Good Shepherd Ministries

412 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 1T3
Executive Director: Edward Lynch
Board Chair: Werner F Zapfe

Charitable Reg. #: 89250 8169 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Homeless
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 available only upon request [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #58

Avg. Compensation $61,386

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 3
$40k - $80k 7
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2013

About Good Shepherd Ministries:

The Good Shepherd Ministries  was established in 1963 to serve the destitute and homeless poor of Toronto. The Good Shepherd Centre provides food, shelter and clothing for people in need. In 2013, an estimated 16,000 individuals used the services offered by Good Shepherd Ministries. Services are provided 365 days a year by a team of dedicated staff and volunteers. All services are provided without distinction and free of charge to anyone in need.

The overnight shelter has 91 shelter beds for adult males aged 18 and older. The beds operated at 100% capacity in 2013. Volunteers distribute men’s clothing from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., five days a week. Each morning, Good Shepherd Centre opens its doors to anyone seeking a snack, a cup of coffee and safe shelter from the elements. The Good Shepherd Centre serves more than 1,300 meals and snacks daily, making them the largest free meal program in Toronto. The 25-bed DARE Program is a post-detoxification and pre-treatment program that offers homeless men with addictions a safe, supportive place to live while waiting for treatment. The Barrett House was Toronto’s first supportive housing residence for people living with HIV and AIDS. The St. Joseph’s Residence offers a caring and supportive home to nine seniors (55+) with a history of chronic homelessness.

Financial Review:

Good Shepherd Refuge Social Ministries has administrative costs at 3% of revenues and fundraising costs at 16% of donations. Funding reserves of $4.7m (including $150k of donor-endowed funds) are sufficient to cover 93% of annual program costs.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 3.3%3.5%3.7%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 16.3%20.5%17.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 93.2%72.7%68.2%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 2,2351,9912,351
Goods in kind 158184204
Government funding 925922917
Fees for service 1,6231,5961,601
Special events 1,3311,2971,224
Investment income 635232
Other income 333
Total revenues 6,3386,0466,334
Program costs 5,0824,7914,603
Administrative costs 204207233
Fundraising costs 581673618
Cash flow from operations 471375879
Funding reserves 4,7373,4823,139

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