2450 Milltower Court
Mississauga, ON L5N 5Z6
CEO: David Adcock
Board Chair: Murray Cornelius

Charitable Reg. #:87591 2701 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

[Charity Rating: 5/5]



Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity’s website.



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



The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.


Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 85 cents are available for programs.

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About ERDO:

ERDO is a 5-star charity. It is financially transparent, has a good results reporting grade, and has reasonable overhead costs. Ci has given ERDO a Good impact rating.

Founded in 1983, Emergency Relief and Development Overseas (ERDO) helps children and families in developing countries by providing emergency food and aid, sponsoring children, and supporting community development. ERDO is the humanitarian agency of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada and is a member of Canadian Council of Christian Charities.   

Child Sponsorship – 47% of program spending. ERDO’s child sponsorship program is called ChildCARE Plus. Donors supply $41 per month to support the health and education of a child in poverty. In F2021, ChildCARE Plus operated in 40 program locations across 29 countries. ERDO supported 8,153 sponsored children in F2021.

Crisis Response – 40% of program spending. ERDO’s crisis programs supported 95,747 people in F2021 affected by natural disaster, political conflict, and chronic poverty. ERDO provides food, clothing, hygiene kits, and shelter to those in need. ERDO ran 28 projects across 17 countries in F2021.

Community Development – 12% of program spending. ERDO’s Community Development program supported 30 projects in 12 countries in F2021. It helped 94,608 people. In F2021, ERDO provided microfinance loans and training to 1,500 women in Burundi to help improve their small businesses. ERDO also trained 175 young mothers in Archer’s Post, Kenya to help them provide for their families with small businesses.

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Results and Impact

ERDO provided meals 5 days a week for children in school. It fed 1,559 children in Kenya and 1,500 children in Haiti in F2021. In Honduras, ERDO provided a breakfast drink to 735 kindergarteners. ERDO provided high-protein cereal five days a week to 17,170 primary students in 36 schools in Zimbabwe. It also fed 12,900 children in Zimbawe with disabilities. ERDO provided emergency food to 800 families facing insurgence in Myanmar. It provided emergency food to 7,800 people in Yemen.

ERDO drilled two solar-powered borewells in Zaka and Gutu Zimbabwe that benefitted 2,750 people. It installed 21 wells in rural Bangladesh. These brought clean water to over 7,500 people. ERDO provided 300 bio-sand filters to community homes in Honduras to help people access clean water. ERDO also replaced 15 wells that had been destroyed in a fire in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. These wells served 8,000 Rohingya refugees.

In response to covid-19, ERDO delivered emergency food packages, medical supplies, and household items to 400 families in Chennai, India. ERDO provided hygiene and sanitation kits to 1,300 refugees in Turkey. In response to an earthquake in Haiti, ERDO provided emergency food baskets, hygiene products, and household supplies to approximately 900 families. After flooding and Cambodia, ERDO provided food, supplies, and housing repair to 150 families.  

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of ERDO’s results and impact.

Charity Intelligence has given ERDO a Good impact rating based on demonstrated impact per dollar spent.

Impact Rating: Good

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ERDO received $9.4m in donations in F2021. The charity also received $1.5m in federal government funding. Fundraising costs are 9% of donations and administrative costs are 5% of revenues. For every dollar donated, 85 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves of $8.0m can cover almost one year of program costs at the F2021 level.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to ERDO for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 25, 2022 by Emily Downing.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending September
Administrative costs as % of revenues 5.3%5.4%5.5%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 9.4%10.6%11.0%
Total overhead spending 14.7%15.9%16.5%
Program cost coverage (%) 94.3%70.6%68.4%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 9,4268,0368,034
Government funding 1,5111,9612,014
Other income 555664979
Total revenues 11,49210,66011,027
Program costs - International 8,5189,2349,342
Administrative costs 604572605
Fundraising costs 887849883
Total spending 10,00910,65610,830
Cash flow from operations 1,4824197
Capital spending 000
Funding reserves 8,0306,5186,390

Note: Ci included incoming transfers within Canadian Food Grains Bank (CFGB) account in Other revenue, and outgoing transfers to CFGB in program costs. Included in Canadian donations is cash and grain contributions ($395k in F2021, $462k in F2020, and $435k in F2019). Ci was unable to separate this out into Canadian donations and goods-in-kind donations.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 14

Avg. compensation: $88,444

Top 10 staff salary range:

$350k +
$300k - $350k
$250k - $300k
$200k - $250k
$160k - $200k
$120k - $160k
$80k - $120k
$40k - $80k
< $40k

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2021

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Comments & Contact

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Charity Contact

Website: www.erdo.ca
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