Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief

Suite 200, 284 Richmond Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 1P4
Executive Director: Dusanka Pavlica
Board Chair: Dr. Steve Ferracuti

Charitable Reg. #: 11883 5230 RR0001
Sector: International Aid
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: B

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

Cents to the Cause

2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #47

Avg. Compensation $15,355

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 2
$40k - $80k 4
< $40k 4
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief:

Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR) is an international development agency that supports community efforts to ensure access to clean water, adequate food, primary health services and a safe and healthy environment. CPAR works with community members in remote rural areas in Sub-Saharan Africa to implement long-term sustainable programs.

CPAR was founded in 1984 in response to the extreme famine and health crisis faced by Ethiopian refugees in Sudan. It has since expanded from Ethiopia to Malawi (1991), Uganda (1992), and Tanzania (2001). Physicians are an integral part of CPAR's base of supporters.

CPAR's work now revolves around the integrated objectives of developing access to clean water, adequate food, primary health care, secure livelihoods, and a healthy environment to support the needs of vulnerable communities in Africa.

The charity reports in F2016 that its Food Security project resulted in a 383% increase in average crop yield for participating farmers, and a 641% increase in average income.

Financial Review:

Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief is a medium-sized charity with $2.2m in donations in F2016. Its administrative costs were 7% of revenues, and its fundraising costs were 17% of donations. For every dollar donated, 77 cents go towards CPAR’s programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. The charity has $1m in total funding reserves, resulting in a program cost coverage ratio of 85%. This means that CPAR can cover 10 months of its annual program costs using its existing reserves. While the charity does maintain an endowment fund, it does not disclose the respective allocations of donor-endowed and internally endowed funds by the board. As a result, Ci included all endowed funds in the funding reserves.

This report is an update and is currently under review by CPAR. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated June 16, 2017 by Kevin Silberberg.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 6.7%8.7%11.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 16.7%24.5%36.1%
Program cost coverage (%) 84.8%46.6%28.6%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 2,242,5331,596,2371,437,989
Government funding 154,733490,191986,615
Investment income 69,45716,6889,280
Other income 006,495
Total revenues 2,466,7232,103,1162,440,379
Program costs 1,189,2051,415,9621,805,672
Administrative costs 161,579180,970272,518
Fundraising costs 374,945390,961518,349
Cash flow from operations 740,994115,223(156,160)
Funding reserves 1,008,898659,623516,740
Note: Ci has adjusted for deferred donations, affecting revenues by $348k in F2016, ($62k) in F2015, and by ($237k) in F2014. Ci has also removed the realized loss on disposal of non-cash donations from revenue, affecting revenues by $86k in F2016.

Comments added by the Charity:

New About CPAR:

Founded in 1984 in response to the famine in Ethiopia, Canadian Physicians for Aid and

Relief (CPAR) is a non-profit organization working in partnership with health professionals,

vulnerable communities, governments and diverse organizations to build healthy communities

in Africa.

Through our programming, CPAR supports the achievement of the Global Goals for

Sustainable Development through programming that:

  • Improves health systems capacity and;
  • Addresses the social determinants of health, including food security and nutrition, clean water, sanitation and hygiene, sustainable livelihoods.
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