Toronto, ON M4S 2C6
President & CEO: David Morley
Board Chair: Donald Fox
Charitable Reg. #: 12268 0572 RR0001
Grade: A-The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Full-time staff #61
Avg. Compensation $93,345
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
|$300k - $350k||0|
|$250k - $300k||1|
|$200k - $250k||1|
|$160k - $200k||4|
|$120k - $160k||4|
|$80k - $120k||0|
|$40k - $80k||0|
About UNICEF Canada:
Founded in 1955 and based in Toronto, UNICEF Canada (UNC) raises funds for United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), a US-based international charity, and advocates for children’s rights in Canada. UNC is one of UNICEF’s 36 National Committees. UNICEF’s mission is to reach every child and ensure their well-being, regardless of their location. It aims to reach the poorest, most vulnerable children in the world’s most inaccessible places and provide life-saving essentials like vaccines and clean water. In F2016, UNICEF Canada provided $17.3m in support for UNICEF’s international programming, and spent $3.4m on programs in Canada.
UNICEF Canada‘s international funding supports UNICEF’s global emergency responses that help poor children in developing countries by providing nutrition programs, healthcare services, WASH programs, education programs, child protection programs, and HIV/AIDS programs. In its F2016 annual report, UNC states that it helped UNICEF respond to 344 humanitarian emergencies in 108 countries. UNC’s five large-scale emergencies for the year were in Ethiopia, Iraq, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, and Yemen. Through its emergency response activities, UNC gave 9.2m children access to basic education, helped 19.3m people access clean water, vaccinated 8.3m people from measles, and provided psychosocial support for 2.4m children. The charity also states that it helped UNICEF reduce global infant and child mortality rates by over 50% between 1990 and 2015.
UNC’s Canadian program spending goes toward advocating for child rights to governments and other law and policy makers.
UNICEF Canada is a Major 100 charity, meaning it is one of Canada’s 100 largest charities in terms of donations. The charity collected $26.7m in donations in F2016. Administrative costs are 9% of revenues and fundraising costs are 24% of donations. Per dollar donated to the charity, $0.67 goes towards its programs and grants, which falls just within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. UNICEF Canada’s funding reserves of $10.5m can cover only 51% of annual program costs and granting activities, indicating a funding need.
UNICEF Canada reports using external fundraisers as part of its fundraising activities. In its most recent F2015 T3010 CRA filing, the charity reports paying $2.3m to external fundraisers that collected $3.8m. This produces a fundraising ratio of 60%, meaning that per dollar donated to external fundraisers, UNICEF receives $0.40.
This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by UNICEF Canada. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on August 10, 2017 by Katie Khodawandi.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||9.1%||6.8%||9.0%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||24.1%||23.8%||25.1%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||50.8%||31.8%||43.1%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Business activities (net)||684||497||588|
|Cash flow from operations||108||131||318|