1133 - 7th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 1B2
CEO: Larry Mathieson
Board Chair: Richard Parker

Charitable Reg. #:11897 9947 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

[Charity Rating: 4/5]



Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity’s website.



Grade based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.



The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.


Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 81 cents are available for programs.

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About Kerby Centre:

Kerby Centre is a 4-star rated charity with best practices in financial transparency. It has an average results reporting grade and relatively low overhead costs.

Kerby Centre opened its doors in 1973 to help older adults improve their mental, physical, social, and emotional well-being. The charity operates in Calgary and Medicine Hat. The charity reports that 30% of Canadian seniors are at-risk of being socially isolated. Additionally, Kerby Centre reports that approximately 280,000 adults over the age of 65 experience some form of abuse each year.

Kerby Centre's main programs are Connections, Kerby Shelter, Kerby News, Food Security, Volunteer Department, and Events. 

Connections represented 31% of total program spending in F2021. Kerby Centre offers education, recreation, and information services. The program includes the Wellness Connection Centre, Social Calling, Sidewalk Seniors, Peer-to-Peer support groups, counselling, a free tax clinic, education and recreation classes and courses, and an Adult Day Program (ADP). In F2022, the charity filed 3,450 tax returns for low-income seniors. Additionally, Kerby Centre operated 135 in-person classes for 1490 registrants and 280 online classes for 782 registrants in F2022.

The charity's Shelter program accounted for 17% of total program spending in F2021.The charity provides temporary, transitional housing for older adults fleeing physical, sexual, financial, or emotional abuse. Through its shelter, Kerby Centre offers case management, referrals to counselling, and assistance with housing applications. In collaboration with Carya and the Calgary Police Service, Kerby Centre operates the EART, which assists police and social workers in responding to allegations of emotional, physical, sexual, or financial abuse towards elders. 

Kerby News accounted for 15% of program spending in F2021. The charity distributes 400,000 copies of its newspaper annually.

Food Security (11%), Volunteer Department (7%), and Events (7%) represent the remaining portion of program spending.

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Results and Impact

According to Kerby Centre, its food security programs diverted 17,000kg of food from the landfill in F2021. 

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Kerby Centre's results and impact.

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Kerby Centre is a small charity in terms of donations, with $891k in donations in F2021. The charity also received $2.4m in government funding, representing 55% of total revenues. Administrative costs are 16% of revenues (less investment income), and fundraising costs are 3% of cash donations. This means that total overhead spending is 19%. For every dollar donated to the charity, 81 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci's reasonable range for overhead spending.

The charity has reported its fundraising costs as $28k in F2021. This is likely underreported as its administrative costs are substantially larger at $722k in F2021. This is likely an error in Ci's reporting of Kerby Centre's overhead spending.

Kerby Centre has funding reserves of $4.1m which can cover just under one year and three months of annual program costs.

This report is an update that has been sent to Kerby Centre for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated July 8, 2022 by Ann Lei.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 15.9%13.2%17.7%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 3.1%3.5%15.3%
Total overhead spending 19.0%16.8%33.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 123.7%134.2%100.2%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 891,2991,037,262318,987
Government funding 2,352,7332,350,6861,766,076
Fees for service 983,904840,8801,522,862
Investment income 85,481(58,833)268,168
Total revenues 4,313,4174,169,9953,876,093
Program costs 3,341,7052,858,1203,202,008
Administrative costs 671,490559,962638,704
Fundraising costs 27,40836,69148,734
Total spending 4,040,6023,454,7743,889,446
Cash flow from operations 272,815715,221(13,353)
Capital spending 82,41183,240129,002
Funding reserves 4,133,4283,836,0503,206,820

Note: Ci took program, administrative, and fundraising costs from the charity's T3010 filings with the CRA for all three years. Amortization is backed out from program, administrative, and fundraising costs on a pro-rata basis. Investment income is reported net of investment expense, reducing revenue and expenses by ($31k) in F2021, ($34k) in F2020, and ($37k) in F2019.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 47

Avg. compensation: $47,972

Top 10 staff salary range:

$350k +
$300k - $350k
$250k - $300k
$200k - $250k
$160k - $200k
$120k - $160k
$80k - $120k
$40k - $80k
< $40k

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2021

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Comments & Contact

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Charity Contact

Website: www.kerbycentre.com
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