306 Gerrard Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 2G7
President & CEO: Angie Peters
Board Chair: David McFadden

Charitable Reg. #:11930 6181 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

[Charity Rating: 3/5]



Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity’s website.



Grade based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.



The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.


Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 65 cents are available for programs.

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About Yonge Street Mission:

Yonge Street Mission is a 3-star charity. It is financially transparent and has an average results reporting grade and reasonable overhead costs. Charity Intelligence has not yet assessed (n/r) Yonge Street Mission's impact. 

Founded in 1896, Yonge Street Mission (YSM) aims to end chronic poverty in Toronto, Ontario in one generation. YSM states that 500,000 people in Toronto face poverty. The city is also the child poverty capital of Canada, with one in four children living in poverty. Nearly 1 million workers hold two or more jobs, and over 2 million people are stuck in temporary employment. Yonge Street Mission provides programs and services to three groups: street-involved youth, families in need, and adults experiencing chronic poverty. YSM also provides community development services to vulnerable neighborhoods. Its head office is in Toronto, ON.

Evergreen Centre - 38% of total program spending: Evergreen offers drop-in services, meal programs, health and dental care, nursery care, housing assistance, counseling, job support, and schooling programs for youth. In F2022, the charity reported helping 1,236 youth with mental health services. For its computer literacy program, the charity reported a monthly average of 890 student hours of computer programming in F2022.

Cornerstone Family Services - 21% of total program costs: Cornerstone offers daycare, after-school programs, a computer lab, a food bank, mentoring, parenting workshops, job support, and housing services. In F2022, the charity reported helping 273 families with mental health services.

Bridges program - 7% of total program spending: Bridges program supports adults aged 18-60 through holistic care, courses, warm meals, and community connection. In F2022, the program provided mental health services for 1,095 adults.

Community Development - 7% of total program spending: YSM’s Community Development Team works with residents to help create changes in their neighborhoods. 

The rest of the program spending (27%) went towards combined program support services for the programs mentioned above. These services include housing support, mental health counseling, job support, and food. In F2022, YSM had 20,075 food bank appointments. It also provided 1,800 hours of health counseling services, 628 hours of group therapy, and 356 employment workshops in F2022.

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Results and Impact

In F2022, YSM served 38,963 meals to 4,227 households and 10,000 individuals through its food services. The charity also reported that 138 job placements were offered as a result of its Workforce Development Services.

While Charity Intelligence highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Yonge Street Mission’s results and impact. This charity is not yet rated on impact (n/r).


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In F2022, Yonge Street Mission had total donations of $10.1m. The charity also received $3.7m of government funding (24% of revenues). YSM also collected $1.4m in business activities (9% of revenues) and $361k in goods in kind (2% of revenues). Administrative costs are 6% of revenues (less investment income) and fundraising costs are 29% of donations. This results in total overhead spending of 35%. For every dollar donated, 65 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range of overhead spending. 

The charity has $8.7m in reserve funds once $1.6m in current and long-term debt is accounted for. YSM could cover 82% or roughly ten months of its annual program costs with its reserves.

Charity Intelligence sent an update of this report to Yonge Street Mission for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming. 

Updated on June 12, 2023 by Krystie Nguyen.  


Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending September
Administrative costs as % of revenues 6.5%4.8%4.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 28.6%25.4%26.6%
Total overhead spending 35.1%30.2%31.5%
Program cost coverage (%) 82.3%89.8%58.2%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 10,10810,8459,813
Goods in kind 361239177
Government funding 3,7154,5654,938
Business activities (net) 1,4341,077776
Investment income 121568(23)
Total revenues 15,73817,29415,682
Program costs 10,5419,4549,305
Administrative costs 1,008807775
Fundraising costs 2,8942,7572,610
Total spending 14,44413,01912,690
Cash flow from operations 1,2944,2752,992
Capital spending 993739301
Funding reserves 8,6778,4955,419

Note: Ci included unrecognized investment gain (loss), affecting revenues by ($152k) in F2022, $431k in F2021, and ($179k) in F2020. To report on a cash basis, Ci removed amortization from program costs. Ci reported gifts to qualified donees from the charity's T3010 filings with the CRA. 

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 107

Avg. compensation: $78,014

Top 10 staff salary range:

$350k +
$300k - $350k
$250k - $300k
$200k - $250k
$160k - $200k
$120k - $160k
$80k - $120k
$40k - $80k
< $40k

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2022

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Comments & Contact

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Charity Contact

Website: www.ysm.ca
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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001