New Circles Community Services
Toronto, ON M4A 1E6
Executive Director: Alykhan Suleman
Board Chair: Melanie Lauber
Charitable Reg. #: 83634 3673 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 #4
Avg. Compensation $56,451
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About New Circles Community Services:
Founded in 2005, New Circles Community Services provides clothing, social programs, and skill building opportunities to those living in poverty in Toronto. Its core program is Gently Loved Outfits to Wear (GLOW) Clothing Bank, which provides used clothing and linens to people living in the Flemingdon Park, Thorncliffe Park and Victoria Village communities. Each year, New Circles collects and redistributes over 200,000 pounds of gently used clothing. The charity reports costs of $50 to supply an individual with clothing for a year.
In 2014, New Circles expanded to include a range of programs offering connections and opportunities for skills development to community members. As a part of the new initiative to support skill building focus, New Circles offers retail skills training in partnership with the Retail Council of Canada, business office skills training in partnership with Seneca College and English language tutoring. Since 2014, 75 people have graduated from the programs. In F2016, 14 students graduated from Retail Foundations and 10 graduated from Business Office Skills. In total, 43 people received training in F2016.
In F2016, 500 youth went to prom with outfits provided by New Circles as part of its Prom Boutique youth program. The charity also awards five $500 bursaries to youth for outstanding community services work annually.
New Circles works to address the underlying needs of clothing and food insecurity by providing its clients with an assessment and referrals to agencies and resources in the community. To meet the needs of low-income seniors in the area who cannot easily access the clothing shop, NCCS runs a Senior's Mobile Mall held in various low-income seniors' residences to provide clothing and accessories to the residents. In addition to its clothing programs, the charity provides programs to help newcomer and immigrant women develop English language and literacy skills, make new friends, and explore their neighbourhood and city.
New Circles Community Services is a small-cap charity with $890k in donations in F2016. The charity also received $77k from federal and municipal governments. Administrative costs were 10% of revenues and fundraising costs were 9% of donations. As such, for every $1 donated, 81 cents went to the cause. This falls within Charity Intelligence’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves of $510k can cover 9 months of programming, indicating a need for funding.
This report is an update that is currently being reviewed by New Circles Community Services. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on June 15, 2017 by Juliana Badovinac.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending August
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||10.0%||8.4%||9.7%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||8.5%||7.2%||9.8%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||79.2%||55.0%||39.0%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Cash flow from operations||150,844||289,578||96,827|