Dalit Freedom Network Canada

P.O. Box 45645
Surrey, BC V4A 9N3
Executive Director: Sherry Bailey
Board Chair: Elaine Maxwell

Charitable Reg. #:84480 3544 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

[Charity Rating: 2/5]


Audited financial statements available only upon request.



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) 77 cents are available for programs.

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About Dalit Freedom Network Canada:

Founded in 2006, Dalit Freedom Network Canada was a Christian evangelical charity that raised funds to help India’s poor and low caste overcome oppression and become self-reliant through education.

News: Dalit Freedom Network or Dignity Freedom Network closed its operations raising donations in Canada on January 1, 2021. 

The low caste people in India are the “broken, downtrodden, or oppressed.” They are born into the lowest level of India’s historical social system and face prejudice, abuse, and exploitation every day. About 250 million men, women, and children face discrimination, segregation, and enforced poverty.

Dalit Freedom Network’s main programs were education sponsorships and school construction, which made up 93% of total program spending in F2017. The charity reports that 21 schools provided education to a total of 7,263 children receiving education sponsorship. In F2017, 9 classrooms were added to two schools which allowed for more children and more grade levels. Dalit also constructed a playground and water well in F2017.

Dalit Freedom Network’s minor programs include women and health initiatives. In F2017, programs for women made up 3% of total program spending, and health initiatives made up 1% of total program spending. Dalit reported that 586 women graduated from the six-month training program at Dalit’s 18 vocational training centres, including 3 new centres. Dalit’s health initiatives provided 107,520 lunches in three needy schools and funded one healthcare worker for a full year.

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Results and Impact

Dalit Freedom Network reported that 88 women received grants to start income generating businesses in F2017. While Ci highlights this key result, it may not be a complete representation of Dalit’s results and impact.

Charity Intelligence has given Dalit Freedom Network a Low impact rating based on demonstrated impact per dollar spent.

Impact Rating: Low

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Dalit Freedom Network is a medium-sized charity, with total donations of $2.7m in F2018. Administrative costs are 14% of revenues and fundraising costs are 9% of donations. For every dollar donated, 77 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves of $2.1m can cover 10 months of annual program costs.

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

Updated on July 12, 2019 by Lauren Chin.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 14.0%6.3%10.1%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 9.2%7.1%11.5%
Total overhead spending 23.2%13.4%21.6%
Program cost coverage (%) 87.4%88.1%46.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 2,653,2794,626,2643,207,203
Total revenues 2,653,2794,626,2643,207,203
Program costs - International 2,244,1272,612,6392,583,869
Program costs - Canada 162,097223,644256,430
Grants 2577,6661,025
Administrative costs 371,072293,096324,529
Fundraising costs 243,475328,124367,837
Total spending 3,021,0293,465,1683,533,690
Cash flow from operations (367,750)1,161,096(326,487)
Capital spending 1,9831751,783
Funding reserves 2,102,7752,506,4031,307,416

Note: Ci used expense figures from the charity’s T3010 CRA filing. Ci adjusted for amortization on a pro-rata basis from total program, administrative and fundraising costs. Dalit’s income statement reports contributions as the charity’s sole revenue source, which Ci reported in donations. Ci used revenue, expense and asset figures from the charity's T3010 CRA filing for consolidation. 

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 7

Avg. compensation: $51,315

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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Comments & Contact

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Charity Contact

Website: www.dalitfreedom.ca
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For donors looking to get their tax receipt, please contact info@dignityfreedom.ca or call 1.888.592.2238


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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001