Wounded Warriors Canada
Whitby, ON L1N 4P8
Executive Director: Scott Maxwell
Board Chair: Richard Martin
Charitable Reg. #: 82808 2727 RR0001
Grade: D+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 #3
Avg. Compensation $75,344
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Wounded Warriors Canada:
Wounded Warriors Canada, started in 2007, runs 11 different programs for veterans. Many of these programs are, in fact, grants from Wounded Warriors to separate registered Canadian charities. The amounts of these grants are not disclosed in Wounded Warriors annual report nor in its annual filings with the Charities Directorate under gifts to qualified donees. Charity Intelligence hopes Wounded Warriors’ auditor corrects this deficiency in its 2017 filings that may be available by November 2017.
Without this information, Charity Intelligence cannot tell donors how Wounded Warriors spends donations on programs. Adding up the pictures of big cheques revolving on Wounded Warriors website, it looks as if $160,000 went to COPE (Couples PTSD Therapy) in 2015, with $300,000 granted in 2016. In addition, Wounded Warriors funds TEMA.ca PTSD programs for military, veterans, and first responders, PTSD service dogs through 4 different dog service charities, helping veterans in homelessness and crisis through VETS Canada, veteran entrepreneurship programs through Prince Charles’ Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur, and $40,000 in scholarships to 8 children of serving or retired military suffering from PTSD or Operational Stress Injuries ($5,000 to each recipient). To better address “the insufficient program support provided to family members of Canadian Armed Forces and Veterans”, Wounded Warriors Canada holds 2 annual events for veterans and their families for group camaraderie, information sharing and family healing.
Donors please note, Wounded Warriors Canada is NOT related to the US charity, Wounded Warrior Project, that has been the object of so much media attention since 2012.
Wounded Warriors reports tax-receipted donations of $2.4m in 2015, an 11% increase from 2014. These may include funds from the sale of products on the Wounded Warriors website. Program costs, that likely include grants to other registered charities, are reported at $1.6m in 2015, a 23% drop from $2.1m program spending reported in 2014. Administrative costs are reported at 23% of revenues. No fundraising costs are reported. Adding in Wounded Warriors 2015 surplus of $261k (11% of revenues), Charity Intelligence calculates that for every dollar donated, 66 cents went to the cause, which falls within Charity Intelligence’s reasonable range. Wounded Warriors has funding reserves of $1.3m that cover 83% of its annual program costs, showing a need for donations.
Rating and review by Kate Bahen, January 20, 2017.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||22.7%||21.2%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||0.0%||0.0%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||82.8%||52.3%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Cash flow from operations||260,672||(363,097)|