Ottawa, ON K1N 7Z2
CEO: Nicole Hurtubise
Board Chair: David McInnes
Charitable Reg. #: 11928 8934 RR0001
Grade: BThe grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to the Cause
Impact Rating: Good
Full-time staff #20
Avg. Compensation $52,595
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About Wateraid Canada:
Founded in 1987, WaterAid Canada (formally WaterCan) is one of seven WaterAid member branches that coordinate and fund operations for WaterAid’s country programs. WaterAid Canada’s mission is to improve access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities. Through partnerships with local, grassroots organizations, WaterAid Canada helps poor and marginalized people develop practical and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects to improve the community’s well-being. International WASH programs made up 88% of program costs in F2016, withCanadian public engagement activities accounting for the remaining 12%. WaterAid Canada contributes to WaterAid global’s charitable work.
WaterAid Canada became the Canadian member of WaterAid, the leading global NGO federation focused exclusively on improving poor people’s access to safe water, improved hygiene, and sanitation in developing countries. WaterAid’s overarching goal is to provide safe water to everyone in the world by 2030.
WaterAid breaks down its international programs into three major groups: safe water, sanitation, and hygiene. A reported 663 million people live without clean water around the world, 2.4 billion do not have access to clean washrooms, and 289 thousand children under five die annually due to diseases caused by poor water and sanitation. In F2016, WaterAid reached over 1.9m people with safe water, helped 3m people gain access to toilets, and helped 4.7m people with hygiene promotion. The charity runs WASH programs in 31 countries across Central America, Asia, South Asia, Southern Africa, West Africa, and East Africa.
WaterAid Canada is a medium-sized charity with total donations and special events fundraising of $3.0m in F2017. Administrative costs are 2% of revenues and fundraising costs are 26% of donations and special events. Per dollar donated to the charity, $0.73 goes towards its programs, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves of $3.1m can cover 45% of annual program costs.
This profile is an update that is currently being reviewed by WaterAid Canada. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on August 23, 2017 by Katie Khodawandi.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||1.7%||4.9%||7.6%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||25.6%||49.7%||38.9%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||45.1%||99.6%||62.9%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Program costs - International||6,559||2,314||1,721|
|Program costs - Canada||400||324||277|
|Cash flow from operations||77||(280)||120|