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Scarborough Women's Centre

2100 Ellesmere Road, Suite 245
Scarborough, ON M1H 3B7
Executive Director: Lynda Kosowan
President: Mary Heinmaa

Website: www.scarboroughwomens
Charitable Reg. #: 10795 9660 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Women
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

Grade: B-

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 available only upon request

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to The Cause

2014 2015
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Impact Rating: Good

Full-time staff #2

Avg. Compensation $64,529

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 0
$40k - $80k 2
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

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.

Financial Review:

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 Ratios

Fiscal 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 Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 92,443200,627
Government funding 283,827314,781
Fees for service 34080
Investment income 8601,150
Total revenues 377,470516,638
Program costs 413,762415,270
Administrative costs 60,84959,692
Fundraising costs 4211,069
Cash flow from operations (97,562)40,607
Funding reserves 129,596237,824
Note: Charity Intelligence shows revenues in the year received by the charity. SWC received funds for its programs in prior periods that were spent in F2014 and F2015. In F2015 this is a ($109k) adjustment to revenues, and $33k adjustment for F2014. SWC's audited financial statements do not provide activity based costing. Spending on program, administrative and fundraising have been taken from the T3010A filings. These reconcile with the audited financial statements.

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