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Pine River Institute

2 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 800
Toronto, ON M4T 2T5
CEO: Vaughan Dowie
Board Chair: Jonathan Guss

Charitable Reg. #: 87462 7516 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - At-Risk Youth
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: A

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 through official request for information from Canada Revenue Agency [Audited financial statement for most recent year]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to the Cause

2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Impact Rating: Fair

Full-time staff #37

Avg. Compensation $62,811

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 1
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 3
$80k - $120k 1
$40k - $80k 5
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Pine River Institute:

Pine River Institute (PRI) is a co-ed, residential treatment centre and outdoor leadership experience for youth aged 13 to 19 with mental health issues, specifically related to substance abuse. PRI addresses the issues of chemical dependency, mental health problems, family stress, addiction, and promotes all-round development. Most youth are from Ontario, with about half from the Greater Toronto Area. PRI serves 35 clients each year, with a waiting list of nearly 200 youth. In 2015, it received inquiries from 395 youths.

PRI’s model has four phases of care: Outdoor Leadership Experience, Residence, Transition, and Aftercare. The staff-to-student ratio is 1:4. Staff is comprised of experienced professionals including psychologists, physicians, addiction specialists, therapists, researchers and educators. Parents can participate in parent and family group programs.

Pine River Institute reports that youths stayed at the institute for an average of 428 days, with 43% completing the transition phase of the program. The institute reports that before the program, 2/3 of clients had been involved with the police. After the program, police contact was under 14% for youth completing the program. It also reports that before the program, 2/3 of youth had run away from home. This figure drops to less than 9% for those who completed the program.

The Ontario Ministries of Health and Education cover most costs of treatment for Ontario students for up to 29 beds at any time. These Ontario families must pay a fee of $650/month to cover costs not funded by the government. PRI also welcomes families from outside of Ontario and Canada. For these families, the fee is $460/night. The Pine River Foundation raises funds on behalf of PRI.

Financial Review:

The financial analysis consolidates the financials of Pine River Institute and Pine River Foundation. Pine River Institute is considered a small-cap charity with donations of $599k in F2016. Administrative costs are 18% of revenues and fundraising costs are 36% of donations. For every dollar donated, 46 cents goes to the cause, falling outside of Ci’s reasonable range. The charity has funding reserves of $1.8m, this can cover program costs for 5 months.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Pine River Institute for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated August 9, 2017 by Josh Lam.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 17.9%21.9%20.7%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 36.0%20.7%0.8%
Program cost coverage (%) 41.6%44.0%68.6%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 5996691,203
Government funding 4,5064,3754,374
Fees for service 928622630
Investment income 51824
Other income 2370
Total revenues 6,0625,6916,231
Program costs 4,2954,0094,123
Administrative costs 1,0831,2401,282
Fundraising costs 21513910
Other costs 000
Cash flow from operations 469304816
Funding reserves 1,7861,7642,828
Note: Ci used the charity's T3010 CRA filing for the breakdown of administrative and fundraising costs. No fundraising costs were reported on the T3010 for F2014.