Yellow Brick House

52 West Beaver Creek, Unit 4
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1L9
Executive Director: Lorris Herenda
Board Chair: Nora Priestly

Charitable Reg. #: 11910 5187 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Women
Operating Charity

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 available only upon request [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Program Cost Coverage

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #30

Avg. Compensation $56,869

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 0
$40k - $80k 9
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2011

About Yellow Brick House:

Founded in 1978, Yellow Brick House (YBH) provides services in York Region to women and children who have experienced violence and abuse. YBH provides four core services: emergency shelter, transitional housing, outreach services and public education. The two emergency shelters offer safe places for women and children fleeing from abusive situations. The shelters, combined, have 37 beds and 10 cribs. Reta's Place, a transitional housing facility, provides housing units to women and children transitioning from the emergency shelter to living independently.

Outreach services offer an array of programs to women and their children in various stages of their abusive situation. The Violence Prevention and Public Education Program raises awareness of the prevalence and devastating effects of domestic violence, and reinforces YBH's community presence so that those affected know where to turn for help. Services are available in 27 languages, are free of charge and fully confidential. In F2012, 5,500 women and children received support through Yellow Brick House programs, a 10% increase from the prior year.

Financial Review:

Administrative costs are 3% of revenues and fundraising costs are 14% of donations. YBH has funding reserves of $1.5m, which cover 57% of annual program costs.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 2.6%1.7%3.0%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 13.9%15.2%23.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 57.4%20.9%(5%)

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 469,381333,174445,361
Government funding 3,072,4454,776,1982,334,295
Fees for service 02,5005,600
Investment income 26,42934,30070,716
Other income 67,40067,40067,400
Total revenues 3,635,6555,213,5722,923,372
Program costs 2,540,7802,410,3032,202,158
Administrative costs 95,41285,50185,404
Fundraising costs 65,17950,609106,274
Bank And Other Charges 41,83460,34063,123
Cash flow from operations 892,4502,606,819466,413
Funding reserves 1,459,632504,239(110,351)
Note: Ci has included deferred donations and deferred capital assets increasing revenue by $700k in F2012, $2.4m in F2011, and $300k in F2010.

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