International Justice Mission Canada

PO Box 336 Stn B
London, ON N6A 4W1
Acting Executive Director: Kevin Dixon
CEO: Gary Haugen

Charitable Reg. #:8638 89283 RR0001


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For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 73 cents are available for programs.

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About International Justice Mission Canada:

Founded in 2003 and based in London, Ontario, International Justice Mission Canada (IJM Canada) is a partner of International Justice Mission Global (IJM), headquartered in Washington, DC. Its mission is to protect the poor from violence throughout the developing world, and works toward this mission by partnering with local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems. The charity fights slavery, sex trafficking, sexual violence, citizenship rights abuse, land theft, and police abuse of power in developing countries.  IJM Canada follows a Justice System Transformation model with four main pillars: rescuing victims, bringing criminals to justice, restoring survivors, and strengthening local justice systems to prevent violence before it starts again.  IJM Canada supports field offices in the Philippines, Thailand, Dominican Republic, Bolivia, India, and Uganda. 

To combat forced labor slavery, IJM reports saving 14,659 people since 2001 and training 40,000 government officials and community members trained to combat slavery since 2012. IJM reports saving 3,603 women and children in the sex trafficking industry and arresting 2,340 traffickers since 1998. To fight sexual violence, the charity reports rescuing 65 children and helping convict 50 criminals in Thailand since 2000, as well as 140 children and helping convict 94 criminals in Bolivia. The charity also states that 3,700 survivors participate in its aftercare program every year. To combat land theft, IJM returned 1,200 widows and orphans to their homes in Uganda and helped in the arrest of 92 perpetrators since 2004. Since 2000, IJM helped over 17,500 hill tribe people of Chiang Mai, Thailand receive citizenship rights.  

In its most recent 2018 annual report, International Justice Mission reports rescuing 4,616 people from oppression and restraining 271 criminals through court-ordered detection or convictions. The charity reports that it rescued 34,000 people from oppression to date.  

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Results and Impact

Charity Intelligence has given International Justice Mission an impact rating of Low for demonstrated social impact per dollar spent.

Cebu, Philippines: IJM has worked in the region since 2006 and reports rescuing over 675 people from sex trafficking, training over 1,700 police, government officials, NGOs and others to better stop sex trafficking, and caring for over 175 people in its aftercare program for sex trafficking survivors. The charity states that an independent study found that after four years of IJM's work, the number of available minors for commercial sex dropped by 79%.

Cambodia: IJM states that 10 years after its work against sex trafficking, where it partnered with the country’s public justice system, prevalence of children under the age of 16 being sexually exploited is less than 0.1%.

Impact Rating: Low

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International Justice Mission Canada is a large charity with donations and special events fundraising totaling $6.8m in F2018. Administrative costs are 9% of revenues (excluding investment income), and fundraising costs are 18% of donations. Per dollar donated to the charity, 73 cents go to the cause, which is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. The charity’s funding reserves of $447k can cover just 9% of annual program costs.

Not reflected in IJM Canada's funding reserves are prepaid contract payments of $485k, which will be spent on programs in F2019. When prepaid contract payments are included, IJM Canada's reserves total $932k and can cover 18% of program costs. 

Updated on August 20, 2019 by Caroline McKenna.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 9.4%11.6%7.7%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 17.5%14.7%12.2%
Total overhead spending 26.9%26.3%19.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 8.8%12.8%22.1%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 6,7226,3586,503
Fees for service 324
Special events 311217
Investment income 251
Other income 284431
Total revenues 6,7876,4226,557
Program costs 5,0816,2683,990
Administrative costs 640742505
Fundraising costs 1,180937796
Total spending 6,9017,9475,291
Cash flow from operations (114)(1,527)1,265
Capital spending 35130
Funding reserves 447802880

Note: To report on a cash basis, Ci backed out amortization of $8k in F2018, $6k in F2017, and $8k in F2016 from program, administrative and fundraising costs on a pro-rata basis.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 16

Avg. Compensation: $91,651

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 F2017

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