Salvation Army

2 Overlea Boulevard
Toronto, ON M4H 1P4
Commissioner: Brian Peddle
Board Chair: Andrew B. Lennox

Charitable Reg. #: 10795 1618 RR0001
Sector: Social Services
Operating Charity

Charity Rating

[Charity Rating: 4/4]

Donor Accountability

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 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

Full-time staff #386

Avg. Compensation $50,005

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 1
$200k - $250k 1
$160k - $200k 5
$120k - $160k 3
$80k - $120k 0
$40k - $80k 0
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Salvation Army:

The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country.

Most of The Salvation Army’s operations in Canada are established as unincorporated entities of the Governing Council of The Salvation Army in Canada. Other corporations controlled by the Governing Council include The Salvation Army  Corporation of Bermuda.  The Salvation Army combines its Canadian operations with its Bermuda operations, supporting vulnerable people in 400 communities across Canada and Bermuda. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, providing shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction.

Over 1.85 million people were helped by The Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda last year. Its addictions, rehabilitation and shelter program provides 5,650 beds each night and served 3.2 million free meals last year.  The Salvation Army employs over 8,000 employees in Canada including 23 Salvation Army officers and lay-personnel serving outside of Canada. 

Financial Review:

Financial summary is based on the consolidated financial statements of  The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda, including  the operations of all 421 registered regional Salvation Army charities.

In F2015, the Salvation Army Canada spent 7% of revenues on  administrative costs, and 11% of donations on fundraising costs.  The Salvation Army Canada has funding reserves of $900m, including donor-endowed funds of $179m in F2015.  Total funding reserves can cover annual grants and programs for 2 years or 1.8 years if excluding donor-endowed funds.

Each unit of the Salvation Army Canada  is separately registered with the CRA and prepares an individual T3010.  Compensation and salary information pulled from T3010 only reflects the information of the  Governing Council of The Salvation Army in Canada.

Analysis updated by Ruoxi Gao in 2016, currently under review by  The Salvation Army. 

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 6.7%5.3%7.7%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 11.4%11.9%11.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 203.8%179.9%152.1%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 193,743185,277183,703
Government funding 222,958221,990213,596
Fees for service 76,24276,57879,324
Business activities (net) 11,85414,07413,768
Investment income 108,510118,42835,510
Other income 26,38328,61026,662
Total revenues 639,690644,957552,563
Program costs - International 6,1966,1785,224
Program costs - Canada 435,180426,263422,684
Administrative costs 35,63734,02533,402
Fundraising costs 22,17222,04921,916
Other costs 14,77813,48312,241
Cash flow from operations 125,727142,95957,096
Funding reserves 899,587778,060650,696
Note: Ci has reported Thrift Store operations as net of expenses in revenues; this resulted in reducing both total revenues and expenses by $126m in F2015, F$120m in F2014, and $114m in F2013.

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