Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa

2825 Dumaurier Avenue
Ottawa, ON K2B 7W3
Executive Director: Colleen Mooney
Board Chair: Stephen Beckta

Website: www.bgcottawa.org
Charitable Reg. #: 11881 4565 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Youth
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 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

95¢
75¢
avg
65¢
50¢
2013 2014 2015
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #45

Avg. Compensation $52,457

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 2
$40k - $80k 7
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa:

Founded in 1923, Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa (BGCO) provides after-school and out-of-school programs to children and youth, that support the healthy physical, educational and social development of young people and their families. Its mission is to “provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.” Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa’s main programs are: Education, Leadership and Social Skills, Creative Arts, Physical Activity, Camp Smitty, Aquatics, and Community Support.

In F2016, its Education program awarded 12 scholarships, and the homework club had over 52,000 visits. 86% of members said that the BGCO helped improve their grades. 87% said that BGCO made them want to try harder in school. The Physical Activity programming had over 180,000 visits. 91% of members said they were learning to make healthy choices. 95% agreed that the BGCO provided them the opportunity to be physically active. The Leadership and Social Skills programs had over 8,000 visits. 87% of members said that the BGCO gave them the opportunity to help others. The Creative Arts programs had over 30,000 visits. 89% agreed that the BGCO helped them learn to express themselves creatively. Finally, BGCO provided over 400 kids and 20 Syrian refugees the opportunity to attend Camp Smitty.

Financial Review:

Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa is a medium-sized charity with donations and special events revenues of $3.0m in F2015. Its administrative costs are 9% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 8% of donations. For every dollar donated, 83 cents go towards BGCO’s programming, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. The charity has funding reserves of $1.1m, resulting in a program cost coverage ratio of 28%. This means that BGCO can cover just over 3 months of its annual program costs using its existing reserves, indicating a need for funding.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated August 4, 2017 by Kevin Silberberg.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
201520142013
Administrative costs as % of revenues 9.0%9.8%10.3%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 7.9%10.1%37.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 28.2%63.3%43.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
201520142013
Donations 2,142,7052,079,2141,971,081
Government funding 1,127,5341,117,5001,049,343
Fees for service 111,261117,286116,058
Business activities (net) 444,122368,522335,393
Special events 822,236792,785726,775
Investment income 7,42527,6923,276
Other income 95,14095,11294,782
Total revenues 4,750,4234,598,1114,296,708
Program costs 3,819,2093,736,6803,416,158
Administrative costs 428,548445,700442,972
Fundraising costs 232,858288,5661,005,349
Cash flow from operations 269,809127,165(567,771)
Funding reserves 1,077,8042,364,6751,478,196
Note: Ci has excluded amortization of deferred capital contributions from revenues, affecting revenues by ($125k) in F2015, ($52k) in F2014, and by ($46k) in F2013. Ci has backed out amortization on a pro-rated basis from program, administration, and fundraising costs.

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