Kennedy House Youth Services
Toronto, ON M1B 3C6
Executive Director: Shelly Jaigobin
Board Chair: Christopher Carew
Charitable Reg. #: 10280 7245 RR0001
Grade: B-The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Full-time staff #84
Avg. Compensation $47,517
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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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.
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 RatiosFiscal 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 StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Business activities (net)||36||21||33|
|Cash flow from operations||92||(138)||(85)|