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:

[Charity Rating: 2/5]



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) 95 cents are available for programs.

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About Child Haven International:

Child Haven International is a 2-star charity. It has a low results reporting score. Charity Intelligence has given it a rating of Low for demonstrated impact. Before you give, read Charity Intelligence's report.

Founded in 1985 and based in Maxville Ontario, 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 F2020, CHI transferred $558k to CHI India, $293k to CHI Nepal, and $92k to CHI Bangladesh. CHI reports having a total of 900 children and 158 women across its homes. 

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. This may not be a complete representation of CHI's results and impact. 

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 $1.5m in F2020. Reported fundraising costs were less than 1% of donations and reported administrative costs were 5% of donations. For each dollar donated, 95 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci's reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves of $2.9m can cover Canadian and international program spending for 2 years and 4 months at the F2020 level. 

Charities have six months to complete their audited financial statements. Child Haven International's most recent audited financial statements are dated October 5, 2021, ten months after its year end. At the time of this report, CHI has not yet published its F2021 audited financial statements. With a December year-end, F2021 statements should be signed off before June 30, 2022. 

Program description, outputs, and the results reporting letter grade have all been based off the most recent information available on CHI's website.

Updated on August 24, 2022 by Emily Downing.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 4.9%5.7%6.1%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 0.3%7.3%6.1%
Total overhead spending 5.2%13.0%12.2%
Program cost coverage (%) 235.8%130.8%137.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,495,9611,260,0471,604,377
Goods in kind 284,699443,4940
Special events 5,916152,208114,089
Investment income 97,319205,115(82,381)
Other income 11,5932,973(18,235)
Total revenues 1,895,4882,063,8371,617,850
Program costs - International 943,2021,159,5311,138,902
Program costs - Canada 290,142626,794517,442
Administrative costs 87,270106,051103,088
Fundraising costs 4,499103,017105,179
Total spending 1,325,1131,995,3931,864,611
Cash flow from operations 570,37568,444(246,761)
Capital spending 002,204
Funding reserves 2,907,6262,336,3342,274,586

Note: Ci adjusted for donated goods in kind, affecting donations by ($285k) in F2020 and ($443k) in F2019.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 3

Avg. compensation: $39,326

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 F2020

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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001