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Watoto Canada

3310 South Service Road, Suite 103
Burlington, ON L7N 3M6
Country Director: Lorne Hamlyn
Chairperson: Rev. Gary Skinner

Charitable Reg. #: 86395 3618 RR0001
Sector: International Aid
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

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 available only upon request [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 #7

Avg. Compensation $54,070

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 4
< $40k 3
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Watoto Canada:

Founded in 1994, Watoto Canada (Watoto) supports disadvantaged children and adults in Uganda by helping them regain control of their lives and to realize their potential. Watoto is a ministry of Watoto Church – a Pentecostal church – and the charity passes on the message of Jesus Christ and His salvation to the children it serves. Watoto currently works in Kampala and Gulu, Uganda, and Juba, South Sudan. The Watoto Model provides holistic care, including physical care, medical intervention including HIV/AIDS treatment, formal and vocational education, counselling, and moral and spiritual discipleship. The charity’s five major programs are Watoto Villages, Living Hope, Baby Watoto, Neighbourhoods, and Sustainability & Development.

Watoto Villages are set up in clusters of nine houses, offering residents basic necessities. Watoto’s Baby Watoto program cares for abandoned babies and toddlers aged 0 to 2. When they are older and physically well, the babies move to a Watoto village, or are reunited with relatives. Watoto reports that as of June 2014, it saved over 1,000 babies. Watoto’s Living Hope program teaches women income-generating activities to allow them to become productive members of the community. Watoto reports that, since 2008, Living Hope helped restore dignity in 3,000 women, and their 15,000 children now have a better chance at life.

Watoto Canada reports that it cares for almost 3,000 children. It also reports that 159 children completed a Watoto program to become productive members of their communities.  

Financial Review:

Watoto Canada is a big-cap charity with total donations of $5.9m in F2015. Administrative costs are 12% of revenues and fundraising costs are less than 1% of donations. The charity reported $10 in F2015 fundraising costs in both its audited financial statements and T3010 CRA filing. Per dollar donated to the charity, $0.88 goes toward its programs, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Watoto’s funding reserves of $1.1m can cover only 21% of annual program costs, indicating a funding need.

This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Watoto Canada. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 3, 2017 by Katie Khodawandi.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 12.4%14.9%19.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 0.0%0.0%0.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 21.2%15.4%10.5%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 5,9495,8415,508
Business activities (net) 222192159
Investment income 174
Total revenues 6,1726,0395,672
Program costs - International 4,9634,8824,478
Program costs - Canada 000
Administrative costs 7628961,119
Fundraising costs 0018
Other costs 3274128
Cash flow from operations 414186(72)
Funding reserves 1,052754468
Note: Ci reported sales revenues net of direct expenses in business activities, decreasing total revenue and expenses by $67k in F2015, $111k in F2014 and $83k in F2013.