Canadian Red Cross
Ottawa, ON K2P 2P2
President & CEO: Conrad Sauvé
Board Chair: Sara John Fowler
Charitable Reg. #: 11921 9814 RR0001
Grade: B+The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Full-time staff #1,522
Avg. Compensation $57,989
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
|$300k - $350k||1|
|$250k - $300k||1|
|$200k - $250k||2|
|$160k - $200k||6|
|$120k - $160k||0|
|$80k - $120k||0|
|$40k - $80k||0|
About Canadian Red Cross:
Founded in Canada in 1896, Canadian Red Cross’s mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by
Canadian programs: Canadian programs (community health, disaster management, and safety) are nearly twice as large as international programs. Canadian Red Cross reports more than 2 million Canadians use its services every year. Canadian programs include Health and Community $71.1m spent in F2016 meeting the needs of Canada’s
International programs: $81.5m spent in F2016 of which $34.1m was funded by the Canadian government (42%). CRC reports international development projects in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Haiti, Honduras, India and Indonesia. International projects focus on maternal health and helping the most
May 2016 Fort McMurray Fire updates
Canadian Red Cross is one of Canada’s largest charities measured by donor support with over 800,000 donors giving $140.1 million in F2016. It is one of Canada’s Major 100 charities and is always in the Top 10 largest Canadian charities. In F2016, Canadian Red Cross’s fundraising costs were 17% of donations and administrative costs are 15% of total revenues. For every dollar donated, overhead costs are 32% with 68 cents on a dollar donated going to the cause. Overhead ratios are within Charity Intelligence’s reasonable range. Canadian Red Cross has funding reserves of $186.5 million (which included deferred restricted funds to be spent on disaster recovery) that cover 79% of its program costs, showing a need for funding.
Canadian Red Cross uses external fundraisers in a limited manner ($12.0m in F2016). Fundraising costs on donations raised by external fundraisers are 57%. Giving directly to CRC is more cost efficient.
This charity report was reviewed by Canadian Red Cross and no comments have been provided.
Updated on March 23, 2017 by Kate Bahen, assisted by Lynn Tay.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||15.0%||17.5%||11.3%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||17.4%||18.6%||7.7%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||78.6%||82.9%||76.5%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Fees for service||5,462||0||0|
|Program costs - International||81,494||82,592||73,536|
|Program costs - Canada||155,718||152,893||219,281|
|Cash flow from operations||(8,264)||(40,342)||46,471|