World University Service of Canada

1404 Scott Street
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4M8
Executive Director: Chris Eaton
Board Chair: Dr. Amit Chakma

Charitable Reg. #: 11930 4848 RR0001
Sector: International Aid
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

Grade: B-

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 #81

Avg. Compensation $58,845

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 2
$80k - $120k 8
$40k - $80k 0
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2012

About World University Service of Canada:

Founded in 1957, WUSC works with and through its southern partners – government, civil society and the private sector – to strengthen education systems, expand employment opportunities, and foster an environment in which the full participation of young people can be realized. WUSC’s programs focus on education, health, gender equality, livelihoods, youth, refugees, and other special topics. Examples of programs include: promotion of youth entrepreneurship and employability through training and providing access to resources; promoting girls’ education by providing targeted support to girls and generating community support; and supporting people living with HIV and AIDS by providing training to organizations to strengthen their capacity to deliver quality service for HIV prevention, treatment and support; among others. Additionally, WUSC engages Canadian students by establishing student chapters at over 80 campuses, where students host fundraising and awareness events.

In 2012, WUSC engaged 1,230 volunteers to work with 120 partner organizations, which together benefitted 116,000 people through their programs. Additionally, WUSC worked with 848 student volunteers in Canada, who engaged and informed 100,700 Canadians on various issues.

Financial Review:

Fundraising costs are 12% of Canadian donations and administrative costs are 8% of revenue. The organization has funding reserves of $7.3m (including $66k of donor-endowed funds), which cover 28% of annual program costs. Donations include $14.3m from foreign sources in F2012, including $9.5m from the government of Botswana.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 8.3%8.6%8.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 11.9%13.4%6.8%
Program cost coverage (%) 28.2%21.2%18.5%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 15,28714,73914,344
Goods in kind 2,3242,8062,625
Government funding 12,71312,08512,271
Fees for service 706866
Investment income 241785
Other income 353314222
Total revenues 30,77130,02929,613
Program costs - International 10,5099,8188,987
Program costs - Canada 17,54217,56018,037
Administrative costs 2,3712,4582,355
Fundraising costs 11513894
Cash flow from operations 23455140
Funding reserves 7,2645,1984,511
Note: Ci removed share of earnings of CBO travel, reducing revenue by ($44k) in F2012, ($57k) in F2011, and ($15k) in F2010. Donated goods-in-kind represent the value of Canadian volunteers working overseas, based on the volunteer daily rate established by CIDA. The breakdown between Canadian and international program costs comes from the charity's T3010 filing. The analyst who prepared this profile has volunteered with this charity in the past.

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