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Easter Seals Ontario

One Concorde Gate, Suite 700
Toronto, ON M3C 3N6
Board Chair: John M. Herhalt
President & CEO: Carol Lloyd

Charitable Reg. #: 11906 8377 RR0001
Sector: Social Services
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 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 #54

Avg. Compensation $46,347

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 1
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 6
$40k - $80k 3
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Easter Seals Ontario:

Founded in 1922, Easter Seals Ontario offers programs and services to Ontario children, youth and young adults with physical disabilities. It aims to help its clients achieve greater independence, accessibility and integration. Easter Seals Ontario is the provincial arm of Easter Seals Canada. Easter Seals Ontario provides financial assistance for mobility equipment and communication devices, fully accessible summer camp, special education resources, post-secondary scholarships, access to additional information resources and public awareness on disability issues.

In F2015, Easter Seals Ontario provided direct financial support to families totalling $1.8 million, which is 4.7% more than in F2014. This includes grants for mobility equipment and communication devices, recreational activities, scholarships, travel grants and other community support. In total, it fulfilled 1,082 equipment assistance requests. Easter Seals Ontario also reports that 64% of families receiving financial assistance have a total family income of under $60,000.  

Easter Seals Ontario runs two fully-accessible summer camps: Camp Woodeden in London and Camp Merrywood in Perth. The camps aim to challenge kids, building their self-esteem and developing strong leadership skills. In F2015, the camps served 718 clients, down from 763 clients in F2014. Easter Seals Ontario reports that the number of campers can fluctuate year over year due to changes in the number of family members who attend family camp, and last minute cancellations due to medical conditions. In F2015, Easter Seals Ontario subsidized an average of 86% of camp fees per family.

Easter Seals Ontario reports that it offered 19 post-secondary scholarships in F2015.

Financial Review:

Easter Seals Ontario is a large charity, with donations of $9.1m in F2015. Its administrative costs are 2% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 22% of donations. For every $1 donated to the charity, 76 cents is put towards its programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. The charity’s funding reserves of $5m include $850k in donor-endowed funds. This results in a program cost coverage ratio, excluding donor-endowed funds, of 59%. This means that it can cover 7 months of its annual programs using its existing reserves.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Easter Seals Ontario. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 20, 2016 by Lynn Tay.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 2.0%2.4%2.7%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 21.9%23.2%22.2%
Program cost coverage (%) 70.6%60.5%66.8%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 9,0758,9029,814
Government funding 818185
Fees for service 574565467
Investment income 637791
Other income 225749
Total revenues 9,8159,68210,506
Program costs 7,0517,3687,159
Administrative costs 197229279
Fundraising costs 1,9842,0622,175
Cash flow from operations 58323893
Funding reserves 4,9774,4544,783
Note: Ci has adjusted amortization of deferred capital contributions and unrealized loss affecting revenues by ($260k) in F2015, by ($252k) in F2014, and by ($245k) in F2013. Ci has adjusted amortization of property and equipment and amortization of deferred lease liability affecting expenses by ($491k) in F2015, by ($500k) in F2014, and by ($510k) in F2013.

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