New Circles Community Services

161 Bartley Drive
Toronto, ON M4A 1E6
Executive Director: Alykhan Suleman
Board Chair: Melanie Lauber

Charitable Reg. #: 83634 3673 RR0001
Sector: Social Services
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: B-

The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements available only upon request [Audited financial statement for most recent year]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to the Cause

2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #4

Avg. Compensation $56,451

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 0
$40k - $80k 4
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About New Circles Community Services:

Founded in 2005, New Circles Community Services provides clothing, social programs, and skill building opportunities to those living in poverty in Toronto. Its core program is Gently Loved Outfits to Wear (GLOW) Clothing Bank, which provides used clothing and linens to people living in the Flemingdon Park, Thorncliffe Park and Victoria Village communities. Each year, New Circles collects and redistributes over 200,000 pounds of gently used clothing. The charity reports costs of $50 to supply an individual with clothing for a year.

In 2014, New Circles expanded to include a range of programs offering connections and opportunities for skills development to community members. As a part of the new initiative to support skill building focus, New Circles offers retail skills training in partnership with the Retail Council of Canada, business office skills training in partnership with Seneca College and English language tutoring. Since 2014, 75 people have graduated from the programs. In F2016, 14 students graduated from Retail Foundations and 10 graduated from Business Office Skills. In total, 43 people received training in F2016.

In F2016, 500 youth went to prom with outfits provided by New Circles as part of its Prom Boutique youth program. The charity also awards five $500 bursaries to youth for outstanding community services work annually.

New Circles works to address the underlying needs of clothing and food insecurity by providing its clients with an assessment and referrals to agencies and resources in the community. To meet the needs of low-income seniors in the area who cannot easily access the clothing shop, NCCS runs a Senior's Mobile Mall held in various low-income seniors' residences to provide clothing and accessories to the residents. In addition to its clothing programs, the charity provides programs to help newcomer and immigrant women develop English language and literacy skills, make new friends, and explore their neighbourhood and city.

Financial Review:

New Circles Community Services is a small-cap charity with $890k in donations in F2016. The charity also received $77k from federal and municipal governments. Administrative costs were 10% of revenues and fundraising costs were 9% of donations. As such, for every $1 donated, 81 cents went to the cause. This falls within Charity Intelligence’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves of $510k can cover 9 months of programming, indicating a need for funding.

This report is an update that is currently being reviewed by New Circles Community Services. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 15, 2017 by Juliana Badovinac.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending August
Administrative costs as % of revenues 10.0%8.4%9.7%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 8.5%7.2%9.8%
Program cost coverage (%) 79.2%55.0%39.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 889,551991,369731,883
Government funding 76,80476,560110,568
Total revenues 966,3551,067,929842,451
Program costs 644,082618,033592,378
Administrative costs 96,19289,28781,886
Fundraising costs 75,23771,03171,360
Cash flow from operations 150,844289,57896,827
Funding reserves 510,229339,899231,219
Note: Ci did not include amortization of deferred capital contributions, affecting revenues by ($13k) in F2016 and ($7k) in F2015.

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