Calgary, AB T3B 0C5
President & CEO: Rick Valiquette
Board Chair: Cory Hetherington
Charitable Reg. #: 11915 0589 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
Full-time staff #15
Avg. Compensation $60,542
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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|$40k - $80k||7|
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.
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 RatiosFiscal 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 StatementsAll figures in $s
|Fees for service||628,309||754,745||745,099|
|Cash flow from operations||(288,386)||(171,980)||65,540|