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Financial Information

Where Your Money Goes

We work very hard to keep our administrative costs as low as humanly possible. Click here to read a letter from Stephen Lewis and the accompanying explanation regarding calculating our administrative costs and understanding our Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) reports.

From 2003 until June 2014, we distributed and committed over $80 million to programmes. To date, we have funded over 1100 initiatives, partnering with over 300 community-based organizations in 15 African countries. Learn more about our work here.

Financial Statements

As of June 2006, the Foundation's fiscal year runs from July 1st to June 30th. Our financial statements were audited annually by Cowperthwaite Mehta Chartered Accountants from 2003-2012. As of June 30, 2013, our new auditor is Ernst & Young LLP Chartered Accountants.

Audited financial statements are available below in PDF format for all years, up to and including F2014.

Click below to view the relevant financial statement:

The Stephen Lewis Foundation is a charitable organization in good standing with Canada Revenue Agency. The CRA website provides annual charity returns for all years: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, F2007, F2008, F2009, F2010, F2011, F2012 and F2013. To view these annual charity returns, please visit the Foundation's listings here.

The Stephen Lewis Foundation's charitable registration number is 89635 4008 RR0001.

Imagine Canada Ethical Code

The Stephen Lewis Foundation believes that transparency and accountability are essential. With this in mind, we are proud to be members of Imagine Canada’s Ethical Code Program.

The Ethical Fundraising and Financial Accountability Code lays out a set of standards for charitable organizations to manage and report their financial affairs responsibly. By adhering to these standards, we are complying with generally accepted practices for soliciting and managing donor dollars.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding our adherence to the code. To learn more about the Ethical Code, please visit imaginecanada.ca.

News

Stephen Lewis Foundation partners with TD Bank and Aeroplan in celebration of Pride June 19, 2015

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