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

Donor Accountability

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

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 F2015 Kennedy Houses main 3 programs account for 94% of program costs. 1. Kennedy House’s residential program runs 5 group homes across the greater Toronto area for up to 32 teenagers in foster care and some with intellectual needs. 2. a 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. 3. a 33-bed shelter for homeless youth in East Toronto.

In F2015, 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 2015, the Kennedy House Youth Shelter operated at maximum capacity providing 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 charity Children’s Aid. Other donations and grants are reported as $7.4k in F2016 and $129.5k in F2014. 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 8.5% of total revenues, falling within Charity Intelligence’s reasonable range. Funding reserves of $2.0 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 November 21, 2016 by Kate Bahen

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 8.5%11.8%13.6%
Program cost coverage (%) 29.6%27.2%58.1%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 3,5362,1232,835
Government funding 3,7983,6402,391
Business activities (net) 36210
Investment income 191720
Other income 1174
Total revenues 7,3905,9565,299
Program costs 6,6665,4114,528
Donor-designated donations 220
Administrative costs 629681719
Cash flow from operations 92(138)52
Funding reserves 1,9711,4692,633
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 $115k in F2012 and $32k in F2011.

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