Simon House

5819 Bowness Road NW
Calgary, AB T3B 0C5
President & CEO: Rick Valiquette
Board Chair: Cory Hetherington

Charitable Reg. #: 11915 0589 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Homeless (Addiction Recovery)
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

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 through official request for information from Canada Revenue Agency [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #15

Avg. Compensation $60,542

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 1
$40k - $80k 7
< $40k 2
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2013

About Simon House:

Simon House (SH) provides treatment and support to men with addictions who are homeless, unemployed, and isolated, so they can become clean and sober. SH does not run day programs, but restructured its 3-phase, 12-step recovery model in F2010 to a 4-phase model to lengthen the average stay of clients, which they believe will improve 1-year sobriety rates, and to increase occupancy. Phase 1 consists of a 7-week, 46-bed residential program where clients participate in intensive individual and group sessions in conjunction with a personally-designed recovery program for 4 months. Program intake requirements include sobriety for a minimum of 5 days, determined by a blood test, potential for successful recovery, and no mental health issues. Phase 2 is semi-independent and takes place in a separate facility, but with substantial support and programming, and includes mentoring a Phase 1 participant. Phase 2 is typically 4 months long and the client pays market rent. Phase 3 and 4 clients have increased independence but are active within SH and the community.

In 2013, SH claimed that 56% of the men who completed the program in the previous year achieved abstinence from drugs and alcohol for one year after the program had completed. The charity states that this is much higher than industry averages of 5% to 20% using the same benchmark.

Financial Review:

In F2013, administrative costs were 8% of total revenues with fundraising costs representing 17% of donations.  SH had funding reserves of $560k to cover 46% of annual program costs.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by SH. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated August 27, 2015 by Mikhil Mahore.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 8.4%7.2%6.3%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 17.1%3.2%4.4%
Program cost coverage (%) 46.2%56.3%73.7%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 397,220272,172482,166
Fees for service 628,309754,745745,099
Special events 62,998136,468123,116
Investment income 14,34610,10310,745
Total revenues 1,102,8731,173,4881,361,126
Program costs 1,210,5481,237,0411,169,738
Administrative costs 91,67284,25584,720
Fundraising costs 78,77213,15926,823
Other costs 10,26711,01314,305
Cash flow from operations (288,386)(171,980)65,540
Funding reserves 559,604696,004861,765

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