Frontier College

35 Jackes Ave.
Toronto, ON M4T 1E2
President & CEO: Sherry Campbell
Board Chair: Michelle Wright

Charitable Reg. #: 10740 8445 RR0001
Sector: Education
Operating Charity

Charity Rating

[Charity Rating: 4/4]

Social Results Reporting

Grade: B

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 ]

Program Cost Coverage

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #50

Avg. Compensation $81,809

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 2
$80k - $120k 2
$40k - $80k 6
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Frontier College:

Frontier College (FC) has promoted literacy across Canada since 1899. What was once a frontier organization, staffed by labourers working by day and teaching by night, has evolved into a nationwide organization focused on literacy programs for children, youth, and adults. FC offers programs to inner-city schools, public housing sites, jails, farms, and reserves across Canada. In F2015, FC worked with 25,342 participants, distributed 104,453 books across Canada and assisted 6,124 kids in Aboriginal Summer Literacy Camps.

Frontier College recruits and trains volunteers to assist in programs such as reading circles, homework clubs, one-on-one tutoring, ESL programs for immigrants, and programs to get youth off the streets. In F2015, 2,500 volunteers gave 52,177 hours. As well, FC worked with over 400 community partners across the country.

FC also offers Beat the Street, a program designed to help marginalized, street-involved youth who have not completed high school a way back into the educational system. Beat the Street worked with 143 youth in F2015, providing literacy, GED preparation, and computer skills training, with 105 students completing the program.

Financial Review:

Ci has consolidated the financial statements for Frontier College and Frontier College Foundation. Effective April, 2014, all fundraising activities are undertaken by the College. Frontier College received $1.6m in donations in F2015. Administrative costs are 5% of total revenues and fundraising costs are 11% of donations. FC has funding reserves of $20.1m, including $15.5m in donor-endowed funds. Excluding these donor-endowed funds, Frontier College's reserves cover 94% of annual program costs. Special events are not broken out in the F2015 financial statements.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 4.5%4.4%4.1%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 11.1%23.5%20.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 350.0%327.6%314.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 1,5821,7992,296
Government funding 3,4013,6223,520
Business activities (net) 451615464
Special events 0544620
Investment income 1,025640592
Total revenues 6,4587,2207,492
Program costs 5,7575,8445,752
Administrative costs 245286281
Fundraising costs 175549593
Other costs 11611197
Cash flow from operations 164430768
Funding reserves 20,15019,14618,058
Note: Charity analysis represents data from combined financial statements of Frontier College and Frontier College Foundation, excluding transfers between the two.  Ci has excluded unrealized gains at the Foundation, reducing revenue by $1.1m in F2015, $1.5m in F2014, and $0.6m in F2013.  Business activities have been presented net of costs, reducing both revenues and expenses by $121k in F2015, $119k in F2014, and $150k in F2013.

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