YWCA Metro Vancouver
Vancouver, BC V6C 2E8
CEO: Deb Bryant
Board Chair: Lisa Coltart
Charitable Reg. #: 10822 7943 RR0001
Grade: B-The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to the Cause
Full-time staff #183
Avg. Compensation $89,129
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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|$200k - $250k||1|
|$160k - $200k||0|
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|$80k - $120k||9|
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About YWCA Metro Vancouver:
Founded in 1897, YWCA Metro Vancouver works to improve the lives of women and their families through providing economic opportunities, promoting health improvement, and advocating on behalf of all women. In F2018, it worked with more than 46,000 people, providing 59 programs and services at 57 locations throughout the Vancouver area.
YWCA Metro Vancouver operates ten housing communities, providing affordable long-term housing and emergency shelter to single women and their children. In F2018, 562 low-income people lives in the 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. At the time of this report, YWCA Metro Vancouver is working to expand both the housing and hotel services, adding 45 low-income housing unit and 65 hotel beds through separate building projects.
In F2018, 237 children received early childhood education and childcare at YWCA Metro Vancouver’s centres. The “Emma” location has been selected by the provincial government to pilot a low-cost daycare program, charging only $10 per day.
YWCA Metro Vancouver offers a variety of other services including support groups for mothers and domestic violence survivors, high school mentorship, and employment supports. It operates a thrift store and health and fitness centre, proceeds from which are used to fund charity programs.
Results and Impact:
Since 2012, YWCA Metro Vancouver has operated two WorkBC Employment Services Centres. The charity reports that between 2012 and 2018, more than 10,000 people found employment through the service. In 2018, the employment services expanded and the charity now operates three additional WorkBC Centres.
YWCA Metro Vancouver is a large charity with donations and special event revenue of $11.2m in F2018. The charity received $14.3m in government funding and $9.8m in fees from clients, representing 39% and 27% of donations respectively. Administrative costs are 2% of revenues less investment income, and fundraising costs are 19% of donations. In F2018, the charity received an unusually large donation of $4.3m which significantly reduced fundraising costs per dollar donated from 28% in F2017 and 30% in F2016. Per dollar donated in F2018, 78 cents go to the cause, which is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.
YWCA Metro Vancouver has $15.7m in funding reserves, of which $1.8m is donor-endowed. Excluding donor-endowed funds, the charity could cover six months of program costs using reserves. YWCA Metro Vancouver has $4.9m in interest-bearing liabilities which are removed from gross funding reserves of $20.6m in calculating net funding reserves. It reports that the provincial government pays for both the principle and interest on all such debts.
This charity report is an update that has been sent to YWCA Metro Vancouver for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on July 17, 2019 by Madison Kerr.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||2.2%||3.0%||2.9%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||19.4%||28.2%||29.8%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||62.3%||37.3%||25.0%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Fees for service||9,794||9,005||8,419|
|Cash flow from operations||8,579||5,577||4,429|