320-5 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0E5
CEO: Sue Tomney
Board Chair: Rebecca Morley

Charitable Reg. #:10822 7927 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

[Charity Rating: 4/5]



Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity’s website.



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



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) 85 cents are available for programs.

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About YWCA Calgary:

Founded in 1909, Young Women's Christian Association of Calgary (YWCA Calgary) works to improve the safety of women in Calgary and advocates for their fair treatment. The charity believes that entire communities benefit when women are supported. YWCA Calgary is part of the global YWCA network.  

In F2018, YWCA Calgary allocated 33% of program spending to counselling, childcare, and parenting services. Counselling is available for women, men, children, and families to help them build healthy relationships, develop positive parenting skills, increase emotional stability, reduce stress, and heal from trauma. By offering flexible childcare, parents can work or access YWCA programming. The charity provides services to separated parents, including volunteers who monitor child visitation. Counselling, childcare, and parenting services were used by 1,516 families, 1,281 children, and 1,001 men in F2018.

In F2018, transitional & community housing received 29% of program spending, and crisis shelter & outreach received 20%. Together, these programs work to support women leaving abuse or suffering from homelessness. The women are offered short-term crisis shelter, long-term transitional housing, and three years of one-on-one guidance. Some of the housing is designated for single women, while other options provide space for moms and children.

Language and employment services received 18% of F2018 program funding. Full-time and part-time English language classes were used by 742 newcomers to Canada. YW Women’s Employment program provided classroom instruction and one-on-one coaching to 335 women, improving their chances of finding a good job.

YWCA Calgary is set to open a new building in early 2019. This YW HUB facility will house 100 women in transitional housing. It will also host services including childcare, counselling, parenting classes, and employment support.

Results and Impact: Young Women's Christian Association of Calgary reports helping 516 moms and children escape abuse in F2018.

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Young Women's Christian Association of Calgary is a Large charity, with donations of $9.0m in F2018. The charity received $9.9m in government funding, representing 46% of total revenues. Administrative costs are 5% of revenues and fundraising costs are 10% of donations. For every $1 donated, 85 cents go to the cause, falling well within Ci’s reasonable range.

YWCA Calgary has $37.7m in funding reserves, of which $145k is donor-endowed. The charity has committed to pay approximately $40m for construction of the HUB facility.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Young Women's Christian Association of Calgary for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 10, 2018 by Madison Kerr.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 5.1%5.3%1.3%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 10.3%16.1%10.1%
Program cost coverage (%) 244.6%313.0%356.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 8,9645,1426,456
Goods in kind 13132970
Government funding 9,9189,6108,073
Fees for service 1,6861,7111,997
Investment income 718744263
Other income 1269539,435
Total revenues 21,54217,63256,293
Program costs 15,36015,69914,388
Administrative costs 1,052898712
Fundraising costs 923829648
Cash flow from operations 4,20620640,545
Funding reserves 37,69349,25251,414

Note: Ci has included $39.1m from sale of property as F2016 revenue.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 212

Avg. Compensation: $51,025

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 F2017

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