International Justice Mission Canada

PO Box 336 Stn B
London, ON N6A 4W1
CEO: Anu Canjanathoppil
Board Chair: James Peters

Charitable Reg. #:86388 9283 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 2/5]



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 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. There are more than 40 million people living in slavery worldwide. IJM aims to reduce this number to zero within our lifetime.  

IJM partners with local authorities to rescue victims, bring criminals to justice, help survivors recover, and strengthen local justice systems. It fights slavery, sex trafficking, sexual violence, citizenship rights abuse, land theft, and police abuse of power in developing countries. IJM Canada supports work in Bolivia, the Philippines, India, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Cambodia, Thailand, and Uganda.   

IJM Canada also works within Canada to educate the public on oppression and exploitation.  While IJM Canada reports spending 15% of its program costs on these domestic programs, it does not give a spending breakdown for the rest of its work. 

International Justice Mission Canada reports freeing 8,657 people from violence and oppression in 2020. This encompasses its work in slavery, sex trafficking, and sexual violence. 

IJM Canada’s programs are designed to not only help people escape exploitation but to rehabilitate them so that they can lead healthy, fulfilling lives. In 2020 IJM Canada helped to rehabilitate 517 survivors. 

IJM Canada has worked with local justice systems to restrain 1,228 suspected criminals and convict 887 perpetrators in court.  

Since 2000, over 22,500 people in Chiang Mai, Thailand have received citizenship with the help of IJM Canada. This gives them more legal rights and a better chance to gain safe employment. In 2020, IJM Canada closed its offices in Chiang Mai Thailand, turning over its work in citizenship rights to the local justice system.

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Results and Impact

Charity Intelligence has given International Justice Mission Canada an impact rating of Low for demonstrated social impact per dollar spent. 

Mukono, Uganda: After five years of training police, prosecutors, and judges to take the crime seriously, Mukono province saw a 50% reduction in land theft, according to an external report from 2018. 

Cebu, Philippines: After four years of IJM’s work, the number of minors available for commercial sex in Cebu dropped by 79%, according to an external report from 2015. 

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of International Justice Mission Canada’s results and impact. 

Impact Rating: Low

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International Justice Mission Canada had donations and special events fundraising totaling $8.1m in F2020. Administrative costs are 12% of revenues (excluding investment income), and fundraising costs are 15% of donations. This adds up to a total overhead spending of 28%. For each dollar donated to the charity, 72 cents go to the cause, which is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. The charity’s funding reserves of $3.3m can cover 82%, or 9 months, of annual program costs. 

Updated on May 28, 2021 by Asha McMullin. 

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 12.2%8.5%9.5%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 15.4%16.5%17.5%
Total overhead spending 27.6%24.9%26.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 81.6%21.2%8.8%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 8,0809,1556,722
Fees for service 13123
Special events 154931
Investment income 562
Other income 13128
Total revenues 8,1139,2536,787
Program costs - International 3,4305,4784,388
Program costs - Canada 612829691
Administrative costs 992783641
Fundraising costs 1,2451,5161,182
Total spending 6,2788,6056,901
Cash flow from operations 1,835648(114)
Capital spending 03435
Funding reserves 3,2981,338447

Note: Reporting on a cash basis, Ci removed amortization of $26k in F2020, $24k in F2019, and $8k in F2018 from program costs. 

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 12

Avg. compensation: $106,796

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

Comments added by the Charity:

Comments received from IJM Canada December 22, 2021

International Justice Mission Canada appreciates the work that Charity Intelligence does to assist donors in making informed decisions about where to put their hard-earned money when they decide which charities they want to support. We also appreciate the opportunity that Charity Intelligence efforts create to ensure that the information donors need to make an informed decision is readily available on our website. We are aware of some gaps in the information on our website related to program impact and results reporting.

There is a context to this gap that is somewhat unique to IJM Canada in the last few years. As part of a larger global IJM strategy to protect 500 million people by 2030, IJMC has been part of a significant change in the way that we support our fundraising and engagement work in Canada. We, along with our partners in IJM US, are now part of the IJM North America Region. Through this change, we are working to share resources to support fundraising and engagement in Canada and the US to enhance the effective use of donations entrusted to us. We are working diligently to make our results and impact reporting more accessible on our website as we understand how important ensuring donations are contributing to the impact that donors are interested in supporting. Next year, we hope the content on our website results in an improvement to our rating on Charity Intelligence so that donors can be confident in how their money is used to support justice for vulnerable people.

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