NATO Association of Canada

60 Harbour Street, 4th Floor
Toronto, ON M5J 1B7
President: Robert Baines
Board Chair: Hugh Segal

Charitable Reg. #:11901 1872 RR0001


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The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.


Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 90 cents are available for programs.

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About NATO Association of Canada:

NATO Association of Canada (NAOC) promotes knowledge and understanding of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Canada and Canada’s role in NATO. It was founded in 1966 as a non-governmental organization. NAOC belongs to the Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA). Through this membership, NAOC has built connections to its sister organizations in NATO member countries and other organizations involved in NATO's programmes. In addition, NAOC helped create and develop the Youth Atlantic Treaty Association (YATA). YATA engages youth in important discussions and makes them aware of Canada's place in the world.

NATO Association of Canada runs fundraising events, conferences, and an internship program. NAOC’s interns publish an article weekly, assist in event organization, and promote the charity through social media. Their research and articles are shared on NAOC’s website. Publications cover the following topics: Canadian armed forces; Canada’s NATO; cybersecurity and information warfare; emerging security; NATO operations; security, trade, and the economy; society, culture, and security; and women in security.

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With $373k in donations in 2016, NATO Association of Canada is a Small charity. Its administrative costs were 6% of revenues, and fundraising costs were 4% of donations. Donations increased significantly in 2016 from 2015: corporate donations by 565%, director donations by 127%, foundation donations by 1055% and individual, student, and charity donations by 241%. These donation increases, coupled with a relatively flat administrative cost, reduced the administrative cost ratio from 17% in 2015. Fundraising costs in 2015 were much lower than other years, but the reason was not provided. For every dollar donated, 90 cents go to the cause, falling within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

NATO Association of Canada has funding reserves of $85k, which can cover program costs for under 3 months. This program coverage indicates a need for funding.

In 2016, the charity did not disclose the number of part-time or full-time staff in its CRA T3010 filings, but stated that total compensation was $34,457.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to NATO Association of Canada for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated August 10, 2018 by Joeyanne Cheung.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 6.1%16.6%16.4%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 4.3%1.6%22.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 24.9%41.8%28.1%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 372,52989,76076,384
Fees for service 32,50930,59830,231
Special events 09,05950,074
Investment income 24137545
Total revenues 405,279129,792156,734
Program costs 341,455104,094107,874
Administrative costs 24,51121,44525,626
Fundraising costs 16,0561,58827,826
Other costs 3,7751,3271,919
Cash flow from operations 19,4821,338(6,511)
Funding reserves 85,00643,52430,358

Note: Investment income includes sundry as they were not broken out in the financial statements. Ci used T3010 filings for program, administrative, fundraising, and other costs, affecting expenses by ($1) in F2016, ($7) in F2015, and $1 in F2014. Fees for service are underestimated in 2016, because the charity grouped event revenues with donations in the income statement.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 0

Avg. Compensation: $0

Top 10 staff salary range:

$350k +
$300k - $350k
$250k - $300k
$200k - $250k
$160k - $200k
$120k - $160k
$80k - $120k
$40k - $80k
< $40k

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

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