Toronto, ON M4P 0B3
President & CEO: Caroline Riseboro
Board Chair: Patsy Anderson
Charitable Reg. #: 11892 8993 RR0001
Grade: A-The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
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Impact Rating: Low
Full-time staff #209
Avg. Compensation $77,468
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About PLAN Canada:
Founded in 1937, PLAN Canada (formally Plan International Canada Inc.; abbreviated to PC) is an affiliate and fundraising arm of Plan International. PC supports and contributes to the international charity’s activities. PLAN Canada’s mission is to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of children, families and communities in developing countries. PC states that it helps people of all faiths and cultures.
Child sponsorships are PLAN Canada's largest source of donations (53% in F2016). PC states that it pools these donations and directs them to community development projects that benefit all the children and families living in the community. The charity currently works with over 86,000 communities in 71 developing countries across Africa, Asia, and the Americas. PLAN Canada spent $170m on programs (92% internationally and 8% in Canada) in F2016: this included 28% on emergency & food assistance projects, 24% on maternal and child newborn health and development projects, 17% on education projects, 7% on sexual and reproductive health projects, 7% on water & sanitation projects, and 6% on economic security projects. The remaining 11% includes child protection, sponsorship & programmatic communications, child participations, and development education. PLAN Canada states in its most recent 2016 annual report that it had 2,606 active projects in F2016; based on total operating costs for the year, the charity spent $79,825 per project.
Plan International follows a community funding model, where it funds community development projects and works in each community for 10 to 12 years. In F2016, Plan International worked in 71 countries. In its most recent 2016 annual report, Plan International states that it reached 17.1 million girls and 15.5 million boys. It trained 2.8 million people, including 256,146 in livelihood skills, 220,592 in child protection, 161,421 in gender equality, and 1,871,695 in good water and sanitation practices. It also reached 1,096,066 young people through sexuality education programs. Plan International had 67 disaster response programs globally in F2016.
Because I am A Girl is one of Plan International’s major initiatives. It addresses gender inequality and promotes girls’ rights, aiming to improve girls’ access to clean water, food, healthcare, education, and protection from violence and exploitation.
PLAN Canada is a Major 100, meaning that it is one of Canada’s 100 largest charities in terms of donations. The charity collected $145.8m in cash donations in F2016. Administrative costs are 6% of revenues and fundraising costs are 16% of cash donations. Per dollar donated to the charity, $0.78 goes towards its programs, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. PLAN Canada holds funding reserves of $37.5m, including a $2.7m endowment fund. Excluding endowed funds, the charity’s reserves can cover only 21% of annual program costs, indicating a funding need.
PLAN Canada reports using external fundraisers as part of its fundraising activities in its T3010 CRA filing. In F2016, external fundraisers raised $36.0m on behalf of PC, representing 25% of total donations. The charity reports $10.4m in external fundraising costs for the year. This produces an external fundraising cost ratio of 29%, meaning that per dollar donated to PLAN Canada through external fundraisers, the charity receives $0.71.
This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by PLAN Canada. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on July 12, 2017 by Katie Khodawandi.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending June
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||6.4%||5.8%||6.2%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||15.7%||18.5%||20.5%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||22.1%||23.3%||22.9%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Goods in kind||34,865||30,384||22,301|
|Program costs - International||156,907||145,912||120,889|
|Program costs - Canada||13,120||14,011||10,840|
|Cash flow from operations||3,788||5,022||3,671|