Canadian Food For Children

40 King Georges Rd
Toronto, ON M8X 1L3
Executive Director: Helen McGuire
Board Member: Dr. Andrew Simone

Charitable Reg. #: 11883 1080 RR0001
Sector: International Aid
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

Grade: D+

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 #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 F2015

About Canadian Food For Children:

Founded in 1985, Canadian Food for Children (CFC) is a Christian-inspired organization that works to feed the poor. CFC reports that it delivers food to people in 18 to 22 developing countries. It also reports that for every dollar donated, CFC can provide 20 nutritious meals in the developing world. Canadian Food for Children operates a warehouse in Mississauga, Ontario where food is packaged and prepared for shipment. CFC reports that its activities include collecting and sorting donated items, packing items into containers, unloading donated items, office work and talks and supervising the youth working at the warehouse.

It is not clear from information on the charity’s website why Canadian Food for Children has chosen this model as opposed to purchasing food locally in the countries of operation and contributing to local, community-based food security.

Financial Review:

Canadian Food For Children is a large charity, with donations of $6.8m in F2015. Its administrative costs are 2% of revenues. The charity does not report its fundraising expenditures in its audited financial statements or in its T3010 filing. The charity’s funding reserves of $749k result in a program cost coverage ratio of 10%. This means that it can cover 1 month of its annual programs using its existing reserves. The charity does not report employee compensation in its T3010 filing.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Canadian Food For Children. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 2, 2016 by Lynn Tay.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 2.1%3.1%2.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 10.5%17.0%17.4%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 6,7787,2277,320
Investment income (8)1750
Total revenues 6,7707,2447,370
Program costs - International 7,1437,0347,183
Program costs - Canada 000
Grants 111518
Administrative costs 141226166
Other costs 332
Cash flow from operations (527)(33)1
Funding reserves 7491,1961,252
Note: Ci has adjusted foreign exchange gains/losses affecting revenues by ($7k) in F2015, by $9k in F2014, and by $11k in F2013. Ci has adjusted amortization and foreign exchange gains/losses affecting expenses by ($7k) in F2015, by $8k in F2014, and by $9k in F2013. 

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