Covenant House Vancouver
Vancouver, BC V6B 4K8
Executive Director: Krista Thompson
Board Chair: Sean Muggah
Charitable Reg. #: 89767 5625 RR0001
Grade: A-The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to The Cause
Impact Rating: Fair
Full-time staff #142
Avg. Compensation $55,378
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Covenant House Vancouver:
Founded in 1997, Covenant House Vancouver aims to provide shelter and services to children and youth who seek help. Its vision is to reunite young people with their families, collaborate with community agencies, and advocate on behalf of youth. Covenant House Vancouver is a part of the Covenant House international organization that was incorporated in 1972. Covenant House Vancouver reports helping 1,311 young people in F2016.
The charity provides homeless, runaway and at-risk youth between the ages of 16 and 24 with short-term residential care through its Crisis Program. The 54-bed shelter (30 for males and 24 for females) offers medical attention, food, clothing, a safe bed and counselling. In F2015, 528 youths stayed in the shelter, and 49% left the shelter with housing.
Covenant House Vancouver also provides up to 2 years of transitional living support with the Rights of Passage (ROP) program. ROP provides young people with safe and affordable housing, allowing them to develop life and social skills in a nurturing, supportive environment. In F2015, 25 youths stayed in the program, with the average length of stay increasing over the past 6 years. Further, 100% of youth left the ROP with secure housing.
The charity’s Street Outreach program helps youth aged 16 to 24 who are living, or at risk of living, on Vancouver’s streets. The program offers on-the-spot assistance, providing food, counselling, minor medical attention and friendship to the youths. In F2015, 3,685 points of contact with 630 individual youths were made on the streets.
Covenant House Vancouver also reports that 96% of its youth believe that the charity has helped them. Further, 83% of youth feel more confident about their future after staying with Covenant House.
Covenant House Vancouver is a large charity, with $13.1m in donations in F2016. Its administrative costs are 8% of revenues and fundraising costs are 30% of donations. For every $1 donated to the charity, 62 cents are put towards its programs, falling just outside of Ci's reasonable range. Covenant House Vancouver’s funding reserves of $5.3m result in a program cost coverage ratio of 62%. This means that the charity can fund 7 months of its annual programs with its existing funds.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Covenant House Vancouver. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on May 19, 2017 by Josh Lam.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending June
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||8.2%||8.4%||7.9%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||29.8%||31.7%||27.2%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||61.7%||34.1%||39.6%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Business activities (net)||132||132||134|
|Cash flow from operations||688||49||389|