Watch Tower and Tract Society of Canada
Georgetown, ON L7G 4S4
President: Kenneth Little
Secretary: Andre Ramseyer
Charitable Reg. #: 11928 8918 RR0001
Grade: D+The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
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Avg. Compensation $0
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About Watch Tower and Tract Society of Canada:
Founded in 1967, the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Canada works with the Order of Special Full-Time Servants of Jehovah's Witnesses to promote Bible education. The Society conducts special training schools for those who take the lead in the preaching activity of Jehovah's Witnesses.
The Society granted money to 72 qualified donees in Canada and spent $60m in F2015 to support charitable programs in other countries to further the worldwide Bible educational work of Jehovah's Witnesses. The Society also works with the Order of Special Full-Time Servants in constructing and renovating places of worship known as Kingdom Halls.
During F2015, the Society sponsored 53 annual conventions in 24 locations within Canada to promote Bible education. It also printed 159 million copies of the semi-monthly Bible journal ‘The Watchtower’, 124 million copies of ‘Awake!’ (companion to The Watchtower), 17 million Bible-based brochures, and 386 milliom Bible-based tracts. These literature items were distributed to the public and to congregation members throughout Canada, the United States, the Caribbean and Guyana. The charity reported that it did not have any paid employees in F2015.
Watch Tower and Tract Society of Canada is a Major 100 charity with $79.7m in donations in F2015. Its administrative costs are 3% of revenues, and the charity does not report any fundraising costs. For every dollar donated, 97 cents go towards the charities programs, falling outside of Ci’s reasonable range. Before its $27m in bank loans, the charity has $19.8m in gross funding reserves, resulting in a net program cost coverage ratio of -8%. The financial statements provided by the CRA for the Society had no auditor listed and contained no accompanying notes.
This charity report is an update and is currently being reviewed by the charity. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated June 20, 2017 by Kevin Silberberg.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending August
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||3.4%||8.5%||11.7%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||(7.9%)||(3.2%)||107.3%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Program costs - International||60,118||66,054||35,504|
|Program costs - Canada||27,246||11,936||21,606|
|Cash flow from operations||(10,695)||(56,866)||(16,177)|