Moorelands Community Services
Toronto, ON M4S 1B1
Executive Director: Lynda Tilley
Board President: Robert Webb
Charitable Reg. #: 11923 0241 RR0001
Grade: AThe grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
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Full-time staff #7
Avg. Compensation $63,405
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About Moorelands Community Services:
Founded in 1912, Moorelands Community Services (Moorelands) works with Toronto youth living in poverty. Approximately 25% of children in Toronto are from poor families and Moorelands focuses on youth from the Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park areas where up to 63% of kids live in poverty. Through summer camp and after-school programs, Moorelands aims to build kids’ confidence, connect them with positive role models, and improve their decision-making skills.
Kids aged 8-14 can attend Moorelands’ summer camp on Kawagama Lake, near Dorset, Ontario. Campers spend a week doing activities including swimming, canoeing, kayaking, arts and crafts, archery, and playing sports. For youth who are 15 or 16 years old, Mooreland’s offers camp programming that focuses more on leadership and teaches skills including emergency first aid, fire building, outdoor cooking, and map reading. The cost per week for camp is $1,150 but costs are subsidized depending on family size and income. In F2017, 482 kids attended Moorelands’ camp.
BLAST is an after-school program that runs from September to May, offered to kids from three schools in Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park. BLAST operates from 3:15 to 5:45 on weekdays and daily activities include snack, 50 minutes of exercise, homework help, and crafts, science activities, cooperative games, or baking. For older kids, the Youth LED and VITAL programs teach leadership skills and involve participants in organizing BLAST activities.
Moorelands also puts together packages of gifts for poor families at Christmas and collects baby supplies for new mothers. In F2017, Moorelands distributed Christmas packages to 310 families. Each year, the charity works to put together 250 baby bundles which social service workers distribute to poor mothers.
Results and Impact: Moorelands Community Services reports that 87% of kids attending its summer camp say they improved their communication skills, 87% are better able to make good choices, 91% are more responsible, and 97% found a positive role model in a staff member.
Of after-school participants, 98% of kids in BLAST say they can use their newfound leadership skills outside of Moorelands, 91% of VITAL participants saw improvements in their decision making and teamwork skills, and 100% of kids in Youth LED improved their communication skills.
Moorelands Community Services is a medium-sized charity, with donations of $1.4m in F2017. Administrative costs are 7% of revenues and fundraising costs are 26% of donations. For every $1 donated, 68 cents go to the cause, falling within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Moorelands has $1.4m in funding reserves, of which $398k is donor-endowed. Excluding donor-endowed funds, the charity could operate for seven months using funding reserves. This indicates a need for funding.
This charity report is an update that has been sent to Moorelands Community Services for review. Comments from the charity are forthcoming.
Updated on August 23, 2018 by Madison Kerr.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||6.7%||5.6%||5.8%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||25.6%||21.5%||26.3%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||119.0%||124.0%||91.0%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Goods in kind||113,789||87,002||73,944|
|Fees for service||141,713||141,316||147,662|
|Business activities (net)||63,097||47,498||46,045|
|Cash flow from operations||172,514||457,521||146,350|