F2014, $17k in F2013, and $26k in F2012. Ci also adjusted for deferred contributions by increasing revenues by $372k in F2014, $116k in F2013 and $265k in F2012.

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