The Board of Directors for United Way Halifax are responsible for ensuring the organization meets all of the accountability requirements established by Canada Revenue Agency. Budgets submitted by staff are monitored by the Audit Committee of the Board to carefully restrict growth of expenses and to ensure maximum efficiency.
United Way Halifax makes every effort to keep expenses as low as possible by maintaining a strong internal-fundraising department, by strategically leveraging our 3,000-plus workplace volunteers and by taking advantage of donated services and support. We also work with other United Ways in Canada to share best practices with the goal of ensuring expenses continue to be maintained.
Our administrative and fundraising costs are well below the 35 per cent cost-revenue ratio recommended by the Canada Revenue Agency, which means a bigger impact for your every dollar. United Way Halifax also adheres to the Donor Bill of Rights.
For more detailed information about United Way's accountability, please consult our Financial Statements.