484 Gladstone Ave
Ottawa, ON K1R 5N8
Executive Director: Emily Carson
Board Chair: Erica Dorvault

Charitable Reg. #:85501 6267 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 4/5]



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) 73 cents are available for programs.

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About Ethiopiaid Canada:

Ethiopiaid Canada is a 4-star rated charity with Good demonstrated impact. It has best practices in financial transparency and an average results reporting grade. The charity raises funds to support local Ethiopian organizations instead of operating its own activities in Ethiopia.

Founded in 2009, Ethiopiaid Canada is an international aid charity that works in partnership with Ethiopian organizations to reduce poverty in Ethiopia. The charity is the Canadian fundraising arm of the UK-based Ethiopiaid. The charity funds partners based in Ethiopia who implement projects on the charity's behalf. Ethiopiaid Canada aims to improve vulnerable women and girls' physical, social, and economic well-being. According to the charity, approximately 13,000 women in Ethiopia die each year because of complications related to childbirth, and 84,000 newborn lives are lost.

Ethiopiaid Canada has four primary programs: Maternal Health, Women's Empowerment, Education for All, and Emergency Relief. The charity has not provided a breakdown of expenses among its programs.

Through its Maternal Health program, the charity aims to eradicate fistula and improve access to quality maternal health in Ethiopia. In F2021, the charity partially funded 140 surgeries for fistula patients. The charity reports that it has funded fistula, pelvic floor disorder repair surgery, and holistic care for 1,447 women since its inception.

Ethiopiaid Canada's Women's Empowerment program supports the well-being of disadvantaged women and promotes community development through women's economic empowerment. In F2021, Ethiopiaid funded safehouse services (shelter, food, counselling, medical treatment, basic literacy skills) for 99 women and girls.

Through its Education for All program, Ethiopiaid Canada aims to improve access to education for marginalized women, youth, and disadvantaged children. Specifically, Ethiopiaid Canada has partnered with Cheshire Services to provide mobility aids and educational subsidies for children with disabilities so that they can attend school. In 2022, 910 individuals with disabilities received access to assistive mobility devices.

The charity's final program, Emergency Relief, supplies necessities to those affected by covid-19, drought, and violence. In 2016, Ethiopiaid Canada partnered with Afar Pastoralist Development Association (APDA) to deliver water and food supplies to approximately 200,000 people affected by a national drought.

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Results and Impact

In partnership with APDA, Ethiopiaid Canada delivered critical water and food supplies to communities in Afar, Ethiopia, where malnutrition had reached 24% of households. APDA delivered 14,000 L of water to these communities. Additionally, 1,560 individuals were treated for Acute Watery Diarrhea.

Charity Intelligence has given Ethiopiaid Canada a Good impact rating based on demonstrated impact per dollar spent.

Impact Rating: Good

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Ethiopiaid Canada is a small charity in terms of donations, with total donations of $532k in F2021. Administrative costs are 6% of revenues (excluding investment income), and fundraising costs are 20% of donations. For every dollar donated to the charity, 73 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci's reasonable range for overhead spending.

Ethiopiaid Canada has funding reserves of $185k can cover annual program costs for just over three months. This indicates a need for funding.

In F2021, the charity received $51k in grants from Ethiopiaid UK ($74k in F2020).

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

Updated on June 29, 2022 by Ann Lei.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 6.4%7.8%12.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 20.1%29.0%16.3%
Total overhead spending 26.5%36.8%28.5%
Program cost coverage (%) 27.9%32.4%56.5%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 531,969402,683703,232
Government funding 310,211296,2670
Special events 007,226
Investment income 4832,4972,827
Total revenues 842,663701,447713,285
Program costs - International 661,015628,0120
Administrative costs 53,78054,80686,702
Fundraising costs 107,031116,716115,564
Total spending 821,826799,534744,991
Cash flow from operations 20,837(98,087)(31,706)
Funding reserves 184,628203,227306,883

Note: The F2021 T3010 data was not available at the time of this update.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 2

Avg. compensation: $63,967

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 F2020

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Comments & Contact

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Charity Contact

Website: www.ethiopiaid.ca
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: 613-238-4481


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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001