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REVOKED - CRA Charities Directorate revokes with cause, concerns with tax fraud.
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Help Eliminate Disease and Addiction Canada
REVOKED - CRA Charities Directorate revokes with cause, concerns with tax fraud.
International Aid
Toronto, ON
Help Eliminate Disease and Addiction Canada
REVOKED - CRA Charities Directorate revokes with cause, concerns with tax fraud.
International Aid
Toronto, ON

Help Eliminate Disease and Addiction Canada

4580 Dufferin Street, Suite 400
Toronto, ON M3H 5Y2
Director: Steve Mortfield
Director: Stephen Bloom

Website: www.hedac.ca
Charitable Reg. #: REVOKED MAY. 4, 2012
Sector: International Aid
Operating Charity

Charity Rating

Not yet rated

Donor Accountability

Grade: NR

Charity not yet rated on the public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements available only through official request for information from Canada Revenue Agency [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to The Cause

95¢
75¢
avg
65¢
50¢
2008 2009 2010
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Impact Rating: Low

Full-time staff #0

Avg. Compensation $0

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 0
$40k - $80k 0
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2010

About Help Eliminate Disease and Addiction Canada:

Founded in 2007, Help Eliminate Disease and Addiction Canada’s (HEDAC) mission is to eliminate disease and addiction by focusing on treatment and recovery. The website states that its focus is on the treatment and recovery of AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and addiction. HEDAC has experienced tremendous growth, issuing $60.7m in tax donation receipts in 2008. HEDAC credits its success to new philanthropy techniques.

In 2010, HEDAC shipped 8 million pills to Haiti, including the anti-retroviral Zidolam, the anti-fungal Fluconozol, and the broad-spectrum antibiotic Ciprofloxacin. In order to efficiently distribute these medicines to those in need throughout Haiti and the Dominican Republic, HEDAC has partnered with US-based AIDS charities, Aid for AIDS International, and Housing Works.

DONOR ADVISORY: HEDAC's charity status was revoked by the CRA Charities Directorate for cause regarding tax fraudulent activities.

Financial Review:

2009 CRA filings show total expenditures of $53m of which $10.6m went to Prime Health Services in Ghana, $6.6m went to Diocese of Kakamega in Kenya and $36m went to Ministère De La Santé in an undisclosed African country. HEDAC’s financial information is available only through an official request for information to Canada Revenue Agency. Harris & Partners LLP did not undertake an audit or a review engagement providing only a notice to readers. HEDAC received $40.0m in donations, of which $38.7m was in undisclosed goods in kind and $31.4k was distributed to 14 charities in F2010. Reported administrative costs are 0.8% of revenues and fundraising costs are 2.1% of total donations. HEDAC has funding reserves of $40k which cover 0.1% of its annual program costs. According to the CRA filings, HEDAC has not reported any staff or salary compensation. Directors and trustees received compensation, with $1.04m paid in professional and consulting fees.

NOTE: HEDAC HAD ITS CHARITABLE REGISTRATION STATUS REVOKED BY THE CRA MAY. 4, 2012.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
201020092008
Administrative costs as % of revenues 0.8%0.3%0.4%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 2.1%2.8%2.2%
Program cost coverage (%) 0.1%-0.1%1.1%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
201020092008
Donations 38,88453,91360,692
Business activities (net) 1,1259920
Total revenues 40,00954,90560,692
Program costs 38,72453,46958,833
Administrative costs 317187235
Fundraising costs 8161,5051,322
Cash flow from operations 152(256)302
Funding reserves 40(37)621
Note: Financial statements unaudited.

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