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Governance

CW4WAfghan is a federally registered charity (Canada Revenue Agency #887718203RR0001). CW4WAfghan is also registered with Industry Canada as a non-profit corporation under number 415380-4 and is licensed to operate under the Alberta Government Charities Act (#309874). CW4WAfghan is registered as an international non-profit organization with the Ministry of Economy (MoEc) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan under #343. Reports are provided each six months to the MoEc on all funds disbursed to projects in Afghanistan.

Originally founded in 1998, CW4WAfghan was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in May 2003 and as a registered charity in February 2009. CW4WAfghan is governed by an elected Board of Directors comprised of not less than three persons elected to fill the Officer positions, and no more than six additional persons, being Directors at large, as per the organization’s CRA approved by-laws. The officers of CW4WAfghan are the National President, the National Vice President, the National Secretary and the National Treasurer. Directors and officers are nominated and elected at the annual general meetings by voting members.

Finances

CW4WAfghan’s budgeting allows for sufficient funds to be available each year to sustain our long-term commitments with our project partners. Accordingly, we have held an investment of a minimum of $250,000 as reserve funds to sustain our projects for a 12-month period beyond the current fiscal year. 

Policies

CW4WAfghan has a comprehensive system of policies and procedures in place that guide our organization’s program implementation, performance measurement, financial accountability and human resource management, among others. CW4WAfghan maintains our legal status with the Afghan government as well as being a registered charity in good standing with Canada Revenue Agency. Our Canadian records are audited annually in Canada, as well all reports and legal requirements adhered to, as set out by the regulations of the Canada Revenue Agency that govern charities. Together, our policies aim to ensure:

  • Review and approval processes for projects, such as assessing proposals and competitive RFPs, budgets, required narrative and financial reporting.
  • Site visits to ensure operations are in keeping with reports from the field.
  • A performance measurement system that routinely collects relevant data from funded services.
  • Application of policies, guidelines for projects implemented by partners.
  • Enforcement of a procurement of goods and services policy.
  • Use of binding contracts.
  • Implementation of travel directive policy.
  • Application of a zero-tolerance anti-corruption policy.

Below we summarize our key policies.