985 Adelaide St. S
London, ON N6E 4A3
President & CEO: Barry Slauenwhite
Board Chair: Ian Lawson

Charitable Reg. #:11887 1516 RR0001


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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 Compassion Canada:

Compassion International has affiliated chapters around the world. Its Canadian affiliate, Compassion Canada, was founded in 1963. Compassion connects children with the Church around the world to end poverty in the life of a child. It works with churches in 25 countries to help children get an education, stay healthy, learn how to build strong relationships and discover God’s love for them in the gospel of Jesus Christ. In F2018, Compassion reports helping 1,920,958 beneficiaries globally. In F2018, Compassion Canada spent 89% of program costs on sponsorships towards children. The remaining 11% was distributed between education programs, stability programs, survival programs, water, sanitation, and hygiene programs, health programs, ministry launch and disaster relief.

The child sponsorship program provides children with education, medical care, food, religious support and education, and life skills. In F2018, Compassion Canada worked with churches in 25 countries to sponsor 108,310 children.

In F2018, as part of its non-sponsorship programming, Compassion operates an education program as well as survival programs for children. Its education program taught children with traditional school studies as well as with knowledge about the church. In F2018, Compassion Canada reports that 49,602 students are in vocational or technical training, and 23,862 sponsored students are in university.

In F2018, 20% of non-sponsorship program costs went to survival programs for children. Child Survival Program helps poor mothers and their babies. Through the 1,279 churches that offer this program, Compassion helped 18,879 mothers and their babies by providing food and childcare training.

Results and Impact: Relative to unsponsored children, Compassion Canada reports that Compassion children are 27% - 40% more likely to finish secondary education. Compassion children are also 35% more likely to have professional careers and are 40% - 70% more likely to become church leaders.

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Results and Impact

Charity Intelligence has given Compassion Canada an Average impact rating based on demonstrated impact per dollar spent.

Impact Rating: Average

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Compassion Canada is a Major 100 charity, with donations of $65.4m in F2018. Its administrative costs are 6% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 10% of donations. For every dollar donated, 85 cents go to the cause, which is within Ci's reasonable range for overhead spending.

Compassion Canada’s funding reserves of $11.6m can only cover 2.5 months of its annual program costs.

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

Updated on June 27, 2019 by Parker Thomlinson.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending June
Administrative costs as % of revenues 5.6%5.9%5.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 9.6%9.6%8.7%
Total overhead spending 15.2%15.5%14.4%
Program cost coverage (%) 21.0%22.1%21.8%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 65,37463,80864,291
Investment income 333307324
Total revenues 65,70764,11564,615
Program costs 54,94253,00553,911
Administrative costs 3,6353,7413,700
Fundraising costs 6,2936,1275,559
Total spending 64,87062,87363,170
Cash flow from operations 8371,2421,445
Capital spending 1931591,035
Funding reserves 11,56111,71211,760

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 100

Avg. Compensation $71,539

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 F2018

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