Sistering - A Woman's Place

962 Bloor St. West
Toronto, ON M6H 1L6
Executive Director: Sheryl Lindsay
Board Co-Chair: Anne Chapelle & Shabnum Durrani

Website: www.sistering.org
Charitable Reg. #: 10798 3009 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Women
Operating Charity

Social Results Reporting

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 through official request for information from Canada Revenue Agency [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Program Cost Coverage

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #21

Avg. Compensation $73,929

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 F2012

About Sistering - A Woman's Place:

Founded in 1983, Sistering is a women's organization in Toronto that offers practical and emotional support for women who are homeless, under-housed, low-income or marginalized. Its two Drop-In locations provide basic services (including meals and hygiene), support services (including counselling and referrals), and health and wellbeing activities (including yoga and emotional management workshops). Sistering also offers employment preparation and the opportunity to earn supplemental income through two micro-enterprises: Spun Studio and Inspirations Studio. The two studios provide training in sewing, knitting, pottery and other crafts to allow members to generate income through sales, exhibitions and commissions.

Sistering assists more than 2,000 women annually. In F2013, its food access program served 144,000 meals.

Financial Review:

Fundraising costs are 23% of donations and administrative costs are 11% of revenue. The charity has funding reserves of $280k, which cover 12% of annual program costs.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
201220112010
Administrative costs as % of revenues 11.4%11.1%11.0%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 23.3%19.2%13.6%
Program cost coverage (%) 12.0%13.0%16.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
201220112010
Donations 758,438797,118807,136
Government funding 1,958,4301,832,0811,742,296
Special events 92,36862,45963,397
Investment income 1,8761,3061,001
Other income 71,00914,41419,025
Total revenues 2,882,1212,707,3782,632,855
Program costs 2,331,0162,222,7722,211,266
Administrative costs 328,443301,717289,017
Fundraising costs 198,551164,946118,255
Cash flow from operations 24,11117,94314,317
Funding reserves 280,284287,907360,735
Note: Ci removed deferred capital contributions of $99k in F2012, $106k in F2011, and $111k in F2010 from revenue. Ci removed amortization of $118k in F2012, $120k in F2011, and $122k in F2010 from expenses. The breakdown between program, administrative, and fundraising costs comes from the charity’s T3010 filing, as the audited financial statements do not disclose the breakdown.

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