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Little Warriors

#328-11808 St. Albert Trail
Edmonton, AB T5L 4G4
Executive Director: Laurie Szymanski
Board Chair: Glori Meldrum

Charitable Reg. #: 84568 3168 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Youth
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

2013 2014 2015
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #23

Avg. Compensation $31,854

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 9
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Little Warriors:

Founded in 2005 in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Little Warriors (LW) is an organization that educates adults about how to recognize, prevent and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Little Warriors estimates that 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys will experience sexual abuse, 95% of those children will know their perpetrator, and 95% of cases will go unreported.

In 2014, Little Warriors opened the Be Brave Ranch, a safe and secure place of treatment and healing for children who have been victims of sexual abuse, as well as their families. It is the only long-term treatment facility devoted to the treatment of victims of child sexual abuse in Canada. 50 people are treated at Be Brave Ranch every year, and Little Warriors estimates that the cost per child to attend the ranch for one year is $25,000. After treatment at Be Brave Ranch, Little Warriors found 44 percentage point drop of participants meeting the criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Little Warriors also hosts workshops and classes for its sexual abuse prevention program “Prevent It!”, which has Category A accreditation from the Alberta College of Social Workers, as well as accreditation from the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. In F2016, 3,405 adults were trained in these programs, and since 2005, Little Warriors has educated over 11,000 adults. After participating in “Prevent It!”, Little Warriors found a 35 percentage point increase in the number of participants who actively look for signs of childhood sexual abuse.

Financial Review:

Little Warriors is a medium-sized charity with donations of $2m in F2015. Its administrative costs are 15% of revenues, and its fundraising costs are 10% of donations. For every dollar donated, 75 cents go towards Little Warriors’ programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. Little Warriors has funding reserves of $1.7m, resulting in a program cost coverage ratio of 112%. This means that the charity can cover just over 1.1 years of its annual program costs using its existing reserves.

In F2014, Little Warriors made an unusually large capital expenditure of $4.3m, most of which was related to the construction of Be Brave Ranch.

This report is an update and is currently under review by Little Warriors. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated June 19, 2017 by Kevin Silberberg.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending September
Administrative costs as % of revenues 14.8%18.6%12.3%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 9.7%22.9%38.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 111.6%171.9%746.5%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,969,2751,516,340837,816
Government funding 017,00031,662
Fees for service 17,77740,17265,498
Business activities (net) 59,54000
Investment income 10,41611,9702,457
Other income 289,979268,720169,051
Total revenues 2,346,9871,854,2021,106,484
Program costs 1,566,430939,584551,185
Administrative costs 346,694342,144135,482
Fundraising costs 191,168347,630320,953
Cash flow from operations 242,695224,84498,864
Funding reserves 1,747,7361,615,4694,114,633
Note: Note: Ci has removed amortization of deferred contributions related to PPE and gain on disposal of capital assets from revenue, affecting revenues by ($121k) in F2015, and by ($65k) in F2014. Ci has also removed loss from disposal of property from expenses, affecting expenses by ($1.4k) in F2014

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