United Way of the Alberta Capital Region

15132 Stony Plain Road
Edmonton, AB T5P 3Y3
President & CEO: Anne Smith
Board Chair: Mona Hale

Website: www.myunitedway.ca
Charitable Reg. #: 11926 0487 RR0001
Sector: Fundraising Organization
Public Foundation

Charity Rating

[Charity Rating: 4/4]

Donor Accountability

Grade: A

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

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity's website [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #72

Avg. Compensation $77,187

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 1
$160k - $200k 2
$120k - $160k 6
$80k - $120k 1
$40k - $80k 0
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About United Way of the Alberta Capital Region:

Founded in 1941, United Way of the Alberta Capital Region (UWACR) gathers resources to fight poverty in Alberta. It tackles social issues in education, income and wellness. UWACR supports programs and services that address community needs and improve the lives of the poor. In F2015, it reported helping 243,024 unique participants through funded programs in Edmonton and the surrounding regions. Out of these participants, 9,977 (4%) were aboriginal and 5,922 (2%) were immigrants or refugees.

Like other United Way organizations across Canada, it has three pillars of funding: education (45%), poverty (18%) and community wellness (37%). Across these 3 pillars they have funded 92 programs and partnerships. The top 10 grantees receive 45% of total grant allocations. The top five organizations receiving grants from United Way of the Alberta Capital Region are Partners for Kids ($1.4m), Family Centre of North Alberta ($830k), Boys and Girls Club of Edmonton ($583k), Canadian Mental Health Association ($524k) and the Canadian Red Cross ($405k).

Through United Way funded programs, it reports that 92% of children and youth have demonstrated age/developmentally-appropriate skills in areas such as motor skills and problem solving. It also reports that 100% of participants accessed nutritious food for themselves and/or their children. Lastly, it reports that 86% of participants report an increased capacity to solve day-to-day problems and challenges.

In 2014, United Way of the Alberta Capital Region identified 12 desired results for its programs and has 5 main goals. These goals aim to attack the causes of poverty, support children from an early age, teach people better financial management skills, advocate for better mental health services and more employment opportunities. They aim to help 22,000 individuals over three years through programs targeting these needs.

Financial Review:

United Way of the Alberta Capital Region is one of Canada’s Major 100 charities. It collected donations of $25.7m in F2016. Administrative costs are 7% of revenues while fundraising costs are 12% of donations. For every dollar donated, 81 cents goes to the cause, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. United Way of the Alberta Capital Region has funding reserves of $13.8m that can cover just under 9 months of program costs.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by United Way of the Alberta Capital Region. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 15, 2017 by Josh Lam.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
201620152014
Administrative costs as % of revenues 7.1%7.7%7.7%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 11.7%11.1%11.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 73.8%61.6%50.9%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
201620152014
Donations 25,66924,53324,007
Fees for service 14112096
Investment income 729785
Other income 242725
Total revenues 25,90524,77824,213
Program costs 3,8293,6333,794
Grants 14,91714,65915,286
Administrative costs 1,8321,9021,862
Fundraising costs 3,0132,7302,705
Cash flow from operations 2,3131,854565
Funding reserves 13,83411,2589,716

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