Toronto, ON M4S 2C6
President & CEO: David Morley
Board Chair: Donald Fox
Charitable Reg. #: 12268 0572 RR0001
Grade: B+The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to the Cause
Full-time staff #61
Avg. Compensation $91,572
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About UNICEF Canada:
Founded in 1955 and based in Toronto, UNICEF Canada (UNC) raises funds for United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), a US-based international charity, and advocates for children’s rights in Canada. UNC is one of UNICEF’s 36 National Committees. UNICEF’s mission is to reach every child and ensure their well-being, regardless of their location. It aims to reach the poorest, most vulnerable children in the world’s most inaccessible places and provide life-saving essentials like vaccines and clean water. In 2017, UNICEF Canada provided $23.2m in support for UNICEF’s international programming, and spent $4.0m on programs in Canada.
UNICEF Canada‘s international funding supports UNICEF’s global emergency responses that help poor children in developing countries by providing nutrition programs, healthcare services, WASH programs, education programs, child protection programs, and HIV/AIDS programs. In its 2017 annual report, UNC states that it helped UNICEF respond to 337 humanitarian emergencies in 102 countries. UNICEF’s seven large-scale emergencies for the year were in Mexico, the Caribbean, Syrian Arab Republic, Iraq, Bangladesh in response to the Rohingya crisis, South Sudan, and Yemen. Through its emergency response activities, UNICEF improved sanitation for 22 million people, provided over 15.6 million children with micronutrient powder to prevent anemia and vitamin deficiencies, vaccinated 13.6 million children against measles, and provided education to 8.8 million children. UNICEF provided 2.8 million children with psychosocial support, including 122,719 Rohingya refugees.
UNC’s Canadian program spending goes toward advocating for child rights to governments and other law and policy makers.
Results and Impact: UNICEF treated 2.5 million children for malnutrition, including 206,993 children under five in South Sudan for severe malnutrition and 10,725 Rohingya refugees under five in Bangladesh for malnutrition. UNICEF helped three countries eradicate maternal and neonatal tetanus in 2017. Through its water programs, UNICEF helped 29.9 million people gain access to safe water.
UNICEF Canada is a Major 100 charity, meaning it is one of Canada’s 100 largest charities in terms of donations. The charity collected $30.3m in donations in 2017. Administrative costs are 7% of revenues and fundraising costs are 29% of donations. Per dollar donated to the charity, 64 cents go the cause, which falls just outside Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. In its financial statements, UNC reports that $2.0m in 2017 and $527k in 2015 was received from UNICEF for fundraising activities.
UNICEF Canada’s funding reserves of $13.3m can cover under 6 months of annual program costs and granting activities, indicating a funding need.
UNICEF Canada reports using external fundraisers as part of its fundraising activities. In its most recent 2016 T3010 CRA filing, the charity reports paying $2.0m to external fundraisers that collected $3.0m, producing a fundraising ratio of 66%. This percentage means that UNC paid $0.66 for every dollar raised by external fundraisers. As a result, donating directly to UNC is more cost effective.
This charity report is an update that has been sent to UNICEF Canada for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on August 3, 2018 by Joeyanne Cheung.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||7.2%||9.1%||6.8%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||28.6%||24.3%||24.3%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||49.2%||50.9%||31.8%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Business activities (net)||516||684||497|
|Cash flow from operations||303||108||131|