Salvation Army Yellowknife

4925 - 45th Street
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2P5
Director: Jason Brinson
Board Chair: William Francis

Charitable Reg. #:10795 1618 RR0033


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

[Charity Rating: 1/5]


Audited financial statements available only through official request for information from Charities Directorate.



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) 95 cents are available for programs.

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About Salvation Army Yellowknife:

Salvation Army Yellowknife is a 1-star charity. It has a low results reporting score, unusually low reported overhead costs, and is not financially transparent. Before you give, read Charity Intelligence's report.

Founded in 1981, Salvation Army Yellowknife Corps and Resource Centre is a regional branch of Salvation Army Canada. These charities work to “share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs, and be a transforming influence.” Salvation Army started as a Christian outreach program to spread religious teachings to people experiencing homelessness and poverty. Eventually, the charity started providing social services as well. Salvation Army Yellowknife helps people in Yellowknife and other nearby, remote communities.  

Salvation Army Yellowknife has four main programs: Church, Community Services, Sheltering, and Addiction & Mental Health. The charity does not provide a breakdown of its spending on its programs.  

For its Church program, Salvation Army Yellowknife leads weekly worship services, Bible Study classes, and ministry meetings. The charity aims to offer spiritual support and comfort to people in need.  

Salvation Army Yellowknife’s Community Services program provides food, clothing, and Christmas support to those in need. The charity also runs programs to help people find jobs or access social services. Salvation Army Yellowknife provides a Christmas meal for over 700 families each year. 

Within its Sheltering program, Salvation Army Yellowknife runs two shelters for homeless men. Its Emergency Shelter has 31 sleeping spaces for people experiencing chronic homelessness. The Bailey House provides transitional housing and has 32 beds and four private rooms. The charity provides two meals a day to people staying in these shelters. There is also a Resource Centre to help people find employment and permanent housing.  

Salvation Army Yellowknife’s Addiction and Mental Health Services program supports people as they go through withdrawal or mental health struggles. The charity leads a Christ-centered recovery program to help people stop using drugs. The charity also has a mental health caseworker to help people with persistent mental illnesses.

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Results and Impact


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For F2022, Charity Intelligence received incomplete financial statements from the CRA for Salvation Army Yellowknife. These statements do not have a Cash Flows Statement or any notes. It is unclear if these statements have been audited. Prior to F2021, Charity Intelligence only received financial statements for Salvation Army in Canada & Bermuda and had to use the CRA T3010 filing to find information for Salvation Army Yellowknife. 

Salvation Army Yellowknife had total donations and special events revenues of $2.5m in F2022. Administrative costs are 4% of revenues (excluding investment income) and fundraising costs are less than 1% of donations. For every dollar donated, slightly more than 95 cents go to the cause. This is outside Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. When overhead costs are this low, it is likely that the charity may not be reporting accurately. 

Salvation Army Yellowknife has $2.2m in reserve funds. The charity can cover six months of annual program costs using its current reserves. 

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Salvation Army Yellowknife for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming. 

Updated on July 24, 2023 by Clive Stevens.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 4.4%5.0%5.6%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 0.3%0.4%0.7%
Total overhead spending 4.7%5.3%6.2%
Program cost coverage (%) 48.6%46.1%12.7%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 2,4871,871706
Goods in kind 2822
Government funding 2,7002,6372,630
Fees for service 36000
Business activities (net) 422780863
Special events 012394
Investment income 91016
Other income 19700
Total revenues 6,1765,4294,329
Program costs 4,6034,4673,966
Grants 335
Administrative costs 272269240
Fundraising costs 885
Total spending 4,8864,7464,216
Cash flow from operations 1,290683113
Capital spending 000
Funding reserves 2,2392,062503

Note: Ci reports business activities on a net basis. This affected revenues by $3k in F2022. Ci reported program, grants, administrative, and fundraising costs from the charity’s T3010 filings with the CRA. Ci adjusted for amortization of capitalized assets on a pro-rata basis.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 37

Avg. compensation: $61,075

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 F2022

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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001