How We Do It

Project Delivery

CANFRO works closely with five local partner agencies that support us in delivering six projects focusing on Indigenous children and youth. Oaxacan staff, often supported by local and international volunteers, bring the highest standards of dedication and professionalism to the work of these partner agencies. CANFRO Project Managers plan and oversee the delivery of our projects, under the direction of the CANFRO Board of Directors.


CANFRO is governed by a small volunteer Canadian Board of Directors who each serve a 2-year renewable term. The Board is assisted by a number of volunteers who work on committees in Canada and in Oaxaca. Part of each Board member’s duty is to recruit and replace members, to encourage volunteers, and to work on committees where needed. An organizational chart can be found here.

Fiscal Year

August 1 – July 31


There are 3 regularly scheduled meetings each year with the option to call special meetings whenever needed. Board members participate in person or by Skype, thus allowing us to have participation from across Canada.

  • September – Annual Meeting held in Canada
  • February – regular meeting held in Oaxaca
  • June – regular meeting held in Canada



CANFRO operates in a highly professional and transparent manner, adhering to standard business practice at all times.

CANFRO maintains a bank account in Canada. Each of the Oaxaca organizations with which we work maintains a bank account for the exclusive use of CANFRO projects.

For recent Budgets for each of our six projects, refer to our Document Library section.


Administration Costs

As a volunteer organization, CANFRO commits to keeping its administration costs to a minimum. The Treasurer automatically deducts an administrative fee from all donations. This fee has remained at only 5% since 2014.



CANFRO is very grateful for the encouragement, advice and practical assistance provided by many generous individuals and organizations in Canada and Oaxaca (see Partners and Thank You sections of our website.)