Children's Joy Foundation

8138-128 Avenue Suite 232
Surrey, BC V3W 1R1
Director: Priscilla Abayon
Director: Melanie Compas

Charitable Reg. #:82543 8708 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 0/5]


Audited financial statements available only through official request for information from Charities Directorate.



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) 89 cents are available for programs.

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About Children's Joy Foundation :

Recent News: CRA Charities Directorate revoked Children's Joy Foundation's charity status on May 29, 2021 following an audit.  We will keep this report on Children's Joy Foundation live on our website for the record. As Children's Joy Foundation is no longer a Canadian registered charity, this report will not be updated.

DONOR ADVISORY: Charity Intelligence has received a lot of phone calls and emails about this charity. It is fundraising in stores, parking lots, and door to door. Donors are not receiving donation receipts. 

This charity report is from 2019. Ci is continuing to monitor this situation, but given the drop in donations received by Children's Joy Foundation following several scam allegations, we will no longer be updating this report.



Students have reported individuals fundraising at York University and University of British Columbia campuses and were concerned the charity was a scam. It is unclear whether these individuals are in fact associated with the charity. Complaints have been made regarding donations being solicited in Yellowknife and there are reports of “aggressive” requests for donations in Alberta. The RCMP states that there were no current police reports about the foundation in 2018.

According to public documents, Children's Joy Foundation (CJF) was founded in 2013. Children's Joy Foundation raises money to help children in the Philippines and Canada who are poor, neglected, or abused. CJF grants money to Children’s Joy Foundation Inc. which is an organization working directly with children in the Philippines. Funds from CJF have been used to construct a building to house orphaned and homeless children.

In F2016, CJF granted $491k to Children’s Joy Foundation Inc. Granting increased 366% from F2014 to F2015 and fell 35% from F2015 to F2016.

CJF also grants money to schools in Surrey, British Columbia to fund food programs. Breakfast and lunch are offered to poor students. CJF reports that the cost of providing breakfast is 90 cents per student and lunch is $2.25.  


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Results and Impact

Charity Intelligence rates Children's Joy Foundation as Low impact based on demonstrated social impact per dollar spent.

Impact Rating: Low

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Ci has used the most recent financial statements available at the time that this profile was created. The CRA recommends that charities with more than $250k in revenue have professionally audited financial statements, however the CJF statements are unaudited.

Charity Intelligence has scored Children’s Joy Foundation as a zero in financial transparency because the charity failed to provide full financial statements when requested. The financial analysis completed by Charity Intelligence uses the most recent financial statements available to Ci, through a request to the CRA, at the time of writing this report.

Children’s Joy Foundation is a small charity with donations of $934k in F2017. Administrative and fundraising costs are 11% of revenues. For every dollar donated, 89 cents go to the cause which is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Of the total fundraising and administration costs calculated by Ci, 27% was allocated to accounting and legal costs despite the statements being unaudited. CJF has $114k in funding reserves which could cover granting at the F2017 level for less than two months.

This charity profile has been sent to Children’s Joy Foundation for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 29, 2019 by Madison Kerr.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Fundraising & admin costs as % of revenues 10.9%11.9%8.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 15.2%5.3%2.2%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 934,096601,439698,552
Other income 10,2058,3420
Total revenues 944,301609,781698,552
Program costs - International 37,56400
Program costs - Canada 000
Grants 714,321490,783759,366
Fundraising & administrative costs 102,90072,44562,128
Total spending 854,785590,721841,533
Cash flow from operations 89,51619,060(142,981)
Capital spending 056831,421
Funding reserves 114,34527,34817,161

Note: Ci has presented FX gain as revenue, affecting revenues and expenses by $8,342 in F2016.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 1

Avg. compensation: $20,556

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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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001