World University Service of Canada
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4M8
Executive Director: Chris Eaton
Board Chair: Dr. Amit Chakma
Charitable Reg. #: 11930 4848 RR0001
Grade: B-The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Full-time staff #81
Avg. Compensation $58,845
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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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.
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 RatiosFiscal 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 StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Goods in kind||2,324||2,806||2,625|
|Fees for service||70||68||66|
|Program costs - International||10,509||9,818||8,987|
|Program costs - Canada||17,542||17,560||18,037|
|Cash flow from operations||234||55||140|