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Accountability

Plan International is committed to making lasting improvements to the lives of children living in poverty in developing countries. Each year we set out strategic priorities in Canada that complement the goals of the global organization.

We recognize our duty to be as effective and efficient as possible and to be accountable to all our stakeholders.

To this end, we publish the key rules and policies governing our work:

Plan International has been named one of the top performers in the One World Trust annual global accountability report.

Transparency

Charity Intelligence Canda
In keeping with our commitment to transparency and accountability, Plan International Canada makes our financial overview publically available through this independent research firm that aims to help donors make informed and intelligent giving decisions that can have the greatest impact for Canada.

Staff compensation
In keeping with our commitment to transparency and accountability, Plan International Canada makes information publically available on our compensation approach and policies. We disclose information as per Canadian reporting standards here on our website and in our annual report to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), including information on executive compensation. See key documents posted here.

Adherence to standards

Association of Fundraising Professionals
Plan International Canada supports the Association of Fundraising Professionals' Donor Bill of Rights.

ICFO international standards
The management and operations of Plan International’s central organisation have been independently assessed by the International Committee on Fundraising Organisations (ICFO) and found to be in compliance with ICFO standards.

ICVA
Plan International is a member of the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) - a global network that brings together human rights, humanitarian, and development non-governmental organisations as an advocacy alliance for humanitarian action.

Imagine Canada
Plan International Canada is accredited by the Standards Program and adheres to the financial management and reporting standards for charitable organizations set out in Imagine Canada’s Ethical Fundraising and Accountability Code.

INGO accountability charter
Plan International is a signatory of the International Non-Governmental Organisations Commitment to Accountability (INGO) charter, which outlines our common commitment to excellence, transparency and accountability.

People in Aid
Plan International is a member of People in Aid – a global network of development and humanitarian assistance agencies which promotes good practice in the management and support of aid personnel.

Sphere Project
Plan adheres to the Sphere Project’s Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response.

Plan International has consultative status with UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund) and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation).

Third-party fundraisers
Plan International Canada uses third-party fundraisers as a flexible and cost-effective way to attract new donors to the organization. This is done through direct contact with the public, specifically door-to-door, street and mall canvassing, as well as telemarketing. Our volunteer board of directors, as well as our management team, are focused on ensuring our fundraising costs sit well within the range recommended by the Canada Revenue Agency and our practices are consistent with Imagine Canada’s Ethical Code. (For more information on third-party fundraisers, visit Imagine Canada.)