The Cuso Promise
We know you care about your donation being used effectively. We care about that too. Your trust is important to us and we promise to maintain transparency, inspire confidence and meet and exceed standards in our work.
Cuso is accredited by Imagine Canada, a designation only given to charities that demonstrate excellence, credibility and leadership in fundraising, financial accountability and transparency, board governance, staff management and volunteer involvement. The Imagine Canada Trustmark is a symbol of our promise to you. A symbol you can trust.
How We Use Funds Effectively
For every dollar spent, 82 cents go directly towards projects that reduce poverty and inequality. This means more of what you give goes towards creating change.
More than that, every dollar you give to Cuso multiplies. We all have a role to play. You can help more people gain the skills they need to succeed, and your donation will be matched 6 times by Global Affairs Canada to have even greater impact. Last year that meant our programs benefited more than 650,000 people.
We put a lot of thought into tackling poverty and inequality and in achieving demonstrable impact. With the support of our donors, partners, staff and volunteers, our programs in 2021-2022 reached more than 650,000 women, youth and men. Download our Annual Reports to see our work in action.
Through efficient operations and careful use of the funds we receive, we ensure the majority of funds are spent on delivering life-changing programs and supporting our partners and the families they work with. Download our Financial Statements to see how we use funds effectively.
Code of Conduct and Safeguarding Policies of Cuso International
Cuso International is committed to ensuring the safety of its staff, volunteers and partners. Excerpts from our key safeguarding code of conduct and policies appear here. The following Policies and related Codes of Conduct are in place to ensure we adhere to this commitment:
- Code of Conduct for Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence
- Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Policy Statement and Framework
- Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct
- Prevention of Workplace Harassment and Discrimination Policy and Program
- Workplace Violence Prevention Policy and Program
- Whistle Blowing Policy
- Complaints Policy
For more information, you may request the extended versions of Cuso International Code of Conduct and Policies by contacting our Human Resources department at firstname.lastname@example.org
Since 2021/22, Cuso has developed several new partnerships and enhanced existing ones to advance our programs around the world. Our project funders include:
- CBM International
- Departamanto para la Prosperidad Social
- Education International
- European Union
- Global Affairs Canada
- Manitoba Council for International Cooperation
- Power Corporation of Canada
- United Nations
- High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
- World Food Program
- World Refugee and Migration Council
We are proud to be longstanding members of the International Association for Volunteer Effort, International Forum for Volunteering in Development, Canadian Council for International Cooperation, Ontario Council for International Cooperation, Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health, Devonshire Initiative, Manitoba Council of International Cooperation (MCIC), Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP) and AQOCI—the Quebec association for international cooperation.
We are proud of our new partnership with World Refugee & Migration Council (WRMC). WRMC is galvanizing the international community’s response to refugees through cooperation and responsibility sharing.