Burlington, ON L7N 3M6
Country Director: Lorne Hamlyn
Chairperson: Rev. Gary Skinner
Charitable Reg. #: 86395 3618 RR0001
Grade: C-The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to the Cause
Full-time staff #7
Avg. Compensation $54,070
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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|$120k - $160k||0|
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About Watoto Canada:
Founded in 1994, Watoto Canada (Watoto) supports disadvantaged children and adults in Uganda by helping them regain control of their lives and to realize their potential. Watoto is a ministry of Watoto Church – a Pentecostal church – and the charity passes on the message of Jesus Christ and His salvation to the children it serves. Watoto currently works in Kampala and Gulu, Uganda, and Juba, South Sudan. The Watoto Model provides holistic care, including physical care, medical intervention including HIV/AIDS treatment, formal and vocational education, counselling, and moral and spiritual discipleship. The charity’s five major programs are Watoto Villages, Living Hope, Baby Watoto, Neighbourhoods, and Sustainability & Development.
Watoto Villages are set up in clusters of nine houses, offering residents basic necessities. Watoto’s Baby Watoto program cares for abandoned babies and toddlers aged 0 to 2. When they are older and physically well, the babies move to a Watoto village, or are reunited with relatives. Watoto reports that as of June 2014, it saved over 1,000 babies. Watoto’s Living Hope program teaches women income-generating activities to allow them to become productive members of the community. Watoto reports that, since 2008, Living Hope helped restore dignity in 3,000 women, and their 15,000 children now have a better chance at life.
Watoto Canada reports that it cares for almost 3,000 children. It also reports that 159 children completed a Watoto program to become productive members of their communities.
Watoto Canada is a big-cap charity with total donations of $5.9m in F2015. Administrative costs are 12% of revenues and fundraising costs are less than 1% of donations. The charity reported $10 in F2015 fundraising costs in both its audited financial statements and T3010 CRA filing. Per dollar donated to the charity, $0.88 goes toward its programs, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Watoto’s funding reserves of $1.1m can cover only 21% of annual program costs, indicating a funding need.
This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Watoto Canada. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on August 3, 2017 by Katie Khodawandi.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||12.4%||14.9%||19.8%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||0.0%||0.0%||0.3%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||21.2%||15.4%||10.5%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Business activities (net)||222||192||159|
|Program costs - International||4,963||4,882||4,478|
|Program costs - Canada||0||0||0|
|Cash flow from operations||414||186||(72)|