Calgary Catholic Immigration Society
Calgary, AB T2R 0G5
CEO: Fariborz Birjandian
Board Chair: Mohamed Amery
Charitable Reg. #: 11882 3244 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 #199
Avg. Compensation $50,021
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Calgary Catholic Immigration Society:
Founded in 1982, Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS) provides settlement and integration services in Southern Alberta. CCIS's mission is to empower immigrants and refugees to resettle and integrate. CCIS provides a multitude of services to its clients through a multicultural, multidisciplinary team that collectively speaks over 60 languages and includes over 1,500 volunteers. CCIS offers several specialized services to assist its clients through their integration process.
Calgary Catholic Immigration Society’s largest program is Business Employment & Training Services, which helps immigrants and refugees obtain jobs. This program served 10,807 newcomers in F2018. In November 2017, CCIS launched a 24-week information technology training program for newcomers with IT education and experience to prepare them for an eight-week work placement with an IT company.
Community Development and Integration/Rural Services help refugees and immigrants rebuild personal connections and help them navigate through the city. This program served 12,874 newcomers in F2018. CCIS served 6,553 newcomers in its Family & Children services, providing daycare and summer activities for recently immigrated children to learn English and build friendships as well as specialized training and support for situations of family violence. CCIS’s Resettlement and Integration Services program helps immigrants with their settlement, serving 4,248 newcomers in F2018, including 260 Yazidi refugees from Syria and Iraq.
Results and Impact: In its F2018 annual report, CCIS reports that of the first 14 IT training program graduates, 12 would start their internships in May 2018 and 2 were in the interview process for IT positions.
Calgary Catholic Immigration Society is a Small charity with $311k in donations in F2018. Revenues are largely government funded. Ci reported government funding figures that CCIS filed in its CRA T3010; since F2018 T3010 information was not available when this profile was updated, the government funding figure is likely slightly different. CCIS's administrative and fundraising costs are 14% of revenues. For every dollar raised, 86 cents go the cause, falling within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Its funding reserves are negative because its long-term debt, with an outstanding balance of $5.3m as of F2018, exceeds the value of the charity’s liquid assets. Program cost coverage has been approaching a positive coverage with liquid assets increasing and the balance of its long-term debt declining since Ci’s first analysis in F2013.
This charity report is an update that has been sent to Calgary Catholic Immigration Society for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on August 17, 2018 by Joeyanne Cheung.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Fundraising & admin costs as % of revenues||13.9%||13.1%||15.4%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||(7.4%)||(20.7%)||(33.3%)|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Fees for service||1,669||1,592||1,735|
|Business activities (net)||18||173||211|
|Fundraising & administrative costs||2,830||2,738||2,746|
|Cash flow from operations||1,056||1,841||1,050|