Live Different

Other Names: Hero Holiday, Absolute.Org, Absolute

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At Live Different, we believe that a changed heart can change the world. We're passionate about making a difference in the lives of the people we encounter through our high school motivational presentations, our international humanitarian build programs, and our youth leadership development opportunities. Over the past 15 years we have had the opportunity to speak to over 1 million students, to build over 350 homes, schools, and other projects, and to mentor over 5,000 students, interns, and volunteers.


  • map-pointCharitable Organization

  • map-pointBusiness Number: 861232890RR0001

  • map-point19 full-time staff

  • map-pointderek@livedifferent.com

2016 Revenues: $2,561,781

<b>897127</b>: Total cash given to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>1035</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>1181297</b>: Total amount received from other registered charities.
<b>279551</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>3490</b>: Total amount received from any level of government in Canada.
<b>199281</b>: Income that doesn’t fit into other categories, such as sales revenue, interest and investment income, membership fees, etc.

2016 Expenditures: $2,643,864

<b>2238286</b>: Total amount spent on charitable programs. "Programs" cover all charitable activities the organization carries out on its own.
<b>6583</b>: Total amount spent on fundraising, including office expenses, overhead, promotion costs, etc.
<b>398995</b>: Total amount spent on management and administration, including board meetings, accounting, rent, office supplies, etc.
<b>0</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, 2016 Year End: $149,595

<b>50114</b>: Total cash readily available.
<b>30457</b>: Amounts owed by individuals and organizations.
<b>0</b>: Amounts invested in individuals and organizations
<b>57148</b>: Land and buildings at fair market value as well as equipment, vehicles, etc. The figure is net accumulated ammortization.
<b>11876</b>: Assets not falling under one of the other categories.

Liabilities, 2016 Year End: $291,761

<b>97147</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>194614</b>: Liabilities not falling under one of the other categories.

Worldwide Locations

Live Different does work in Dominican Republic.
Live Different does work in Haiti.
Live Different does work in Mexico.
Live Different's headquarters is located at B3 15 Wellington St N, Hamilton ON, L8R1M7.

Breakdown of Programs

45 45 10


Fundraising Methods

Sales Internet Mail Corporate Contacts