Interval House

131 Bloor Street West, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M5S 1R8
Executive Director: Arlene McCalla
Board Chair: Renee Weekes

Charitable Reg. #: 11897 1159 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Women
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

Grade: B+

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

2013 2014 2015
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #31

Avg. Compensation $50,636

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 4
$40k - $80k 6
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Interval House:

Founded in 1973, Interval House strives to help abused women and children by offering residential and community programs, and engaging in public advocacy. By taking a holistic approach, Interval House aims to help women and children escape violence and rebuild their lives. Its combination of programs offers emotional support, practical help and life skills. In F2015, Interval House received 441 crisis calls.

Interval House’s residential program (representing 56% of total spending) offers shelter, counselling, and social programs. Its social programs include parenting workshops, court support programs, art groups and cultural interpreters. In F2015, Interval House housed 77 women, and offered 20 adult art group sessions and 143 hours of women’s counselling groups. Further, 94 children took part in interactive art and music programs.

Its community programs (representing 19% of total spending) include the Building Economic Self Sufficiency (B.E.S.S.) program, and Housing and Resettlement Services. B.E.S.S. provides 2-week workshops that teach women to write a resume and cover letter, conduct a job search, prepare for an interview and develop life skills. In F2015, B.E.S.S. women wrote 58 resumes, and 69% of graduates found stable jobs. Further, 9 housing workshops were offered, helping 63 women resettle into their communities.

Through Interval House’s advocacy and leadership program (representing 12% of total spending), speakers address violence against women, signs of abuse and how to stop violence at workplaces and schools.   

Financial Review:

Interval House is a medium-sized charity, with donations of $1.9m in F2015. The charity received $1.1m in government funding, representing 36% of total revenues. Its administrative costs are 10% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 12% of donations. For every $1 donated to the charity, 77 cents is put towards its programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. Interval House has funding reserves of $3.5m, meaning that it can cover 1.5 years of its annual programs using its existing reserves.

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

Updated on June 20, 2016 by Lynn Tay.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending September
Administrative costs as % of revenues 10.4%12.4%5.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 12.2%11.5%14.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 149.6%168.6%138.6%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,883,8771,533,8881,542,978
Government funding 1,088,8371,066,4831,063,346
Investment income 64,230254,228101,528
Total revenues 3,036,9442,854,5992,707,852
Program costs 2,365,0822,028,4872,270,497
Administrative costs 307,728321,159152,704
Fundraising costs 230,411177,075229,120
Other costs 8,59010,5680
Cash flow from operations 125,133317,31055,531
Funding reserves 3,537,6703,420,7913,145,862
Note: Ci has adjusted amortization affecting expenses by ($208k) in F2015, and by ($205k) in F2014.

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