Each year thousands of people across Oakville join United Way’s campaign to make our town a better place for everyone. We sincerely value the trust placed in us by our donors and the communities we serve and work hard to ensure this trust is well-founded.
We do everything in our power to ensure that of every dollar we raise, as much as possible goes to the community.
In 2013, our combined fundraising & administrative costs were 18% – well below the 35% recommended by the Canadian Revenue Agency.
Imagine Canada’s Ethical Code
The Ethical Fundraising and Financial Accountability Code lays out a set of standards for charitable organizations to manage and report their financial affairs responsibly. Investing donor dollars wisely is just one measure of accountability. At United Way Oakville we also believe transparency is fundamental to success. With this in mind, we have recently joined Imagine Canada’s Ethical Code Program.
By adhering to these standards, United Way Oakvilke is complying with accepted practices for soliciting and managing donor dollars. This is important because you, as donors, are entitled to transparency and the greatest impact possible for your investment in our community through United Way.
If you have any questions about our adherence to the Ethical Code, please feel free to contact Aideen Hennessy, Director of Finance Administration at 905-845-5571 ext. 226. You can also learn more about Imagine Canada’s Ethical Fundraising and Financial Accountability Code or download the Ethical Code itself.
To view United Way Oakville’s Registered Charity Information Return (T3010) visit the Canada Revenue Agency website
At United Way Oakville we make every effort to be open in our financial practices. In that spirit, we have compiled the following links to detailed information about our finances and reporting practices.