Partners In Health Canada

890 Yonge Street Suite 603
Toronto, ON M4W 3P4
National Director: Mark Brender
Board Chair: Chris Dendys

Charitable Reg. #:80367 0660 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 4/5]



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) 91 cents are available for programs.

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About Partners In Health Canada:

Partners in Health Canada is a 4-star charity with low overhead costs and best practices in financial transparency. Its annual report and accountability to donors is below average which is shown in the B- results reporting grade. 

Started in 2011, PIH Partners In Health Canada (PIH Canada) is a sister organization of Partners in Health (PIH), a U.S. based charity. PIH establishes relationships with sister organizations in 12 countries to bring modern medicine to the sickest and poorest communities. PIH believes that access to quality care is a universal human right. 

In F2021, PIH Canada focused on five program areas: Emergency Response (covid-19 response); Women’s Health; Children’s Health; Community Health Workers (CHWs); and Cancer and Chronic Diseases.

In Haiti, Zanmi Lasante (PIH’s Haitian sister organization) runs 14 sites that provide medical care for gender-based violence. In Liberia, PIH opened a new maternity ward in F2021. 

In Peru, Socios En Salud (Peru’s branch of PIH) tested 41,330 people for covid-19 and provided care to 18,000 people who tested positive. In one Mexican village, Compañeros En Salud (Mexico’s branch of PIH) successfully vaccinated 500 people against covid-19 over the course of two days.

In F2021, PIH Malawi developed and implemented a psychological first-aid training that it delivered to 1,200 CHWs. These CHWs served a population of 140,000 people. PIH Malawi also trained CHWs to address maternal and neonatal health, STDs, family planning, tuberculosis, pediatric malnutrition, and non-communicable diseases. These CHWs see an average of 1,800 patients per month.

In Rwanda, PIH’s Butaro Cancer Centre of Excellence has served over 10,000 patients in the past eight years.


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Results and Impact

PIH reports that in Sierra Leone, a woman faces a 1 in 20 chance of dying in childbirth. At PIH’s model primary care facility in Sierra Leone there have been zero maternal deaths since 2016. The facility has also seen a 38% increase in prenatal care uptake and a 69% increase in facility-based deliveries. Given the success of this clinic, PIH plans to construct a 120-bed Maternal Centre of Excellence in Sierra Leone.

PIH builds maternal waiting homes where women can stay for two weeks before their due date to ensure delivery at the health facility. Through these efforts, PIH contributed to an increase in the rate of health-facility-based births in Thaba-Tseka, Lesotho. It rose from 5% in 2009 to 97% in 2021.

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of PIH Canada’s results and impact.

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PIH Canada received $3.4m in Canadian donations in F2021. Administrative costs were 2% of revenues and fundraising costs were 6% of donations. This results in total overhead spending of 9%. For every dollar donated, 91 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

PIH Canada received $2.5m in F2021 and $1.2m in F2020 from Global Affairs Canada to fund projects abroad.

Of its total program costs, PIH Canada spent 94% on international projects and 6% on Canadian projects. International programs cost PIH Canada $5.3m in F2021, up 142% from $2.2m in F2019.

PIH Canada’s funding reserves of $1.6m can cover three and a half months of program costs at the F2021 level.

This report is an update that is being reviewed by Partners in Health Canada. Changes and edits may be forthcoming. 

Updated August 4, 2022 by Emily Downing.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending June
Administrative costs as % of revenues 2.3%1.6%3.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 6.3%6.9%5.6%
Total overhead spending 8.5%8.5%8.8%
Program cost coverage (%) 29.2%22.3%23.1%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 3,4003,4612,802
Government funding 2,8911,2330
Total revenues 6,2914,6952,802
Program costs - International 5,3023,9882,191
Program costs - Canada 348353253
Administrative costs 1417389
Fundraising costs 213239158
Total spending 6,0054,6532,691
Cash flow from operations 28642111
Capital spending 000
Funding reserves 1,649967564

Note: Ci reported government funding based on PIH Canada’s T3010 filing with the CRA. In F2021 PIH Canada reported more government revenue on its T3010 than on its audited financial statements. Ci reported this difference as government funding, affecting donations by ($437k) in F2021. Ci used PIH Canada’s T3010 filing (Schedule 2, activities outside of Canada) to report its international program costs. Ci reported education expenses as Canadian program costs.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 7

Avg. compensation: $79,749

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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