Child Haven International

19014 Concession 7
Maxville, ON K0C 1T0
President: K Ilangovan
Board Co-Chair: Fred Cappuccino

Charitable Reg. #:11885 1922 RR0001


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

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Most recent Audited financial statements 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) 87 cents are available for programs.

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About Child Haven International:

Founded in 1985, Child Haven International (CHI) works to help children and women in developing countries who lack food, education, health care, shelter, clothing, and emotional and moral support. CHI runs four main programs: Child Haven Homes, a Women’s Program, Women's and Children Literacy, and SoyaCow Project. No breakdown of spending by program was provided by the charity.

Child Haven Homes: Child Haven International's main priority is its Homes which shelter women and children who are disabled, parentless, from socially disadvantaged situations, or are destitute. CHI has six homes in India, one in Nepal, one in Tibet, and one in Bangladesh. In F2019, CHI transferred $818k to CHI India, $292k to CHI Nepal, and $49k to CHI Bangladesh (this funding covers all international program spending for CHI). Assuming all CHI Homes have been running at 100% capacity for the past five years or more, CHI reports having a total of 990 children and 103 women in its homes across Asia annually.

Women's Program: Through its Women’s Program, CHI strives to improve the lives of women in India and Nepal through the provision of legal aid, and educational and job opportunities. CHI reports providing 80 women education in tailoring and computer science, and having trained over 50 women to be SoyaCow technicians.

Women's and Children's Literacy: CHI sponsors educational classes for women and children, and reports that as of November 2020, it was supporting 34 young people through its Educational Support Project.

SoyaCow: CHI distributes SoyaCow machines to its Child Haven homes to produce soya milk and soya products for the children. The SoyaCow machine can make three gallons of milk in 30 minutes from 1.7kg of raw soybeans. CHI reports that there are 400 SoyaCow machines in India.

In the News: January 5, 2019 CTV and Ottawa Citizen reported the arrest of Paul McCarthy for child pornography. Ottawa Police said its investigation has identified the victims as Nepalese boys under the age of 16 and are concerned there could be further victims. In media reports, Child Haven's founder referred to McCarthy as a "long-time donor and volunteer". On February 24, 2019, Child Haven informed Charity Intelligence that McCarthy was not a volunteer, only a visitor to its Nepal home for children. Furthermore, Child Haven shares that McCarthy donated $50 once in 2012. Child Haven is fully cooperating with Canadian and Nepali police and immediately provided professional counselling services to children impacted. Safeguarding is a critical function for all charities working with children. Donors must ask about and examine a charity’s safeguarding policies and, most importantly, practices.

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Results and Impact

Charity Intelligence did not find any quantified outcomes for CHI. Charity Intelligence has given Child Haven a Low impact rating based on demonstrated impact per dollar spent.

Impact Rating: Low

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Child Haven International had total donations and special events revenues of $1.4m in F2019. Administrative costs are 6% of revenues (excluding investment income) and fundraising costs are 7% of donations. For every dollar donated, 87 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

Funding reserves of $2.3m can cover 1.3 years of annual program costs.

At the time of this report, CHI has not yet posted its F2020 audited financial statements. Program description, outputs, and the results reporting letter grade have all been based off the most recent 2020-2021 information available on CHI's website.

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

Updated on August 6, 2021 by Rachel Leteta.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 5.7%6.0%3.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 7.3%6.1%4.8%
Total overhead spending 13.0%12.1%8.7%
Program cost coverage (%) 130.8%137.3%130.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,260,0471,604,3771,892,284
Goods in kind 443,49400
Special events 152,208114,089134,314
Investment income 207,887(101,034)82,626
Other income 20141826,771
Total revenues 2,063,8371,617,8502,135,995
Program costs - International 1,159,5311,138,9021,335,099
Program costs - Canada 626,794517,442596,504
Administrative costs 106,051103,08880,131
Fundraising costs 103,017105,17996,751
Total spending 1,995,3931,864,6112,108,485
Cash flow from operations 68,444(246,761)27,510
Capital spending 02,20422,126
Funding reserves 2,336,3342,274,5862,511,578

Note: Ci adjusted for donated goods in kind, affecting donations by $443k in F2019. The charity reported fundraising revenues net of direct expenses in F2017, while Ci reported these as gross figures, increasing revenues and expenses by $97k.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 7

Avg. compensation: $29,899

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 F2019

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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001