Frontier College

35 Jackes Ave.
Toronto, ON M4T 1E2
President & CEO: Sherry Campbell
Board Chair: Michelle Wright

Charitable Reg. #: 10740 8445 RR0001
Sector: Education
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: B

The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity's website [Audited financial statement for most recent year]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to the Cause

2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #57

Avg. Compensation $62,515

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 1
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 3
$40k - $80k 6
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Frontier College:

Founded in 1899, Frontier College’s (FC) mission is to promote literacy across Canada. FC offers programs to inner-city schools, public housing sites, jails, farms, and reserves across Canada. In F2016, FC worked with 31,632 participants, distributed 91,720 books across Canada, and assisted 6,648 children in Aboriginal Summer Literacy Camps.

Frontier College recruits and trains volunteers to assist in programs such as reading circles, homework clubs, one-on-one tutoring, ESL programs for immigrants, and programs to get youth off the streets. In F2016, 2,520 volunteers gave 60,174 hours.  As well, FC worked with over 474 community partners across the country.

FC also offers Beat the Street, a program designed to help marginalized, street-involved youth who have not completed high school with a way back into the educational system. 

Financial Review:

Frontier College is a medium sized charity and received $2.4m in donations in F2016. Its administrative costs are 4% of total revenues. Its fundraising costs are 7% of donations. For every $1 donated, 89 cents go towards Frontier College’s programs. FC has funding reserves of $20.4m, including $15.5m in donor-endowed funds. Excluding these donor-endowed funds, Frontier College's reserves cover 87% of annual program costs, showing a need for funding.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Frontier College. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on May 18, 2017 by Kevin Silberberg.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 4.3%4.5%4.4%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 6.8%11.1%23.5%
Program cost coverage (%) 318.5%347.2%324.4%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 2,4351,5821,799
Government funding 3,1543,4013,622
Business activities (net) 487451615
Special events 00544
Investment income 232,0912,174
Total revenues 6,0997,5248,754
Program costs 6,3975,7575,844
Administrative costs 262245286
Fundraising costs 166175549
Other costs 117116111
Cash flow from operations (842)1,2301,964
Funding reserves 20,37119,99018,954
Note: Ci has consolidated the financial statements for Frontier College and the Frontier College Foundation.  Ci has excluded unrealized gains (losses) at the Foundation, affecting revenues by (834k) in F2016, $1.1m in F2015, and by $1.5m in F2014.  Business activities have been presented net of costs, reducing both revenues and expenses by $72k in F2016, $121k in F2015, and by $119k in F2014.

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