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ANIDA

IMPACT REPORT 2020

MESSAGES

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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Moving into the new decade, we had our sights set on expansion. I went to Liberia in 2019 and met a beautiful family with a daughter named Ellen, a seven-year-old girl in a small community. She sat in a partially completed school made out of clay bricks, without plaster or flooring. As she enthusiastically engaged in her lesson, there was still a sense of uncertainty, unsure if her schooling would be interrupted due to lack of financial support. Thinking of the future brought a warm feeling and a reassurance that we can truly make a world of difference. As we prepared to launch ANIDA Liberia, the world declared a pandemic that would affect countless lives. What will we do? Not only are there people in places like Liberia who are vulnerable, but the issues are also affecting our communities in Canada alike.

I took a step forward in faith, knowing it is our responsibility to be there for those who need it most. Without hesitation, you and many others were there to answer the call of service. Among other collaborative projects, we introduced a new initiative to provide turkeys, chickens, and books to families over the holidays, and remarkably, you raised over $43,000! You helped us set the path to continue supporting vulnerable children, their families, and communities.


Samuel J. Donkor
Executive Director

BOARD CHAIR

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On behalf of the Board of Directors and the team at ANIDA, I would like to thank everyone who contributed to this year's success. With strength, ANIDA continues to pivot to our communities' needs both locally and internationally, reaching out to bring hope and support. As the team carefully navigated through this historic moment in time, we were challenged to consider our role in serving our stakeholders and the greater community. It is clear that the collective determination and heart for the organization's purpose have grown in depth and strength.

It was through your contributions that we were able to serve each individual that came to us. As the demand for services continued to rise, so did your generosity and commitment to providing us support. Thank you for the confidence you have placed in us and for your continued investment in ANIDA. Together, we are making a world of difference!


Dr. Albert Gyimah
Chair, ANIDA Board of Directors

COVID-19 RESPONSE

As a result of, ANIDA International faced several challenges delivering our programs in Canada, Ghana, Jamaica, and Liberia. Travel restrictions, school closures, and the shift to online learning meant that ANIDA and the families we serve were confronted with numerous difficulties. Ensuring accessible education, consistency in the delivery, and the safety of children, their families, and volunteers, proved to be no small feat. It wasn’t business as usual. ANIDA worked closely with country offices to check in and keep updated as families felt the pressure to adapt to the new normal.

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"We've had to spend extra money during the pandemic which had a significant impact on our family finances. Online studies were also expensive due to (the) high cost of Internet in Ghana."

PARENT OF HOPE FOR TOMORROW CHILD

OUR HIGHLIGHTS

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4 laptops were awarded to students for online learning to support access to education in Jamaica.

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3 scholarships awarded to ANIDA children to attend higher learning institutions.

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535 children were inspired to access education and become future leaders in their communities.

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Updates to MyAccount were built to increase accessibility and connection between sponsored children and donors.

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30 teachers completed training workshops in English and Mathematics for the Genius Champions Program.

EMERGENCY RELIEF

The number of families or households we served in our ANIDA Food Banks tripled from 393 in 2019 to 945 in 2020. Within the number of households served from our Emergency Relief program in 2020, 2,389 individuals benefitted from receiving food hampers.

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS SERVED

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NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS SERVED

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

“Working at the ANIDA Toronto Food Bank this past year has been an extremely fulfilling experience. Although this past year has been difficult to navigate, it was an opportunity to innovate solutions to meet the needs of those most vulnerable. Seeing an exponential growth in the number of food bank members utilizing our services, our team was challenged to think of creative ways of meeting community needs that complied with COVID-19 public health policies. This was an opportunity for us to develop our leadership and collaborative capacity.

It was encouraging to see so many organizations, businesses, and individuals mobilize their resources and support within the Jane and Finch community to ensure food security for those most impacted by COVID-19. Not only through their monetary and in-kind donations, but taking the time to volunteer their time to serve our food bank members. We are so thankful for the continuous support of our community, we couldn’t do this work without it.”

- MARIA MALIK, DONOR ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST -

With many food banks temporarily closing their doors, the need for access to food security increased. Our ANIDA Food Banks in Toronto and Ottawa were able to find much needed support from our partnerships with agencies, businesses, and the community to help us serve more people and mitigate food insecurity, especially for the vulnerable community. We have given out a total of 1,993,902 pounds of food through our ANIDA Food Banks amid the pandemic. On top of that, we also distributed $37,240 worth of gift cards to provide each household opportunities to purchase their own groceries.

