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

Charitable Reg. #: 87591 2701 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 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

Cents to The Cause

2013 2014 2015
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #11

Avg. Compensation $79,575

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 2
$40k - $80k 8
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2014

About ERDO:

Founded in 1983, Emergency Relief and Development Overseas (ERDO) is the humanitarian division of The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. ERDO’s mission is to “passionately respond to the practical needs of people living with poverty or crisis around the world by listening, caring and partnering.” Its vision is to “seek Christ-motivated community and individual transformation by meeting basic human needs and fostering social, economic and spiritual potential.” ERDO’s programs focus on four main areas: child sponsorship, food assistance, community development, and crisis response.

ERDO’s child sponsorship program aims to end the cycle of poverty by providing children with education. In F2015, the program gave over 7,500 children education and access to basic needs.  

ERDO’s food assistance program aims to improve nutrition, and teach sustainable agricultural practices. In F2015, the program provided in-school feeding programs for children in 5 countries, and distributed emergency food rations to 500 widows and children in Kenya.

ERDO’s community development program aims to provide long-term solutions for poverty. Some activities include teaching sustainable income-generating activities, drilling clear water wells, and offering vocational training and employment skills. In F2015, ERDO provided clean drinking water in 4 countries, continued the construction of a health centre in Northern Kenya, and lent 875 women loans through its microfinance program.

ERDO’s crisis response program satisfies immediate needs and helps families rebuild. In F2015, the program operated in India and Bangladesh in response to flooding, Zimbabwe in response to droughts, and the Philippines in response to the typhoons of 2013 and 2014.

Financial Review:

Emergency Relief & Development Overseas is a big charity, with $7.9m in donations in F2015. Its administrative costs are 6% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 8% of donations. For every $1 donated to the charity, 86 cents is put towards its programs, falling within Ci's reasonable range. ERDO has funding reserves of $5.5m. This means that it can cover 70% of its annual programs, indicating a need for donations. 

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by ERDO. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on May 18, 2016 by Lynn Tay.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 6.0%8.0%7.6%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 8.3%10.0%8.6%
Program cost coverage (%) 69.8%58.5%112.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 7,8646,5256,741
Government funding 1,280791782
Fees for service 325282367
Other income 326(45)84
Total revenues 9,7957,5537,975
Program costs - International 7,8867,9485,635
Program costs - Canada 000
Administrative costs 591601602
Fundraising costs 649655577
Cash flow from operations 669(1,652)1,161
Funding reserves 5,5024,6496,312
Note: Ci has adjusted incoming transfers within CFGB account and changes in Due from the PAOC affecting revenues by ($226k) in F2015, by ($423k) in F2014, and by ($533k) in F2013. Ci has adjusted outgoing transfers within CFGB account, PAOC amortization of capital and intangible assets, and changes in Due to the PAOC affecting expenses by ($308k) in F2015, by ($211k) in F2014, and by ($329k) in F2013.

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