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Sanctuary Ministries of Toronto

25 Charles Street East
Toronto, ON M4Y 1R9
Executive Director: Alan Beattie
Board President: Alison Marthinsen

Charitable Reg. #: 89037 9340 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Homeless
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: C-

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 available only upon request [Audited financial statement for most recent year]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to the Cause

2015 2016 2017
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #21

Avg. Compensation $61,881

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 1
$40k - $80k 9
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2017

About Sanctuary Ministries of Toronto:

Founded in 1992, Sanctuary Ministries of Toronto (Sanctuary) is a Christian organization that works with poor and homeless people to provide them with support in reintegrating with the community. Sanctuary believes that without belonging to a healthy community people receive little benefit from drug rehab, housing, or employment programs.

Every week, Sanctuary hosts a health clinic, art club, women’s group, worship service, two Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and two community meals. Staff are available to help people access welfare, housing, legal aid, counselling, and therapy or drug rehabilitation. The charity owns two homes in East York which provide shelter for eight people.

From June 30, 2017 to August 8, 2017 Sanctuary closed its meal and drop-in programs to address escalating violence. A few schedule changes were made to address the previous issues.

Sanctuary Ministries of Toronto operates Switchback Cyclery, a retail and repair bike shop. The business hires people with limited education, work experience, or a criminal record who may have trouble finding a job in the traditional labour market. Employment provides people with a sense of purpose and belonging. Sanctuary gives employees training and support in finding sustainable housing, accessing healthcare, and maintaining a personal budget.

Results and Impact: In the winter of 2017, Sanctuary worked with other agencies and individuals, successfully advocating for the city of Toronto to open 700 additional shelter spaces. 

Financial Review:

Sanctuary Ministries of Toronto is a medium-sized charity with donations of $1.6m in F2017.  Switchback Cyclery ran at a net loss, costing $49k in F2017. Administrative costs are 6% of revenues and the charity reports no fundraising costs. For every $1 donated, 94 cents go to the cause, falling just within Ci’s reasonable range. Sanctuary has $707k in funding reserves which could cover program costs for four months. This indicates a need for funding.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Sanctuary Ministries Toronto for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 1, 2018 by Madison Kerr.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 5.8%6.8%2.4%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 0.0%0.0%0.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 36.3%32.7%48.1%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,585,6021,294,5831,413,023
Government funding 170,600169,524183,530
Fees for service 451,145517,037401,595
Business activities (net) (48,607)(74,461)25,326
Other income 5,36831,0620
Total revenues 2,164,1081,937,7452,023,474
Program costs 1,947,4011,936,6771,801,438
Administrative costs 126,426132,43847,761
Fundraising costs 000
Other costs 4,2287,2009,630
Cash flow from operations 86,053(138,570)164,645
Funding reserves 706,758634,102867,040
Note: Ci has consolidated the income statements from the charity’s general fund, capital asset fund, and Ontario Ministry of Health (MOH) fund.

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