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120, 9440-202 St.
Langley, BC V1M 4A6
President: Mike O'Leary
Board Chair: Gordon Wiebe

Charitable Reg. #: 11930 6918 RR0001
Sector: Religion
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: D+

The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Most recent audited financial statements available on the charity's website [Audited financial statement for most recent year]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to the Cause

2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Impact Rating: Low

Full-time staff #87

Avg. Compensation $60,665

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 1
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 9
$40k - $80k 0
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Young Life of Canada:

Founded in 1954, Young Life of Canada’s mission is “to care for Canadian teenagers and earn the right to share God’s great love” and they do this by creating “meaningful, mentoring relationships between leaders and teens and creating spaces where teens are listened to, and where questions of life and faith can be discussed.”

Young Life of Canada has five major programs: Contact Work, Club, Camp, Skatelife, and Capernaum. Contact Work has leaders who spend time with teens at schools, sporting events, malls, coffee shops, and skate parks. Club consist of regular meetings hosted by volunteer leaders and staff to talk about their lives and the Christian faith. Camp provides an opportunity for teens in the west coast to attend the RockRidge Canyon resort camp near Princeton, BC, and for teens in Ontario to attend the Saranac Village camp in New York to build friendship and a sense of significance. Skatelife has staff who immerse themselves in the “skate scene” and build relationships with the teens there. And finally, Capernaum is a program for young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to develop friendships and build self-esteem through meetings, camps, and other activities.

Financial Review:

Charity Intelligence has consolidated the financial statements of Young Life of Canada and Young Life of Canada Foundation.

Young Life of Canada is a big-cap charity with F2016 donations of $11.3m. From cost allocations reported on Young Life of Canada’s CRA T3010 filing, its administrative costs are 7% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 3% of donations. For every dollar donated, 90 cents go towards Young Life of Canada’s programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. The charity has $287k in gross funding reserves and $2.2m in interest-bearing debt, resulting in a negative program cost coverage ratio.

This charity profile is an update currently under review by Young Life of Canada. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated July 21, 2017 by Kevin Silberberg.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending September
Administrative costs as % of revenues 6.6%8.7%7.6%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 3.2%3.4%4.2%
Program cost coverage (%) (22.3%)(20.8%)(17.8%)

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 11,3497,7947,428
Government funding 8212896
Fees for service 1,3881,4521,530
Business activities (net) 9831,343988
Investment income 19119
Other income 324381345
Total revenues 14,14511,10010,405
Program costs 8,4958,6658,738
Grants 237
Administrative costs 929963789
Fundraising costs 365266312
Cash flow from operations 4,3541,202558
Funding reserves (1,897)(1,802)(1,555)
Note: Ci reported merchandise sales net of expenses, affecting revenues and expenses by ($83k) in F2016, ($115k) in F2015, and by ($118k) in F2014. Ci has included unrealized investment gain (loss) in revenues, affecting revenues by $20k in F2016, ($6k) in F2015, and by $21k in F2014. Ci has reported the net foreign-exchange gain (loss) and gain (loss) on sale of investments in revenue, affecting revenues and expenses by ($0.6k) in F2016, ($4k) in F2015, and by ($2k) in F2014. Ci has backed out amortization from program, administration, and fundraising on a pro-rated basis.

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