International Justice Mission Canada

PO Box 336 Stn B
London, ON N6A 4W1
Executive Director: Ed Wilson
Board Chair: James Peters

Website: www.ijm.ca
Charitable Reg. #: 8638 89283 RR0001
Sector: International Aid
Operating Charity

Charity Rating

[Charity Rating: 4/4]

Donor Accountability

Grade: A-

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

Full-time staff #17

Avg. Compensation $79,536

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 3
$80k - $120k 5
$40k - $80k 2
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About International Justice Mission Canada:

Founded in 2003 and based in London, Ontario, International Justice Mission Canada (IJM Canada) is a partner of International Justice Mission Global (IJM), headquartered in Washington, DC. Its mission is to protect the poor from violence throughout the developing world, and works toward this mission by partnering with local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems. The charity fights slavery, sex trafficking, sexual violence, police brutality, property grabbing and citizen rights abuse in developing countries.  IJM Canada follows a Justice System Transformation model with four main pillars: rescuing victims, bringing criminals to justice, restoring survivors, and strengthening local justice systems to prevent violence before it starts again.  IJM Canada supports field offices in the Philippines, Thailand, Dominican Republic, Bolivia, India, and Uganda.

To combat forced labor slavery, IJM reports saving 9,950 people since 2006 and training 20,000 justice system officials on how to stop slavery since 2012. IJM reports saving 2,318 women and kids in the sex trafficking industry and arresting 1,749 traffickers since 2006. To fight sexual violence, the charity reports helping convict 468 child abusers and rapists since 2006. It also states that 3,700 survivors participate in its aftercare program every year. IJM helped free 267 people from illegal detention in Kenya since 2006 to combat police abuse. In terms of property grabbing, IJM returned 2,645 widows and orphans to their homes since 2006, trained 4,169 people in Uganda on their property rights since 2012, and created 11 specialized police desks in Uganda to protect vulnerable families. IJM helped over 13,000 people obtain legal status since 2000 to help in the fight against citizenship rights abuse.

In its most recent 2015 annual report, International Justice Mission reports rescuing 4,100 people from oppression and restraining 376 criminals through court-ordered detection or convictions. The charity trained over 20,000 people, including over 14,000 justice system officials and over 6,000 people in the community, and gave aftercare services to 3,749 survivors and family members that it rescued.

Cebu, Philippines: IJM has worked in the region since 2006 and reports rescuing over 675 people from sex trafficking, training over 1,700 police, government officials, NGOs and others to better stop sex trafficking, and caring for over 175 people in its aftercare program for sex trafficking survivors. The charity states that an independent study found that after four years of IJM's work, the number of available minors for commercial sex dropped by 79%.

Cambodia: IJM states that 10 years after its work against sex trafficking, where it partnered with the country’s public justice system, prevalence of children under the age of 16 being sexually exploited is less than 0.1%.

Financial Review:

International Justice Mission Canada is a big-cap charity with donations and special events fundraising totaling $6.5m in F2016. Administrative costs are 8% of revenues and fundraising costs are 12% of donations. Per dollar donated to the charity, $0.80 goes to the cause, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. The charity’s funding reserves of $880k can cover only 22% of annual program costs, indicating a funding need.

Not reflected in IJM Canada's funding reserves are prepaid contract payments of $1.4m, which will be spent on programs in F2017. When prepaid contract payments are included,  IJM Canada's reserves total $2.3m and can cover 58% of program costs. 

Profile created on June 29, 2017 by Katie Khodawandi.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
201620152014
Administrative costs as % of revenues 7.7%9.4%10.6%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 12.2%12.5%23.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 22.1%29.5%10.2%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
201620152014
Donations 6,5035,0823,346
Fees for service 4413
Special events 171245
Investment income 101
Other income 313139
Total revenues 6,5575,1293,443
Program costs 3,9903,0302,764
Administrative costs 505483366
Fundraising costs 796639781
Cash flow from operations 1,265977(467)
Funding reserves 880892283
Note: To report on a cash basis, Ci backed out amortization of $8k in F2016, $12k in F2015 and $15k in F2014 on a pro-rata basis from program, administrative and fundraising costs.

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