Special Olympics Ontario Inc.

65 Overlea Boulevard, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M4H 1P1
Board Chair: Shafiq Ebrahim
CEO: Glenn MacDonell

Website: www.specialolympicsontario.com
Charitable Reg. #: 11906 8435 RR0001
Sector: Sports & Recreation
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 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

Full-time staff #19

Avg. Compensation $78,876

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 1
$40k - $80k 8
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Special Olympics Ontario Inc.:

Founded in 1968, Special Olympics Ontario provides year-round training and athletic competitions for kids and adults with intellectual disabilities. In F2016, the charity provided 22,080 intellectually challenged athletes the opportunity to play in sports and build up physical skills.  The total number of athletes increased by 33% from 2006 to 2016.  The charity relies on 21,106 operational volunteers, including 17,990 coaches and 3,116 operational volunteers as well as 10,000 law enforcement officers in fundraising efforts.  The charity has 2,296 clubs and programs  as of F2016, including 1,055 community clubs, 72 youth clubs, and 1,169 school clubs. 

The charity's project, Physical Activity & Healthy Living, also known as PAHL, promotes healthy active living to Special Olympics athletes and students across Ontario.  Local elementary and secondary school students with intellectual disabilities can participate in activities that introduce them to many official Special Olympics sports including bocce, basketball, soccer, bowling, floor hockey and more. Its Provincial School Championships program saw over 5,000 student-athletes from hundreds of schools across Ontario participate in the games. Lastly, Special Olympics Ontario has introduced a new high performance training program in Toronto. This provided the opportunity for twenty swimmers to train with former and current Olympians.  

Financial Review:

Special Olympics Ontario is considered a medium-sized charity with donations of $383k and special events fundraising of $3m in F2016, Special Olympics Ontario spent 4% of revenues on administrative costs and 23% of donations on fundraising costs. For every dollar donated, 72 cents goes to the cause, falling within Ci's reasonable range.  The charity has total funding reserves of $4.8m, which can cover annual programs for 7 months.

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

Updated on June 2, 2017 by Josh Lam. 

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending June
201620152014
Administrative costs as % of revenues 4.3%4.8%5.5%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 23.3%24.0%24.8%
Program cost coverage (%) 63.8%60.7%77.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
201620152014
Donations 38361175
Goods in kind 182110
Government funding 384482312
Fees for service 4,6664,5033,613
Lotteries (net) 15913997
Special events 3,0053,0712,631
Investment income 97112111
Total revenues 8,7128,3896,949
Program costs 7,4667,3035,859
Administrative costs 370400378
Fundraising costs 788752695
Cash flow from operations 88(66)17
Funding reserves 4,7644,4314,530
Note: Ci has presented lottery revenue (Nevada Tickets) net of expenses, decreasing total revenues and expenses by $180k in F2016, $170k in F2015 and by $129k in F2014

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