Toronto, ON M6S 3Y8
Executive Director: Stephanie Christensen
Board Chair: Kent Fraser
Charitable Reg. #: 84628 3208 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
Cents to the Cause
Impact Rating: Good
Full-time staff #4
Avg. Compensation $57,367
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Shelterbox Canada:
Registered under the global ShelterBox network since 2010, ShelterBox Canada (SBC) works to deliver aid to people who need it around the world. ShelterBox Trust in the UK is the ShelterBox headquarters and is where its operations team works. ShelterBox Canada focuses on fundraising and awareness on behalf of the UK headquarters. Out of the 120 volunteers across Canada, ten Canadian ShelterBox Response Team members work with the rest of the International Response Team.
ShelterBox responds to natural disasters by first understanding the impact of each emergency. Based on this analysis, it sends ShelterBoxes and ShelterKits with varied contents. ShelterBoxes can include solar lights, water storage and purification equipment, thermal blankets and cooking utensils. ShelterKits can include toolkits, ropes, and tarpaulins to make emergency shelters, repair buildings, or create new homes.
In F2018, ShelterBox responded to 17 crises in 16 countries, reaching about 175,000 people. In response to tropical storm Kai-Tak in the Philippines in 2017, ShelterBox helped 957 families. ShelterBox has responded to disasters in the Philippines 25 times in 13 years. This led to the formation of ShelterBox Operations Philippines which allows ShelterBox to store aid, leading to faster response times. After severe flooding in Peru in 2017, ShelterBox provided 1,000 families with customized aid items.
Results and Impact:
After ShelterBox’s response to the Cyclone Kai-Tak in the Philippines, 95% of survey respondents agreed that the tools and shelter items received helped them repair their homes. Additionally, 97% of respondents agreed that the ShelterBox aid helped them move to a new home. After the Mozambique Cyclone Dineo, 78% survey respondents said that they were better able to regain some normalcy. This allowed them to focus on other activities such as farming and other employment.
While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of ShelterBox’s results and impact.
ShelterBox Canada is a medium-sized charity, with total donations of $1.1m in F2018. Administrative costs are 4% of revenues (excluding investment income) and fundraising costs are 6% of donations. For every dollar donated, 90 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves of $699k can cover 6.5 months of annual program costs.
This charity report is an update that has been sent to ShelterBox Canada for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on May 29, 2019 by Lauren Chin.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending June
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||14.2%||17.9%||16.5%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||19.7%||10.1%||4.1%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||69.8%||101.7%||129.5%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Cash flow from operations||(255,755)||(362,793)||(28,623)|