Kayla's Children Centre

36 Atkinson Avenue
Thornhill, ON L4J 8C9
Executive Director: Yaffi Scheinberg
Board Co-Chair: Danny Gordon

Charitable Reg. #:12646 2332 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 3/5]


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



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



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


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



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 92 cents are available for programs.

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About Kayla's Children Centre:

Kayla's Children Centre is a 3-star rated charity with financial transparency in the most recent fiscal year and below average accountability to donors as seen in the C results reporting grade. For every dollar donated to this charity, 92 cents go to the cause. 

Founded in 2017, Kayla’s Children Centre (KCC) was the result of the merger of the Zareinu Education Centre of Metropolitan Toronto (founded in 1989) and Project AIM (founded in 2007). KCC provides educational, therapeutic, and recreational programs for infants, children, and teens with special needs. KCC also assists children’s families by offering support and relief. The centre is rich in Jewish education and tradition. Kayla’s Children Centre’s programs include school, camp and recreation, and therapy services.

Within the school program, KCC runs 14 classes and five academic tracks. These include an infant intervention program (ages two and under), a preschool program (18 months - 4 years), an elementary program (senior kindergarten - grade 8), a SKILLS program (grades 1-8), FAST program (senior kindergarten - grade 8) and satellite classes within Jewish day schools (grades 4-12). Through these programs, KCC offers an adapted curriculum tailored to children who benefit from individualized education and access to therapeutic support.

KCC’s camps occur in four different forms throughout the year: after-school, weekend, winter break and summer camp. In F2021, 150 kids benefited from this program. The summer retreat provides campers with a chance to spend a week away from home and take part in accessible outdoor activities. In F2021, the overnight summer camp was held over the course of 8 days and saw 50 campers. KCC also runs a week-long winter camp at the end of December that provides many fun winter activities.

Outside of camp and school, KCC offers therapy clinics. The Saul and Toby Feldberg & Family Therapy Centre provides a child-centric, multidisciplinary approach to pediatric care. The clinic offers six types of therapy including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, ABA therapy, social skills group, and music therapy. In F2021, the clinic offered 7,275 hours of therapy and served 198 children.

In September of 2022, KCC is set to open The Mayim Aquatic Centre & Elkie Adler Hydrotherapy Pool. This 60,000 square foot facility will provide equipment for children of all abilities to access hydrotherapy.

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Results and Impact

Charity Intelligence did not find any quantified outcomes on Kayla's Children Centre's website. This may not be a complete representation of Kayla's Children Centre's results and impact.

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In F2021, Kayla’s Children Centre reported $2.3m of donations. The charity also received $1.1m in government funding (21% of revenues) and $3.9m in fees for service (43% of revenues) in F2021. Further, KCC received $1.3m in events income (16% of revenues) and $641k in rental income (8% of revenues).

Administrative costs are 3% of revenues (less investment income) and fundraising costs are 5% of donations. For every dollar donated, 92 cents go the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. The charity holds $2.5m in funding reserves which can cover 4 months of annual program costs.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Kayla’s Children Centre for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 11, 2022 by Angelina Curwin.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending August
Administrative costs as % of revenues 2.9%2.7%3.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 5.2%9.0%28.1%
Total overhead spending 8.1%11.6%31.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 36.1%39.5%7.9%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 2,2682,5812,518
Government funding 1,1351,6571,971
Fees for service 3,8792,5161,894
Business activities (net) 1,9302,0472,290
Investment income (96)(944)867
Total revenues 9,1157,8589,540
Program costs 7,0265,5365,214
Grants 000
Administrative costs 264233275
Fundraising costs 118231708
Other costs 2(71)147
Total spending 7,4105,9306,344
Cash flow from operations 1,7051,9283,196
Capital spending 8436091,731
Funding reserves 2,53410,95510,712

Note: Ci has adjusted for unrealized changes in fair value of marketable securities affecting revenue by ($101k) in F2021, ($947k) in F2020, and $864k in F2019. 

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 175

Avg. compensation: $30,238

Top 10 staff salary range:

$350k +
$300k - $350k
$250k - $300k
$200k - $250k
$160k - $200k
$120k - $160k
$80k - $120k
$40k - $80k
< $40k

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2021

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Charity Contact

Website: www.kaylaschildrencentre.org
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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001