Wounded Warriors Canada

310 Byron Street South, Suite 4
Whitby, ON L1N 4P8
Executive Director: Scott Maxwell
Board Chair: Richard Martin

Charitable Reg. #:82808 2727 RR0001


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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) 83 cents are available for programs.

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About Wounded Warriors Canada:

Founded in 2007, Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC) works to “honour and support Canada’s ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans, First Responders, and their families.” WWC combines its programs, clinical support, research, and mental health promotion to help transform the lives of service personnel and their families who are affected by Operation Stress Injuries. Operational Stress Injury (OSI) is described as any persistent psychological difficulty resulting from operational duties performed while serving in the Canadian Forces or as a member of the RCMP. Difficulties may occur during combat duties, after serving in a war zone, in peacekeeping missions, or following other traumatic or serious events not specific to combat. The charity runs programs in four main areas: Group Therapy, Animal Assisted Therapy for PTSD, Resiliency Training & Respite Care, and Research & Education.

Wounded Warriors Canada’s Group Therapy includes the Trauma Resiliency Program (TRP) and Couples Overcoming PTSD Everyday (COPE). The TRP is aimed at helping serving members of the Canadian Forces, Veterans, and First Responders who have experienced traumatic events. COPE is a couples-based trauma program for those affected by Operational Stress Injury.

Resiliency Training & Respite Care includes the Before Operational Stress (BOS) and Tribute to Your Service Events programs. BOS is a unique program, facilitated by trauma therapists, that brings together clinical approaches with scientific expertise to support psychological health and wellness of public service personnel. Tribute to Your Service events allow communities from across the country to welcome serving and retired Canadian Armed Forces members, First Responders, and guests at events geared towards group camaraderie, information sharing, relaxation, and family healing.

Wounded Warriors Canada’s Research & Education programs include various post-secondary and research bursaries. In partnership with the Canadian Institute for Military and Veterans Health Research (CIMVHR), based at Queen’s University, the charity committed to a ten-year, $400,000 Wounded Warriors Canada Doctoral Scholarship in military and veterans’ mental health research in 2013. In 2016, WWC granted eight post-secondary scholarships to children of veterans.

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Results and Impact

Charity Intelligence has given Wounded Warriors Canada a Low impact rating based on demonstrated impact per dollar spent.

Impact Rating: Low

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This financial review is based on the F2018 unaudited financial statements for Wounded Warriors Canada. Note that the data for F2016 represents the three-month period from January to March 2016. Ci has therefore calculated the annualized program cost coverage for F2016.

Wounded Warriors Canada is a ­­­­medium-sized charity, with total donations of $3.8m in F2018. Administrative costs are 17% of revenues (excluding investment income) and the charity reports no fundraising costs. For every dollar donated, 83 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves of $1.5m can cover six months of annual program costs.

­­This charity report is an update that has been sent to Wounded Warriors Canada for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 13, 2019 by Lauren Chin. Results Reporting grade updated on January 6, 2020 by Katie Khodawandi. 

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 16.8%19.2%43.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 0.0%0.0%0.0%
Total overhead spending 16.8%19.2%43.2%
Program cost coverage (%) 52.2%64.8%49.7%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 3,785,4103,154,960342,156
Total revenues 3,785,4103,154,960342,156
Program costs 2,927,5972,138,678453,060
Administrative costs 635,648605,551147,824
Fundraising costs 000
Total spending 3,563,2402,744,229600,884
Cash flow from operations 222,165410,731(258,728)
Capital spending 011,763448
Funding reserves 1,527,7561,385,872900,086

Note: Ci reports amortization as a non-cash expense, decreasing reported administrative costs by $7k in F2018, $7k in F2017, and $2k in F2016. Capital spending was not reported in the F2018 unaudited financial statements. 

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 4

Avg. Compensation: $73,846

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 F2018

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Charity Contact

Website: www.woundedwarriors.ca
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