Distress Centres of Toronto
Toronto, ON M5C 2J4
Executive Director: Karen Letofsky
Board Chair: Helen Dixon
Charitable Reg. #: 10702 1016 RR0001
Grade: A+The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to The Cause
Full-time staff #11
Avg. Compensation $64,354
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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|$80k - $120k||1|
|$40k - $80k||8|
About Distress Centres of Toronto:
Founded in 1967, Distress Centres of Toronto offers 24-hour telephone support, 365 days a year for crisis intervention and suicide prevention. The charity also provides face-to-face support and counseling to people dealing with the effects of suicide and homicide. In F2015, the charity's distress
In 2011, the charity, in partnership with the TTC and Bell Canada, launched Crisis Link, the first and only worldwide initiative to help prevent subway suicides. In F2015, 156 Crisis Link calls were processed, which is a 13% increase from F2014. of the 156 calls in F2015, 97% were de-escalated without TTC intervention.
Distress Centres of Toronto is a small, local charity. In F2015, Distress Centres of Toronto's administrative costs were 7% of revenues, while fundraising costs were 7% of donations. Total overhead costs of 14% fall within Ci's reasonable range. For every dollar donated, 86 cents goes to the cause. DCT has funding reserves of $339k, which can cover annual programs for 4 months.
Analysis updated by Ruoxi Gao in 2016, currently under review by Distress Centres of Toronto.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||7.4%||7.6%||7.1%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||6.6%||7.1%||8.1%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||31.8%||38.8%||44.8%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Cash flow from operations||(71,662)||(38,238)||37,849|