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
Full-time staff #17
Avg. Compensation $50,282
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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.
In 2013, the administrative costs of CGDB were 11% of revenues and fundraising costs were 11% of donations. CGDB has funding reserves of $9.6m (including $239k in donor-endowed funds) which cover annual program costs 7.6 times.
Updated August 13, 2015 by Yash Ahuja.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||10.5%||10.7%||7.9%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||11.1%||12.5%||9.2%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||759.7%||665.6%||779.7%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Business activities (net)||22,174||26,351||25,642|
|Cash flow from operations||445,940||389,938||1,192,671|