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Good Shepherd Ministries

412 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 1T3
Executive Director: David Lynch
Board Chair: Werner 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 through official request for information from Canada Revenue Agency [ 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 #57

Avg. Compensation $60,091

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 F2015

About Good Shepherd Ministries:

Established in 1963, Good Shepherd Ministries serves the homeless and impoverished people of Toronto. It has three initiatives: Good Shepherd Centre, Barret House, and St. Joseph’s Residence. Together, these initiatives provide shelter, food, clothing, medical, and addiction recovery services. In F2015, an estimated 16,000 individuals used the services offered by Good Shepherd Ministries. Services are provided 365 days a year and are free of charge to anyone in need.

The overnight shelter has 91 shelter beds for adult males aged 18 and older. 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. The Good Shepherd Centre serves more than 1,300 meals and snacks daily.

Barrett House was Toronto’s first supportive housing residence for people living with HIV and AIDS. Good Shepherd Ministries opened Barrett House in 1986 to allow these individuals to live out the remainder of their lives with dignity and respect. The house has a capacity to serve 6 individuals who are struggling with HIV/AIDS. St. Joseph’s Residence offers a caring and supportive home to 9 seniors (55+) with a history of chronic homelessness.

Good Shepherd Ministries runs a Drug and Alcohol Enrichment (DARE) program funded by Toronto Local Health Integrated Networks (LHIN) that involves a pre- and post-detox program for people struggling with addictions. This program has 25 beds and had 127 men enter treatment last year. Of those who were are given a place to live while trying to recover from addictions, 45% entered treatment.

Financial Review:

Good Shepherd Ministries is a medium-sized charity with $3.5m in donations and special events fundraising in F2015. The shelter also received $2.6m in government funding and $51k in fees for services from clients receiving care. Administrative costs were 14% of revenues and fundraising costs were 25% of donations. As such, for every $1 donated, 61 cents went to the cause. This falls outside of Charity Intelligence’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

Funding reserves of $5.4m include $150k in donor-endowed funds. Excluding this, Good Shepherd Ministries can cover annual program costs 1.3 times.

This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Good Shepherd Ministries. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 22, 2017 by Juliana Badovinac.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 13.8%15.0%14.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 24.8%27.2%20.7%
Program cost coverage (%) 137.4%124.8%114.2%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 2,2751,7422,211
Goods in kind 911,084158
Government funding 2,5712,4702,499
Fees for service 514849
Special events 1,2441,2421,331
Investment income 777063
Other income 6500
Total revenues 6,3746,6566,311
Program costs 3,9624,0034,206
Grants 050
Administrative costs 868988930
Fundraising costs 873812732
Cash flow from operations 671849444
Funding reserves 5,4425,0024,804
Note: Ci used the charity’s T3010 filing with the CRA to obtain program, management and fundraising costs as the audited financials did not use activity-based costing. Ci did not include amortization of deferred capital contributions, affecting revenues by ($59k) in F2015, ($46k) in F2014, and ($26k) in F2013.