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ADRA Canada

1148 King Street East
Oshawa, ON L1H 1H
Executive Director: James Astleford
Board Chair: Daniel Stojanovic

Charitable Reg. #: 13205 6813 RR0001
Sector: International Aid
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: B-

The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Most recent audited financial statements available on the charity's website [Audited financial statement for most recent year]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to the Cause

2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #21

Avg. Compensation $60,730

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 6
$40k - $80k 4
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About ADRA Canada:

Founded in 1985, Adventist Development and Relief Agency Canada (ADRA Canada) was created by the Seventh-day Adventist Church with the mission to work with people in poverty and distress to create positive change through partnerships and responsible action. ADRA Canada is part of the ADRA network, which has a presence in approximately 120 countries. The charity was granted General Consultative Status by the UN in 1997. It works in partnership with Global Affairs Canada, Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Colin Glassco Foundation for Children, GlobalMedic, Hinks-Dellcrest, University of Guelph, and Salanga. 

Adventist Development and Relief Agency Canada divides its international work into two main areas: development programs and humanitarian and emergency assistance programs. Within each area, the charity addresses issues in one of six sectors: water & sanitation, food security, education, health, income generation, and emergency response. It receives funds from various sources, identifies projects that target specific needs, then provides funding, monitoring and evaluation of the projects to ensure achievement of desired outcomes.

In its most recent annual report, Adventist Development and Relief Agency Canada reports running 36 relief projects and 14 development projects in F2016. These projects helped 1.2 million people in 26 countries.  International program costs made up 97% of program spending for F2016 and Canadian program costs made up 3%. Of international program costs, 64% related to humanitarian and emergency assistance and 34% related to development programs.

Financial Review:

ADRA Canada is a big-cap charity with total donations of $8.7m in F2016. This includes $852k from the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada and various Conferences across Canada. Administrative costs are 3% of revenues and fundraising costs are 7% of donations. Per dollar donated to the charity, $0.90 goes towards its programs, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves of $11.8m (which grew by 85% from F2015) can cover 91% of annual program costs.

This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by ADRA Canada. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 7, 2017 by Katie Khodawandi.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 3.3%3.8%8.1%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 7.1%5.7%5.5%
Program cost coverage (%) 91.0%57.4%72.5%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 8,6567,8716,600
Government funding 6,2324,1683,071
Investment income (83)263448
Other income 20168
Total revenues 14,82512,31810,126
Program costs - International 12,66310,8958,825
Program costs - Canada 341250201
Administrative costs 493456779
Fundraising costs 612447363
Cash flow from operations 717270(42)
Funding reserves 11,8286,3936,539
Note: Ci backed out amortization from administrative costs and did not adjust for deferred revenues.

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