580 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1C7
President & CEO: Connie Walker
Board Chair: Isha Khan

Charitable Reg. #:11927 8513 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 5/5]



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) 82 cents are available for programs.

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About United Way Winnipeg:

United Way of Winnipeg is a top-rated 5-star charity. Like most United Ways, it has a high results reporting grade, meaning it does a great job reporting information on its grants and their results. 

Founded in 1965, United Way Winnipeg (UWW) grants funds to local charities to improve lives and build a stronger community in Winnipeg. The charity reports that one in four children in Winnipeg lives in poverty, and in Winnipeg’s poorest neighbourhoods, up to 40% of students are not graduating from high school.

In F2021, UWW granted $17.9m to 103 non-profit organizations plus an additional $1.3m in donor-designated grants. UWW’s three granting programs are: All That Kids Can Be, Poverty to Possibility, and Healthy People, Strong Communities. According to the charity, programs funded under the All That Kids Can Be program affected the lives of more than 86,468 youth at 36 partner agencies in F2021. Programs funded include 12 counselling and crisis intervention programs and 28 leadership and mentoring programs.

According to UWW, 50% of people have said that low income is a barrier to finding housing. In F2021, UWW’s Poverty to Possibility program funded a total of 22 agencies, 13 life and employment skills/social enterprise programs, and 12 asset building, money management and financial inclusion programs. The charity reports that these programs affected the lives of 35,043 Winnipeg residents in F2021.

UWW reports that more families are struggling both socially and economically. These families rely on services such as family resource centres to provide them with necessities so they can focus on long-term success. In F2021, UWW’s Healthy People, Strong Communities program funded 49 community development programs, 29 life-skills and access-to-resources programs, and 62 counselling, wellness and education programs. The charity reports that these programs helped more than 225,492 people in F2021. In F2021, UWW helped the community file 3,101 tax returns with over $11.7m in refunds and benefits.

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Results and Impact

UWWIN 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.

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In F2021, United Way Winnipeg received $27.3m in donations and $12.1m in government funding. Administrative costs are 2% of revenues and fundraising costs are 16% of donations. For every dollar donated, 82 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

UWW reports it has a unique funding agreement with the province. Provincial funding of $4.4m offsets UWW's fundraising and administrative costs of $4.3m. Charity Intelligence's analysis takes a holistic approach.

United Way Winnipeg’s total funding reserves of $48.1m can cover 1.6 years of annual program costs.

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

Updated on June 3, 2022 by Lin Zhu. Following management comments, edits made on November 16, 2020 by Kate Bahen.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 2.0%2.6%2.5%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 15.9%17.5%17.0%
Total overhead spending 17.9%20.1%19.5%
Program cost coverage (%) 160.3%153.4%161.9%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 27,28127,85528,387
Government funding 12,1154,4874,487
Fees for service 02021
Investment income 5,973(594)1,452
Total revenues 45,36831,76934,347
Program costs 12,1104,0843,716
Grants 17,90220,27819,531
Donor-designated donations 1,3381,0711,047
Administrative costs 795824836
Fundraising costs 4,3364,8844,812
Other costs 6067
Total spending 36,48731,14230,010
Cash flow from operations 8,8826274,337
Capital spending 64101163
Funding reserves 48,11237,37237,634

Note: Ci excluded recoveries from prior campaigns from revenues. Ci recognized endowment donations in the revenues section. Ci reported the For Every Family Initiative under granting expenditures.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 84

Avg. compensation: $74,072

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 F2021

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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