OCLF’s fiscal year end is December 31st and financial statements are reviewed by Cremers & Elliott, Chartered Accountants of Calgary, Alberta. These are available upon request. Annual return information is also available from Canada Revenue Agency.
OCLF’s charitable registration number is 88 990 4264R0001.
All staff in Canada, including program director Kathy Knowles, are volunteers
2019 Expense Breakdown
5% Administration includes annual audit or audit review (depending on funds received), fundraising expenses, and grant levies.
12% Publishing excludes grant-funded books. Book sales offset this.
83% Operations covers general library programming, literacy classes, theatre outreach, books and library supplies, Ghana staff expenses* (government health care insurance premiums and transport allowances), and day-to-day maintenance and repairs.
*The majority of staff salaries are paid by local district assemblies and the Ghana Education Service.