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Annual Report 2012

Our mission World Accord brings people together. Affirming the sacred worth and dignity of each person, we respond as partners to opportunities that nurture the basic well-being of all.

Our vision We have a vision of world accord – the flourishing of well-being for all where: 

basic human needs are met

every person has the opportunity to fulfill their potential

diverse people live peacefully in global community

care of earth and love of neighbour shape our life together

A message from the Executive Director Dear Friends, What a year it has been. World Accord took on its biggest ever public engagement event - our Sustainability Tour. We contacted many organizations and business in in the Kitchener Waterloo area about having them involved. They would go on a list and map and then during the "Tour" people would take the map and their Passport to Sustainability and collect stamps from the places they visited. World Accord coordinated it all and was involved in radio and TV interviews and talks at public events. The Passports were turned in at the World Accord office and put into a draw to win either a construction expedition to build a school in Honduras or have dinner with David Suzuki. That was the other part of the event. We arranged for David Suzuki to speak at a dinner for 100 people at a local restaurant that is working towards sustainability using locally grown food purchased directly from local farmers and producers (though they admit to having problems sourcing locally grown coffee and chocolate). It was a busy time and one may ask "So what?" Continued on pg. 2


Programming Highlights Continued from pg. 1

Well World Accord met many new people and forged new partnerships with local businesses and we introduced to them all the wonderful work and successes of our partner organizations - the reason we exist as an organization. The years ahead will determine how well we did. When we go to our local community for help for new events or just to ask them to sponsor or donate so we can do more for the people we are trying to help - then we will see. In the meantime you can "see" the amazing amount we were able to accomplish in one year by checking out the Video Annual Report at http:// worldaccord.org/about/annualreports/ This video was conceived and filmed by volunteers and also edited and produced by more volunteers. We hope you like it. We had an amazing year and look forward to cultivating communities that thrive in 2013. Thank you for helping us make it so.

El Salvador Partner: ADCASMUS Sources of Funding: World Accord Donors & World Hunger Fund 2012 programming included $37,578 in support of Community Building, Education and Micro-Enterprise & Micro-Credit

Guatemala Partner: Women in Action (Mujeres en Acción) Sources of Funding: World Accord Donors & World Hunger Fund 2012 programming included $83,000 in support of Community Building & Organizing, Micro-Enterprise & Micro-Credit, Sustainable Agriculture & Food Production initiatives and Environmental Protection.

Haiti Partner: Foundation for International Development Assistance/productive cooperatives HAITI Sources of Funding: World Hunger Fund 2012 programming included $25,000 in support of Agricultural Cooperative Development, Sustainable Agriculture Training & Credit, and Literacy Training.

India Partner: CORDI Women’s Shelter

Sincerely,

Sources of Funding: World Accord Donors

David Barth Executive Director

2012 programming included $18,600 in support of Gender & Development Education, Community Building & Health initiatives.

Honduras Partners: Rural Reconstruction Program and Project Global Village Sources of Funding: World Accord Donors & World Hunger Fund 2012 programming included $199,160 in support of Sustainable Agriculture, Community Development, Education, Environment, Micro-Enterprise & MicroCredit, Food Production initiatives and Construction Expeditions.

Nepal Partner: Women for Peace & Democracy - Nepal Sources of Funding: World Accord Donors & World Hunger Fund 2012 programming included $16,621 in support of Community Building, Food Production Training, and Micro-Enterprise Development & Micro-Loans

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Financial Report Balance Sheet as at March 31, 2012 GENERAL FUND ASSETS

Current: Cash Investments - Unrestricted Investments - Contingency Funds Accounts & HST Receivable Prepaid Expenses

Office furniture and equipment Accumulated amortization

LIABILITIES Accounts Payable Deferred Revenue

NET ASSETS Operating Assets Investing in property and equipment Contingency Reserve - internally restricted

2012

2011

276,321 175,759 150,000 14,930 815 617,825

253,919 321,839 150,000 7,884 0 733,642

50,032 43,300 6,732

50,032 40,415 9,617

624,557

743,259

7.147 379,899 387,046

7,137 489,896 497,028

80,779 6,732 150,000 237,511

86,614 9,617 150,000 246,231

624,557

743,259

Statement of Revenues and Expenses - General Fund for the Year Ended March 31, 2012

REVENUES Donations Grants from charitable organizations Consortia Investment and other income

2012 527,943 340,412 0 4,656 873,011

2011 453,255 340,538 9,605 15,368 818,766

100,016 160,337 206,353

90,101 83,191 173,292

Private core funding donations

(21,966)

(11,898)

Core funding from organizations Operating Total

(41,750) 142,637

(41,490) 119,904

Programming Project development Education Project costs Programming Total

66,664 137,584 534,846 739,094

64,952 77,134 541,270 683,356

Total Expenses

881,731

803,260

(8,720)

15,506

NET ASSETS - Opening

246,231

230,725

NET ASSETS - Closing

$237,511

$246,231

EXPENSES Administration Fundraising Less

OPERATING EXCESS (Loss) FOR THE YEAR

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Thank you! Special Thanks to our Funders Community of Christ World Hunger Fund Community of Christ Congregations First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto Board Of Directors Rosilyn Coulson, President, BC Mary Pearson, Treasurer Lew Shepherdson, Past President, ON Chad Dailey Sandy Jensen, NB Douglas MacArthur, AB James Poirier, C of C Tiona Taylor, ON Key Volunteers Al Wigood Ruth Rosner Darlene Kent Richard Kirsh Sandra Fielder Jens Schoenrank Steve Morrison Mary and Gord Burbidge Chad and Shannon Dailey

Staff David Barth, Executive Director Nelson Rosales, Program Officer Denise Wamsley, Special Events & Communications Ann Meinzinger, Office Administrator

A special thanks you to all of our donors and volunteers! World Accord 1C-185 Frobisher Dr. Waterloo, Ontario Canada N2V 2E6 Phone: 519.747.2215 Toll free: 1.800.525.3545 4

worldaccord.org waccord@worldaccord.org Registered Canadian Charity No. 11883 6030 RR0001

World Accord - 2012 Annual Report  

A look at World Accord's international development work with its local partners in Honduras, Nepal, El Salvador, Guatemala and Haiti.