Ethiopiaid Canada

484 Gladstone Ave.
Ottawa, ON K1R 5N8
Executive Director: Kristin Douglas
Board Chair: Mahlet Seifu

Charitable Reg. #: 85501 6267 RR0001
Sector: International Aid
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

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 #1

Avg. Compensation $64,723

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 1
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Ethiopiaid Canada:

Ethiopiaid Canada was founded in Ottawa, Ontario in 2009 as part of an international network of Ethiopiaid charities. Ethiopiaid Canada works in partnership with Ethiopian organizations with a vision for “an Ethiopia where every person has the opportunity to live a healthy and productive life.” The charity recognizes that empowerment of women and girls is central to reducing poverty and creating lasting change, and therefore emphasizes interventions that build the health, social, and economic assets of women and girls in its programs. Ethiopiaid Canada’s three major programs are Maternal Health, Women’s Empowerment, and Education for All.

For Maternal Health, Ethiopiaid Canada recognizes that Ethiopia has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world. It reports 3,500 new cases of obstetric fistula each year, and in F2016 provided free repair surgeries to 197 women suffering from fistula and other pelvic floor disorders, with over 92% success rates. It also funded professional training for 29 midwives who, after graduation, were deployed to rural health centres.

For Women’s Empowerment, 23 women were given livelihood skills training in F2016. Additionally, 61 disabled women and women with disabled children learned basic numeracy and literacy, and were given business skills training and microloans. In urban areas, 109 youth graduated from a variety of vocational training courses. 20 women completed a tailoring training course and 12 completed a catering course. Finally, 10 female students were sponsored to attend higher education for the next 3 years.

For Education for All, 311 children, youth and young adults were provided with physical aids such as crutches, wheelchairs, hearing and vision devices. 218 youth with disabilities were given support to continue attending school, and 5 ramps and adaptive toilets were constructed in local schools.

Ethiopiaid also provided drought relief in F2016, supplying water and 50kg bags of lentils to 200,000 people, and distributed 10 breeding goats to 275 families. Finally, Ethiopiaid also provided emergency relief to respond to a cholera outbreak: 1,560 people were treated over a 4-month period, and 5,000 lives were saved through hygiene control activities.

Financial Review:

Ethiopiaid Canada is a micro-cap charity with $331k in F2016 donations, excluding $190k contributed from Ethiopiaid UK, which is included in other income. Its administrative costs are 10% of revenues, and its fundraising costs are 43% of donations. For every dollar donated, 47 cents go towards Ethiopiaid Canada’s programs, falling outside Ci’s reasonable range. Ethiopiaid Canada has funding reserves of $307k, resulting in a program cost coverage ratio of 95%. This means that the charity can cover just under 1 year of its annual program costs using its existing reserves.

This report is an update and is currently under review by Ethiopiaid. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated June 20, 2017 by Kevin Silberberg.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 10.2%10.8%6.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 43.2%37.3%75.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 94.5%156.0%95.2%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 330,600245,834260,634
Investment income 1,8892,2454,249
Other income 190,294221,000250,000
Total revenues 522,783469,079514,883
Program costs - International 324,367247,203245,492
Administrative costs 52,87850,56334,639
Fundraising costs 142,64791,664195,384
Cash flow from operations 2,89179,64939,368
Funding reserves 306,559385,747233,693
Note: Ci has moved a related party grant from Ethiopiaid UK from donations to other revenue, affecting donations by ($190k) in F2016, ($221k) in F2015, and by ($250k) in F2014.

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