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

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The Canadian Red Cross is the leading humanitarian organization through which Canadians voluntarily demonstrate their care and compassion for others. Working closely with communities in Canada and around the world, we understand that pre-existing vulnerabilities can lead to increased needs following an emergency. The Canadian Red Cross works to address these gaps through longer term preparedness, recovery and health programming leading to increased resiliency in the face of the next emergency. Activities may include first aid training, psycho-social support, basic health services, recovering lost livelihoods or emergency preparedness activities. We work closely with local governments, partners and other humanitarian actors to identify gaps in services ensuring we can rapidly mobilize to help provide what is most needed to who needs it the most.


  • map-pointCharitable Organization

  • map-pointBusiness Number: 119219814RR0001

  • map-point1522 full-time staff

  • map-pointNo contact email on record

2016 Revenues: $314,648,445

$84,423,039: Total cash given to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
$2,560,302: 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.
$12,505,512: Total amount received from other registered charities.
$0: Charities don’t issue tax receipts when a donor can’t be identified or doesn't want one. This category also includes collection boxes.
$139,646,036: Total amount received from any level of government in Canada.
$75,513,556: Income that doesn’t fit into other categories, such as sales revenue, interest and investment income, membership fees, etc.

2016 Expenditures: $313,153,540

$251,461,912: Total amount spent on charitable programs. "Programs" cover all charitable activities the organization carries out on its own.
$27,950,010: Total amount spent on fundraising, including office expenses, overhead, promotion costs, etc.
$33,010,532: Total amount spent on management and administration, including board meetings, accounting, rent, office supplies, etc.
$251,986: Total amount of gifts to qualified organizations. The majority of these donees are registered charities but some other organizations qualify as well.
$479,100: Expenses that don’t fit into another category, including political activities.

Assets, 2016 Year End: $297,674,329

$165,512,520: Total cash readily available.
$19,138,997: Amounts owed by individuals and organizations.
$21,003,233: Amounts invested in individuals and organizations
$63,893,225: Land and buildings at fair market value as well as equipment, vehicles, etc. The figure is net accumulated ammortization.
$28,126,354: Assets not falling under one of the other categories.

Liabilities, 2016 Year End: $193,111,520

$22,033,091: Short-term portion of debt obligations such as loans, mortgages, notes, and payments due for goods and services received.
$0: Amounts owing to founders, directors/trustees and like officials, non-arm’s length employees or members.
$171,078,429: 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