580 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1C7
President & CEO: Michael Richardson
Board Chair: Paul Norris

Charitable Reg. #:11927 8513 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) 79 cents are available for programs.

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About United Way Winnipeg:

United Way Winnipeg is a 4-star charity. It is financially transparent and has reasonable overhead costs, but has a below-average results reporting grade of B .

Founded in 1965, United Way Winnipeg (UWW) grants funds to local charities to improve lives and build stronger communities in Winnipeg. 

UWW runs three main programs: All That Kids Can Be; From Poverty to Possibility; and Healthy People, Strong Communities. 

UWW funded 43 agencies as part of its All That Kids Can Be program. UWW reports that 20% of kids in Manitoba live in poverty. It funded 37 youth counseling and crisis intervention services. It also supported 33 out-of-school and summer programs. 

In F2022, UWW provided funding to 16 agencies as part of its From Poverty to Possibility program. According to UWW, 12% of people in Winnipeg live in poverty. The charity supported 33 life and employment skills services, 25 agencies helping homeless people, and 18 money management programs. 

UWW funded 59 agencies under its Healthy People, Strong Communities program. UWW reports that in 2020, drug overdose deaths in Winnipeg increased by 87%. The charity funded 88 counseling, wellness, and education services in F2022. It also supported 30 mental health and addiction services. 

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Results and Impact

United Way Winnipeg runs Huddle Youth Hubs with the Government of Manitoba. These are a space where youth can access medical care, mental health/addiction counseling, and other community services. In F2022, six new Huddle Youth Hubs opened. Since 2021, these hubs have prevented 166 kids from entering care. The hubs also reunited 41 children with their parents.

UWW, the Province of Manitoba, and The Winnipeg Foundation fund For Every Family. There are 24 For Every Family resource centres across Winnipeg that help families access basic needs and other community services. The centres provide free tax-filing services. Since 2018, UWW funding has helped more than 5,800 people file 7,300 tax returns. This has resulted in $30.8m in tax refunds and benefits returned to families. 

United Way Winnipeg works with Peg, a globally recognized institute for sustainable development, to track sustainable development goals (SDGs). Peg tracks key indicators of wellbeing in Winnipeg to help the community track its progress towards the SDGs. Data provided by Peg covers holistic data points for the entire community and does not explicitly touch on how United Way Winnipeg’s programs impact various indicators.

While Charity Intelligence highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of United Way Winnipeg’s results and impact. 

United Way Winnipeg is not yet rated for demonstrated impact per dollar spent (n/r).

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United Way Winnipeg received $28.0m in donations in F2023. It also received $8.5m in government funding (23% of total revenues). Fundraising costs are 18% of donations and administrative costs are 3% of revenues. Total overhead costs are 21%. For every dollar donated, 79 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. 

United Way Winnipeg has $48.3m in net reserve funds that can cover annual program and grant costs for one year and seven months.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to United Way Winnipeg for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated July 5, 2023 by Emily Downing.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 2.7%2.3%2.0%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 18.2%18.9%15.8%
Total overhead spending 20.9%21.2%17.8%
Program cost coverage (%) 159.8%182.2%160.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 28,01624,31427,493
Government funding 8,54710,39312,115
Investment income 2832,6795,973
Total revenues 36,84637,38645,581
Program costs 12,46811,08812,110
Grants 17,74117,34417,902
Donor-designated donations 1,6311,1651,338
Administrative costs 980806795
Fundraising costs 5,0984,5934,336
Other costs 234776
Total spending 38,15335,07436,487
Cash flow from operations (1,307)2,3129,095
Capital spending 1362964
Funding reserves 48,27651,79048,112

Note: At the time of publication, United Way Winnipeg’s F2023 T3010 filing with the CRA is not yet publicly available. As such, compensation figures represent F2022. To report on a cash basis, Ci adjusted for changes in deferred contributions, affecting donations and total revenues by $171k in F2023, ($2.7m) in F2021, and $213k in F2020.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 88

Avg. compensation: $78,986

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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Comments & Contact

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Charity Contact

Website: www.unitedwaywinnipeg.ca
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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001