Habitat for Humanity Canada

477 Mount Pleasant Road, Suite 403
Toronto, ON M4S 2L9
Board Chair: Don Bjornson
CEO: Mark Rodgers

Website: www.habitat.ca
Charitable Reg. #: 11895 0120 RR0001
Sector: Social Services
Operating Charity

Charity Rating

[Charity Rating: 4/4]

Donor Accountability

Grade: A

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 #42

Avg. Compensation $74,182

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 1
$120k - $160k 3
$80k - $120k 6
$40k - $80k 0
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2014

About Habitat for Humanity Canada:

Founded in 1986, Habitat for Humanity Canada mobilizes volunteers and community partners to build affordable housing for low-income families globally.  The charity promotes home-ownership as a means to break the cycle of poverty.  The charity operates through 56 independently registered affiliate chapters, that build the homes with  volunteer labour, donated materials and no-interest mortgages tailored to income levels.  The repaid mortgages are used to build more houses.  The charity is largely supported by volunteers and the charity has 70,000+ active volunteers  in F2015. Other than the grants to affiliated chapters, the charity's main program is  the Global Village Program, which sends volunteers to help international affiliates build homes.  In F2015, 1,455 Canadian volunteers travelled abroad to build homes in 27 countries.

In F2015, the affiliates built 228 homes in Canada: 74 in Alberta, 66 in Ontario, 25 in Manitoba, 20 in Saskatchewan, 14 in British Columbia, 7 in New Brunswick, 6 in Newfoundland, 5 in Prince Edward Island, 4 in Quebec, 4 in Yukon, and 3 in Nova Scotia.  A 2015 social return on investment study conducted by the Boston Consulting Group found that every $1 spent on the charity's home-ownership program leads to $4 of social benefits. The study found that the charity generates an average of $175k of social benefits for every family helped, translating into $40m in total benefits from the 228 homes built in Canada in F2015.


Financial Review:

In F2015, Habitat for Humanity Canada spent 3% of revenues on administrative costs and 12% of donations on fundraising costs. Total overhead costs of 15% fall within Ci's reasonable range.  The foundation is consistently cost efficient from F2013 to F2015.  The charity has total funding reserves of $6m, which can only cover annual programs and grants for 3 months.

In F2015, $3.1m or 25% of $12.7m total donations are for the Global Village Program, but only $916k or 14% of Program Costs are spent on  the program.  The charity did not clarify the source of the $4.5m international program spending in addition to the  Global Village Program.  43% of total donations are gifts-in-kind.  Fees for service is the revenue from affiliations and fundraising services.  $15.4m of grants are all allocated towards affiliate support.  

Analysis conducted by Ruoxi Gao on August 5th in 2016, currently under review by Habitat for Humanity Canada. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.




Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 3.0%5.2%4.5%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 11.8%13.0%12.7%
Program cost coverage (%) 27.5%28.5%39.8%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 12,67311,79813,155
Goods in kind 9,4936,9166,948
Government funding 0695836
Fees for service 4,6152,4462,187
Other income 23106134
Total revenues 26,80421,96123,260
Program costs - International 5,3956,8945,544
Program costs - Canada 1,180751549
Grants 15,43811,58712,736
Administrative costs 7971,1391,057
Fundraising costs 2,6182,4392,545
Cash flow from operations 1,376(849)829
Funding reserves 6,0465,4747,492
Note: Financial summary is based on the consolidated financials of Habitat for Humanity Canada and Habitat for Humanity Canada Foundation.  Since F2014, Habitat for Humanity Canada Foundation has been phased out and Habitat for Humanity Canada did not provide the F2014 and F2015 audited financial statements of the foundation.  To complete the profile, Charity Intelligence used data from the charity's F2014 T3010 CRA filing.  The foundation's F2015 T3010 was not posted on CRA's website when this profile was completed, so Charity Intelligence could not report F2015 financials and compensation data of the foundation.  F2015 financial summary only includes the financials of Habitat for Humanity Canada.  Habitat for Humanity Canada did not report government funding separately from donations on its audited financial statements, so Charity Intelligence used government funding information from the charity's T3010.  F2015 T3010 was not posted on CRA's website when this profile was completed, hence government grants in F2015 are unknown and have been included in donations.

Comments added by the Charity:

Since 2013, the charity has been unwinding the operations of Habitat for Humanity Canada Foundation.  The charity cannot provide F2014 and F2015 audited financial statements of the foundation.  The foundation still appears as a registered charity on CRA's website as of August 2016: registration number 82657 2752 RR0001.

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