At United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin, we strive to be open and accountable regarding how the funds we raised are put to use in the community.
Our annual audits, performed by RLB LLP, show the organization is on sound financial footing, and that the financial practices at United Way are in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles.
Impact for your Dollar
In 2019, only 21% of donations were used to cover fundraising and administrative activities. This falls well below the Canada Revenue Agency guideline of 35%. These expenses help us to raise the support needed for a broad range of vital community services and maximize our impact. Our support of 50 other non-profits in our community helps them to maintain low costs in turn. Whenever possible we seek out in-kind donations & services and engage volunteers in order to keep costs as low as possible.
Donations to United Way not only support these 50 other charities, they help us mobilize our community on key issues. Our team is working to monitor and address emerging issues so that your donations are focused on pressing issues in our community. Our work on several planning tables, help local non-profits work in a more integrated and effective way. This work helps ensure your donations are invested wisely in the right areas so that we can reach more people, create more impact and not waste money.
We strive to be open and accountable. If you have any questions about the annual report or financial statements, please contact our Executive Director, Glenna Banda, at firstname.lastname@example.org We are happy to speak to you about the reports and answer any questions you might have.
Annual Reports from Past Years
For more information, you can visit the Canada Revenue Agency Charities Directorate.