New Westminster, BC V3M 4W6
Executive Director: Gail Stewart
Board Chair: Christine Baerg
Charitable Reg. #: 12304 1683 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
Full-time staff #38
Avg. Compensation $34,244
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
|$300k - $350k||0|
|$250k - $300k||0|
|$200k - $250k||0|
|$160k - $200k||0|
|$120k - $160k||0|
|$80k - $120k||0|
|$40k - $80k||6|
About Aunt Leah's:
Founded in 1988, Aunt Leah’s aims to help prevent children in foster care from becoming homeless. In BC, research shows that almost 50% of teens who have aged-out of the foster care system experience homelessness. The charity bridges this gap by providing housing, job training, and coaching on essential skills. Aunt Leah’s also works with mothers in need, helping them keep custody of their children.
Aunt Leah’s housing program provides supported housing for pregnant and parenting teen moms, with priority given to aboriginal moms. Aunt Leah’s Threshold program provides housing for moms recovering from alcohol and drug addiction, and those at risk of losing their babies to the foster care system. In F2015, it cared for 26 mothers and children. Aunt Leah’s HELPS program provides housing subsidies to former foster children. In F2015, Aunt Leah’s housed 76 participants in all housing programs, with 31 participants of Aboriginal descent.
Aunt Leah’s job training program provides food service training that helps participants develop employment and lifeskills. In F2015, it trained 22 moms through 48 cooking classes, producing 360 meals. Aunt Leah’s also provides a retail training program that teaches participants the basic skills needed to obtain a job in the field. In F2015, 9 youths were trained over 430 training hours.
Aunt Leah’s Essential Skills program provides a series of workshops to teach participants practical skills, and give them tools to make healthy choices and plan for the future. In F2015, 691 program attendees took part in 49 workshops. Aunt Leah’s The Link program provides participants with a support worker who can help them look for employment, educational opportunities, and learn practical skills. In F2015, 134 participants engaged in 1,344 one-on-one meetings, with 81% maintaining safe independent housing.
Aunt Leah’s is a medium-sized charity with donations of $1.4m in F2015. Its administrative costs are 7% of donations and its fundraising costs are 20% of donations. For every $1 donated to Aunt Leah’s, 73 cents is put towards its programs, falling within Ci's reasonable range. Aunt Leah’s has negative funding reserves due to a $749k mortgage, showing a strong need for funding.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Aunt Leah’s. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on May 24, 2016 by Lynn Tay.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||7.3%||7.2%||11.2%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||20.0%||22.5%||19.4%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||(31%)||(37.4%)||(37.7%)|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Fees for service||1,075,283||1,042,195||1,136,854|
|Cash flow from operations||228,712||245,184||52,185|