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

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1. The Canadian Red Cross helps Canadian communities affected by emergencies and disasters, which can range from house fires and power outages to floods, wildfires and ice storms that disrupt entire regions. With a network of trained volunteers across the country, the Canadian Red Cross responds on average every three hours to disasters, wherever and whenever they strike. 2. Internationally, when conflict, a health crisis or disaster strikes, the Canadian Red Cross rapidly delivers lifesaving assistance such as food, shelter, clean water, Field Hospital deployment and basic health care assistance to people and communities, often in some of the world's most remote regions. 3. CRC delivers information and training in first aid, swimming and water safety as well as Respect Education programs such as Beyond The Hurt, and Be Safe!. 4. The CRC offers three different types of health services - A) providing wheelchairs, crutches, hospital beds and other specialized gear to people experiencing illness or injury, B) assisting with safe transitions home after hospital stays, including transportation, meals, and other programs to support independence and C) homemaking, personal support, home care and attendant outreach at people's residences.

Additional Activities in 2017

Alberta Wildfires Response, New Brunswick Ice Storm Response


  • 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-point1510 full-time staff

  • map-pointWeCare@redcross.ca

2017 Revenues: $612,082,298

<b>216776407</b>: Total cash given to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>7613647</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>20432498</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>267725957</b>: Total amount received from any level of government in Canada.
<b>99533789</b>: Income that doesn’t fit into other categories, such as sales revenue, interest and investment income, membership fees, etc.

2017 Expenditures: $516,908,994

<b>442518940</b>: Total amount spent on charitable programs. "Programs" cover all charitable activities the organization carries out on its own.
<b>32775768</b>: Total amount spent on fundraising, including office expenses, overhead, promotion costs, etc.
<b>41614286</b>: Total amount spent on management and administration, including board meetings, accounting, rent, office supplies, etc.
<b>7779158</b>: Total amount of gifts to qualified organizations. The majority of these donees are registered charities but some other organizations qualify as well.
<b>-7779158</b>: Expenses that don’t fit into another category, including political activities.

Assets, 2017 Year End: $401,928,483

<b>265554458</b>: Total cash readily available.
<b>26753289</b>: Amounts owed by individuals and organizations.
<b>27203509</b>: Amounts invested in individuals and organizations
<b>62516371</b>: Land and buildings at fair market value as well as equipment, vehicles, etc. The figure is net accumulated ammortization.
<b>19900856</b>: Assets not falling under one of the other categories.

Liabilities, 2017 Year End: $287,777,789

<b>25448206</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>262329583</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 Algeria.
The Canadian Red Cross Society La Société Canadienne De La Croix-Rouge does work in Bangladesh.
The Canadian Red Cross Society La Société Canadienne De La Croix-Rouge does work in China.
The Canadian Red Cross Society La Société Canadienne De La Croix-Rouge does work in Dominican Republic.
The Canadian Red Cross Society La Société Canadienne De La Croix-Rouge does work in Ethiopia.
The Canadian Red Cross Society La Société Canadienne De La Croix-Rouge does work in Germany.
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 Honduras.
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 Indonesia.
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

External Fundraising

Fundraising Methods

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