Lookout Emergency Aid Society
Vancouver, BC V6A 1C6
Board Chair: Tom Roberts
Executive Director: Shayne Williams
Charitable Reg. #: 13069 5166 RR0001
Social Results Reporting
Grade: A+The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Program Cost Coverage
Full-time staff #187
Avg. Compensation $47,030
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
|$300k - $350k||0|
|$250k - $300k||0|
|$200k - $250k||0|
|$160k - $200k||0|
|$120k - $160k||0|
|$80k - $120k||3|
|$40k - $80k||7|
About Lookout Emergency Aid Society:
Lookout provides housing to the homeless and connection to services in the Vancouver region. It runs 4 emergency shelters, 6 longer-term transitional residences for those who experience repeated housing crises, and 13 permanent supportive residences for those at risk of homelessness. Lookout has partnership agreements with 3 hotels and works with their management to provide services to tenants. Lookout's services at its shelters and residences include: assistance with medication, help with money management and budgeting, teaching life skills, referrals to other services and agencies, and monitoring of physical and mental health, among others. Lookout also organizes other programs, including: short-term follow-up services to those repeatedly in emergency situations, mentoring programs for those living with low income, a home start-up kit to provide furnishings for those moving into new homes, a drop-in activity center, and various community events.
In F2014, Lookout provided 63,335 bed nights and served 190,005 meals in its four shelters. It housed 218 individuals in its 6 transitional residences, and 649 individuals in its permanent supportive residences. Lookout's Outreach Program provided 3,940 individuals with follow-up services. Lookout's activity center had a membership of 2,920, with 40,879 total visits. The center offered 863 meal sessions, 1,891 life skill events, and 1,178 leisure activity sessions.
In F2014, fundraising costs were 13% of donations and administrative costs were 3% of revenues. The organization has negative funding reserves of ($7.4m). Excluding its mortgage, Lookout has funding reserves of $10.5m, which cover 58% of annual program costs.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Lookout. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated July 16, 2015 by Mikhil Mahore.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||3.0%||3.4%||3.4%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||12.5%||10.9%||9.1%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||(40.9%)||(38.5%)||(51.7%)|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Fees for service||2,960||2,890||2,389|
|Cash flow from operations||1,134||1,005||560|