A long track record of careful stewardship

SeedChange, formerly USC Canada, is one of Canada’s oldest international charities. We have been helping donors and funders seed real change on the ground since 1945. 

Our longstanding partnership with Global Affairs Canada (GAC) makes Seeds of Survival programs possible in Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mali, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia.

In Canada, The W. Garfield Weston Foundation has been instrumental in funding The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security, undertaken with partners across the country.

Grants from other family foundations and charitable contributions from donors make the rest of our work possible.

How we fund our work

Delivering thoughtful projects that create real impact requires long-term investments from everyone involved, from donors to farmers. We strive to diversify our funding sources to provide our partners the stability they need to do good work.

27.4%

Support from the general public, including the USC Foundation

49.7%

Global Affairs Canada

22.9%

Other contributions, including investment income

Our commitment to donors

We are passionate about making sure your generosity translates into real, positive, long-term impact.

We are committed to managing our funds with transparency and accountability. We follow the ethical standards of the Canadian Council for International Cooperation and Imagine Canada, and are members of both organizations. We also meet all of the requirements and expectations for charities laid out by the Canada Revenue Agency.

For more information about our revenue and expenses, please refer to our audited financial statements.

Our Annual Reports

Annual Report 2018

Reclaiming the power of food, together

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Annual Report 2017

Standing strong together: see the difference you’ve made

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Annual Report 2016

You are growing global communities

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Annual Report 2015

Healthy local food for every community

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Audited Financial Statements

SeedChange (formerly USC Canada)
2018
2017
2016
2015

USC Canada Foundation
2018
2017
2016
2015

We would like to specifically acknowledge the crucial ongoing support of the following donors:

  • Global Affairs Canada
  • The International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  • The R. Howard Webster Foundation
  • The W. Garfield Weston Foundation
  • Our many generous individual donors, private foundations, and groups