Sunshine Centres for Seniors

1033 Pape Avenue, Suite 10
Toronto, ON M4K 3W1
Executive Director: Jacquie Buncel
Board President: Susan Roller

Charitable Reg. #:11920 5268 RR0001


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For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 87 cents are available for programs.

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About Sunshine Centres for Seniors:

Founded in 1970, Sunshine Centres for Seniors (SCFS) offers social, recreational and fitness programs for seniors living in Toronto to reduce the risk of social isolation and improve the health of the city’s aging community. SCFS divides its programs by its six locations: Camp Sunshine on Ward’s Island, Yonge and Bloor, Bleecker, 460 Jarvis, 84 Carlton and 252 Sackville. The charity’s F2014 annual report states that across all six locations, its programs had over 11,000 visits and over 2,300 participants throughout the year.

Sunshine Centres for Seniors’ flagship program location is Camp Sunshine on Ward’s Island. Camp Sunshine offers activities such as nature walks, fitness classes and gardening to seniors and disabled people between May and September. SCFS runs Camp Sunshine for seniors who cannot otherwise afford or find the transportation needed for a cottage holiday, or who do not regularly have outdoor recreation options. The charity’s 2014 annual report states that 1,894 seniors attended Camp Sunshine throughout the year.

Sunshine Centres for Seniors’ Yonge and Bloor location offers services such as fitness classes, a Triple S socialization program and a Rainbow Circle LGBQT program. Its Bleecker location runs social and recreational activities every Tuesday and Thursday, including tai chi, a breakfast club and board game activities. The 460 Jarvis program runs activities every Monday and Friday that are similar to that of Bleeker. SCFS’s 84 Carlton and 252 Sackville programs both started in 2014. The 252 Sackville program has a special focus on Bengali seniors and had 50 members in its opening year. The 84 Carlton program offers daily residential accommodation for seniors and disabled people, with socialization activities such as crafts and board games. The program had 19 participants in 2014.

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Sunshine Centres for Seniors is a Micro-cap charity with total donations and special events fundraising revenues of $331k in F2015. SCFS relies heavily on government funding. Government grants of $244k represent 41% of total revenues in F2015. Administrative costs are 10% of revenues and fundraising costs are 2% of donations. With $0.12 of every donated dollar going toward overhead costs, the charity’s overhead spending falls well within Ci’s reasonable range.

SCFS’s funding reserves of $475k can cover just less than one year of annual program costs, indicating a funding need.

This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Sunshine Centres for Seniors. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 6, 2016 by Katie Khodawandi.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 10.3%12.3%11.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 2.4%1.9%1.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 97.9%37.8%48.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 329,332216,274218,751
Government funding 243,526223,445246,461
Fees for service 14,28317,38214,102
Special events 1,6324,3251,672
Investment income 9519982,306
Other income 1,00000
Total revenues 590,724462,424483,292
Program costs 485,289434,141430,564
Administrative costs 60,96656,73353,641
Fundraising costs 7,9644,1092,825
Cash flow from operations 36,505(32,559)(3,738)
Funding reserves 475,278164,010206,846

Note: Fundraising costs consist of publicity and fundraising expenses originally allocated to program costs of $4k in F2015, $2k in F2014 and $1k in F2013, and publicity and fundraising expenses originally allocated to administrative costs of $4k in F2015, $2k in F2014 and $1k in F2013.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 4

Avg. Compensation: $53,884

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 F2014

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