Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan

Marda Loop Box 86016
Calgary, AB T2T 6B7
Executive Director: Janice Eisenhauer
Board President: Madeliene Tarasick

Website: www.cw4wafghan.ca
Charitable Reg. #: 88771 8203 RR0001
Sector: International Aid
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

Grade: C+

The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity's website [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #0

Avg. Compensation $0

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 0
$40k - $80k 0
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan:

Founded in 1996, Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CWWA) works to alleviate conditions of poverty in Afghanistan through programs that advance education and educational opportunities for women in Afghanistan and their families, and to educate and increase the understanding of Canadians about human rights in Afghanistan.

Examples of activities of Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan’s programs include: paying salaries for teachers at community schools, paying for teacher trainers, setting up education resources such as a virtual library, community libraries and women's resource centers, and running educational programs such as English, computer and literacy classes. CWWA also imports hand-crafted Afghan products for sale in Canada, which provides educational and economic opportunities to previously unemployed and unskilled Afghan women through fair trade wages and skills development.

Since 2008, it has trained over 9,387 teachers and provided 240 library starter kits with 500 books each to schools in rural areas. In 2016, it funded two new teacher education programs in Kandahar and Herat, training 2,408 teachers, including 2,140 female teachers. Because of these teacher education programs, there was an average measured increase in teachers’ assessed knowledge by 52.4% in Kandahar, and 47.3% in Herat. In Canada, CWWA conducted awareness presentations throughout the country, held a symposium on education in Afghanistan, and created resource materials about education in Afghanistan for teachers and the public.

Financial Review:

Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan is a small-cap charity with donations and special events revenues of $827k in F2016. Its administrative costs are 2% of revenues, and the charity reports no fundraising costs. For every $1 donated to the charity, 98 cents go towards its programs, falling outside of Ci’s reasonable range. The charity’s funding reserves of $820k result in a program cost coverage ratio of 91%. This means that it can cover 11 months of its annual programs using its existing reserves. CWWA has indicated that it has no compensation costs for any of the past 3 years.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 2, 2017 by Kevin Silberberg.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending August
201620152014
Administrative costs as % of revenues 2.0%1.9%1.6%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 0.0%0.0%0.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 91.1%165.6%161.2%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
201620152014
Donations 789,2001,079,4701,157,584
Fees for service 255495835
Business activities (net) 5,82920,09920,334
Special events 38,27340,24484,173
Investment income 01,3151,542
Other income (55,326)160,95122,766
Total revenues 778,2311,302,5741,287,234
Program costs - International 816,814922,959786,788
Program costs - Canada 83,43270,45978,423
Administrative costs 15,76424,87720,940
Fundraising costs 000
Cash flow from operations (137,779)284,279401,083
Funding reserves 820,4941,645,3941,394,382
Note: Ci reported business activity revenue (rental income and product sales) net of related expenses, affecting both revenue and expenses by ($27k) in F2016, ($8k) in F2015, and by ($18k) in F2014. Ci also adjusted for deferred contributions, affecting revenues by ($251k) in F2016, ($257k) in F2015, and by $372k in F2014. Ci has also adjusted for the unrealized gain on foreign exchange holdings, affecting revenues by ($55k) in F2016, $161k in F2015, and by $23k in F2014.

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