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Kennedy House Youth Services

10 Milner Court, Suite 404
Toronto, ON M1B 3C6
Executive Director: Shelly Jaigobin
Board Chair: Christopher Carew

Charitable Reg. #: 10280 7245 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - At-Risk Youth
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: C+

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]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to the Cause

2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #84

Avg. Compensation $47,517

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 1
$40k - $80k 9
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Kennedy House Youth Services:

Founded in 1971, Kennedy House Youth Services (KHYS) runs a range of residential programs for youth. It works closely with the government child and youth agencies, the Ontario Youth Justice department and Children’s Aid. In F2016 Kennedy House runs three main programs. Kennedy House’s residential program (45% of program costs) runs 5 group homes across the Greater Toronto Area for up to 32 teenagers in foster care and some with intellectual needs. Its bailiff program and custody/detention centre for up to 12 teenage boys provides a safe and highly-structured environment for high-risk youth who have detained or sentenced under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (35% of program costs). It also runs a 33-bed shelter for homeless youth in East Toronto (20% of program costs).

In F2016, these programs were funded by various levels of government and the Children’s Aid society. Donations from donors and foundations provide “top up” funding for the residential program and the homeless youth shelter. In donor reports, Kennedy House provides good information about the homeless shelter. The Toronto area has a critical shortage of youth homeless shelter beds. It is not appropriate for homeless youth to be housed in adult shelters. In 2016, the Kennedy House Youth Shelter provided more than 12,000 nights to more than 350 youth. Charity Intelligence estimates the operating costs of the shelter are $100/night for youth.

Financial Review:

Kennedy House Youth Services received $3.5m in donations from the Children’s Aid Society. Other donations and grants are reported as $7k in F2016 and $130k in F2015. Excluding donations from Children’s Aid Society, Kennedy House Youth Services is a small-cap charity measured by donations received from other donors. Kennedy House’s administrative costs are 9% of total revenues, falling within Charity Intelligence’s reasonable range. Funding reserves of $2.3 million include $109k for scholarship endowments for youth in care ($2k paid out in F2016).

Donor Advisory: Kennedy House’s auditors note a potential suit for $301k in damages related to the sexual abuse of a youth in Kennedy House’s care in 2001 that is not covered by insurance. Prior settlements for sexual abuse have been fully covered by insurance.

This charity report is an update being reviewed by Kennedy House. Changes and edits may be forthcoming. 

Updated on May 31, 2017 by Josh Lam.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 8.5%11.8%14.5%
Program cost coverage (%) 33.9%39.1%56.8%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 3,5362,1232,153
Government funding 3,7983,6402,556
Business activities (net) 362133
Investment income 1917272
Other income 119
Total revenues 7,3905,9564,822
Program costs 6,6685,4134,219
Administrative costs 629681688
Cash flow from operations 92(138)(85)
Funding reserves 2,2622,1192,396
Note: KHYS did not specify the breakdown of other revenue between donations, rental, investment and other income because these categories represent less than 3% of revenues.  Ci included contributions for capital assets received during the year in government funding and reduced revenues by the repayment of surplus to the government.  These adjustments increased revenues by $11k in F2016 and $311k in F2015.

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