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Compassion Canada

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

Charitable Reg. #: 11887 1516 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

2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #98

Avg. Compensation $67,274

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 1
$120k - $160k 3
$80k - $120k 6
$40k - $80k 0
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Compassion Canada:

Founded in 1963, Compassion partners with over 7,000 church partners in 26 countries, working towards eliminating child poverty. It aims to accomplish this by helping children develop healthy minds, bodies, relationships and a lasting faith in Jesus Christ.

Compassion has four core programs. The Child Sponsorship program (representing 89% of spending) provides children with access to education, healthcare, food and life skills. In F2016, 1,841,794 children were registered in the program. The Complementary Interventions program (representing 8% of spending) addresses one-time needs beyond the sponsorship program. Such needs include access to basic necessities, job training, or secure housing. The Child Survival program (representing 2% of spending) rescues moms and babies from poverty by providing food and education. In F2016, 29,399 moms and babies were cared for through this program. The Leadership Development program (representing 1% of spending) provides scholarships and skills development to young adults. In F2016, 1,606 students were enrolled in the program, and 781 students successfully completed the program.

Compassion Canada reports that Compassion kids are 27% - 40% more likely to finish secondary education. The kids are also 35% more likely to have professional careers. Further, Compassion kids are 40% - 70% more likely to become church leaders.

Financial Review:

Compassion Canada is a Major 100 charity, with donations of $64.3m in F2016. Its administrative costs are 6% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 9% of donations. For every $1 donated to the charity, 85 cents are put towards its programs, falling within Ci's reasonable range. Compassion Canada’s funding reserves of $11.8m can only cover 22% of its annual program costs, showing a need for donations.

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

Updated on May 18, 2016 by Kevin Silberberg.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending June
Administrative costs as % of revenues 5.8%5.8%5.1%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 8.7%8.6%9.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 21.8%22.9%24.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 64,29162,45661,241
Investment income 324335328
Total revenues 64,61562,79161,569
Program costs - International 50,07648,81547,692
Program costs - Canada 3,7913,6983,613
Administrative costs 3,7173,5903,111
Fundraising costs 5,5855,3735,534
Cash flow from operations 1,4451,3161,619
Funding reserves 11,76012,03812,477
Note: Ci adjusted amortization affecting expenses by ($295k) in F2016, ($320k) in F2015, and by ($313k) in F2014.

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