Children doing the shuffle in a Ghanaian community

Our goal at Plan International Canada is to build trust and a long-term presence in the communities where we work by partnering with children, families and local organizations and governments. With financial support and donations from a broad range of individuals, corporations and institutions, we delivered sustainable solutions to more than 9.3 million people (6.2 million children) last year.

Sponsorship contributions go toward community development projects that support children and their communities. This builds trusting relationships that lead to sustainable change. (Read about the Plan Effect on page 14.)

Designated contributions such as major financial donations, Gifts of Hope and ongoing contributions go to specific projects identified by our supporters. In all cases, donated funds support projects developed in partnership with community members – including children, especially girls – that address inequality and create a more just world.

We keep a close eye on the efficiency of our operations to ensure that the maximum proportion of donations goes directly to the program participants.


Where does our support come from?

  Government & other Institutional Grants 53.4%
  Investments & other Income 1%
  Gifts in Kind 10.1%
  Contributions, Gifts & Bequests 14.2%
  Child Sponsorship 21.3%

REVENUE INCREASE: We received $289 million in support in fiscal 2023, up from $274 million in fiscal year 2022.

Program expenditures

What areas of work did this funding support?

  Health 46.5%
  Protection from Violence 6.7%
  Youth leadership & Economic Empowerment 9.4%
  Education 16.4%
  Humanitarian Response
& Resilience


What percentage of donations went to Plan International Canada programs?

expendiures chart
82.9% Program expenditures 6.5% Operations 10.6% Fundraising

83 cents of every dollar went toward programming for children and their communities worldwide. We focused on improving education, health, protection from violence, humanitarian response and resilience, and youth leadership and economic empowerment. This also includes Canadian-based youth and advocacy programs.

17 cents of every dollar went toward fundraising and operations to ensure that our programs are run efficiently and effectively. These funds go toward marketing, developing and administrating our program-related services, and fundraising initiatives. We also invest in rigorous child-safeguarding and risk-management protocols training.

Total FY23 expenditures: $290 million

Our fiscal year ran from July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023. This includes the purchase and amortization of capital or intangible assets.


2023 Annual Report

2023 Annual report

See how your contributions are helping to create sustainable advancements when it comes to children’s rights and equality for girls in our 2022 Annual Report. View our other statements for more information.

» Plan International’s 2023 Annual Report
» Plan International Canada 2023 Annual Report
» Plan International Canada Detailed Financial Statements 2023
» Registered Charity Information Return (T3010)

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