Annual revenue and expenditures
Child and youth development
Other Revenue **
Total Program Activities
Funds for Future Ministries
Financials by Percentage
- Compassion’s 2020 audited financial statement
- Compassion’s 2019 audited financial statement
- Compassion’s 2018 audited financial statement
- Compassion’s 2017 audited financial statement
- Compassion’s 2016 audited financial statement
- Compassion’s 2015 audited financial statement
- Compassion’s 2014 audited financial statement
- Compassion’s 2013 audited financial statement
Compassion Canada proudly accepts the Seal of Organizational Integrity and Accountability from the Canadian Centre for Christian Charities.
Here’s how donations were used.
Program activity funds
*'Sponsorship' refers to all child development program funds.
52.4% Disaster relief
12.6% Water, sanitation and hygiene
*These activities are funded by donors to our Complementary Interventions and Survival Programs. Percentages are rounded.
The cost of fundraising
Of every dollar we spend, just 8.8¢ is used for fundraising efforts.*
This pays for all of our fundraising staff, print and media advertising, printing and distribution costs for our mailings, fundraising events and online activities. Compassion does not, directly or indirectly, pay finder’s fees, commissions or percentage compensation based on contributions.
How we steward your resources
As an accredited member of the Canadian Centre for Christian Charities, Compassion Canada is committed to handling the finances entrusted to us with the utmost integrity. This year, 84.9 per cent of funds were used for program activities benefiting the children we serve. 15.1 per cent was used for fundraising and administration expenses.
80.4% International program
4.5% Engagement support in Canada
Our generous Canadian supporters
In our last fiscal year, Compassion’s support came from 87,991 families and organizations. Their generosity allowed us to continue our mission of releasing children from poverty.
Individuals and families make up 97.6 per cent of our total supporters. The other 2.4 per cent comes from businesses, churches, schools, foundations, service or community organizations and other groups.
85,905 Individuals and families
COVID-19 response: adapting to the changing needs of our neighbours
Last year, the pandemic was new. But now, we’ve done a full year of ministry during the global COVID-19 pandemic, which included life-saving emergency response, new program adaptations and exciting opportunities for supporters to connect with the communities where we work.
Distributed more than 15.9 million food packs
With vulnerable families struggling to buy food and being pushed to the brink of starvation, Compassion’s local church partners prioritized delivering food packs to families in desperate need. Between April 2020 and June 2021, Compassion’s local church partners distributed 15,996,050 food packs to children and their families.
More than 433,000 unconditional cash transfers
In some countries where Compassion works, it is challenging to deliver essentials like food packs and hygiene kits in person to struggling families during crises. Compassion’s church partners in the Dominican Republic, Ghana and Kenya adapted during the pandemic by introducing electronic cash transfers to ensure children and families in desperate need received the support they needed.
Meeting neighbours through Virtual Connections
In the midst of the pandemic, Compassion adapted to connect children in our program, local church partners and sponsors over Zoom through online, Virtual Connections in order to eliminate communication barriers. This new initiative brings greater understanding and connection between the neighbors we serve.
It wasn’t just a year of emergency response.
During the pandemic, our local church partners continued to prioritize regular child development programming, including:
The gift of a Bible
In the Philippines, twins Kathlyn and Kasandra are holding their illustrated children’s Bibles. Pictures make it easier for children to enjoy reading the Bible.
Board of Directors
Halifax, Nova Scotia
VP of Projects and Construction, Teng Inc.
Duncan, British Columbia
Teacher, Cowichan School District
Langley, British Columbia
Race and Ethnic Relations Specialist
Ph.D. Student, University of British Columbia
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Atlantic Regional Director General, Government of Canada (Canadian Heritage)
Lawyer, Dentons Canada LLP
Chief Financial Officer, Briercrest College and Seminary
Dr. Marie Geschwandtner
Chiropractor, Body Garage Ottawa/Hunt Club Chiropractic
Executive Director, Pentecostal Financial Services Group & Pension Fund, for the PAOC
Dr. Andrew Johnson
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Calgary and Infectious Diseases
Medical Microbiology Specialist, Foothills Medical Centre
Rev. Ian Lawson
Itinerate Teaching Pastor, Briercrest College and Seminary
President and CEO
CFO and Executive Director of Business Services
Executive Director of Marketing and Digital Growth
Executive Director of Partner Relations
Executive Director of People and Culture
September 4, 2020
October 29-30, 2020
February 25-26, 2021
May 27-28, 2021
Nominating and Governance Meetings
September 30, 2020
February 20, 2021
May 12, 2021
Finance and Audit Committee Meetings
August 28, 2020
May 14, 2021
Here’s where you made an impact
More than 2 million children and their families are being assisted through Compassion’s ministry in partnership with over 8,000 local churches in 25 countries around the world.
CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- Burkina Faso
- Sri Lanka
The faces of Compassion’s ministry around the world
Suleyma, 10, El Salvador
Amidst a lockdown and personal grief, Suleyma found joy in a unique talent that led her to win a national competition.Read more
Luis, 8, Colombia
The support of Compassion is critical for families like Luis’, especially as they faced heightened struggle through the pandemic.Read more
Christian, 26, Rwanda
Separated by genocide, a Compassion Canada blog post was the catalyst of reuniting Christian with long-lost family after 26 years.Read more
Around the world
Read stories of your impact
The gift of clean water
Through a water purification system installed in the Compassion partner church in Tamarindo, Peru, the whole community now has access to safe water. Local families are receiving potable water to improve their health and also the gospel of Christ, which is bringing hope and healing to children and their families.