Our donors come from a wide variety of places and interests in our ministry work. Some of our donors are specifically focused on a single program area such as Angel Tree, while others are more broadly interested in the complexity of the issues we address. Our donors are the lifeblood of the organization and we seek to have them participate and engage in the ministry to whatever capacity they are able.
1. Charitable Status
Prison Fellowship Canada is a member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities and is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency, complying with annual federal reporting regulations. Our charitable number is 13105 6848 RR0001.
2. Confidential Donor Information
All of our donor information is kept in strict confidence and is only accessible to our Executive Director, our bookkeeper and the Finance Committee. This information is not sold or made available except when required by law.
3. Annual Audit
All financial statements of Prison Fellowship Canada are independently audited on an annual basis to ensure proper transparency and integrity. These audits and statements are conducted and prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS). Audited financial statements can be requested through our national office.
4. Budget and Expense Authorization
Every year, national and regional staff are required to prepare and present operational budgets for review and approval by the Executive Director and Finance Committee of Prison Fellowship Canada. Monthly financial statements are monitored by the Executive Director and reported to the Board on a regular basis in order to ensure that spending and cash flow reflects the operational budget.