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

Charitable Reg. #:85501 6267 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 4/4]



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) 76 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 which has offices in the UK, Ireland, and Australia. Ethiopiaid Canada runs four main programs: Maternal Health, Education for All, Emergency Relief, and Women’s Empowerment.

Maternal Health program made up 48% of Ethiopiaid Canada’s total program spending in 2017. The charity says that Ethiopia has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world – approximately 13,000 women die because of complications related to childbirth, and 84,000 newborn lives are lost. Ethiopiaid Canada works in three locations in Ethiopia to increase access to quality maternal health care. The charity reports that it provided holistic fistula repair surgery and treatment to 213 women in 2017. Additionally, it trained 102 health workers on best practices in sanitation and hygiene, including basic emergency obstetric care, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and family planning.

Ethiopiaid Canada’s Education for All program made up 21% of total program spending in 2017. The charity reports that approximately 3 million children in Ethiopia do not have access to basic education, and almost 50% of youth are unemployed. Ethiopiad Canada partners with local organizations to improve access for youth, children, and women. In 2017, 140 women with disabilities accessed business skills training and seed capital for their small businesses. Additionally, 42 female students (aged 5 to 12) with disabilities got educational support, including books, uniforms, monthly transport allowance, and more. Ethiopiaid Canada has also given assistive devices to 13 women and children.

Ethiopiaid Canada’s Emergency Relief program made up 17% of total program spending in 2017. The charity’s work in 2017 focused on responding to severe drought in the Afar Region. In partnership with another international aid charity, Ethiopiaid Canada built three dams (each 7,200 metres cubed) in Buldugum in southern Eli Daar, in Su’ula in northern Eli Daar, and Galablu in western Eli Daar. In total, 6,660 people and 22,200 animals benefitted from the dams.

Women’s Empowerment programs made up 15% of Ethiopiaid Canada’s total program spending in 2017. The charity supports four shelters in Ethiopia for victims of sexual violence, providing counselling, educational support, and self-defense classes. Ethiopiaid Canada reports that 104 new women and girls who had survived violence received safe housing, counselling, and vocational training in 2017.

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Results and Impact

Charity Intelligence has given Ethiopiaid an Average impact rating based on demonstrated impact per dollar spent.

Impact Rating: Average

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Ethiopiaid Canada is a ­­­­small charity, with total donations of $487k in F2017. Administrative costs are 9% of revenues (excluding investment income) and fundraising costs are 15% of donations. For every dollar donated, 76 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves of $302k can cover nine months of annual program costs.

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

Updated on July 22, 2019 by Lauren Chin.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 9.2%12.7%10.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 14.6%28.5%19.6%
Total overhead spending 23.7%41.3%30.5%
Program cost coverage (%) 79.1%100.5%156.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 486,917520,894466,834
Investment income 2,4191,8892,245
Other income 1,95900
Total revenues 491,295522,783469,079
Program costs 382,065304,993247,203
Administrative costs 44,84266,26250,563
Fundraising costs 70,921148,63791,664
Total spending 497,828519,892389,430
Cash flow from operations (6,533)2,89179,649
Capital spending 03491,154
Funding reserves 302,349306,559385,747

Note: Ci used the charity’s CRA T3010 filing to break down program costs, administrative costs, and fundraising costs.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 2

Avg. Compensation: $54,131

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 F2017

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Website: www.ethiopiaid.ca
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