Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary

1731-10th Ave. S.W.
Calgary, AB T3C 0K1
Acting Executive Director: Katelyn Lucas
Board President: Virginia Ashley

Website: www.elizabethfrycalgary.ca
Charitable Reg. #: 10729 4415 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Women
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: C

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 available only upon request [Audited financial statement for most recent year]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to the Cause

2013 2014 2015
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #21

Avg. Compensation $32,384

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 0
$40k - $80k 5
< $40k 5
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2014

About Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary:

Founded in 1965, the Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary (EFSC) works with poor and disadvantaged women, including those transitioning from prison to the community and new immigrants. Its mission is to “offer pathways to healing, through supports and advocacy, for women who are affected by systemic social issues which contribute to their criminalization.” EFSC aims to give at-risk women a chance for a better life.

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary provides women with access to basic resources such as safe housing, food and clothing. EFSC and the Calgary John Howard Society jointly manage Berkana House, a residence for women on conditional release from the federal correctional system. EFSC also offers women access to various programs such as literacy coaching, employment support and computer training. Further, it provides Aboriginal cultural supports, as 50% of its clients are Aboriginal women.

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary’s Adult Legal Information program assists women with understanding criminal charges and addresses warrants. This program fills a gap, as the women are often not eligible for legal assistance through legal aid, and cannot afford their own lawyer. In F2015, EFSC offered 209 legal information court programs.

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary’s Community Awareness programs for immigrants offer free clinics and workshops pertaining to an immigrant’s rights and responsibilities in Canada. It also offers information on housing, employment, legal aid and healthcare to newcomers. In F2015, EFSC held 63 workshops for 1,768 participants.

The charity’s Prison Community Outreach program helps women while they are in prison, and as they transition into the community upon release. In F2015, it helped 748 women through its Prison Community Outreach program, and 9,988 people through its Court program.

Finally, the Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary’s SAGE program prepares Aboriginal women for employment through life skills training and emotional support. In F2015, 27 women participated in this 12-week program.

Financial Review:

Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary is a small-cap charity, with donations and special events revenues of $489k in F2015. Its administrative costs are 9% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 8% of donations. For every $1 donated to the charity, 83 cents is put towards its programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. The charity’s funding reserves of $383k result in a program cost coverage ratio of 33%. This means that it can cover 4 months of its annual programs using its existing reserves.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 18, 2016 by Lynn Tay.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 9.0%9.1%8.3%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 7.5%0.2%0.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 32.8%53.2%51.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 482,824225,072394,851
Government funding 886,208776,103658,792
Fees for service 6,45000
Business activities (net) 05880
Special events 6,3503,33718,639
Investment income 2,2482,927572
Other income 13,6993,50811,531
Total revenues 1,397,7791,011,5351,084,385
Program costs 1,165,8341,035,516929,165
Grants 7601,0000
Administrative costs 125,99391,53090,397
Fundraising costs 36,857370125
Other costs 1,4721,292676
Cash flow from operations 66,863(118,173)64,022
Funding reserves 383,094551,273476,657
Note: Ci has adjusted amortization of deferred capital contributions and adjustment for deferred donations affecting revenues by $67k in F2015, by ($112k) in F2014, and by $49k in F2013. Ci has adjusted amortization affecting expenses by ($8k) in F2015, by ($9k) in F2014, and by ($10k) in F2013.

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