Watoto Canada

P.O. BOX 98
Victoria, BC V8W 2M1
Executive Director: Don Winsor
Board Chair: Rev. Gary Skinner

Website: www.watoto.com
Charitable Reg. #: 86395 3618 RR0001
Sector: International Aid
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

Grade: C

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

Full-time staff #10

Avg. Compensation $65,428

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 3
< $40k 6
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2013

About Watoto Canada:

Founded in 1994, Watoto Canada (Watoto) supports disadvantaged children and adults in Africa to help them regain control of their lives and to realise their potential. Watoto currently has projects 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.

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’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 has helped 3,000 women, and their 15,000 children.

Watoto Canada reports that it cares for almost 3,000 children. It also reports that 159 children have completed a Watoto program, becoming productive members of their communities.  

Financial Review:

Watoto Canada is a large charity, with donations of $5.5m in F2013. Its administrative costs are 20% of revenues and its reported fundraising costs of $18k are only 0.3% of its $5.5m in donations. For every $1 donated to the charity, 80 cents is put towards its programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. The charity’s funding reserves of $468k result in a program cost coverage ratio of 10%. This means that the charity can fund 1 month of its annual programs using its existing reserves.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Watoto Canada. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 3, 2016 by Lynn Tay.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 19.8%17.3%19.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 0.3%0.5%0.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 10.5%10.7%15.4%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 5,5085,3225,029
Business activities (net) 159204179
Investment income 421
Total revenues 5,6725,5285,209
Program costs - International 4,4784,5584,218
Program costs - Canada 000
Administrative costs 1,1199581,001
Fundraising costs 182914
Other costs 12889101
Cash flow from operations (72)(106)(125)
Funding reserves 468486648
Note: The charity reports that its 2011 financial statements are unaudited. The charity restated its F2012 numbers in its F2013 audited financial statements. Ci has used the F2012 numbers reported in the charity’s F2013 audited financial statements, and the F2011 numbers reported in the charity’s F2012 audited financial statements. Ci has adjusted product cost of sales affecting revenues by ($83k) in F2013, by ($55k) in F2012, and by ($72k) in F2011. Ci has adjusted amortization and product cost of sales affecting expenses by ($141k) in F2013, by ($121k) in F2012, and by ($120k) in F2011.

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