101-26 Union Street
Bedford, NS B4A 2B5
President: Fr. Patrick Cosgrove
Board Chair: J. Ronald Robichaud

Charitable Reg. #:13759 1012 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 4/4]



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) 90 cents are available for programs.

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About Chalice Canada:

Founded in 1992, Chalice Canada is a Catholic international charity focused on child, family, and community development in 15 countries. Chalice aims to help poor people in these countries by sponsoring children, and funding Community Projects, Critical Needs, Disaster Relief, and Nutrition.

In F2018, Chalice Canada’s program spending segmented by geographic location was 28% in Asia, 26% in Latin America, 32% in Africa, and 14% in Haiti and Ukraine. These funds were used for child sponsorship, special gifts, grants, a nutrition program, community projects, human development programs, and more. Chalice Canada has 57 sponsor sites across 15 developing countries.

Chalice Canada’s child sponsorship is its largest program, making up 69% of total spending in F2018. In addition to child sponsorship, children in 23 of Chalice’s sites also benefit from the charity’s nutrition program (2% of total spending in F2018).

Chalice Canada’s community projects focus on sustainable farming, providing education, and building homes. In F2018, Chalice built or repaired 37 schools and 247 homes. It also ran 262 farming and water projects.

Chalice Canada’s Critical Needs program (0.5% of total spending) focuses on medical and housing emergencies. In F2018, Chalice Canada responded to 52 critical needs. This included four housing needs, two heating needs, and 39 medical needs.

In F2018, Chalice Canada had three main Disaster Relief (2% of total spending) responses. It provided flood relief in Paraguay and Peru, hurricane relief in Haiti, and drought relief in Kenya and Tanzania.

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Results and Impact

Chalice Canada reports that since its school lunch program started, students have been doing significantly better in the classroom. Recently in Gilgil, Kenya, scores on the national primary school exam increased by 30 points. Before Chalice’s nutrition program, students in this township were scoring below average, and the numbers had been declining each year.

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

Ci has rated Chalice as Good impact based on demonstrated impact per dollar.

Impact Rating: Good

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Chalice Canada is a ­­­­large charity, with total donations of $25.9m in F2018. Administrative costs are 4% of revenues (excluding investment income) and fundraising costs are 6% of donations. For every dollar donated, 90 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves of $9.6m can cover 4.5 months of annual program costs.

­ This charity report is an update that has been sent to Chalice Canada for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 3, 2019 by Lauren Chin.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending June
Administrative costs as % of revenues 4.3%3.8%4.4%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 5.9%4.9%4.6%
Total overhead spending 10.2%8.6%9.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 37.6%40.9%32.7%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 25,88626,55124,354
Special events 1,0011,4911,026
Investment income 113644163
Total revenues 27,00128,68625,543
Program costs 25,45724,04722,334
Administrative costs 1,1521,0521,115
Fundraising costs 1,5901,3641,165
Total spending 28,19926,46324,614
Cash flow from operations (1,199)2,223929
Capital spending 2,411521,086
Funding reserves 9,58010,0677,497

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 46

Avg. Compensation: $53,956

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 F2018

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Comments & Contact

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Charity Contact

Website: www.chalice.ca
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Donors trying to reach Chalice Canada can call its toll free number: 1.800.776.6855