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

Charitable Reg. #:85501 6267 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 5/5]



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) 72 cents are available for programs.

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About Ethiopiaid Canada:

Founded in 2009, Ethiopiaid Canada is an international aid and development charity that works to help people in Ethiopia live healthy and productive lives. Ethiopiaid Canada is part of an international network of Ethiopiaid charities with offices in the UK, Ireland, and Australia. Rather than having offices or paid staff in Ethiopia, Ethiopiaid funds trusted partners based in Ethiopia who implement projects on the charity’s behalf. Ethiopiaid Canada has three key pillars to its work: Maternal Health, Education for All, and Women’s Empowerment.

Ethiopiaid Canada's Maternal Health programs aim to help increase access to quality maternal health & safe childbirth in Ethiopia, as well as help eradicate fistula throughout Ethiopia. According to Ethiopiaid, recent statistics indicate that there are 3,000 new cases of obstetric fistula in Ethiopia each year, in addition to over 36,000 untreated cases. In 2019, funding provided by Ethiopiaid enabled 225 women to receive obstetric fistula repair surgery and holistic support.

Ethiopiaid Canada's Women’s Empowerment programs aim to support the well-being of disadvantaged women and promote community development through the economic empowerment of women. Ethiopiaid Canada reports that 59% of Ethiopian women aged 15-79 have experienced sexual partner violence in their lifetime, and 74% of Ethiopian women aged 15-49 have undergone female genital mutilation. In 2019, funding provided by Ethiopiaid enabled 438 women and 215 children who are survivors of gender-based violence to receive shelter, security, counselling, and vocational training.

Ethiopiaid Canada's Education for All programs aim to expand educational opportunities for marginalized women, youth, and disadvantaged children. Roughly 50% of all Ethiopian young adults are unemployed, and more than 25% of first graders drop out before the end of their first year in school. In 2019, funding provided by Ethiopiaid enabled 445 women and children with disabilities to access business skills training, microloans, assistive devices, and access to education.

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Results and Impact

In F2019, funding provided by Ethiopiaid Canada enabled 49,000 animals to receive emergency veterinary care, ensuring 29,400 people in 4,900 households had a source of income & nutrition.

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 with total donations and special events fundraising of $710k in F2019. Administrative costs are 12% of revenues (excluding investment income) and fundraising costs are 16% of donations. This means overhead costs are 28%. For every dollar donated, 72 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

Ethiopiaid Canada’s funding reserves of $307k can cover annual program costs for roughly seven months. This indicates a need for funding.

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

Updated on August 24, 2020 by Eric Jose.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 12.2%12.5%9.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 16.3%18.8%14.6%
Total overhead spending 28.5%31.2%23.7%
Program cost coverage (%) 56.5%97.4%77.8%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 703,232488,631486,917
Special events 7,22600
Investment income 2,8272,3022,419
Other income 001,959
Total revenues 713,285490,933491,295
Program costs 542,725351,099382,065
Administrative costs 86,70260,89844,842
Fundraising costs 115,56491,75270,921
Total spending 744,991503,749497,828
Cash flow from operations (31,706)(12,816)(6,533)
Funding reserves 306,883342,081297,391

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 2

Avg. compensation: $43,464

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.ethiopiaid.ca
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