Scarborough Women's Centre
Scarborough, ON M1H 3B7
Executive Director: Lynda Kosowan
President: Mary Heinmaa
Charitable Reg. #: 10795 9660 RR0001
Grade: B-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
Impact Rating: Good
Full-time staff #2
Avg. Compensation $64,529
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About Scarborough Women's Centre:
Founded in 1982, the Scarborough Women’s Centre (SWC) seeks to facilitate the empowerment of women to make long-term, positive changes with confidence. Since 1982 SWC has helped 165,000 women and their children. SWC acts as a resource centre to assist women in the transition to economic and emotional independence. It provides counselling, mentoring and educational workshops to help women leave behind abuse, poverty and emotional health difficulties. In F2015 2,255 women connected with SWC.
In F2015, SWC’s 3 largest programs were 1. Expanding the Reach that provided workshops and leadership development to women with disabilities informing them of human rights, self-care, housing and job supports raising awareness of ableism – discrimination in favour of able-bodied people. SWC provided 26 workshops to 204 participants. 2. Support through counselling, mentoring and tutoring helped 292 clients discuss violence against women, newcomer integration and job and education workshops. Mentors met weekly to help other women improve language skills, job-hunting techniques and support to women to leave unhealthy relationships. 3. Education through 71 workshops to 686 participants covering many topics including money management, family law, finding your life purpose, stress management and conflict resolution. SWC works closely with other community agencies to provide effective programs for women.
In F2015, SWC’s administrative overhead costs were 16.2% of total revenues and fundraising costs were 0.5% of donations. 75% of SWC’s funding comes from government. With the running of programs in F2015 that had been funded in F2014, SWC’s funding reserves declined to $130k. These reserves cover 31% of annual programs or just over one year’s worth of funding from donors and foundations.
Profile completed November 11, 2015
This report is being reviewed by SWC. Edits and comments may be forthcoming.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||16.2%||11.6%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||0.5%||0.5%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||31.3%||57.3%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Fees for service||340||80|
|Cash flow from operations||(97,562)||40,607|