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Annual Report 2011

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 by David Barth Fiscal 2011 was another year of rebuilding for World Accord. In the fall, we hired Denise Wamsley. Her job is to handle everything with regards to events coordination. She will design and create events, find sponsors, recruit and train volunteers, get the media involved and then actually run the events. This is a lot to ask of any one person but Denise is a ball of energy and enthusiasm and is really connected with the local community here in Kitchener-Waterloo. She is charged with creating our first event to venture into our local community. We have been here for 25 years and most people have never heard of World Accord. As a part of our diversification plans that is about to change. Nelson has been busy in his first full year with us. The Canada Revenue Agency has been tightening up their rules and regulations for organizations that send money out of the country–organizations like World Accord. While we were updating our agreements with field partners, we made changes to the nature of those agreements to abide by the new rules. There was a tremendous amount of work creating these new agreements to be in compliance and in working with our Continued on pg. 2


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partners to implement these changes in a way that honours our philosophy and commitment to equality among partners. We even had a legal specialist in this field look over our agreements and had them professionally translated into Spanish for our Central American partners. In the end we learned that we were miles ahead of other NGO’s in Canada who were just becoming aware of the need for change. It is great to be ahead of the curve once again. Now with a full compliment of staff we intend to reach more people than ever and make it to more events. Invite us to your congregation or service club or other community event. Building community is central to our work and if you want help building yours, be sure to call and talk to us any time. We are your cause and we are here to answer your questions and concerns as you try–like we do–to make this world a better place for everyone. Thank you for your support. You and World Accord, together with our partners, will accomplish great things in 2012.

Programming Highlights India Partner: CORDI Women's Shelter Sources of Funding: World Accord Donors & World Hunger Fund 2011 programming included $33,000 in support of Gender & Development, Education, Community Building and Health initiatives.

Guatemala Partner: Women in Action (MeA) Sources of Funding: World Accord Donors & World Hunger Fund 2011 programming included $88,500 in support of Children's Rights, Community Building, Education, Environment, Micro Enterprise & Micro Credit and Sustainable Agriculture & Food Production initiatives.

Honduras Partners: Rural Reconstruction Program (PRR) and Project Global Village Sources of Funding: World Accord Donors & World Hunger Fund 2011 programming included $277,920 in support of Community Building, Education, Environment, Development Education, Micro Enterprise & Micro Credit, Sustainable Agriculture & Food Production initiatives as well as Construction Expeditions.

El Salvador Partner: ADCASMUS (formerly PERC) Sources of Funding: World Accord Donors & World Hunger Fund 2011 programming included $36,902 in support of Community Building, Education and Micro Enterprise & Micro Credit

Haiti Partner: FIDA/pcH Sources of Funding: World Accord Donors 2011 programming included $21,010 in support of community development, agricultural cooperatives development and training.

Nepal Partner: WPD - Nepal and SAP - Nepal Sources of Funding: World Accord Donors & World Hunger Fund 2011 programming included $25,664 in support of Community Building, Leadership Training and Micro Enterprise Development and Micro Loans

Sri Lanka Partner: SAP - Sri Lanka Sources of Funding: World Accord Donors, World Hunger Fund & SAP - Canada 2011 programming included $34,383 in support of Community Building, Leadership Training and Women’s Enterprise Development

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Financial Report Balance Sheet as at March 31, 2011 GENERAL FUND ASSETS Current: Cash Short term Investments Accounts receivable and prepaid expenses Prepaid Expenses

Office furniture and equipment Accumulated amortization Long Term Investments Unrestricted Investments Contingincy Reserve

TOTAL ASSETS LIABILITIES AND FUND BALANCE Accounts Payable Deferred Revenue General Fund Balance - unrestricted General Fund Balance - Capital Assets RESERVE FUND ASSETS Cash FUND BALANCE- Unrestricted

2010

2011

$207,607 $400,000 $3,121 $608 $611,336

$253,919 $331,136 $7,884 $0 $592,939

$48,323 $36,659 $11,664

$50,032 $40,415 $9,617

$11,565 $121,769 $133,334

$18,934 $121,769 $140,703

$756,334

$743,259

$41,632 $483,977 $97,292 $11,664 $634,565

$7,132 $489,896 $114,845 $9,617 $621,490

$121,769 $121,769

$121,769 $121,769

Statement of Revenues and Expenses - General Fund for the Year Ended March 31, 2010 REVENUES Donations Grants from charitable organizations Consortia Investment and other income EXPENSES Administration Fundraising Less Private core funding donations Core funding from organizations Operating Total Programming Project development Education Project costs Programming Total

5 Year 2010 2011 Average $434,547 $453,255 $388,533 $340,538 $16,019 $9,605 $23,454 $15,368 $862,553 $818,766 $1,011,485 $101,621 $90,101 $77,791 $83,191 $179,412 $173,292 ($17,202) ($11,898) ($40,745) ($41,490) $121,465 $119,904

$54,757

$129,829

$64,952

$63,994 $77,134 $609,047 $541,270 $727,798 $683,356 $849,263 $803,260

$867,486 $997,373

OPERATING EXCESS (Loss) FOR THE YEAR $13,290 $15,506 NET ASSETS - Opening $217,435 $230,725 NET ASSETS - Closing $230,725 $246,231 Five Year Average of net percentage Admin and Fundraising = $129,829/$997,373 = 13.0%

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Thank you! A special thanks goes to all our donors and volunteers. None of this work would be possible without your generous support.

Special Thanks to our Funders Community of Christ World Hunger Fund South Asia Partnership (SAP) - Canada Community of Christ Congregations First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto Board Of Directors Lew Shepherdson, President, ON Rosilyn Coulson, VP, BC David Brown, C of C James Poirier, Treasurer, ON Tiona Taylor, ON Douglas MacArthur, AB Steve Capling, Past President, BC 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, Incoming Executive Director Nelson Rosales, Program Officer Denise Wamsley - Special Events & Communications Ann Meinzinger, Office Administrator

World Accord 1C-185 Frobisher Dr. Waterloo, Ontario Canada N2V 2E6 Phone: 519.747.2215 Toll free: 1.800.525.3545 4

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World Accord - Annual Report 2011  

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