Financial Post’s Charities of the Year 2015

The Financial Post has selected 25 charities from a shortlist of organizations that met basic benchmarks for spending on overhead and fundraising, with the bulk of their spending going to charitable work – not executive salaries and fancy parties. Most importantly, they all did a great job providing donors with evidence their donations are having an impact.

Help Lesotho made the list! Read more about the methodology here


The UpBeat: Ottawa charity honoured

As the founder and executive director of the NGO Help Lesotho, Peg Herbert has learned to expect the unexpected. Whether she is overseeing the construction of a set of stairs in an African village that has never seen a two-storey building (the notion of gradual slope needed some work!), delivering a workshop for orphaned teenage mothers who grew up without mother-models of their own, or envisioning the future of the Ottawa-based organization, she knows how to be flexible and be ready for anything.

In mid-December 2015, Herbert awoke to some unexpected news. Help Lesotho — the organization that started out in her basement and has since grown to a $1.6-million annual budget — was named as a top-25 charity in Canada by the Financial Post.

Read more here.