Victoria, BC V8V 3P4
Executive Director: Don Evans
Board Chair: Diana Butler
Charitable Reg. #: 82709 8344 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
Full-time staff #111
Avg. Compensation $25,844
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Our Place:
Established in 1967 as a soup kitchen, today Our Place Society has a mission to “offer Greater Victoria’s most vulnerable citizens a place to call their own, where we live, share and grow together”. Our Place, serves as a safe space for the vulnerable members of Victoria, B.C. to eat, shower, and receive clothing. The building also has 45 transitional housing units, of which 15 are located on a sober floor for clients trying to overcome substance addictions.
Our Place has programs in education, health and wellness, housing, meals, drop-in and outreach services. Health and wellness programs gave 626 haircuts, 13,323 hot showers, and 517 footbaths to clients in F2016. The shelter also served 680,804 meals, a 15% increase from F2015. Outreach and drop-in services include a mail and messaging centre for over 400 clients without a fixed address. The shelter also provides referral services. In F2016, Our Place gave 776 housing advocacy referrals, 444 employment referrals, 395 legal referrals, and 632 medical services referrals.
The charity’s strategic plan for 2016-2018 aims to enhance public awareness of Our Place Society and expand services targeted at underserved demographics (e.g., seniors and prisoners). By 2018, Our Place Society hopes to develop additional programming in the areas of prevention, health, education, employment, and recreation.
Our Place Society is a medium-sized charity with $3.1m in donations in F2016. The shelter received an additional $2.2m in government funding and $249k in rent payments from tenants in Our Place’s transitional housing program. Our Place did not disclose total spending on administrative costs or fundraising costs in its audited financials. Charity Intelligence consolidated data from the charity’s T3010 filing with the CRA to breakdown these expenses. Using this information, administrative costs were 10% of revenues and fundraising costs were 22% of donations. As such, for every $1 donated, 68 cents went to the cause. This falls within Charity Intelligence’s reasonable range for overhead spending.
Funding reserves of $2.3m show that Our Place can cover just over 6 months of program costs, demonstrating a need for funding.
Updated on July 14, 2017 by Juliana Badovinac.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||10.3%||10.8%||18.5%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||21.9%||22.7%||10.3%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||54.3%||52.7%||48.7%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Fees for service||249||234||242|
|Cash flow from operations||212||311||233|