2450 Milltower Court
Mississauga, ON L5N 5Z6
CEO: David Adcock
Board Chair: Murray Cornelius

Charitable Reg. #:87591 2701 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 5/5]



Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity’s website.



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) 88 cents are available for programs.

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About ERDO:

ERDO is a 5-star charity. It is financially transparent, has a good results reporting grade, and has reasonable overhead costs. Ci has given ERDO a Good impact rating.

Founded in 1983, Emergency Relief and Development Overseas (ERDO) helps children and families in developing countries by providing emergency food and aid, sponsoring children, and supporting community development. ERDO is the humanitarian agency of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada and is a member of Canadian Council of Christian Charities.   

A Charity Intelligence 2023 Top 100 Rated Charity

Crisis Response – 54% of program spending ($6.4m). ERDO provides food, clothing, hygiene kits, and shelter to those in need. ERDO’s crisis programs supported 332,091 people in F2022 affected by natural disaster, political conflict, and chronic poverty. It worked on 37 projects in 24 countries.

Child Sponsorship – 34% of program spending ($4.0m). ERDO’s child sponsorship program is called ChildCARE Plus. Donors supply $41 per month to support the health and education of a child in poverty. In F2022, ChildCARE Plus operated 43 program locations across 29 countries. ERDO supported 7,921 sponsored children in F2022. 

Community Development – 12% of program spending ($1.4m). ERDO’s Community Development program supported 36 projects in 12 countries in F2022. It helped 191,698 people. The program aims to fight poverty and build self-sustaining communities. 

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Results and Impact

As part of its Crisis Response program, during F2022 ERDO funded emergency food supplies for 1,320 families in Myanmar, 1,200 families in Yemen, and 1,180 families in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

To help those affected by war in Ukraine, it provided 34,000 families with emergency food, water, and shelter during F2022. It also provided 33,156 refugees in Poland, Slovakia, and Romania with emergency food. 

As part of its community development initiative, ERDO worked in Zimbabwe to improve children’s health. It gave fortified cereal to 60,660 primary school students in 122 schools for five days each week during F2022. It also gave this cereal to 25,920 children under five and youth with disabilities. ERDO also dug 30 deep tube wells in Bangladesh, bringing clean water to over 600 families in F2022. 

In F2022, 222 girls and 189 boys in ERDO’s Child Sponsorship program graduated from secondary school. An additional 466 girls and 425 boys graduated from primary school during F2022.

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of ERDO’s results and impact.

Charity Intelligence has given ERDO a Good impact rating based on demonstrated impact per dollar spent.

Impact Rating: Good

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In F2022, ERDO received $11.1m in donations. It also received $2.5m in government funding, accounting for 17% of total revenues. Fundraising costs are 8% of donations and administrative costs are 4% of revenues. Total overhead spending is 12%. For each dollar donated, 88 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. 

Reserve funds of $9.1m can cover program costs for nine months. 

This charity report is an update that has been sent to ERDO for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 18, 2023 by Emily Downing.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending September
Administrative costs as % of revenues 4.1%5.3%5.4%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 8.2%9.4%10.6%
Total overhead spending 12.3%14.7%15.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 76.7%94.3%70.6%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 11,1509,4268,036
Government funding 2,4991,5111,961
Other income 1,093555664
Total revenues 14,74211,49210,660
Program costs - International 11,8118,5189,234
Administrative costs 601604572
Fundraising costs 914887849
Total spending 13,32510,00910,656
Cash flow from operations 1,4171,4824
Capital spending 000
Funding reserves 9,0578,0306,518

Note: Ci included incoming transfers within Canadian Food Grains Bank (CFGB) account in Other revenue, and outgoing transfers to CFGB in program costs. Included in Canadian donations is cash and grain contributions ($429k in F2022, $395k in F2021, and $462k in F2020). Ci was unable to separate this out into Canadian donations and goods-in-kind donations.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 18

Avg. compensation: $72,737

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 F2022

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Comments & Contact

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Charity Contact

Website: www.erdo.ca
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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001