Wateraid Canada

321 Chapel Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 7Z2
CEO: Nicole Hurtubise
Board Chair: David McInnes

Website: www.wateraidcanada.com
Charitable Reg. #: 11928 8934 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

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 F0

About Wateraid Canada:

Founded in 1987, WaterAid Canada (formally WaterCan) is one of seven WaterAid member countries 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, which Canadian 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 31 countries across Central America, Asia, South Asia, Southern Africa, West Africa, and East Africa.

Financial Review:

WaterAid Canada is a medium-sized charity with total donations and special events fundraising of $1.6m in F2015. Administrative costs are 8% of revenues and fundraising costs are 39% of donations and special events. Per dollar donated to the charity, $0.54 goes towards its programs, which falls outside of Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves of $1.3m can cover 63% 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 16, 2017 by Katie Khodawandi.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 7.6%5.5%5.0%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 38.9%22.3%23.5%
Program cost coverage (%) 62.9%57.6%13.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,004,884767,696731,837
Government funding 1,019,626996,6371,127,068
Special events 594,758661,487784,772
Other income 347,128500,9942,741
Total revenues 2,966,3962,926,8142,646,418
Program costs - International 1,721,4681,691,9101,960,682
Program costs - Canada 276,937227,536265,480
Administrative costs 225,530159,474131,505
Fundraising costs 622,392318,934356,883
Cash flow from operations 120,069528,960(68,132)
Funding reserves 1,256,6371,104,727288,321
Note: Ci reported Wateraid UK donations of $320k in F2015 and $500k in F2014 in other revenue. Ci reported Walk for Water revenues in special events.  Ci did not adjust for changes in deferred contributions. Ci backed out amortization of $8k in F2015, $7k in F2014 and $5k in F2013 from administrative costs. Ci included HST recoverable of $22k in F2014 and $20k in F2013 in funding reserves (Ci could not determine the amount for F2015).

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