Ottawa, ON K1N 6P1
Executive Director: Kathryn Dingle & Rita Morbia
Board Chair: Sari Tudiver
Charitable Reg. #: 11897 1100 RR0001
Grade: B-The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to the Cause
Full-time staff #17
Avg. Compensation $78,406
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About Inter Pares:
Founded in Ottawa in 1975, Inter Pares works with its international counterparts — local and national activist organizations — to help communities confront injustice, implement solutions, develop innovative initiatives, and advocate to communities’ governments. Inter Pares is also committed to engaging Canadians in the struggles for justice and equality that people face around the world. Inter Pares focuses on issues surrounding women's equality, peace and democracy, economic justice, food sovereignty, health, and migration. Last year, Malaysian authorities arrested, detained, and brutally treated more than 1,800 refugees, including pregnant women, children, and the elderly. In 2018, attacks against human rights defenders protesting corporate abuses increased by 34% worldwide. Inter Pares works with 108 counterparts: 17 in Canada, ten in Central America, four in South America, six in Africa, four in South Asia, and 67 in Southeast Asia.
Inter Pares’ work to support women’s equality focuses on women’s health, women’s leadership, feminism, violence against women, and women’s rights. Inter Pares works with Likhaan Centre for Women’s Health, a feminist, civil organization. In 2018, 13,068 people were reached by Likhaan Centre through education sessions.
Inter Pares focuses programs on Peace and Democracy, working towards freedom of expression, human rights, and indigenous and ethnic rights. In 2012, Poder Mestizo was formed by a group of LGBTQ+ individuals and allies. Poder Mestizo is one of 48 grassroots groups supported by Inter Pares. The group provides a platform for youth to express themselves through art, music, dance and social mobilization, as well as contribute efforts to build peace and justice through awareness programs.
Inter Pares works to help people in communities where food sovereignty is prevalent. Its focus is agriculture, biodiversity, food policy, and land and food security. In F2018, Inter Pares worked as a counterpart in Tiniguena, overseeing an innovative school garden and meals program. It helped Tiniguena work with 2,000 women farmers, who are providing 5,000 school children from 37 schools with fresh, organic vegetables.
Results and Impact: In F2018, Inter Pares’ work with food sovereignty helped 2,500 families in poor regions of Bolivia to triple their incomes by growing and marketing oregano internationally. Every year, these farmers see 650 metric tons of their product cross the border to reach several markets in South America and even Europe. Inter Pares also works with Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) in Afghanistan. AKFC supports greenhouse technologies and in-home gardening, each of which have low start-up costs and allow families to meet their needs. Together, these efforts have helped increase food consumption scores across Badakhshan Province from 58% to 81% since 2014.
Inter Pares is a medium-sized charity, with donations of $2.1m in F2018. Its administrative costs are 4% of revenues, and its fundraising costs are 21% of donations. For every dollar donated, 75 cents go to the cause, which is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.
The charity has funding reserves of $8.3m. This results in a program cost coverage of 151%, meaning that funding reserves can cover 1.5 years of its annual program costs.
This charity report is an update that has been sent to Inter Pares for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on June 3, 2019 by Parker Thomlinson.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||4.1%||3.1%||3.9%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||20.7%||17.7%||18.3%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||150.5%||143.9%||143.6%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Cash flow from operations||(22)||288||355|