535 Hornby Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2E8
Acting CEO: Michelle Sing
Board Chair: Valerie Mann

Charitable Reg. #:10822 7943 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 2/5]



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) 74 cents are available for programs.

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About YWCA Metro Vancouver:

YWCA Metro Vancouver is a 2-star charity. It is financially transparent with reasonable overhead costs. However, it has Low demonstrated impact. Before you give, read Charity Intelligence's report.

Founded in 1897, YWCA Metro Vancouver works to improve the lives of women, gender diverse people, and their families by providing childcare services, housing, services for job-seekers, and supports for women leaving abusive situations. In F2021, YWCA Metro Vancouver ran 73 programs in 178 locations.

YWCA Metro Vancouver operates 14 housing communities, providing affordable long-term housing and emergency shelter to single women and their children. In F2021, 894 single mothers and children lived in these housing communities. The general public can pay for accommodation at YWCA Hotel Vancouver, with revenue from the business used to fund housing and other charity programs. In F2021, YWCA Metro Vancouver opened two new housing communities.

In F2021, 434 children received early childhood education and childcare at YWCA Metro Vancouver’s centres.

YWCA Vancouver ran 16 employment programs in F2021. 879 job seekers participated in these programs. YWCA Metro Vancouver ran the Restart program in partnership with Elizabeth Fry society in F2021. The program helped 45 women involved in the justice system achieve their employment and education goals.

YWCA Metro Vancouver offers a variety of other services including support groups for mothers and domestic violence survivors, high school mentorship, and legal services. It operates a health and fitness centre, proceeds from which are used to fund charity programs.

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Results and Impact

YWCA Metro Vancouver states that of the 45 participants in the Restart specialized employment program, 14 participants secured employment and 16 participants were accepted into educational programs.

Charity Intelligence has evaluated YWCA Metro Vancouver and found the charity to have Low demonstrated impact per dollar. 

Impact Rating: Low

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YWCA Metro Vancouver received donations and special events revenue of $8.3m in F2021. The charity also received $30.7m in government funding, representing 63% of total revenues. YWCA Vancouver recieved $6.8m in fees from clients. Fundraising costs are 24% of donations and administrative costs are 2% of total revenues. Total overhead spending is 26%. For each dollar donated to the charity, 74 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

YWCA Metro Vancouver has $17.8m in net funding reserves, including $2.8m in donor-endowed funds. Excluding donor-endowed funds, the charity could cover 5 months of program costs at the F2021 level using its funding reserves.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to YWCA Metro Vancouver for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 14, 2022 by Emily Downing.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 1.8%1.8%2.0%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 24.4%27.2%37.9%
Total overhead spending 26.2%28.9%39.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 43.9%38.9%47.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 8,0136,5724,848
Government funding 30,71031,22725,210
Fees for service 6,7864,2249,969
Lotteries (net) 25052295
Special events 287415569
Investment income 8271,1671,287
Other income 1,9911,3231,294
Total revenues 48,86444,98043,470
Program costs 34,37230,99429,934
Administrative costs 878770845
Fundraising costs 2,0261,8972,055
Total spending 37,27633,66132,834
Cash flow from operations 11,58811,31910,636
Capital spending 7,9699,86111,930
Funding reserves 17,81414,14315,904

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 277

Avg. compensation: $75,136

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 F2020

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Comments & Contact

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Charity Contact

Website: www.ywcavan.org
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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001