The Canadian Red Cross Society La Société Canadienne De La Croix-Rouge

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The Canadian Red Cross is leading humanitarian organization assisting vulnerable people in Canada and around the world in times of need. More than 3 million people were reached globally with 167 Canadian experts deployed to 37 countries. Two field clinics were placed in Bangladesh and Somaliland and over 8850 medical consultations performed. We have almost 12,500 active volunteers and more than 2900 employees including casual staff and delegates. On average, Canadian Red Cross responds to a disaster every 3 hours and assists 363 Canadians daily. We provide more that 936,000 hours of home support for seniors and recovering patients and more than 280,250 loans of health equiupment - walkers, wheelchairs etc. More than 1.04 million Canadian attended swimming and water safety courses and over 783,000 Canadian attended Respect Education workshops.

Additional Activities in 2018

In the spring of 2017, the Ottawa River flooded affecting over 500 households in Ottawa and Quebec; the Canadian Red Cross responded with psychosocial support, material support and financial assistance. The B.C. Fires in the summer of 2017 broke records, with devastating wildfires causing the largest evacuation the province has ever seen. Thousands of families were forced to leave their homes for weeks. In response, the Canadian Red Cross was able to respond immediately to more than 25,300 households, thanks to the help of its more than 650 personnel. Individuals and families coping with loss and trauma received skilled care to support their recovery and mental well-being. The CRC provided financial assistance to small businesses, not-for-profit organizations and First Nations cultural livelihoods.


  • map-point300 - 170 Metcalfe St, Ottawa ON, K2P2P2

  • map-point613-740-1900

  • map-pointhttp://www.redcross.ca

  • map-pointContact person: Red Cross Donor Experience Team

  • map-pointCharitable Organization

  • map-pointBusiness Number: 119219814RR0001

  • map-point1401 full-time staff

  • map-pointWeCare@redcross.ca

2018 Revenues: $476,646,615

<b>105090498</b>: Total cash given to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>7477233</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>10957420</b>: Total amount received from other registered charities.
<b>0</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>299466886</b>: Total amount received from any level of government in Canada.
<b>53654578</b>: Income that doesn’t fit into other categories, such as sales revenue, interest and investment income, membership fees, etc.

2018 Expenditures: $457,956,426

<b>395554567</b>: Total amount spent on charitable programs. "Programs" cover all charitable activities the organization carries out on its own.
<b>35017133</b>: Total amount spent on fundraising, including office expenses, overhead, promotion costs, etc.
<b>12839483</b>: Total amount spent on management and administration, including board meetings, accounting, rent, office supplies, etc.
<b>14234189</b>: Total amount of gifts to qualified organizations. The majority of these donees are registered charities but some other organizations qualify as well.
<b>311054</b>: Expenses that don’t fit into another category, including political activities.

Assets, 2018 Year End: $437,629,737

<b>284342797</b>: Total cash readily available.
<b>35926359</b>: Amounts owed by individuals and organizations.
<b>32584683</b>: Amounts invested in individuals and organizations
<b>66688548</b>: Land and buildings at fair market value as well as equipment, vehicles, etc. The figure is net accumulated ammortization.
<b>18087350</b>: Assets not falling under one of the other categories.

Liabilities, 2018 Year End: $308,667,965

<b>42484128</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>266183837</b>: Liabilities not falling under one of the other categories.

Worldwide Locations

The Canadian Red Cross Society La Société Canadienne De La Croix-Rouge does work in Afghanistan.
The Canadian Red Cross Society La Société Canadienne De La Croix-Rouge does work in Angola.
The Canadian Red Cross Society La Société Canadienne De La Croix-Rouge does work in Congo, the Democratic Republic of the.
The Canadian Red Cross Society La Société Canadienne De La Croix-Rouge does work in Haiti.
The Canadian Red Cross Society La Société Canadienne De La Croix-Rouge does work in India.
The Canadian Red Cross Society La Société Canadienne De La Croix-Rouge does work in Philippines.
The Canadian Red Cross Society La Société Canadienne De La Croix-Rouge does work in Sierra Leone.
The Canadian Red Cross Society La Société Canadienne De La Croix-Rouge does work in Sri Lanka.
The Canadian Red Cross Society La Société Canadienne De La Croix-Rouge does work in Sudan.
The Canadian Red Cross Society La Société Canadienne De La Croix-Rouge does work in Other countries in Asia and Oceania.
The Canadian Red Cross Society La Société Canadienne De La Croix-Rouge does work in Other countries in Africa.
The Canadian Red Cross Society La Société Canadienne De La Croix-Rouge's headquarters is located at 300 - 170 Metcalfe St, Ottawa ON, K2P2P2.

Breakdown of Programs

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Where the Money Goes

Receiving Organization Amount


Regional Municipality Of Wood Buffalo $5,000,000.00

Fort Mcmurray School District No. 2833 $956,738.00

Town Of High River $825,000.00

Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association $517,225.00

Careers The Next Generation Foundation $494,111.00

The Young Men's Christian Association Of Edmonton $447,557.00

Food Banks Alberta Association $424,992.00

Tk'emplup Te Secwepemc $392,574.00

Thompson Nicola Cariboo United Way $291,977.00

Stswecem'c Xga'tem First Nation $289,902.00

The Christ The Redeemer Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 3 $274,598.00

Esk'etmc $253,501.00

Kidsport Canada $229,084.00

Fort Mcmurray Catholic Board Of Education $203,968.00

St. Aidan's House Society $190,406.00

Williams Lake Indian Band $169,636.00

Skeetchestn Indian Band $166,324.00

Alexis Creek Indian Band $165,778.00

Food Banks British Columbia $140,000.00

Big Brothers Big Sisters Association Of Wood Buffalo $137,637.00

98 other organizations$2,663,154.00

118 gifts to qualified organizations totalled$14,234,189.00

External Fundraising

Fundraising Methods

Ads Auctions Collection Plate Door to Door Dinners Sales Internet Mail Planned Giving Corporate Contacts Phone Sports Cause Marketing