United Way of Saskatoon and Area

100-506 25th Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 4A7
Interim CEO: Jocelyn Zurakowski
Board Chair: Jason Aebig

Website: www.unitedwaysaskatoon.ca
Charitable Reg. #: 11927 6509 RR0001
Sector: Fundraising Organization
Public Foundation

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 for current and previous years 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

2013 2014 2015
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #20

Avg. Compensation $62,816

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 4
$40k - $80k 6
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2014

About United Way of Saskatoon and Area:

Founded in 1959, United Way of Saskatoon raises funds to address human service needs in the Saskatoon region. The organization funds a number of agencies with a focus on three missions: the provision of shelter, food and employment to at-risk people; the improvement of community inclusion and their access to services; and the promotion of learning and development opportunities for children.

It raises funds primarily through the annual Community Campaign, which includes donations from company payrolls, corporations and individuals. In addition, it has a call line called 211-Saskatchewan in collaboration with the United Way of Regina to provide information on a range of community and government services. In F2015, the top three searches on the related web-based tool were childcare, mental health and shelters.

In F2015, the United Way of Saskatoon made long-term grants totalling $3m, and short-term grants totalling $210k. This charity does not publicly disclose the amount of money allocated to each agency.

Financial Review:

Fundraising costs are 12% of donations, and administrative costs are 11% of revenues. The organization has funding reserves of $2.9m, which cover 65% of annual program costs.


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

Updated June 26, 2015 by Yash Ahuja.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 11.3%13.7%8.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 11.8%12.8%12.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 65.2%75.2%67.7%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 6,4676,2536,643
Government funding 203187193
Investment income 293232
Other income 292945
Total revenues 6,7286,5006,913
Program costs 1,282851944
Grants 3,1723,2833,368
Donor-designated donations 766662815
Administrative costs 757886609
Fundraising costs 764802799
Cash flow from operations (13)15378
Funding reserves 2,9063,1072,918
Note: Ci removed the provision for uncollectible pledges from revenue, changing revenue by $82k in F2015, $167k in F2014, and $123k in F2013.

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