Toronto, ON M5R 2T1
Executive Director: Deborah Berlin-Romalis
Board Chair: James Jewett
Charitable Reg. #: 10811 4158 RR0001
Grade: B-The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to the Cause
Full-time staff #12
Avg. Compensation $46,601
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Sheena's Place:
Founded in 1994, Sheena’s Place (formally known as the Hospice for Eating Disorders of Toronto) offers support to people, families and friends affected by eating disorders through professionally-run support groups. Sheena’s Place works to inspire hope, reduce stigma, raise awareness and offer help and information at all stages of recovery to people affected by eating disorders. Sheena’s Place reports that as many as one million Canadians live with an eating disorder, and 1,500 Canadians die every year due to an eating disorder. The charity also states that eating disorders are the third most common chronic illness in adolescents.
Sheena's Place runs a non-residential center in downtown Toronto that runs programs in a community-based and non-medical setting. Its clients are self-referred. Sheena's Place has four major programs: Support Groups, Body Image Groups, Skill Building Groups, and Expressive Arts Groups. These programs are available at no cost for people 17 and older with an eating disorder, as well as family, friends, and partners. The charity also offers information sessions and interviews for people who are considering taking part in a group but are still unsure of the decision. In 2016, Sheena’s Place served 1,223 unique clients, of which 38% were new and 57% live on some form of social assistance.
Support Groups are guided by a professional and offer people with eating disorders, as well as families, friends, and partners, the chance to help each other in an informal setting. The charity runs this program with the philosophy that people are the experts of their own experience. In 2016, Sheena’s Place ran 506 support sessions. Body Image Groups use techniques such as gentle physical movement and exploration of feelings and perceptions to heighten awareness about the connection between mind and body, and help clients better manage stresses of daily life. Sheena’s Place ran 120 Body Image sessions in 2016. Skill Building Groups educate participants about techniques to cope with feelings, modify behaviors, and change circumstances that affect healthy living. The charity ran 280 sessions in 2016. Expressive Arts Groups help participants express their feelings and release difficult emotions through painting/drawing, writing, and musical activities such as singing or playing an instrument. Sheena’s Place ran 160 sessions in 2016.
Sheena’s Place is a small-cap charity with total donations and special events fundraising of $573k in F2016. Administrative costs are 17% of revenues and fundraising costs are 51% of donations and special events. Per dollar donated to the charity, $0.32 goes toward its programs, which falls outside Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Net funding reserves total $3.4m, of which $2.7m are held in an externally-restricted endowment fund. Excluding endowed funds, the charity’s reserves can cover annual program costs for 1.5 years.
Ci excluded donations from the Board of Directors when calculating the charity’s fundraising cost ratio.
This report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Sheena’s Place. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on August 1, 2017 by Katie Khodawandi.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||16.7%||16.9%||19.4%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||50.9%||36.3%||54.1%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||615.6%||722.7%||741.0%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Cash flow from operations||(203,256)||(23,098)||(3,359)|