Humanity First Canada

600 Bowes Road, Unit 40
Concord, ON L4K 4A3
Board Chair: Aslam Daud
Executive Director: Naumama Khan

Charitable Reg. #:87254 1040 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 3/5]



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) 99 cents are available for programs.

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About Humanity First Canada:

Humanity First Canada is a 3-star rated charity that is financially transparent. It has above average accountability to donors as seen in the B+ results reporting grade. For every dollar donated to this charity, 99 cents go to the cause. This is outside Ci's reasonable range for overhead spending.

Founded in 1995, Humanity First Canada (HFC) is the Canadian arm of Humanity First, an international aid charity registered in 50 countries across six continents. HFC’s mission is to run focused and results-oriented development programs that promote and seek to build stronger communities where people are engaged in helping those in need. HFC outlines nine major programs on its website: Refugee Resettlement, Food Security, Water for Life, Community Care, Global Health, Gift of Sight, Knowledge for Life, Disaster Relief, and Orphan Care. The charity reports that it operates these programs in 19 countries.

In F2021, Humanity First Canada allocated 38% of program costs) to Refugee Resettlement, making it HFC’s largest program by spending. HFC welcomed 93 refugees to Canada, including 23 families. It held three newcomer orientation sessions, and distributed over 25 new school bags filled with school supplies to children of refugee families.

Humanity First Canada allocated 27% of program costs to Food Security in F2021. Internationally, the charity provided food support across 200 villages in 3 countries. Within Ontario, 7,400 families totalling 30,000 individuals benefitted from use of the food bank. The food bank also made 1,500 food deliveries to clients who could not access support due to transportation barriers.

The Water for Life program accounted for 10% of Humanity First Canada's program spending in F2021. The charity installed 29 handpumps and two electric boreholes across rural Chad, serving 19,300 people. The charity also constructed 15 handpumps in Cameroon, 3 in Nigeria and a well in Pakistan, serving 33,700, 1,200 and 240 people, respectively.

In F2021, 9% of program costs were allocated to the Global Health program. This program provided medical care across five facilities. These facilities include a cottage clinic in Nigeria, two mother and child clinics in Bangladesh, a ten-bed medical clinic in Congo and a 35-bed hospital in Senegal. In total, this program served over 22,000 people in F2021.

In F2021, the remainder of program costs were allocated to Disaster Relief (3%), Community Care (4%), Knowledge for Life (4%), Gift of Sight (2%), and Orphan Care (3%).


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Results and Impact

In F2021, Humanity First Canada installed 29 handpumps and two electric boreholes across rural Chad, serving 19,300 people. The charity also constructed 15 handpumps in Cameroon, 3 in Nigeria and a well in Pakistan, serving 33,700, 1,200 and 240 people respectively.

Charity Intelligence has given Humanity First a Good impact rating based on demonstrated impact per dollar spent.

Impact Rating: Average

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Humanity First Canada reported total donations of $5.0m in F2021. Administrative costs are 1% of revenues (excluding investment income) and the charity reported no fundraising costs. This means overhead costs are 1%. For every dollar donated to the charity, 99 cents go to the cause. This is outside of Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. 

Humanity First Canada reports no full-time employees and three part-time employees in its most recent F2021 T3010 CRA filing. The charity reports expenditure on part-time employees to be $27,644. This is highly unusual for a charity of Humanity First Canada's size with $5.0 million in donations, and the regulatory requirements on international charities to meet direction and control of funds. 

Humanity First Canada’s funding reserves of $9.7m can cover annual program costs for roughly 4.9 years. 

This charity report is an update that was sent to Humanity First for review. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 29, 2022 by Angelina Curwin.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 1.3%1.8%3.4%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 0.0%0.3%0.1%
Total overhead spending 1.3%2.0%3.5%
Program cost coverage (%) 485.2%174.7%188.2%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 4,9856,0543,642
Government funding 657343
Investment income 128895
Total revenues 5,0626,2153,779
Program costs - International 975722815
Program costs - Canada 1,0223,1171,531
Administrative costs 68108125
Fundraising costs 0153
Total spending 2,0653,9622,474
Cash flow from operations 2,9972,2531,305
Capital spending 0080
Funding reserves 9,6896,7094,415

Note: Ci used the charity’s T3010 CRA filings for administrative costs and backed out amortization. Ci backed out fundraising events expenses from Canadian program costs and reported the amounts in fundraising costs. Ci used the charity’s T3010 CRA filings for government funding figures and backed the amounts out of donations.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 0

Avg. compensation: $0

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 F2021

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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001