Thunder Bay, ON P7E 5L1
President: Jim Gehrels
Board Chair: Cheryl Hertan
Charitable Reg. #: 88542 0737 RR0001
Grade: AThe grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to the Cause
Full-time staff #0
Avg. Compensation $0
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
|$300k - $350k||0|
|$250k - $300k||0|
|$200k - $250k||0|
|$160k - $200k||0|
|$120k - $160k||0|
|$80k - $120k||0|
|$40k - $80k||0|
About Lifewater Canada:
Founded in 1997, Lifewater Canada is a volunteer-based charity inspired by Jesus that works to provide affordable water and sanitation projects in Haiti and Sub-Saharan Africa. The charity reports that unsafe water is the leading cause of disease and death. Over 2 billion people globally drink from water that is contaminated with feces. Consequently, over 800,000 people die yearly from diarrhea caused by unsafe water, sanitation, and hand hygiene.
In F2017, the charity spent 63% of program costs on constructing wells and water tanks, 15% on infrastructure like building washrooms, 11% on training, 7% on well and pump repair, and 4% on hygiene and sanitation. The same year, 43% of water projects were in Liberia, 23% in Haiti, 19% in Kenya, and 15% in Nigeria.
Results and Impact: Lifewater Canada provided safe drinking water to approximately 25,000 people in Liberia in F2017 and drilled 22 more wells than the year before. The charity completed 32 wells in Haiti in F2017 to provide safe drinking water. In Kenya, the charity repaired 15 wells, completed 15 wells and water catchment systems, and installed 2 washrooms. Lifewater Canada reports that its rate of drilling a successful well is over 80%.
Lifewater Canada is a Small charity with donations of $677k in F2017. Its administrative costs were 4% and fundraising costs were 4%. For every dollar donated, 92 cents goes to the cause, falling within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. The charity has $204k in funding reserves, covering around 3 months of program costs. This coverage ratio shows a need for funding.
The charity did not disclose any employee compensation figures in its CRA T3010 filings between F2015 and F2017.
This report is Ci’s first charity report on Lifewater Canada and has been sent to the charity. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated July 25, 2018 by Joeyanne Cheung.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending June
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||4.0%||4.7%||3.4%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||3.9%||3.1%||3.4%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||28.7%||28.0%||40.4%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Goods in kind||36,898||70,828||45,961|
|Program costs - International||711,553||833,995||650,373|
|Cash flow from operations||(13,269)||(98,303)||1,112|