Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief

1425 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M6P 3L6
Executive Director: Dusanka Pavlica
Board Chair: Andrew Williamson

Charitable Reg. #: 11883 5230 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 available only upon request [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #57

Avg. Compensation $18,813

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 3
$40k - $80k 5
< $40k 2
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2014

About Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief:

Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR) is an international development agency that supports community efforts to ensure access to clean water, adequate food, primary health services and a safe and healthy environment. CPAR works with community members in remote rural areas in Sub-Saharan Africa to implement long-term sustainable programs.


CPAR was founded in 1984 in response to the extreme famine and health crisis faced by Ethiopian refugees in Sudan. It has since expanded from Ethiopia to Malawi (1991), Uganda (1992), and Tanzania (2001). Physicians are an integral part of CPAR's base of supporters.


CPAR's work now revolves around the integrated objectives of developing access to clean water, adequate food, primary health care, secure livelihoods, and a healthy environment to support the needs of vulnerable communities in Africa.


The charity reports that farmers who participated in its programs have experienced an increase in average annual income from $144 CAD per year to $543 CAD per year.

Financial Review:

Administrative costs were 11% of revenues and fundraising costs were 36% of donations in F2014. The charity has funding reserves of $517k, which cover 29% of annual program costs.


This report is an update and is currently under review by CPAR. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.


Updated June 29, 2015 by Yash Ahuja.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 11.2%12.6%8.1%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 36.1%58.3%37.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 28.6%34.1%44.6%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,437,9891,593,8152,510,232
Government funding 986,615973,1501,116,049
Investment income 9,2804,8792,653
Other income 6,49541,01925,214
Total revenues 2,440,3792,612,8633,654,148
Program costs 1,805,6721,762,6412,148,884
Administrative costs 272,518328,646295,528
Fundraising costs 518,349929,204935,623
Cash flow from operations (156,160)(407,628)274,113
Funding reserves 516,740600,310959,361
Note: Ci adjusted revenues for deferred receipts, affecting revenues by ($237k) in F2014, ($234k) in F2013 and ($286k) in F2012. Government funding is taken from the charity's T3010 CRA filing, as the values were not disclosed on the audited  financial statements.

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