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Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs

101 Spruce Street
Toronto, ON M5A 2J3
Executive Director: Ian Edward
President: Lynn Lavallee

Charitable Reg. #: 10757 3149 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Youth
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

Grade: C

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 for current and previous years available on the charity's website [ 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 #14

Avg. Compensation $58,769

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 1
$40k - $80k 9
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs:

Founded in 1921, Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club (TKBGC) runs programs for children and youth in 4 locations in Toronto’s priority neighbourhoods of Regent Park and Trinity Bellwoods. Its mission is to provide safe, supportive programs for children and youth to “experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relations, and develop confidence and life skills”.

Many working parents struggle to find quality care for their children when school is out. To some youth, Boys and Girls Club is not just a building but a “home away from home” – a safe place after school where kids can get homework help and extracurricular programs like dance, chess, leadership training, and public speaking. Nearly 70% of children and youth come from families earning less than $20,000 a year. The $6 million capital campaign in 2010 to expand the Spruce Street centre was intended to double the club's capacity. In 2017, a reported 1,300 children and youth participate in Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club programs - a 26% increase from 2010 levels.

Programs: Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club is a local, frontline charity. In 2016 it served 525 children and youth each day through before- and after-school programs, walking children to and from school, serving after-school meals. In addition to the programs during the school year, Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club has day camps during the school holidays. Approximately 1,300 children and youth use Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club programs each year. RBC funded an after-school project for 90 kids providing homework help. In 2015, 78 youth alumni of the program work as paid program and camp counsellors. Furthermore, 32% of staff are former club members.

In February 2017, Boys and Girls Clubs America released an extensive program evaluation. External impact assessment shows a high impact SROI of 10:1. It is highly likely that some Canadian Boys and Girls Clubs have similar high impact but this is not possible to ascertain with current data reporting.

Financial Review:

Donations to Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club for 2015 were $1.5m, making it a medium-sized charity. Administrative costs are 14% of total revenues and fundraising costs are 2% of donations. For every dollar donated, 84 cents goes towards the charity's programs. These overhead costs are within Charity Intelligence's reasonable range.  

In 2012, Toronto Kiwanis opened the new clubhouse in Regent Park after a $7m renovation. To cover the costs not covered by donations, Toronto Kiwanis took on debt. This results in funding reserves having a negative balance of $57k showing a need for donations.

Toronto Kiwanis’s total operating costs are $2.4m (not including depreciation of $640k). This represents an estimated $1,850 for each of the 1,300 children served in a year. Fees paid by parents and others are about 6% of these costs with the remainder funded by donors, the Ontario Government and the City of Toronto.

Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club reports using an external fundraiser on its government filing. This is minor; $8,945 is paid to an external fundraiser included in fundraising costs, the revenue raised is not disclosed.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated May 17, 2017 by Kate Bahen. 

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 13.7%12.9%12.0%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 1.9%1.9%2.6%
Program cost coverage (%) (2.9%)(10.8%)(40.7%)

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,492,5661,103,2051,221,053
Government funding 695,596717,561691,529
Fees for service 147,442183,153148,388
Other income 60,087465,588428,016
Total revenues 2,395,6912,469,5072,488,986
Program costs 2,012,5991,907,7661,689,508
Administrative costs 328,618319,432299,298
Fundraising costs 27,90520,37931,560
Other costs 37,45949,28355,116
Cash flow from operations (10,890)172,647413,504
Funding reserves (57,295)(206,285)(688,361)
Note: Ci has adjusted revenues for deferred revenues and contributions, affecting revenues by ($409.8k) in F2014, ($125.2k) in F2013 and $26.1k in F2012.

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