Eva's Initiatives

425 Adelaide St. W, Suite 402
Toronto, ON MEV 3C1
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

Charity Rating

[Charity Rating: 4/4]

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

Full-time staff #87

Avg. Compensation $47,479

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 1
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 4
$40k - $80k 4
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2014

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 114 youth, aged 16–24, each night. Eva's Place is a 32-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 2014, over 300 youth and family members accessed the Family Reconnect Program services, resulting in 24 youth moving out of the shelter system back into the family home. Eva's Satellite is a 32-bed shelter that caters to youth with substance use issues. Its innovative programming is based on a harm reduction model and it is the only shelter of its kind in Canada. Eva's Phoenix is a transitional housing and training facility for youth for up to one year. In 2014, 78 youth moved into Eva’s Phoenix, which had a 97% occupancy rate.

In 2014 Eva’s provided training and education programs, employment and interview preparation, life skills training and ongoing counselling to over 1,750 clients. It also provided harm reduction supports, family counselling, safe shelter, transitional housing and emergency support to 2,164 residents.

Eva’s is campaigning to raise $11.2 million to renovate its 60 Brant Street location. This campaign 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:

With Eva's capital campaign, 2015 donations of $8.4 million make Eva's a "big-cap" charity. Donation support has increased 4-fold since 2013. With this campaign, administrative costs have fallen to 7% of revenues and fundraising costs are 9% of donations. These overhead ratios are all well within Ci's reasonable range. Eva's 2015 surplus of $5 million is banked in funding reserves to pay for the renovations. Funding reserves are $8.4 million. 

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 8.0%11.9%9.4%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 10.9%25.7%19.7%
Program cost coverage (%) 87.5%20.2%15.2%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 5,4132,3192,781
Government funding 4,0354,2634,519
Business activities (net) 230372417
Investment income 567
Other income 302987
Total revenues 9,7116,9897,811
Program costs 5,7855,8716,500
Administrative costs 775831730
Fundraising costs 588595549
Cash flow from operations 2,563(308)32
Funding reserves 5,0611,186989
Note: Ci included depreciation in expenses, increasing total expenses by $611k in F2014, $893k in F2013, and $894k in F2012. Ci adjusted government funding to reconcile with the charity’s CRA T3010 filing. Ci did not adjust revenues for deferred grants and deferred capital contributions. Eva’s received capital contributions of $2.6m in F2014 for its Phoenix relocation.

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