WoodGreen Community Services

815 Danforth Avenue, Suite 100
Toronto, ON M4J 1L2
President & CEO: Anne Babcock
Board Chair: Antonella Ceddia

Charitable Reg. #:10822 0435 RR0002

STAR RATING

Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

[Charity Rating: 4/5]

FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY

Most recent Audited financial statements available on the charity’s website.

B

RESULTS REPORTING

Grade based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

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DEMONSTRATED IMPACT

The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.

NEED FOR FUNDING

Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.

79%

CENTS TO THE CAUSE

For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 79 cents are available for programs.



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Programs

About WoodGreen Community Services:

Founded in 1937, WoodGreen Community Services (WCS) is a social services charity based in Toronto. It aims to reduce poverty, promote self-sufficiency, and raise well-being through innovative programs. WCS offers various housing programs and social services to support low-income residents of Toronto. WCS has 36 locations that serve around 37,000 people each year.

Through its housing programs, WCS reports that it serves over 1,000 people each year. It offers 12 affordable housing locations, as well as 28 fully-furnished apartments for senior clients. In F2019, it also provided 2,652 hours of counselling through 884 sessions.

WCS also provides employment and settlement services for newcomers in Toronto. In F2019, WCS states that it served 6,692 newcomers through employment resources and job training programs. It reports that its staff provide support in 30 different languages.

WoodGreen Community Services’ Homeward Bound program helps single mothers and children gain financial independence. The program lasts four years, and aims to transition mothers from economic insecurity to stable housing. Through Homeward Bound, single mothers can receive housing, childcare services, and two years of free college education. Since the program began in 2004, Homeward Bound has housed 291 women and 448 children.

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Results and Impact

WoodGreen Community Services reports that at intake, 90% of Homeward Bound clients were accessing social assistance. As of F2019, it states that 94% of participants have found employment, earning $43,000 on average.

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of WoodGreen Community Services’ results and impact.

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Finances

Ci consolidated the financial statements of WoodGreen Community Services and WoodGreen Foundation (WF) for the following financial analysis. As such, Ci excluded fund transfers between WCS and WF. WoodGreen Foundation is a separately registered charity that raises funds for WCS’s services. 

WoodGreen Community Services is a medium-sized charity with total donations of $4.0m in F2019. Its operations rely heavily on government grants, which made up $34.4m or 71% of total revenues in F2019. Administrative costs are 8% of revenues (less investment income) and fundraising costs are 14% of donations. This results in total overhead spending of 21%. For every dollar donated to the charity, 79 cents go to the cause. This falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

WCS has $13.6m in funding reserves, which can cover under four months of annual program costs.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to WoodGreen Community Services for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 28, 2020 by Eric Zhao.

Financial Review


Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
201920182017
Administrative costs as % of revenues 7.8%7.7%7.4%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 13.5%7.4%1.9%
Total overhead spending 21.2%15.0%9.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 32.3%28.9%19.9%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
201920182017
Donations 4,0144,5673,231
Government funding 34,36931,05430,310
Fees for service 6,2986,3716,310
Business activities (net) 235198232
Investment income 2636450
Other income 2,9902,7792,576
Total revenues 48,16845,03342,709
Program costs 41,91738,85038,269
Grants 00100
Administrative costs 3,7163,4473,158
Fundraising costs 54033661
Total spending 46,17342,63341,588
Cash flow from operations 1,9952,4001,121
Capital spending 262263118
Funding reserves 13,55711,2147,626

Note: Ci consolidated the audited financial statements of WoodGreen Community Services and WoodGreen Foundation, and removed grants transferred between the two charities. Ci excluded donations from WoodGreen Foundation, affecting total revenues and expenses by ($550k) in F2019, ($416k) in F2018, and ($439k) in F2017. To report on a cash basis, Ci adjusted donations by changes in deferred contributions and deferred capital contributions. This affected total revenues by ($25k) in F2019, $603k in F2018, and $284k in F2017. Ci included changes in fair values of WF investments, affecting total revenues by $68k in F2019, ($8k) in F2018, and ($nil) in F2017. Ci classified fees for service received from governments as government funding. Ci classified service contracts and other as other revenue. Ci removed administrative fees paid by the WF to WCS from other revenue and administrative costs, affecting total revenues and expenses by ($138k) in F2019, ($68k) in F2018, and ($61k) in F2017. Ci gathered program, administrative, and fundraising costs for WCS from its T3010 filings. Ci removed amortization on a pro-rata basis from WCS’s program, administrative, and fundraising costs.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 436

Avg. Compensation: $59,507

Top 10 staff salary range:

$350k +
0
$300k - $350k
0
$250k - $300k
0
$200k - $250k
0
$160k - $200k
2
$120k - $160k
7
$80k - $120k
1
$40k - $80k
0
< $40k
0

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2019

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Charity Contact

Website: www.woodgreen.org
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