Pathways Clubhouse

7351 Elmbridge Way
Richmond, BC V6X 1B8
Executive Director: Dave Macdonald
Board President: Jessica Berglund

Charitable Reg. #: 10686 3905 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Homeless (Mental Health)
Operating Charity

Charity Rating

[Charity Rating: 4/4]

Results Reporting

Grade: A-

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

Cents to the Cause

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

Impact Rating: Good

Full-time staff #20

Avg. Compensation $50,803

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 F2016

About Pathways Clubhouse:

Founded in 1984, Pathways Clubhouse (PC) offers hope, encouragement and opportunities to people affected by mental illness. PC is a clubhouse creating community among its members. The charity reports that mental illness affects 1 in 5 people and costs Canada $50b per year. PC provides housing subsidies to members so that they can focus on getting a stable job and build fulfilling social lives.

Pathways Clubhouse’s housing program makes up 50% of total program spending. It includes rent subsidies and running a 24-unit townhouse. In F2016, PC helped 117 tenants, a number it hopes to increase to 150 in the next 2 years. Another major program is PC’s work-ordered day. Members choose daily jobs: making newsletters, planning social activities, greeting new members, working reception, and running the restaurant, snack bar and thrift shop. This program builds upon the charity’s philosophy that work enriches lives. Together, this program accounts for 31% of total program costs. The remaining 19% go to smaller programs: public education (5%), social programming (5%), employment services (4%), volunteers (2%), member education (1%), Chinese support (1%), and wellness (1%).

Pathways Clubhouse will soon complete the Storeys Project. The Storeys Project involves the construction of a new facility for PC, which started in 2013. PC, along with other organizations and government support, will finish construction of its new building and move in summer 2017.

Financial Review:

Pathways Clubhouse is a micro-cap charity, receiving $157k in donations in F2016. Donations represent only 6% of total revenue, with government funding (76%) and business activities (16%) funding most of PC’s programming. Administrative costs were 6% of total revenue and fundraising costs were 18% of total donations. For every $1 donated, 76 cents go to the cause, which is within Charity Intelligence’s reasonable range.

Funding reserves are -$244k due to a mortgage of $1.1m. However, B.C. Housing makes all mortgage payments for PC. By excluding the mortgage, the program coverage increases to 35%. This is still low and shows that PC only has enough funds to run its programs for 4 months, indicating a need for funding. 

This charity report is an update that is currently under review by Pathways Clubhouse. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on May 16, 2017 by Juliana Badovinac.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 6.0%6.3%5.7%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 18.1%10.5%13.0%
Program cost coverage (%) (10%)(15.8%)(26.7%)

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 157,409130,963106,919
Government funding 2,113,6122,082,7112,058,575
Fees for service 82,47960,90853,047
Business activities (net) 434,219442,836443,066
Investment income 4,5025,2004,579
Other income 2,14932,0091,228
Total revenues 2,794,3702,754,6272,667,414
Program costs 2,455,2062,452,0562,375,434
Administrative costs 166,995172,337152,175
Fundraising costs 28,45913,71813,927
Other costs 38,76142,18225,655
Cash flow from operations 104,94974,334100,223
Funding reserves (244,433)(387,742)(633,446)
Note: Ci has netted Thrift store sales by decreasing revenues and expenses by $1.8k in F2016, $1.6k in F2015, and $1.3k in F2014.

Comments added by the Charity:

Pathways Clubhouse is a mental health program, accredited by Clubhouse International. Our Clubhouse offers hope, encouragement and opportunities to people who live with mental illness. Pathways Clubhouse helps members recover from mental illness and rebuild their lives through a supportive environment that focuses on each person’s strengths and talents, rather than illness. We work together as a group and create opportunities for members to advance their education, gain employment, have a place to live, connect with their families, make new friends, and create multiple successes. We also provide mental health public education to increase awareness and understanding of issues and concerns about mental illness and mental health. 

We believe that the rehabilitation of people with mental illness must involve the whole person in a process of gradual acceptance into, and being embraced by, a community of mutuality, respect and opportunity.

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