Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre
Calgary, AB T2H 0S9
Executive Director: Dr. Dean Vause
Board Chair: M. Ann McCaig
Charitable Reg. #: 13219 9480 RR0001
Grade: C+The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Full-time staff #32
Avg. Compensation $56,690
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About Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre:
Established in 1992, Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre (AARC) is a long-term addiction treatment program for youth aged 13-21 in Alberta. Since inception, AARC has served 500 clients. AARC believes it is important to treat and provide support not only for addicts, but to their family and loved ones as well. AARC now has the capacity to provide intensive treatment for 25-30 youth and families. Unlike the majority of adolescent treatment programs that are between 30 and 60 days in length, AARC’s treatment program length averages 10 months.
AARC operates under a Standing Offer Agreement with Calgary & Area Child and Family Services Authority that governs the terms and conditions under which AARC provides services for youth under the Authority’s care. The protocols set out in the agreement cover a range of matters including referral and intake processes, clinical assessment criteria, case monitoring and conferencing, documentation and reporting requirements on treatment goals, progress towards these goals, and safety of the youth involved. Under the agreement, the Authority has the right to review and evaluate AARC’s treatment program.
AARC notes in its financial statements that legal and consulting fees ($64k in F2014) represent the costs associated with multiple legal proceedings taken by the charity as Plaintiff for defamation with CBC Television and four interviewees as defendants, due to a CBC production which first aired in 2009 and continues to be aired.
Administrative costs are 11% of revenues and fundraising costs are 23% of donations. Funding reserves for F2014 were $3.8m, which cover annual program costs 1.8 times.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||10.8%||8.6%||9.1%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||23.4%||23.9%||24.9%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||175.4%||141.4%||135.2%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Goods in kind||131,072||130,231||248,512|
|Fees for service||484,212||587,508||442,952|
|Cash flow from operations||(160,610)||(10,756)||(333,831)|