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Kids Hope Ethiopia first began in Canada as Canadian Humanitarian Organization for International Relief (Canadian Humanitarian), which is a non-religious, non-political, registered Canadian Charity (#87302 9102 RR0001). We are dedicated to assisting disadvantaged children, their families and communities break free from the cycle of poverty.

Canadian Humanitarian Organization for International Relief was founded in 2003. Since this time the projects that Canadian Humanitarian supports have continued to grow as well as the number of children and families that are benefited.

In 2008 Canadian Humanitarian obtained charitable status in the U.S. under the name Kids Hope Ethiopia (EIN 26-3115367). In 2012, we obtained our Ethiopian charitable NGO licence. In 2014, we became licensed in Malawi and Uganda.
Our Vision: To see every child reach their full potential through innovative, sustainable community development models that empower local initiatives.

Our Mission: To break the cycle of poverty by providing orphaned and vulnerable children and their families with access to health care, education, vocational training, and the basic necessities of life such as nutrition and shelter.

Our Philosophy: Kids Hope Ethiopia believes in local solutions to local struggles. This leads us to partner with local individuals and local organizations overseas to create opportunity for individuals, families and communities. Adopting a community based development approach, we provide tools to community members enabling them to get themselves out of poverty.

Our Model: Kids Hope Ethiopia has developed a model for our Education Support Centers that addresses every area of need for each child, providing all the tools, support and opportunities for them to reach their full potential. Learn about our model.
Our Staff
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Lyndon Grunewald, Executive Director

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Deb Northcott, Expedition Coordinator, full- time volunteer, Founder

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Carol Pierson, Financial Officer

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Rachel Northcott, Child Sponsorship Coordinator


Bobbi-Jo Grunewald, Photographer,  part- time volunteer

Sharon Werner, part- time volunteer

Board Members
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Dr. Richard Northcott, Board Chair, Founder

Dr. Ted Cowtan, Vice Chair
Dr. Justin Steed
Paul Morrell
Shirley Lewis








Eden Angel Investment Corporation
Audited Financial Statements

*Note: attached Audited Financial Statements for Kids Hope Ethiopia are included together with Canadian Humanitarian’s statements

2014.pdf (5.85MB)
2013.pdf (4.86 MB)
2012.pdf (1.1 MB)
2011.pdf (238 KB)
2010.pdf (3.2 MB)
2009.pdf (988 KB)
2008.pdf (93 KB)
2007.pdf (270 KB)
2006.pdf (270 KB)
2005.pdf (268 KB)
Click on the links below to check out some great stuff we doing here in North America and in Ethiopia with Kids Hope and Canadian Humanitarian.

48 Minute Documentary  
7 Minute Intro/Overview 
2015 Color Run ShawTV Interview
2014 Andrew Allen Expedition Contest
ACGC 2010 – Change Your World Youth Leadership Tour Documentary