Progress Place

576 Church Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 2E3
Executive Director: Criss Habal-Brosek

Charitable Reg. #: 10786 1155 RR0001
Sector: Social Services
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

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 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

2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Impact Rating: Good

Full-time staff #33

Avg. Compensation $63,310

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 3
$40k - $80k 7
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Progress Place:

Founded in 1976, Progress Place provides psychosocial rehabilitation throughout the Canadian mental health network. It provides people with mental illness access to mental health services, including social, vocational, housing and recreational activities. Progress Place is a part of the International Center for Clubhouse Development and follows the Clubhouse Model of rehabilitation.  Progress Place works with over 700 members in Toronto.

Progress Place’s employment program provides its members with part-time and entry-level employment opportunities, and the support they need to stay on the job. The charity reports that its supported employment programs work with 200 members.

Progress Place’s supported education program offers peer tutoring in math, English and computers and mentoring. Its housing program offers 80 members supported housing, with access to meals and recreational programs.

Finally, Progress Place also offers community programs. The Warm Life program is a peer support telephone line that takes over 9,000 calls a year, offering people with mental illness an empathetic ear. Its Double Recovery program offers members struggling with alcohol or drug problems access to safe and anonymous support through its informal peer-based meetings.

Financial Review:

Progress Place is a small-cap charity with donations of $245k in F2015. Progress Place does not explicitly report its administrative costs or fundraising costs in its audited financial statements. The administrative costs reported in the charity’s T3010 filing makes up 12% of revenues. Progress Place does not report its fundraising expenses in its T3010 filing. The charity has funding reserves of $862k, resulting in a program cost coverage ratio of 27%. This means that the charity can cover 3 months of its annual programs using its existing reserves.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Progress Place. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 5, 2016 by Lynn Tay.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 12.3%12.4%11.8%
Program cost coverage (%) 27.4%26.6%27.5%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 245,497140,112123,308
Government funding 2,909,5192,958,3272,875,890
Fees for service 15,63323,4189,900
Business activities (net) 290,862293,998295,932
Investment income 14,28414,50016,031
Total revenues 3,475,7953,430,3553,321,061
Program costs 3,144,8332,979,4192,907,345
Administrative costs 424,585425,000388,548
Cash flow from operations (93,623)25,93625,168
Funding reserves 861,771791,306800,578
Note: Ci has adjusted amortization of deferred capital contributions affecting revenues by ($106k) in F2015, by ($112k) in F2014, and by ($126k) in F2013. Ci has adjusted amortization of capital assets affecting expenses by ($128k) in F2015, by ($134k) in F2014, and by ($148k) in F2013.

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