Victoria Cool Aid Society

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The Victoria Cool Aid Society builds homes, lives and community. We create opportunities for people who are homeless or living in poverty. We make a difference through housing, health care, support and emergency shelters. Founded in 1968, Cool Aid helps over 9,000 people in the Capital Region every year, at 15 locations in Langford, Victoria and Saanich. The Society’s major campaign is “Help End Homelessness”, to build an additional 360 apartments for people in the community who have no home -- including Mount Edwards Court and Cottage Grove. #buildhomes


  • map-point# 102-749 Pandora Ave, Victoria BC, V8W1N9

  • map-point(250) 414-4781

  • map-pointhttp://www.coolaid.org

  • map-pointContact person: Alan Rycroft

  • map-pointCharitable Organization

  • map-pointBusiness Number: 128205069RR0001

  • map-point196 full-time staff

  • map-pointarycroft@CoolAid.org

2018 Revenues: $25,294,813

<b>281759</b>: Total cash given to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>16843</b>: Total amount of non-cash gifts (e.g. securities, equipment, buildings, artwork, other in-kind gifts) made to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>234680</b>: Total amount received from other registered charities.
<b>402989</b>: Charities don’t issue tax receipts when a donor can’t be identified or doesn't want one. This category also includes collection boxes.
<b>16424287</b>: Total amount received from any level of government in Canada.
<b>7934255</b>: Income that doesn’t fit into other categories, such as sales revenue, interest and investment income, membership fees, etc.

2018 Expenditures: $27,129,684

<b>25377342</b>: Total amount spent on charitable programs. "Programs" cover all charitable activities the organization carries out on its own.
<b>206743</b>: Total amount spent on fundraising, including office expenses, overhead, promotion costs, etc.
<b>1545599</b>: Total amount spent on management and administration, including board meetings, accounting, rent, office supplies, etc.
<b>0</b>: Total amount of gifts to qualified organizations. The majority of these donees are registered charities but some other organizations qualify as well.
<b>0</b>: Expenses that don’t fit into another category, including political activities.

Assets, 2018 Year End: $45,761,046

<b>7654359</b>: Total cash readily available.
<b>1297114</b>: Amounts owed by individuals and organizations.
<b>0</b>: Amounts invested in individuals and organizations
<b>36064486</b>: Land and buildings at fair market value as well as equipment, vehicles, etc. The figure is net accumulated ammortization.
<b>745087</b>: Assets not falling under one of the other categories.

Liabilities, 2018 Year End: $41,362,128

<b>5916555</b>: Short-term portion of debt obligations such as loans, mortgages, notes, and payments due for goods and services received.
<b>0</b>: Amounts owing to founders, directors/trustees and like officials, non-arm’s length employees or members.
<b>35445573</b>: Liabilities not falling under one of the other categories.

Worldwide Locations

Victoria Cool Aid Society's headquarters is located at # 102-749 Pandora Ave, Victoria BC, V8W1N9.

Breakdown of Programs

33 38 26


Where the Money Goes

Receiving Organization Amount


Camosun College Foundation $1,000.00

1 gifts to qualified organizations totalled$0.00

Fundraising Methods

Ads Auctions Dinners Internet Mail Planned Giving Corporate Contacts Cause Marketing