ICNA Relief Canada

1-6120 Montevideo Road
Missisauga, ON L5N 3W5
Executive Director: Shaukat Hussain
Board Chair: Mazher Latif

Charitable Reg. #:11895 1169 RR0001


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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) 94 cents are available for programs.

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About ICNA Relief Canada:

Founded in 1970, Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Relief Canada provides aid in disaster areas and works to reduce human suffering both in Canada and internationally. The charity works with both Muslim and non-Muslim clients, helping the poor regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, or political affiliation.

In F2018, ICNA Relief Canada allocated $6.4m to international programming, representing 72% of total program spending. International programs focus on disaster relief, healthcare, caring for orphans, and providing food for the needy. The charity works with local organizations to improve the lives of poor people living in countries such as Palestine, Pakistan, Kashmir, India, and Syria. The charity reports that more than $3.0m was spent in F2018 helping refugees from Myanmar, largely those who have fled to Bangladesh.

ICNA Relief Canada’s Zabiha/Udhiya/Qurbani program allows Canadians to complete the act of worship as recommended of Muslims. Canadians pay ICNA Relief Canada to slaughter an animal on their behalf when they are unable to do so themselves. Meat from the slaughtered animal is then shared with the poor in a country of the donor’s choosing such as India, Pakistan, Rohingya, Syria, or Burma.  

In F2018, ICNA Relief Canada allocated $2.5m to Canadian programming, representing 28% of total program spending. The charity works with Muslim families by supporting seniors, young adults seeking a spouse, couples hoping to foster a child, youth, and women escaping domestic violence. Since 2016, ICNA Relief Canada has sponsored 76 refugee families (247 individuals) who came to Canada from Syria and Myanmar.

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Results and Impact

ICNA Relief Canada reports that through supporting projects in Pakistan and India it has provided access to clean water and improved hygiene for more than 200,000 people. In F2018, the charity granted $210,000 to water projects in Pakistan and India.

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ICNA Relief Canada is a large charity with donations of $10.0m in F2017, including $1.4m of in-kind donations such as food for its Canadian foodbanks. Administrative costs are 3% of revenues and fundraising costs are 4% of donations. For every dollar donated, 94 cents go to the cause, which is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. ICNA Relief Canada has $7.9m in funding reserves which could cover program costs for 1.1 years.

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

Updated on July 22, 2019 by Madison Kerr.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 2.7%4.4%7.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 3.6%4.2%0.4%
Program cost coverage (%) 112.9%109.9%51.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 8,5327,1236,252
Goods in kind 1,4431,5001,498
Total revenues 9,9758,6237,750
Program costs - International 4,7022,6163,226
Program costs - Canada 2,3022,2472,089
Administrative costs 269377556
Fundraising costs 30329923
Cash flow from operations 2,3993,0831,855
Funding reserves 7,9085,3452,727

Note: Ci has adjusted for the change in deferred donations, affecting revenues by ($3.7m) in F2017, ($2.3m) in F2016, and ($1.5m) in F2015.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 41

Avg. Compensation: $35,103

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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