Pine River Institute
Toronto, ON M4T 2T5
CEO: Vaughan Dowie
Board Chair: Jonathan Guss
Charitable Reg. #: 87462 7516 RR0001
Grade: AThe 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: Fair
Full-time staff #37
Avg. Compensation $62,811
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
|$300k - $350k||0|
|$250k - $300k||0|
|$200k - $250k||1|
|$160k - $200k||0|
|$120k - $160k||3|
|$80k - $120k||1|
|$40k - $80k||5|
About Pine River Institute:
Pine River Institute (PRI) is a co-ed, residential treatment centre and outdoor leadership experience for youth aged 13 to 19 with mental health issues, specifically related to substance abuse. PRI addresses the issues of chemical dependency, mental health problems, family stress, addiction, and promotes all-round development. Most youth are from Ontario, with about half from the Greater Toronto Area. PRI serves 35 clients each year, with a waiting list of nearly 200 youth. In 2015, it received inquiries from 395 youths.
PRI’s model has four phases of care: Outdoor Leadership Experience, Residence, Transition, and Aftercare. The staff-to-student ratio is 1:4. Staff is comprised of experienced professionals including psychologists, physicians, addiction specialists, therapists, researchers and educators. Parents can participate in parent and family group programs.
Pine River Institute reports that youths stayed at the institute for an average of 428 days, with 43% completing the transition phase of the program. The institute reports that before the program, 2/3 of clients had been involved with the police. After the program, police contact was under 14% for youth completing the program. It also reports that before the program, 2/3 of youth had run away from home. This figure drops to less than 9% for those who completed the program.
The Ontario Ministries of Health and Education cover most costs of treatment for Ontario students for up to 29 beds at any time. These Ontario families must pay a fee of $650/month to cover costs not funded by the government. PRI also welcomes families from outside of Ontario and Canada. For these families, the fee is $460/night. The Pine River Foundation raises funds on behalf of PRI.
The financial analysis consolidates the financials of Pine River Institute and Pine River Foundation. Pine River Institute is considered a small-cap charity with donations of $599k in F2016. Administrative costs are 18% of revenues and fundraising costs are 36% of donations. For every dollar donated, 46 cents goes to the cause, falling outside of Ci’s reasonable range. The charity has funding reserves of $1.8m, this can cover program costs for 5 months.
This charity report is an update that has been sent to Pine River Institute for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated August 9, 2017 by Josh Lam.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||17.9%||21.9%||20.7%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||36.0%||20.7%||0.8%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||41.6%||44.0%||68.6%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Fees for service||928||622||630|
|Cash flow from operations||469||304||816|