Adra Canada

Other Names: Adventist Development And Relief Agency, Canada

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ADRA is the global humanitarian agency of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Globally, the ADRA network provides assistance to individuals in over 120 countries regardless of their ethnicity, religion, or political affiliation. ADRA Canada improves the lives of hundreds of thousands of people each year through our efforts to relieve poverty by providing food, clothing, shelter, and other basic supplies to persons in need; to improve skills and practices in forestry, husbandry, agriculture and horticulture in undeveloped and developing countries; to improve the quality of drinking water in undeveloped and developing countries; to provide education and literacy programs in order to offer education, vocational training and life skills training to the public; to improve maternal and child health in undeveloped and developing countries; to establish, operate and provide microfinance programs and services to financially disadvantaged persons and communities in order to economically enhance communities and develop entrepreneurs as a means to relieve poverty; and to provide necessities of life to victims of disasters, refugees and displaced people, and persons in need in order to alleviate human suffering. As a registered Canadian charity and a certified member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities (CCCC), ADRA Canada is committed to conducting its activities with integrity, transparency, and accountability.


  • map-point20 Robert St W, Newcastle ON, L1B1C6

  • map-point(905) 446-2372

  • map-pointhttp://www.adra.ca

  • map-pointContact person: Sharmilla Reid

  • map-pointCharitable Organization

  • map-pointBusiness Number: 132056813RR0001

  • map-point24 full-time staff

  • map-pointstayintouch@adra.ca

2017 Revenues: $16,379,377

<b>1781849</b>: Total cash given to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>43083</b>: Total amount of non-cash gifts (e.g. securities, equipment, buildings, artwork, other in-kind gifts) made to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>5424553</b>: Total amount received from other registered charities.
<b>-237768</b>: Charities don’t issue tax receipts when a donor can’t be identified or doesn't want one. This category also includes collection boxes.
<b>9122286</b>: Total amount received from any level of government in Canada.
<b>245374</b>: Income that doesn’t fit into other categories, such as sales revenue, interest and investment income, membership fees, etc.

2017 Expenditures: $15,508,120

<b>13855095</b>: Total amount spent on charitable programs. "Programs" cover all charitable activities the organization carries out on its own.
<b>582337</b>: Total amount spent on fundraising, including office expenses, overhead, promotion costs, etc.
<b>513405</b>: Total amount spent on management and administration, including board meetings, accounting, rent, office supplies, etc.
<b>557283</b>: Total amount of gifts to qualified organizations. The majority of these donees are registered charities but some other organizations qualify as well.
<b>0</b>: Expenses that don’t fit into another category, including political activities.

Assets, 2017 Year End: $14,667,469

<b>10317769</b>: Total cash readily available.
<b>884426</b>: Amounts owed by individuals and organizations.
<b>0</b>: Amounts invested in individuals and organizations
<b>1576570</b>: Land and buildings at fair market value as well as equipment, vehicles, etc. The figure is net accumulated ammortization.
<b>1888704</b>: Assets not falling under one of the other categories.

Liabilities, 2017 Year End: $6,639,469

<b>214581</b>: Short-term portion of debt obligations such as loans, mortgages, notes, and payments due for goods and services received.
<b>0</b>: Amounts owing to founders, directors/trustees and like officials, non-arm’s length employees or members.
<b>6424888</b>: Liabilities not falling under one of the other categories.

Worldwide Locations

Adra Canada does work in Afghanistan.
Adra Canada does work in Burundi.
Adra Canada does work in Cambodia.
Adra Canada does work in Kenya.
Adra Canada does work in Lao People's Democratic Republic.
Adra Canada does work in Mongolia.
Adra Canada does work in Myanmar.
Adra Canada does work in Rwanda.
Adra Canada does work in Sierra Leone.
Adra Canada does work in Somalia.
Adra Canada does work in Other countries in Asia and Oceania.
Adra Canada does work in Other countries in Africa.
Adra Canada's headquarters is located at 20 Robert St W, Newcastle ON, L1B1C6.

Breakdown of Programs

30 20 10


Fundraising Methods

Ads Collection Plate Door to Door Internet Mail Planned Giving Phone