Women's Centre of York Region

120 Harry Walker Parkway North
Newmarket, ON L3Y 7B2
Executive Director: Catherine Madden
Board Chair: Judith Puttock

Website: www.wcyr.ca
Charitable Reg. #: 13485 9024 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Women
Operating Charity

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 #10

Avg. Compensation $49,275

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 0
$40k - $80k 2
< $40k 8
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Women's Centre of York Region:

Founded in 1977, Women’s Centre of York Region (WCYR) helps women 18 and older who live in the York region and face issues such as poverty, domestic abuse, mental or emotional health problems, and/or social isolation. WCYR offers its support services at little or no cost to its clients and reports helping over 750 women every year.

Women’s Centre of York Region has two major program areas: Group support and One-on-One support. One-on-One support consists of two subprograms. Individual Counselling helps women struggling emotionally and the program’s waitlist is at capacity. WCYR reports that issues addressed with this program include anxiety, depression body image, relationship issues and discrimination. Transitional Support Counselling helps women leave abusive relationships by providing emotional and practical support.

Women's Centre of York Region runs five Group programs. Enterprising Careers shows women sustainable employment options so they can find a stable career. Financial Empowerment teaches women life skills related to budgeting, saving money for the future and managing debt. Making Changes focuses on building confidence and making smart life decisions. Microlending for Women helps women start up their own business by educating them on topics such as taxation, sales strategies and networking. Wellness Workshops are short sessions where women learn how to handle guilt, manage their mental health and other things that improve their emotional well-being.

Financial Review:

Women’s Centre of York Region is a micro-cap charity with total donations of $281k in F2015. WCYR relies heavily on government funding, which accounted for 64% of total revenue in F2015. Administrative costs are 8% of revenues and fundraising costs are 2% of donations. $0.10 of every donated dollar goes toward overhead costs, which falls well within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Ci reports expense figures from the charity's T3010 CRA filings.

WCYR’s funding reserves of $66k can cover only 8% of annual program costs, indicating a funding need.

This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Women’s Centre of York Region. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 22, 2016 by Katie Khodawandi.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 7.9%7.8%5.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 2.3%4.8%1.6%
Program cost coverage (%) 8.2%14.0%12.4%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 281,458371,089331,593
Government funding 507,748543,071490,186
Other income 0010,667
Total revenues 789,206914,160832,446
Program costs 797,574817,538798,719
Administrative costs 62,34971,23843,236
Fundraising costs 6,55717,6395,163
Cash flow from operations (77,274)7,745(14,673)
Funding reserves 65,712114,23898,827
Note: Ci backed out amortization on a pro-rata basis from program, administrative and fundraising costs.

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