LIFE Outreach International

P.O. Box 4000
Langley, BC V3A 8J8
Founder: James Robison
Founder: Betty Robison

Charitable Reg. #:12511 3910 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 1/5]


Audited financial statements available only upon request.



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) 82 cents are available for programs.

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About LIFE Outreach International:

Life Outreach International (LIFE Outreach Canada) is a 1-star charity. It has poor reporting of its results for donors and only provides financial statements upon request. It has overhead spending within Ci's reasonable range. Before you give, read Charity Intelligence’s report. 

Life Outreach International (Canada) (LIFE Outreach Canada) is the Canadian division of Life Outreach International Association of Churches Incorporated (LIFE Outreach International). There is no independent website or webpage for the Canadian operations of LIFE Outreach International. 

The Canadian charity's T3010 filing with the CRA reports that it produces and distributes religious media in Canada through television, radio, and mail. It also reports that it evangelizes by meeting the physical needs of impoverished people around the world. 

The charity's most recent T3010 filing available at the time of this report refers to F2021. In F2021, LIFE Outreach Canada granted $1.2m (86% of total grants) to other registered Canadian charities and $191k to charities outside Canada, resulting in total grants of $1.3m. The majority of grants were allocated to Joint Aid Management Canada ($935k), followed by Global Christian Centre Ministries ($148k), River's Edge Fellowship ($84k), Windsor Life Centre ($65k), Cure International Canada ($41k), and Pentecostal Holiness Church of Canada ($12k).  

The global LIFE Outreach International website reports that it encourages the support of missions and relief programs in areas of need around the world. Some of its current outreaches include Water for LIFE, Mission Feeding, and RescueLIFE. LIFE Outreach international reports that it has helped build more than 7,000 water wells, distributed food to more than 350,000 children, and provided education and prevention training to children living in villages who are potential targets for human traffickers. 

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Results and Impact

Ci could not find any quantified results on LIFE Outreach Canada's programs at the time of this profile update. 

While Ci highlights these results, they may not be a complete representation of LIFE Outreach Canada's results and impact. 

Charity Intelligence has given LIFE Outreach Canada a Low impact rating for demonstrated impact per dollar. 

Impact Rating: Low

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Ci received LIFE Outreach Canada's financial statements upon request from the charity. The financial statements Ci received are incomplete and do not include financial notes. 

LIFE Outreach Canada had total donations of $8.2m in F2022. Administrative costs are 8% of revenues (excluding investment income), and fundraising costs are 11% of donations. This results in total overhead spending of 18%. For every dollar donated, 82 cents go to the cause, which is within Ci's reasonable range for overhead spending.  

The charity's financial statements do not present expenses using activity-based costing to show how much was spent on programs, administration, and fundraising. For F2021 and F2020, Ci used the charity's annual filings with the CRA Charities Directorate to obtain fundraising and administrative costs. However, the F2022 filing is not available at the time of this profile update. Based on historical adjustments, the F2021 administrative and fundraising ratios may be understated. 

LIFE Outreach Canada has $5.5m in reserve funds, compared to $2.5m in F2020. Reserve funds are the charity’s cash and investments. The charity could cover 85% or ten months of its annual program costs with reserves. 

Ci has sent this profile update to Life Outreach International (Canada) for review. Comments and edits may be forthcoming. 

Updated on August 21, 2023 by Alessandra Castino. 

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 7.6%4.6%7.1%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 10.7%8.2%9.0%
Total overhead spending 18.3%12.8%16.1%
Program cost coverage (%) 85.0%77.8%42.6%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 8,15910,3148,965
Business activities (net) 446350
Investment income 90140
Total revenues 8,29310,3909,015
Program costs 5,1325,1474,654
Grants 1,3021,3461,273
Administrative costs 620478641
Fundraising costs 874841804
Total spending 7,9297,8137,372
Cash flow from operations 3642,5771,643
Capital spending 000
Funding reserves 5,4715,0502,524

Note: Product sales are reported net of expenses in business activities, decreasing total revenue and expenses by $291k in F2022, $220k in F2021, and $297k in F2020. Ci adjusted for deferred donations, affecting total revenues by ($49k) in F2022, $39k in F2021, and $11k in F2020. For F2021 and F2020, Ci reported administrative and fundraising costs from the charity's T3010 filings with the CRA.   

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 6

Avg. compensation: $46,362

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 F2021

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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001