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Child Development Institute

197 Euclid Ave.
Toronto, ON M6J 2J8
CEO: Tony Diniz
Board President: Kellie Sauriol

Charitable Reg. #: 11929 2795 RC0002
Sector: Social Services - At-Risk Youth
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

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 for current and previous years available on the charity's website [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to The Cause

2013 2014 2015
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #221

Avg. Compensation $54,539

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 3
$80k - $120k 7
$40k - $80k 0
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Child Development Institute:

Child Development Institute (CDI) promotes and supports the healthy development of children and aims to strengthen families and the communities in which they live. CDI is an accredited mental health agency. CDI provides services and programs in four program streams: early intervention services, family violence services, healthy child development and the integra program. Programs strengthen children's development, promote early learning and literacy and prepare children for school, and help parents build skills, gain knowledge and develop confidence in their role as a parent. Early intervention programs target vulnerable or at-risk children and their families.

CDI performs research on its programs to ensure quality and evaluate effectiveness. Research areas include children's mental health, child development, parenting, childhood aggression, children in conflict with the law, early childhood disorders, child abuse, abuse of women, and related areas. It is developing its training and consulting capacity so its model programs can be replicated and adapted in many locations by licensed affiliates.

CDI is currently in a campaign to raise $12m to implement 120 new SNAP program sites across Canada with the goal of reaching 20,000 additional high-risk children over the next five years.  SNAP, developed by CDI in 1985, teaches children aged 6 to 12 with behavioural problems how to make better choices by reducing aggression, delinquency and antisocial behaviour while increasing social competency, emotion-regulation and self-control skills.

Financial Review:

Financial analysis consolidates the financial statements of CDI and the CDI Foundation. CDI's administrative costs are 4% of revenues, while fundraising costs are not disclosed by the charity. Total funding reserves of $5.9m (including $452k in donor-endowed funds) cover 38% of annual program costs.

Updated November 9, 2015.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 4.4%4.6%2.2%
Program cost coverage (%) 38.3%36.9%41.1%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 2,1251,807949
Government funding 9,8659,5797,555
Fees for service 4,3844,5814,404
Investment income 18418398
Other income 521426236
Total revenues 17,07916,57513,242
Program costs 15,37215,46013,202
Administrative costs 744753293
Other costs 3311
Cash flow from operations 961359(264)
Funding reserves 5,8835,6975,428
Note: Ci removed transfers to and from the Foundation and Institute and rental expense paid by CDI to the Foundation. Ci reported Youth Justice Snap Program revenues gross, increasing revenues and expeneses by $311k in F2015 and $273k in F2014. Ci did not include unrealized gains in investment income, reducing total revenues by $141k in F2015, $318k in F2014, and $158k in F2013.

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