Learning Enrichment Foundation

116 Industry Street
Toronto, ON M6M 4L8
Executive Director: Peter Frampton
Board President: James McLeod

Charitable Reg. #:11924 1859 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

[Charity Rating: 2/5]


Audited financial statements available only upon request.



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



The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.


Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 87 cents are available for programs.

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About Learning Enrichment Foundation:

The Learning Enrichment Foundation is a 2-star charity. It has low reported fundraising costs and a below-average results reporting score. Before you give, read Charity Intelligence's report.

Founded in 1978, Learning Enrichment Foundation (LEF) runs programs to help create healthy communities and a socially responsible economy. It does this through five programs: Child Care, Employment, Newcomer Services, Language Training, and Skills Training. LEF reports that on average in F2022, its clients had received an average of five years of services. 

In F2022, LEF spent $17.8m on Child Care (68% of program spending). Over the year, 1,455 children were enrolled in the program. This increased 40% from 1,036 children enrolled at the beginning of F2022. Also, 34 children attended care for newcomer children. LEF is one of Toronto's largest childcare providers with more than 20 centres and before and after school programs.  

The remaining 32% of program spending in F2022 was divided between Employment, Newcomer Services, Language Training, and Skills Training. 226 clients accessed language training programs and 114 professionals accessed targeted training services. LEF provided six skills training programs in F2022.



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Results and Impact

According to a client survey, before using LEF services 15% of clients surveyed were struggling to meet basic needs. After using the services, this decreased to 8%. Sixty-six percent of respondents had stronger English skills. Eighty-three percent of respondents have better access to the services and support they need since coming to LEF.

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Learning Enrichment Foundation’s results and impact.

Charity Intelligence has not rated Learning Enrichment Foundation for demonstrated impact (n/r)

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In F2022, Learning Enrichment Foundation received $30.1m in total revenues, of which $17.2m (57% of total revenues) was government funding. LEF received $866k in donations. Administrative costs are13% of revenues and fundraising costs are less than 1%. Total overhead costs are13%: for each dollar donated, 87 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. 

Learning Enrichment Foundation has $5.3m in reserve funds that can cover its program costs for 2 months. 

Charity Intelligence has sent this update to the Learning Enrichment Foundation for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 28, 2023 by Emily Downing.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 12.7%11.6%12.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 0.4%5.7%3.5%
Total overhead spending 13.1%17.2%16.4%
Program cost coverage (%) 20.4%30.8%10.2%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 866198317
Government funding 17,19521,38916,497
Fees for service 11,4367,4189,236
Business activities (net) 583459480
Total revenues 30,07929,46526,530
Program costs 26,05122,65521,899
Administrative costs 3,8093,4113,433
Fundraising costs 41111
Total spending 29,86326,07825,343
Cash flow from operations 2173,3871,188
Capital spending 02,0888,209
Funding reserves 5,3246,9892,238

Note: Ci backed out amortization of deferred capital contributions from government funding, affecting total revenues by ($246k) in F2022, ($259k) in F2021, and ($99k) in F2020. To report on a cash basis, Ci adjusted for deferred contributions, affecting government funding by $64k in F2022, $3.1m in F2021, and $705k in F2020. Ci removed advertising costs from administrative costs and program costs and reported these amounts as fundraising costs. 

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 350

Avg. compensation: $52,840

Top 10 staff salary range:

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Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2022

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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001