1440 Scarth Street
Regina, SK S4R 2E9
CEO: Robyn Edwards-Bentz
Board Chair: Susan Zwarych

Charitable Reg. #:11927 8372 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) 81 cents are available for programs.

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About United Way of Regina:

Founded in 1967, United Way of Regina (UWR) funds programs in the Regina area to improve lives and build a strong community. UWR’s three main programs are: All That Kids Can Be, Poverty to Possibility, and Healthy People, Strong Communities.  In F2018, UWR granted $1.3 million. The three largest grant recipients were: Family Services Regina ($155k), YWCA–Regina ($147k), and Cornwall Alternative School ($108k).

Out of Regina’s 33,000 students, 26% are not at grade-level reading by grade three. The All the Kids Can Be program focus is to prepare children for school and provide them with access to learning enrichment programs. The programs UWR funded resulted in 1,600 literacy kits being created and distributed to kids. These programs have resulted in 27 teen parents being able to graduate high school and 157 at-risk youth being re-engaged in school. 

In Regina, 19,000 households experience housing affordability issues due to high costs. The Poverty to Possibilities program invests in organizations that run housing stability and crisis relief programs. UWR’s investment has led to 14,243 food boxes being distributed to families in need. UWR also supported programs that helped 402 people gain stable housing and 131 people gain meaningful job skills. 

The charity reports that many new immigrants experience barriers when trying to access social services.  The Strong Communities program invests in programs that reduce individual isolation within the members of their community and aid newcomers to the community in accessing the support they need. UWR’s investment helped programs allowing 167 new immigrants to increase their knowledge of community services and supported 59 people with mental health challenges.

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Results and Impact

In F2018, the children support programs that UWR invested in resulted in 85% of youths improving their school attendance or engagement, and 73% of kids reported improved self-esteem or confidence. The community support programs UWR supported resulted in 85% of individuals having the resources and supports necessary to maintain their housing.

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United Way of Regina is a medium-sized charity with donations of $3.5m in F2018. Its administrative costs are 4% of revenues (excluding investment income) and fundraising costs are 15% of donations. For every dollar donated, 81 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. The organization has funding reserves of $3.7m. This can cover granting expenditure at the F2018 level for 20 months.  

This report is an update that is being reviewed by the United Way of Regina. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated July 22, 2019 by Stefan Tetzlaff.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending June
Administrative costs as % of revenues 3.9%3.8%3.1%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 14.7%13.8%14.4%
Total overhead spending 18.6%17.6%17.5%
Program cost coverage (%) 169.2%107.6%94.8%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 3,525,1253,584,8403,990,673
Investment income 147,453128,55649,453
Other income 26,64146,87017,920
Total revenues 3,699,2193,760,2664,058,046
Program costs - Canada 876,829920,3301,099,247
Grants 1,301,4001,853,9432,096,553
Donor-designated donations 241,459375,533228,039
Administrative costs 139,527136,660125,362
Fundraising costs 517,136495,289574,365
Total spending 3,076,3503,781,7604,123,570
Cash flow from operations 622,868(21,489)(65,520)
Funding reserves 3,686,2412,986,3273,030,761

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 13

Avg. Compensation: $63,749

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 F2018

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Charity Contact

Website: www.unitedwayregina.ca
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