1100 - 2200 Younge St
Toronto, ON M4S 2C6
Executive Director: Marc Hull-Jacquin
Board Chair: Danielle Muise

Charitable Reg. #:77637 2492 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) 83 cents are available for programs.

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About Shelter Movers:

Shelter Movers is a 4-star rated charity. It has an above-average results reporting score, acceptable overhead spending, and is financially transparent.  

Founded in 2016, Shelter Movers helps women and children escape abuse by providing free moving and storage services. The charity works across Canada with six main locations. Shelter Movers performs resettlements, escorted moves, and urgent exits. This allows the charity to appropriately help women facing different levels of violence. To receive help from this charity, people must be referred by professionals such as shelter staff, social workers, or police officers. 

Shelter Movers states that the need for its work has grown in recent years due to isolation from the pandemic and rising housing costs that make it more difficult for women to escape abuse. Many shelters are currently at capacity. A point-in-time study found that in April 2021, 70% of women were turned away from shelters due to a lack of space. 

Shelter Movers works to create a world where people can escape abuse with dignity and power. In F2022, the charity performed 1,468 moves. In total, it spent 29,360 hours helping people move. Shelter Movers worked with 193 different referring agencies to find clients in F2022.

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Results and Impact

In F2022, Shelter Movers helped 1,549 children move out of unsafe environments. The charity reports that the families it served had an average of two children under the age of nine. 

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Shelter Movers’ results and impact. This charity is not yet rated on impact (n/r).

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Shelter Movers received $1.3m in donations and special events revenue in F2022. It also received $899k in government funding during the year, representing 40% of total revenues. Administrative costs are 16% of revenues (less investment income) and fundraising costs are 1% of donations and special events revenue. This results in total overhead spending of 17%. For every dollar donated, 83 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.  

Shelter Movers has $983k in reserve funding. The charity can cover 54% or around six months of annual program costs with its existing reserves.  

Charity Intelligence has sent this update to Shelter Movers for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.   

Updated on July 7, 2023 by Clive Stevens.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 16.0%17.5%26.5%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 1.2%1.5%20.7%
Total overhead spending 17.2%19.0%47.2%
Program cost coverage (%) 53.7%88.0%68.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,069,849889,430479,975
Government funding 898,851927,093267,767
Special events 280,1379,898202,199
Investment income 58100
Total revenues 2,249,4181,826,421949,941
Program costs 1,828,727991,652471,433
Administrative costs 360,298319,449252,084
Fundraising costs 15,45913,365141,182
Total spending 2,204,4841,324,466864,699
Cash flow from operations 44,934501,95585,242
Capital spending 06240
Funding reserves 982,743872,648320,747

Note: The charity does not report administrative and fundraising costs on its audited financials, so Ci has used its CRA T3010 filing to report these costs. In the F2022 audited financial statements, the revenue and expenses were restated for F2021 to include government assistance received during the year. Ci has restated these values accordingly.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 12

Avg. compensation: $69,420

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 F2022

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Comments & Contact

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Charity Contact

Website: www.sheltermovers.com
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