Once again an email is circulating that reports that a number of charities pay excessive salaries and bonuses. First of all this email is full of inaccuracies. The salaries and benefits reported are false. We encourage you to view the Canada Review Agency website http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/donors/ where all of the 90,000 plus registered charities report their revenues and expenses (it is the law). The site is most informative and dispels the inaccuracies reported in the email. The United Way pays its staff a fair salary, in the middle range of non-profits and registered charities.
If you would like to review more information about the United Way (finances, how we invest your donation, leadership giving and more) please view our United Way 101 Booklet.