117 Peter Street, Suite 212
Toronto, ON M5V 0M3
Executive Director: Jennifer Corriero
Board President: Ellen Ratchye-Foster

Charitable Reg. #:86668 6991 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

[Charity Rating: 4/5]



Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity’s website.



Grade based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.



The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.


Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 97 cents are available for programs.

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About TakingITGlobal:

TakingITGlobal is a 4-star charity. It is financially transparent, has an above-average results reporting grade of B+, and demonstrates a need for funding. However, it has low reported overhead costs that are outside of Ci's reasonable range.

Founded in 1999, TakingITGlobal (TIG) aims to engage and connect youth to create a more inclusive, peaceful, and sustainable world. TakingITGlobal considers people age 15 to 30 as youth. TIG runs three main programs: Facilitating Connected Learning; Supporting Youth Action & Social Innovation; and Fostering Creativity & Digital Skills. TIG reports that these programs were 57%, 33%, and 10% of total spending, respectively. 

TakingITGlobal’s Facilitating Connected Learning Program helps teachers provide interactive learning experiences. Under this program, Connected North brings these experiences to remote Indigenous communities. Teachers can access virtual learning experiences and other resources to help engage students. These include virtual field trips, virtual career fairs, cultural exchanges, and teacher learning. In F2022, TIG ran this program in 130 schools, including 16 schools that started using the program during the year. There were 6,560 Connected North Sessions in F2022. Connected North had 914 active teachers during the year. TIG also provides Digital Inclusion Grants that give laptops to Indigenous students. In F2022, it provided 1,584 laptops. 

In its Supporting Youth Action & Social Innovation program, TakingITGlobal supports youth through grants, fellowships, and digital learning opportunities. It aims to help youth create sustainable solutions for their communities. Through its Rising Youth grants, it has supported over 7,000 projects since 2018. In F2022, its Connected North Youth Leadership Fund gave 28 community project grants, 11 gathering grants, five travel grants, and one equipment loan. Under this program area, TIG supports Commit2Act. Commit2Act allows users to record the actions they take to help fight climate change. TakingITGlobal works to update this tracking system to estimate CO2 saved by these actions. In F2022, it developed 21,739 lines of code to improve the CO2 tracker. 

TakingITGlobal’s Fostering Creativity & Digital Skills program helps youth build digital skills and confidence to be creators. Its Create to Learn platform is a free online learning platform that teaches digital skills and traditional knowledge. Its online tools are created by First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists. In F2022, it had 353 Create to Learn skill development videos. Code to Learn helps students and teachers learn coding and robotics. 22,203 students participated in the program in F2022 as well as 1,660 teachers. 

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Results and Impact

In F2022, 83% of students who received Digital Inclusion Grants report that their ability to pursue post-secondary education has greatly improved. It reports that of 247 teachers surveyed about its Connected North Program, 95.1% of teachers agreed that the Connected North sessions help engage students and contribute to their attendance in class and motivation for learning.

TakingITGlobal reports that of 1,865 grantees who completed their projects and provided responses, 98% of youth feel that they have learned leadership skills. 97% feel that they developed meaningful experiences through their experience with Rising Youth grants.

TIG reports that after its CodeToLearn program, 59% of teachers are more confident to incorporate coding into their classroom.

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of TakingITGlobal’s results and impact.

TakingITGlobal is not yet rated for results and impact (n/r).

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TakingITGlobal received $2.7m in donations in F2022. It also received $8.9m in government funding, representing 70% of revenues. Reported fundraising costs are 2% of donations and reported administrative costs are 1% of revenues (less investment income). Total reported overhead spending is 3%. For each dollar donated, 97 cents go to the cause. This is outside of Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

Reserve funds of $6.0m can cover program and grant costs for six months at the F2022 level.

While TIG's T3010 filing with the CRA reports 40 full-time staff, it only lists eight employees in the top ten staff salary range.

This is a new charity profile that has been sent to TakingITGlobal for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 23, 2023 by Emily Downing.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending November
Administrative costs as % of revenues 1.2%1.7%1.3%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 1.9%2.2%3.2%
Total overhead spending 3.1%3.9%4.4%
Program cost coverage (%) 51.0%93.2%44.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 2,7332,5032,528
Goods in kind 7021,17631
Government funding 8,86610,8278,509
Fees for service 310251333
Investment income 6520987
Other income 000
Total revenues 12,67714,96711,489
Program costs - International 6262508
Program costs - Canada 11,5439,4458,080
Grants 12157111
Administrative costs 153255143
Fundraising costs 525581
Total spending 11,9329,8748,922
Cash flow from operations 7465,0932,567
Capital spending 2117462
Funding reserves 5,9778,9173,825

Note: Ci reported unrealized gain (loss) on investments as investment income, affecting total revenues by ($63k) in F2022, $26k in F2021, and $35k in F2020. Ci reported government funding from the T3010 filing with the CRA and backed out the amount from donations. To report on a cash basis, Ci adjusted for deferred revenues, affecting government and total revenues by $130k in F2022, $4.3m in F2021, and $1.7m in F2020. Ci excluded amortization of deferred capital contributions from revenues, affecting total revenues by ($74k) in F2022, ($142k) in F2021, and ($180k). Ci reported program, administrative, and fundraising expenses from the charity’s T3010 filing with the CRA. Ci reported gifts to qualified donees from the charity’s T1236 filing with the CRA and backed the amount out of program costs. To report on a cash basis, Ci backed out amortization pro-rata from program, administrative, and fundraising expenses.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 40

Avg. compensation: $57,538

Top 10 staff salary range:

$350k +
$300k - $350k
$250k - $300k
$200k - $250k
$160k - $200k
$120k - $160k
$80k - $120k
$40k - $80k
< $40k

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2022

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