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WOMEN’S DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

The impact the lockdown had on our Women's Development Centre raised real concerns that the women would be losing their progress in the program. However, we managed to support all students by following health and safety guidelines to return to the Centre. In addition to that, the WDC program was able to standardize the School of Continuing Education and School of Aesthetics course curriculums across all levels; and introduced Occupational Skills Development Courses in the program to help students meet their academic and entrepreneurial skills.

With the continued support from all our team, sponsors, and donors at the WDC, in 2020, we offered 48 classes to students at all levels and sent out five more computers to the Centre. In total, the WDC has now provided 129,600 courses free of cost since 2004.

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NOAH

Neighbourhood Outreach And Help

SENIOR CARE PROGRAM

Twice per month, we delivered bags of food groceries to a senior’s community housing location in the Black Creek Community. Every other week, a total of 113 senior households received a bag of groceries containing basics such as non-perishables, fresh produce and bread. In this program, we began our partnership and support from Toronto Community Housing. We also partnered with Lumacare for over 5 months of the year to deliver groceries and resources to almost 50 households who were either seniors or those at high risk for attaining COVID-19.

During the holidays, we distributed a total of $2,825 in gift cards through the Senior Care Program, which was $25 worth for each household on top of the bags of groceries that they usually received. Additionally, hot meals were provided by Harvey’s Restaurants at Keele and Highway 7.

"The [ANIDA Senior Care Program] has saved my life because I was afraid to go out for grocery shopping since the pandemic started. I am grateful and thankful for ANIDA."

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READ & FEED

The Read & Feed campaign addresses concerns about the rise of food insecurity and the lack of access to education in many Canadian and International communities by providing reading materials, chickens and turkeys over the holiday season to those who need it most.

By the end of 2020, many had made significant adjustments to their lives, depleting emergency funds and reallocating funds to provide necessities such as shelter and food needs. Through your contributions, you provided families with a sense of normalcy during a turbulent year. An extensive network of community groups and non-profits joined together to distribute turkeys and books in Canada. We are grateful and appreciative of all the support and generosity we received to support this initiative.

"Families were so thankful for the support that they received through the Read and Feed Program. COVID-19 has hit their community especially hard due to high-density living that can allow the virus to spread more easily. These families are also low-income, and many parents cannot afford to take time off and often work in frontline positions that put themselves and their children at risk."

JENNIFER JEGEDE, INNER CITY OUTREACH

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FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY

ANIDA believes that integrity is one of the most substantial values, which is why we work to be financially accountable and transparent with you. Thank you to all supporting individuals, communities, institutions, and government for investing in the people we serve.

FIVE-YEAR FINANCIAL ANALYSIS

WHERE WE RECEIVE SUPPORT

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REVENUE SOURCES

  • Institutional Donations49.9%

  • Donations and Sponsorships26%

  • Government and Other Grants23.6%

  • Investments and Other Income< 1%

WHAT YOUR GIVING SUPPORTS

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EXPENDITURES

  • Program Expenditures80.6%

  • Program Support Operating15.2%

  • Program Support Fundraising4.2%

HOW YOUR GIFTS ARE PUT TO WORK

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PROGRAM EXPENDITURES

  • Emergency Relief61.2%

  • Education and Development24%

  • Strengthen Communities10%

  • Women Empowerment Programs4.9%

The breakdown of the program expenditures represents $661,792 and 80.6% of the total expenditures of 2020

SUMMARIZED STATEMENT OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURES

REVENUES

2020

2019

Institutional Donations

$ 385,896

$ 434,668

Donations and Sponsorships

201,173

217,046

Government and Other Grants

182,895

8,576

Investments and Other Income

3,519

2,054

Total Revenues

773,483

662,344

EXPENDITURES

 

Program Expenses

 

Emergency Relief

404,730

310,548

Education and Development

158,917

221,192

Strengthen Communities

65,994

29,376

Women Empowerment Programs

32,151

60,094

Program Support

 

Operating Support

124,549

153,623

Fundraising Expense

34,296

2,598

Total Revenues

820,637

777,431

DEFICIENCY OF REVENUES OVER EXPENDITURES for the year

(47,154)

(115,087)

NET ASSETS, beginning of year

1,700,026

1,815,113

NET ASSETS, end of year

1,652,872

1,700,026

Click here to see the 2020 Financial Statements