Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton
Edmonton, AB T5H 1G1
Executive Director: Liz O'Neill
Board Chair: Deborah Fisher
Charitable Reg. #: 11880 8799 RR0001
Grade: A-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 #87
Avg. Compensation $52,688
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton:
Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area (BGCBigs) was formed in 2011 when two long-standing Edmonton charities merged. Boys & Girls Clubs of Edmonton dates back to 1962 when the first Boys' Club was opened in Edmonton and the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton was established in 1972. BGCBigs aims to ensure “the healthy development of children, youth and their families by providing safe places, positive relationships, services and opportunities to develop personal strengths and interpersonal skills that enhance their long-term success in life.”
BGCBigs runs 9 clubs throughout Edmonton that provide snacks, hot meals, homework help, learning programs and recreational activities. In F2015, 2,904 youths were served at one of the charity’s club sites or partner sites. BGCBigs reports that a review of its club programs found that 30% had fewer behavior problems and 25% used less drugs.
BGCBigs also facilitates a mentoring program that focuses on recreation, education, social and life skills. In F2015, BGCBigs created 350 new matches and now serves a total of 873 young people through the mentoring program. The charity states that, by 2018, it aims to improve retention rates from 60% to 70% after a year and from 40% to 45% after two years. BGCBigs states that 78% of former mentees from a social assistance background do not rely on social assistance as adults. It also reports that 64% of students with in-school mentors developed more positive attitudes towards school, with 58% achieving higher grades in social studies, language and math.
Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton is a medium-size charity with donations of $3.2m in F2015. 25% of its revenues are generated from government funding, making up $1.7m in F2015. Its administrative costs are 14% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 6% of donations. For every $1 donated to the charity, 80 cents is put towards its programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. The charity has funding reserves of $7.8m, which includes $32k in donor-endowed funds. This results in a program cost coverage ratio, excluding donor-endowed funds, of 150%. This means that the charity can fund 1.5 years of its annual programs using its current reserves.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on June 2, 2016 by Lynn Tay.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||14.2%||13.7%||11.9%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||6.1%||7.3%||1.7%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||150.3%||117.2%||103.6%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Fees for service||665||506||502|
|Business activities (net)||58||53||54|
|Cash flow from operations||237||242||250|