Eva's Initiatives

401 Richmond St. West, Suite 245
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8
Executive Director: Jocelyn Helland
Board President: Adrian Ishak

Website: www.evas.ca
Charitable Reg. #: 13223 9013 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - At-Risk Youth
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

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 #91

Avg. Compensation $34,937

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 2
$80k - $120k 4
$40k - $80k 4
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Eva's Initiatives:

Eva's Initiatives (Eva’s) provides safe shelter, training, counselling, and a variety of other programs and services to help homeless and at-risk youth. Eva's operates three specialized shelters, which can house up to 123 youth, aged 16–24, each night. In F2016 they provided 1,034 youth with a place to stay across their shelters. Eva's Place is a 40-bed emergency shelter that is often the first stop for youth who become homeless. It is home to the groundbreaking Family Reconnect Program that focuses on homelessness prevention. In F2016, 197 youth were served through this program with 39 of these youths returning to their family homes and 62 youths remaining in or moving in stable housing. Eva's Satellite is a 33-bed shelter that caters to youth with substance use issues. Its innovative program is based on a harm reduction model and served 1,193 youth with harm reduction and mental health programming. Eva's Phoenix is a 50-bed transitional housing facility which also hosts education and employment training for approximately 150 youth every year.

A Charity Intelligence 2017 Top 10 High Impact Charity

In F2016 Eva’s provided training and education programs in which 84 supported youth completed high school or continued to college or university. It also provided 3000 independent living, health and development sessions for youth.

Eva’s recently completed a campaign to raise $12.5 million for renovations to its 60 Brant Street location which opened in 2016. The new facilities will help at-risk youth get job training, schooling and housing so they can transition to independent living. 

Charity Intelligence has reviewed and rated Eva's Initiatives since 2008. Eva's is consistently a top-rated charity with high charity impact for donors looking to best support Toronto's homeless youth. Eva's was included in Ci's 2015 Canadian Charity Impact Fund as a top 10 impact charity.

Financial Review:

In F2016, Eva's received donations of $2.6m making it a mid-cap charity. Its administrative costs are 10% of total revenues and its fundraising costs account for 27% of donations. For every dollar donated, 62 cents goes to the cause, falling just below Ci’s reasonable range. Eva’s has funding reserves of $2.1m which cover 6 months of program costs. This indicates that Eva’s needs funding.

NOTE: These figures are based off a nine-month period ending September 30th 2016 as Eva’s moved their year-end date from December to September.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Eva's Initiatives. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on May 29th, 2017 by Josh Lam.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending September
Administrative costs as % of revenues 10.4%7.0%8.0%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 27.3%9.6%10.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 54.0%53.8%43.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 2,5898,1725,413
Government funding 3,0594,2684,035
Business activities (net) 129233230
Investment income 235
Other income 521730
Total revenues 5,83112,6939,711
Program costs 3,8805,9335,785
Administrative costs 608882775
Fundraising costs 706786588
Cash flow from operations 6375,0922,563
Funding reserves 2,0943,1922,490
Note: Ci adjusted government funding to reconcile with the charity’s CRA T3010 filing. Ci recognized deferred donations and grants in the year received, increasing donations by $510k in F2016, $5.2m in F2015 and $2.7m in F2014.

Comments added by the Charity:

As a charity that prides itself on excellence in addressing the challenge of youth homelessness, Eva’s is pleased to be one of the charities evaluated by Charity Intelligence for generating results.

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