Weengushk Film Institute

662 Spring Bay Rd., PO Box 357
M'Chigeeng, ON P0P 1G0
President & Chair: Phyllis Ellis
Vice-President: Leland Bell

Website: www.weengushk.com
Charitable Reg. #: 86485 7487 RR0001
Sector: Arts & Culture
Operating Charity

Charity Rating

Not yet rated.

Donor Accountability

Grade: NR

Charity not yet rated on the public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements available only upon request

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to The Cause

2008 2009 2010
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #9

Avg. Compensation $24,496

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 0
$40k - $80k 7
< $40k 2
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2010

About Weengushk Film Institute:

Weengushk Film Institute (WFI) is an artist-focused, film and television training centre, dedicated to unlocking the creative potential of Aboriginal Youth and persons of diversity. While developing market leading skills and experiences to its participants, WFI creates a mentorship network between participants engaged in learning and senior media industry professionals. This approach fosters skills development through film and training and also creates access points to key decision makers from different areas of the industry.

WFI’s goal is to train, develop, guide and mentor young emerging artists; to develop their creative skills and attain a level of professionalism that promotes self-sustainability in a competitive market.  WFI offers instruction and hand-on training in short film, television, and feature film production, as well as the basics of film costs and budgeting, to youth between the ages of 16 and 29.

Financial Review:

Weengushk has more than doubled total revenues while almost tripling program costs between F2008 and F2010.  Administrative costs are 14% of revenues and minimal fundraising costs are 6% of donations and special events revenues.  Funding reserves have dropped significantly over the past 2 years to the point where they only cover 5% of annual program costs in F2010.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending October
Administrative costs as % of revenues 13.7%13.1%10.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 5.5%17.3%0.6%
Program cost coverage (%) 4.9%16.3%85.6%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 91,60529,72352,269
Goods in kind 03,65023,946
Government funding 282,998140,80998,446
Special events & other 31,4967,8381,364
Total revenues 406,099182,020176,025
Program costs 363,973220,869124,916
Administrative costs 55,74023,88419,150
Fundraising costs 6,8217,144498
Other costs 00400
Cash flow from operations (20,435)(69,877)31,061
Funding reserves 17,66936,047106,977

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