Red Door Family Shelter

21 Carlaw Avenue
Toronto, ON M4M 2R6
Executive Director: Bernnitta Hawkins
Board Chair: Rachel Grinberg

Charitable Reg. #: 11930 3287 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Homeless (Shelter)
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 for current and previous years available on the charity's website [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #63

Avg. Compensation $49,511

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 3
$40k - $80k 7
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Red Door Family Shelter:

Established in 1982, the Red Door Family Shelter (Formally   WoodGreen Red Door Family Shelter) has  grown to become one of the largest family shelters in the Greater Toronto Area with   156 beds in two locations.  The 156 beds were full 343 days out of 365 in F2015.  On any given night, 56% of residents were children.  The charity sheltered   289 families in total, including 199 families with single mothers.  106 families were housed after staying at the shelter, including 77 private market rentals and 29 in subsidized housing.  199 families used the charity's food bank at least once a month in F2015 and the charity gave out 170k pounds of food in total.  The Red Door Family Shelter has launched a $3m fundraising campaign for the equipment, furnishings and resident services at a new shelter. The charity has raised over $500,000 for the $3m campaign as of F2015.


Financial Review:

In F2015, the Red Door Family Shelter's administrative costs were 9% of revenues, while fundraising costs were 28% of donations. Total overhead costs of 37% fall within Ci's reasonable range. The charity has funding reserves of $548k, which can cover annual grants and programs for 1 month, indicating a need for funding.  The charity is consistently efficient and underfunded.  

Analysis updated by Ruoxi Gao in 2016, currently under review by  the Red Door Family Shelter.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 8.8%7.0%6.0%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 27.5%29.5%17.5%
Program cost coverage (%) 11.4%7.0%14.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 607480757
Government funding 4,8124,7804,894
Investment income 562
Other income 211922
Total revenues 5,4455,2845,675
Program costs 4,8105,0254,842
Administrative costs 481371343
Fundraising costs 167141133
Cash flow from operations (14)(254)358
Funding reserves 548352678
Note: Ci used fundraising allocations from the charity's T3010 CRA filing as the charity did not report fundraising costs separately on its audited financial statements.

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