Old Brewery Mission

902 Saint-Laurent Blvd
Montreal, QC H2Z 1J2
President & CEO: Matthew Pearce
Board Chair: Eric Maldoff

Website: www.oldbrewerymission.ca
Charitable Reg. #: 12392 0324 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Homeless
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 available only upon request

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.

Full-time staff #105

Avg. Compensation $49,517

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 2
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 1
$40k - $80k 6
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Old Brewery Mission:

Founded in 1890, the Old Brewery Mission (OBM) tackles homelessness in Montreal by helping people find stable housing and break the homeless cycle. OBM offers emergency shelters and affordable housing options to meet the immediate needs of homeless people. The charity also runs transition programs and physical and mental health programs to help prevent people from falling back into the homeless cycle.

With its emergency shelters, the Old Brewery Mission aims to ensure that people can access the basic life necessities – water, food, shelter and clothing. Webster Pavilion, housing over 300 men per night, and Patricia Mackenzie Pavilion, housing up to 80 women per night, are OBM’s two major emergency shelters for men and women, respectively. OBM also offers its Accueil program for men who are homeless for the first time. Since the program started in 2012, Accueil has helped 250 men. OBM claims that nearly 75% of participants have moved on to stable housing.

The Old Brewery Mission runs three affordable housing programs in Montreal: the 29-unit Lise Watier Pavilion, the 30-unit Marcelle et Jean Coutu Pavilion and the 30-unit Le Pont Housing program. OBM offers these housing options so that people do not have to rely on emergency homeless shelters for an extended period. The Old Brewery Mission states that it wants to increase its housing capacity to 300 units.

Through its three transition programs, OBM tries to help homeless people gain the knowledge they need to move from shelters into a more stable life. The Etape program teaches homeless men and women about how to find stable housing and welfare income. When people complete Etape, they can enter the Escale program where they learn how to find a stable job and permanent housing. The Voisines program is specifically for women and educates them on daily activities, such as socializing and shopping, that they had not experienced on the street.

The Old Brewery Mission also runs physical and mental health programs because it is often difficult for homeless people to access the care and support they need on the street. OBM opened a walk-in medical clinic in 2013 and also runs two mental health programs. In F2014, OBM ran a pilot program called PASS that offered treatment for Hepatitis C. Within the year, the program admitted 27 people and cured 20.

Financial Review:

This financial analysis reflects the consolidated financial position of The Old Brewery Mission and The Old Brewery Mission Foundation (the Foundation). The Old Brewery Mission also exerts effective control over the Patricia Mackenzie Pavilion and Maison Roger Beaulieu, which are two separate registered charities. Neither charity is included in this analysis.

The Old Brewery Mission is a big-cap charity with total donations and special events fundraising revenues of $7.5m in F2016. Administrative costs are 15% of revenues and fundraising costs are 18% of donations. $0.33 of every donated dollar goes toward overhead costs, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. OBM and the Foundation hold net funding reserves of $8.7m, which can cover annual program costs for 1.2 years.

Compensation information reflects combined compensation schedules from OBM and the Foundation based on F2016 T3010 CRA filings.

This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by the Old Brewery Mission. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 26, 2016 by Katie Khodawandi.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 15.3%21.6%13.6%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 17.5%7.1%9.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 123.6%145.3%152.2%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 4,3864,3414,239
Goods in kind 189422155
Government funding 488487339
Fees for service 679627639
Business activities (net) 721212
Special events 3,1023,0402,359
Investment income (148)8591,593
Other income 1163740
Total revenues 8,8869,8269,375
Program costs 6,1485,9575,358
Grants 931669826
Administrative costs 1,3841,9391,061
Fundraising costs 1,308523655
Cash flow from operations (887)7381,474
Funding reserves 8,7479,6249,412
Note: Ci included contributions related to interest on long-term debt in other revenue and OBM occupancy revenues in fees for service. OBM rental revenues are reported gross of direct expenses in business activities. Ci gathered program, grant, administrative and fundraising expense breakdowns for OBM and the Foundation from T3010 CRA filings. Ci backed out amortization of tangible capital assets related to OBM from program and administrative costs based on % of total expenses. Ci backed out amortization of tangible capital assets related to the Foundation from administrative costs. Ci did not adjust for loss on disposal of capital assets because the amounts are not material and Ci could not determine the category in which the amounts were originally expensed. Total revenues and total expenses decreased by $3.1m in F2015, $2.2m in F2014 and $500k in F2013 during consolidation. These figures represent the transfer of funds from the foundation to the charity to fund charitable activities, which were recognized in revenues by OBM and expenses by the Foundation.

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