YWCA of Yellowknife

4904-54 Ave. Suite 104
Yellowknife, NT X1A 1H7
Executive Director: Lyda Fuller
Board President: Janet Toner

Website: www.ywcanwt.ca
Charitable Reg. #: 11930 7411 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Women
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

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 available only through official request for information from Canada Revenue Agency [Audited financial statement for most recent year]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to the Cause

2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #26

Avg. Compensation $69,733

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 9
$40k - $80k 1
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About YWCA of Yellowknife:

Established in 1966 as YWCA of Yellowknife, YWCA NWT changed its name in February 2017 to reflect its broader reach of services in northern Canadian communities. YWCA NWT has a mission to build communities where women, girls, and families feel safe and can reach their full potential. The Northwest Territories have the highest rates of police-reported family violence in Canada (2015)1. To address this issue, YWCA NWT offers programs in three categories: family violence, transitional housing, and youth. Programs include: an emergency shelter for families; a family violence shelter for women and their children; transitional and independent housing; after-school programs for boys and girls; and camps for girls.

YWCA NWT has two family violence shelters with a combined capacity of 20 beds. In F2016, 147 women and 100 children stayed in family violence shelters for less than 1 month. YWCA NWT also operates a crisis line 24/7. The line received 2,000 crisis calls in F2016 and assisted 90 women applying for protection orders – 42 of which were assessed as high risk.

The charity also has 2 transitional housing locations – Lynn’s Place and Rockhill. Lynn’s Place is an 18-suite building with 6 single-bedroom units, 10 two-bedroom units, and 2 three-bedroom units. Clients at Lynn’s place are charged affordable rent of $900-$1,750 per month depending on the size of the unit. Rockhill is a housing program designed for homeless families and is staffed with 2 family support workers that help clients with issues such as debt, addictions, and violence. Rockhill is a 33-unit apartment with bachelor, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units available. Most clients stay at Rockhill for a year. In F2016, after staying at Lynn’s Place and Rockhill, 31 families moved back to their home communities or into private local housing.

Youth programs include a reasonably-priced afterschool care for students 5-10 years old. In F2016, 276 children were in YWCA NWT’s afterschool program. Project Child Recovery is a program designed to help children who have experienced violence. Services are provided to build self-esteem, manage anger and explore what it means to have healthy relationships. In F2016, the program was run at 2 schools, with 6 boys in each program. GirlSpace is a free program for girls aged 9-17 designed to develop leadership skills, build self-esteem and encourage camaraderie among the girls in the program. The groups meet weekly during the school year and attend workshops during March break and summer holidays. In F2016, 3 groups were at capacity with waitlists. The groups have a maximum capacity of 10 girls per group based on age.

Financial Review:

YWCA NWT is a micro-cap charity with $243k in donations in F2016. The majority of funding for this charity’s operations comes from the government, accounting for $2.1m in revenue. Administrative costs were 6% of revenues and fundraising costs were 10% of donations. For every $1 donated, 84 cents went to the cause. This falls within Charity Intelligence’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

In F2016, YWCA NWT took on an additional $1.9m in mortgages from the year prior. Because of this debt, the charity has funding reserves of ($993k), of which $16k are donor-endowed.

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

Updated on July 7, 2017 by Juliana Badovinac.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 6.1%5.9%8.4%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 9.5%8.5%12.3%
Program cost coverage (%) (28.7%)30.1%21.7%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 243,209352,984244,903
Government funding 2,143,2711,812,0242,004,459
Fees for service 1,413,2791,200,5871,046,179
Total revenues 3,799,7593,365,5953,295,541
Program costs 3,462,1292,933,2882,846,965
Administrative costs 229,955198,799276,393
Fundraising costs 23,07229,81030,099
Cash flow from operations 84,603203,698142,084
Funding reserves (992,659)882,587617,148
Note: Ci did not include gains on capital asset disposal, affecting revenues by ($94k) in F2016. 1: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x/2017001/article/14698/02-eng.htm

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