Youth Without Shelter
Toronto, ON M9V 1P9
Executive Director: Wendy Horton
Board Chair: Moez Bawania
Charitable Reg. #: 11930 7817 RR0001
Social Results Reporting
Grade: AThe grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Program Cost Coverage
Full-time staff #22
Avg. Compensation $57,056
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Youth Without Shelter:
Youth Without Shelter (YWS) is an emergency residence and referral agency for homeless youth aged 16 to 24. Its mission is to "enable youth to live responsibly and independently in society." YWS organizes four hours of daily programming for shelter residents with the help of 17 partner agencies. The daily workshops they offer feature pre-employment training, life skills development, educational sessions, and recreational activities.
Youth Without Shelter's Residential Program (making up 50% of program spending) offers 33 youth with emergency accommodations each night. The program provides shelter, counselling, regular meals, clothing and personal hygiene products to the youth. In F2015, YWS provided 10,455 safe beds, fed youth 52,275 meals and handed out 12,630 hygiene products. In F2015, YWS reported that 1,781 clients completed their goals.
Youth Without Shelter's Stay in School Program (making up 30% of program spending) offers 20 youth aged 16 to 24, with priority given to youth aged 16 to 19, support to achieve success in their educational goals. Youth work with a case manager to develop a plan outlining their academic, employment and housing goals. Youth have access to volunteer tutors, on-site computer labs, and are provided with transit passes, school supplies and school appropriate clothing. In F2015, YWS provided 7,066 safe beds, fed the youth 35,322 meals and handed out 944 hygiene products. It also reports that 13 youths graduated school in F2015.
Youth Without Shelter's Housing Program (making up 7% of program spending) works with residents to find affordable housing. The program liaises with landlords and assists in housing searches and placements. In F2015, YWS helped 77 clients find permanent housing, conducted 959 housing meetings and held 20 housing workshops.
Finally, YWS's Steps to Success Program makes up 6% of program spending, its Employment Program makes up 4% of program spending, and its Educational Outreach Program makes up 3% of program spending.
Charity Intelligence has analysed Youth Without Shelter since 2009 and it a consistently high-ranked charity with high charity impact. Youth Without Shelter was included in Ci's 2015 Canada Charity Impact Fund, one of 10 charities with high impact in the social services sector. It is of particular interest to donors looking to fund programs that best help youth homelessness in Toronto.
Youth Without Shelter is a small-cap charity, with donations of $797k in F2015. The charity does not report its administrative and fundraising costs in its audited financial statements. This report uses the charity's T3010 filing for the administrative and fundraising costs. Its administrative costs are 7% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 26% of donations. For every $1 donated to the charity, 68 cents is put towards its programs, falling within Ci's reasonable range. Youth Without Shelter has funding reserves of $634k, resulting in a program cost coverage ratio of 32%. This means that it can cover 4 months of its annual programs using its existing reserves.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Youth Without Shelter. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on July 6, 2016 by Lynn Tay.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||6.8%||4.6%||0.0%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||25.6%||32.3%||21.0%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||31.7%||29.0%||30.9%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Goods in kind||464,600||355,907||328,320|
|Cash flow from operations||11,593||26,274||42,498|