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Annual Reports & Financial Statements

2012 Annual Report

Choices & Voices on the Path to Change

2012 Annual Report

Join us on the path to change and learn more about what we achieved with the support of our generous donors in 2012.

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A long-term approach to sustainable impact


5-year average

In 2012, CFTC continued to refine our focus on our core competencies and the priorities defined by our Global Theory of Change Roadmap.

As we transition from annual activities-based programming to three to five-year plans, our operations and program funding are shifting to enable us to better achieve the long-term impact we seek.

A key aspect of this shift is the move away from Gifts-in-Kind medicines (effective beginning of 2012) and the increase in institutional/corporate grants (2013 and onwards).

The graph on this page shows CFTC’s programs, fundraising and administration costs as a five-year average. It reflects our evolution to a model that is designed to deliver sustainable impact over the long-term in our three Theory of Change areas of focus: food security, education and capacity building. For further detail, please refer to our 2012 Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements.

Awards, Accreditations & Memberships

Winner 2012 & 2013 Voluntary Sector Reporting Award of Excellence

VSRA 2013 Winners

Canadian Feed The Children was awarded the 2012 and 2013 Voluntary Sector Reporting Award of Excellence for Transparency in Financial Reporting in the category of International Organizations Headquartered in Ontario, in recognition of best-in-class financial, impact and governance communications practices.

Accredited: Imagine Canada Standards Program

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Canadian Feed The Children is accredited by Imagine Canada under their Standards Program, an external validation of adherence to 72 comprehensive criteria in five areas of non-profit management: Board governance; financial accountability; fundraising; staff management and volunteer involvement. This accreditation, achieved by just 45 charities and non-profits as of June 2012, demonstrates our commitment to the best practices in the industry and the greatest accountability to our donors and the public.

Awarded: $2 million grant for Climate-Change Adaptation in Ghana


The $2.4-million Climate Change Adaptation in Northern Ghana Enhanced (CHANGE) Project will bring climate-smart agricultural practices and sustainable livelihoods to 750,000 farmers and farm workers in 17 communities in the Upper East, Upper West and Northern Regions of Ghana.

The scope and size of the grant – the largest in CFTC’s history – is a testament to the rigorous governance we have built and to our ability to deliver community-based solutions through local partnerships. The grant is funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), CFTC, and its Canadian coalition partner, Farm Radio International (FRI).

Accredited: Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance Standards

Canadian Feed The Children is an accredited charity per the BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability, which evaluates charities’ performance on governance and oversight, finances, effectiveness, fundraising, and information transparency.

Member: Canadian Council of International Cooperation (CCIC)

The CCIC network of civil society organizations has adopted and monitors compliance with a Code of Ethics and Operating Standards, which includes a commitment to the following Principles of Conduct in development practice: human rights, accountability, transparency, fairness, cooperation and sustainability. CFTC adheres to and incorporates CCIC’s Principles of Conduct throughout our structure, governance and operations.