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Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton

10135 89 Street
Edmonton, AB T5H 1G1
Executive Director: Liz O'Neill
Board Chair: Deborah Fisher

Charitable Reg. #: 11880 8799 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Youth
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

Grade: A-

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 #87

Avg. Compensation $52,688

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 1
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 1
$40k - $80k 8
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

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.

Financial Review:

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 Ratios

Fiscal 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 Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 3,2123,0892,747
Government funding 1,6571,7442,983
Fees for service 665506502
Lotteries (net) 578548450
Business activities (net) 585354
Special events 392376259
Investment income 373234
Total revenues 6,5996,3487,027
Program costs 5,2134,9885,893
Administrative costs 929867835
Fundraising costs 22025150
Cash flow from operations 237242250
Funding reserves 7,8375,8476,103
Note: Ci has adjusted grossed up fundraising costs affecting revenues by $73k in F2015, by $66k in F2014, and by $50k in F2013. Ci has adjusted grossed up fundraising costs and amortization affecting expenses by ($163k) in F2015, by ($173k) in F2014, and by ($60k) in F2013.