United Way of Peel Region

90 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Suite 408
Mississauga, ON L5B 3C3
President & CEO: Shelley White
Board Chair: John Russo

Website: www.unitedwaypeel.org
Charitable Reg. #: 10810 2807 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

Cents to The Cause

2013 2014 2015
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #39

Avg. Compensation $74,915

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 1
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 6
$40k - $80k 2
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2014

About United Way of Peel Region:

Founded in 1967, the United Way of Peel Region (UWPR) invests in initiatives and programs that tackle the underlying causes of Peel's most challenging social issues. The organization's investment policy focuses on creating opportunities for children, tackling health issues, strengthening communities, and working with those experiencing or at risk of falling into poverty.

In F2015, United Way of Peel Region made $7.2m in grants through its Community Priority Fund.  37% of these grants went towards children's programs, 52% went towards health and community programs, and 11% went towards poverty programs. The organization also made $194k in grants to various other strategic programs. The top 5 grantees for UWPR for F2015 were Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Peel ($521k or 7% of total grants), Family Services of Peel ($463k, 5%), Rapport Youth and Family Services ($392k, 5%) Catholic Family Services of Peel Dufferin ($371k, 5%) and Nexus Youth Services ($329k, 5%).

Financial Review:

Fundraising costs are 13% of donations and administrative costs are 10% of revenue. The organization has funding reserves of $8.2m, which cover 94% of annual program costs.


This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by UWPR. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated July 23, 2015 by Yash Ahuja.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 10.2%9.8%8.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 13.1%12.7%12.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 94.0%62.6%44.1%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 14,02414,03914,097
Other income 4797121,549
Total revenues 14,50314,75215,646
Program costs 1,2701,3571,379
Grants 7,4237,9477,509
Donor-designated donations 2,2632,5662,891
Administrative costs 1,4821,4431,372
Fundraising costs 1,8411,7861,737
Cash flow from operations 224(346)757
Funding reserves 8,1695,8203,918

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