Toronto, ON M5V 3C1
Executive Director: Jocelyn Helland
Board President: Adrian Ishak
Charitable Reg. #: 13223 9013 RR0001
Grade: A-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
Impact Rating: Good
Full-time staff #91
Avg. Compensation $34,937
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Eva's Initiatives:
Eva's Initiatives (Eva’s) provides safe shelter, training, counselling, and a variety of other programs and services to help homeless and at-risk youth. Eva's operates three specialized shelters, which can house up to 123 youth, aged 16–24, each night. In F2016 they provided 1,034 youth with a place to stay across their shelters. Eva's Place is a 40-bed emergency shelter that is often the first stop for youth who become homeless. It is home to the groundbreaking Family Reconnect Program that focuses on homelessness prevention. In F2016, 197 youth were served through this program with 39 of these youths returning to their family homes and 62 youths remaining in or moving in stable housing. Eva's Satellite is a 33-bed shelter that caters to youth with substance use issues. Its innovative program is based on a harm reduction model and served 1,193 youth with harm reduction and mental health programming. Eva's Phoenix is a 50-bed transitional housing facility which also hosts education and employment training for approximately 150 youth every year.
In F2016 Eva’s provided training and education programs in which 84 supported youth completed high school or continued to college or university. It also provided 3000 independent living, health and development sessions for youth.
Eva’s recently completed a campaign to raise $12.5 million for renovations to its 60 Brant Street location which opened in 2016. The new facilities will help at-risk youth get job training, schooling and housing so they can transition to independent living.
Charity Intelligence has reviewed and rated Eva's Initiatives since 2008. Eva's is consistently a top-rated charity with high charity impact for donors looking to best support Toronto's homeless youth. Eva's was included in Ci's 2015 Canadian Charity Impact Fund as a top 10 impact charity.
In F2016, Eva's received donations of $2.6m making it a mid-cap charity. Its administrative costs are 10% of total revenues and its fundraising costs account for 27% of donations. For every dollar donated, 62 cents goes to the cause, falling just below Ci’s reasonable range. Eva’s has funding reserves of $2.1m which cover 6 months of program costs. This indicates that Eva’s needs funding.
NOTE: These figures are based off a nine-month period ending September 30th 2016 as Eva’s moved their year-end date from December to September.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Eva's Initiatives. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on May 29th, 2017 by Josh Lam.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending September
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||10.4%||7.0%||8.0%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||27.3%||9.6%||10.9%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||54.0%||53.8%||43.0%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Business activities (net)||129||233||230|
|Cash flow from operations||637||5,092||2,563|