YWCA Toronto

87 Elm Street
Toronto, ON M5G 0A8
CEO: Heather M. McGregor
Board President: Bessy Triantafyllos

Website: www.ywcatoronto.org
Charitable Reg. #: 10822 9865 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Women
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: B

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 #216

Avg. Compensation $67,489

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 1
$120k - $160k 2
$80k - $120k 7
$40k - $80k 0
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About YWCA Toronto:

Founded in 1873, YWCA Toronto’s vision is to “transform the lives of marginalized and disadvantaged women and girls in Toronto.” Its mission is to provide “transformative services in the areas of employment support and training, housing options and shelters, leadership development programs for girls and key supports for women and children who have experienced violence.”


YWCA Toronto’s Shelter & Housing program (making up 43% of spending) includes a homeless shelter, and transitional and permanent housing. In F2015, YWCA provided 949 women and children with safe and affordable housing. Further, 246 women received specialized mental health and addiction supports. Finally, it has saved 50 units of affordable housing for Aboriginal women.


YWCA’s Employment program (making up 21% of spending) provides life skills and job training to both women and newcomers to Canada. In F2015, 4,048 women participated in employment and training programs, and 1,005 newcomers developed critical employment skills.


YWCA Toronto’s Violence Against Women program (making up 11% of spending) offers shelter, mental health support, and loans for women escaping violence. In F2015, 741 women and children benefited from a YWCA Toronto shelter. Further, 423 women and children participated in its arts programs, and 191 women and children received micro-loans that helped them escape violence.


YWCA’s Girls’ & Family program (making up 9% of spending) offers girls and young women counselling help with school, career support, parenting support and many activities. In F2015, 728 girls participated in YWCA Camp Tapawingo, and 893 teen moms learned skills to raise healthy children.


YWCA Toronto reports that the remainder of its spending is distributed among administration, philanthropy, and advocacy and communication.

Financial Review:

YWCA Toronto is a medium-sized charity, with donations of $4.2m in F2015. Its administrative costs are 13% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 20% of donations. For every $1 donated to the charity, 68 cents is put towards its programs, falling within Ci's reasonable range. Its funding reserves are ($45.7m) due to $51.9m in outstanding interest-bearing debts.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by YWCA Toronto. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 14, 2016 by Lynn Tay.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 12.5%12.8%12.4%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 19.6%25.2%24.2%
Program cost coverage (%) (211.4%)(207.5%)(229.9%)

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 4,2143,5093,517
Government funding 18,95619,66518,795
Fees for service 1,013939836
Business activities (net) 3,7643,6473,220
Investment income 300624716
Other income 314241229
Total revenues 28,56028,62527,312
Program costs 21,63620,80619,934
Administrative costs 3,5343,5713,306
Fundraising costs 826884849
Other costs 2,3802,4622,410
Cash flow from operations 184902814
Funding reserves (45,733)(43,176)(45,837)
Note: The charity does not explicitly report its fundraising expenses on its audited financial statements. Ci has used the administrative and fundraising expenses from the charity’s T3010 filing. Ci has adjusted amortization of deferred capital contributions affecting revenues by ($1.7m) in F2015, by ($1.8m) in F2014, and by ($1.7m) in F2013. Ci has adjusted amortization of capital assets affecting expenses by ($2.4m) in F2015, by ($2.4m) in F2014, and by ($2.3m) in F2013.

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