Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind
Manotick, ON K4M 1A3
Founder: Jane Thornton
Board Chair: Heather Skuce
Charitable Reg. #: 10684 6819 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
Cents to The Cause
Full-time staff #16
Avg. Compensation $49,263
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind:
Founded in 1984, the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind (CGDB) strives to assist visually-impaired Canadians with their mobility by providing and training them in the use of professionally trained Guide Dogs. The program is carried out at a 9-acre training centre outside of Manotick, Ontario. The centre has a kennel that houses up to 30 dogs.
There are two core services offered by this organization: Guide Dogs for those who are visually impaired to provide them with mobility and independence; and Assistance Dogs for those affected with a mobility-related disability. The services are provided free of charge to accepted applicants. Ongoing programs to support the core services include the Puppy Walking Program, where litters of pups are placed into foster families for one year until they are brought back to begin their formal training, and the Training Apprenticeship Program, where dog trainees go through an extensive three-year program to become a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor.
Most recent information: In 2017 Charity Intelligence tried repeatedly but unsuccessfully to get more recent information to update this report on Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. Also in 2017, Charity Intelligence received the most recent audited financial statements from Canada's Charities Directorate which are for 2014! While this information is outdated, it is the most recent information available.
Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind is a medium-sized charity with $1.5m in donations in F2014. Its administrative costs are 11% of revenues, and its fundraising costs are 10% of donations. For every dollar donated, 79 cents go towards the charity’s programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. CGDB has total funding reserves of $10.3m of which $253k is donor-endowed. This results in a program cost coverage ratio, excluding donor-endowed funds, of 799%, meaning that the charity can cover 8 years of its annual program costs using its existing reserves.
This report is an update and is currently under review by Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated June 16, 2017 by Kevin Silberberg.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||11.0%||10.5%||10.7%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||9.7%||11.1%||12.5%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||811.2%||759.7%||665.6%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Business activities (net)||21,325||22,174||26,351|
|Cash flow from operations||675,178||445,940||389,938|