Women's Centre of York Region

120 Harry Walker Parkway North
Newmarket, ON L3Y 7B2
Executive Director: Catherine Curtis
Board Chair: Judith Puttock

Website: www.wcyr.ca
Charitable Reg. #: 13485 9024 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Women
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

Grade: C+

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

95¢
75¢
avg
65¢
50¢
2015 2016 2017
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #4

Avg. Compensation $59,676

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 1
$40k - $80k 3
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2017

About Women's Centre of York Region:

Founded in 1977, Women’s Centre of York Region (WCYR) works to improve the lives of local women facing challenges such as mental illness, domestic violence, and low income or unemployment. WCYR reports that 82% of its clients have at least some post-secondary education and 40% are low income. Many of the women struggle emotionally and financially after having left abusive relationships. WCYR’s programs and services support over 900 women per year who are seeking positive changes in their lives.

Women’s Centre of York Region offers free one-on-one counselling for addressing emotional, social, or economic issues. Women can access the service twice a month for six months. The Transitional Support Counselling specifically supports women through the process of leaving an abusive relationship.

WCYR runs group programs where women develop skills to improve their lives. Women attend sessions once or twice a week for six to ten weeks. Enterprising Careers helps women in finding fulfilling, sustainable employment. Financial Empowerment teaches budget creation, repairing credit, managing debt, and increasing income. The Making Change program has three different modules that run throughout the year: Self-Empowerment, Effective Communication, and Healthy Boundaries. Childcare is offered for mothers involved in programs.

Financial Review:

Women’s Centre of York Region is categorized as a Micro charity, with donations of $247k in F2017. The charity received $562k in government funding, representing 69% of total revenues. Administrative costs are 11% of revenues. Fundraising costs are 16% of donations, an increase from 5% in F2016 due to higher fundraising costs. For every $1 donated, 73 cents go to the cause, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. WCYR has funding reserves of $57k which could cover program costs for less than a month. This indicates a need for funding.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Women’s Centre of York Region for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 29, 2018 by Madison Kerr.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
201720162015
Administrative costs as % of revenues 11.4%11.2%7.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 16.4%4.7%2.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 8.2%9.8%8.2%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
201720162015
Donations 247,360260,881281,458
Government funding 562,187553,305507,748
Total revenues 809,547814,186789,206
Program costs 690,246699,513797,574
Administrative costs 91,86391,09362,349
Fundraising costs 40,66412,1396,557
Cash flow from operations (13,226)11,441(77,274)
Funding reserves 56,53268,85065,712
Note: Ci has used program, administration, and fundraising costs reported on the T3010 filing. Amortization has been removed from program, administration, and fundraising costs on a pro-rata basis.

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