Annual Report


2019 Annual Report to the Community

2019 Financial Statements

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.

Fundraising Costs

We are often asked about fundraising costs for the annual United Way campaign. In 2019, fundraising costs were kept to 18 cents per dollar raised, well below Canadian benchmarks of 26%.

While fundraising costs are important to consider, industry experts agree that these costs are not the only measure of a charity’s success. Impact in the community, good governance, adequate financial reserves to cover unforeseen costs and other factors need to be taken into account when looking at an organization’s effectiveness. Our annual report, above, addresses many of these elements.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions about the annual report or financial statement, please contact the office at 519-821-0571 or We are happy to speak to you about the reports and answer any questions you might have.

Annual Reports from Past Years


2018 Annual Report to the Community

2018 Financial Statements


2017 Annual Report to the Community

2017 Financial Statements


2016 Annual Report to the Community

2016 Financial Statements


2015 Annual Report to the Community

2015 Financial Statements


2014 Annual Report to the Community

2014 Financial Statements


2013 Annual Report to the Community

2013 Financial Statements


2012 Annual Report to the Community

2012 Financial Statements


For more information, you can visit the Canada Revenue Agency Charities Directorate.