P.O. Box 333
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 3Y5
Executive Director: Heather Byrne
Board Co-Chair: Theresa Hawkesworth

Charitable Reg. #:11929 8693 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 4/5]



Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity’s website.



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) 83 cents are available for programs.

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About Alice House:

Founded in 1983, Alice House, formerly Alice Housing, gives women and their children safe housing, counselling, and support services. They offer these services to women leaving abusive relationships. It has four main programs: Safe Housing, Counselling and Programs for Women, Counselling and Programs for Children and Youth, and Education and Prevention.

Alice House's Safe Housing program made up 40% of total program spending in F2018. The charity operates 18 housing units across Halifax. It rents these units to women at 60% below market rate. In 2017-2018, Alice House gave 30 families safe housing, advocated for housing 224 times, and gave food support 762 times.

Alice House's Counselling and Programs for Women and Children each accounted for 20% of total program spending in F2018. The programs focus on helping women and children respectively recover from the trauma of domestic violence. In F2018, Alice House reached 66 women and 981 children.

Alice House's Education and Prevention program made up the final 20% of total program spending in F2018. The charity gives presentations to youth, teaching them what a healthy relationship is. In F2018, it gave 36 presentations.

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Results and Impact

Alice House reports that in F2018, 100% of women that lived at Alice House did not return to their abusive partners.

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

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Alice House is a small charity, with total donations of $390k in F2018. Administrative costs are 8% of revenues and fundraising costs are 10% of donations. For every dollar donated, 83 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves of $444k can cover almost ten months of annual program costs.

This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Alice House. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on May 17, 2019 by Lauren Chin.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 7.5%9.1%6.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 9.5%2.7%8.8%
Total overhead spending 17.0%11.7%0.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 81.7%67.1%72.1%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 390,158276,411360,754
Government funding 213,292218,527217,572
Fees for service 105,478107,249110,564
Investment income 1,1889,21919
Total revenues 710,116611,406688,909
Program costs 543,630492,946513,378
Administrative costs 53,45554,47946,958
Fundraising costs 37,0027,45631,633
Total spending 634,087634,087591,969
Cash flow from operations 76,02956,52596,940
Funding reserves 444,323330,758370,112

Note: Ci adjusted program costs for amortization, reducing total expenses by $13k in F2018, $13k in F2017 and $11k in F2016. The charity's audited financials do not allocate salaries expenses to program, administrative, and fundraising costs. Ci reported total salaries of $387k in F2018, $329k in F2017, and $330k in F2016 in program costs.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 8

Avg. compensation: $48,318

Top 10 staff salary range:

$350k +
$300k - $350k
$250k - $300k
$200k - $250k
$160k - $200k
$120k - $160k
$80k - $120k
$40k - $80k
< $40k

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2018

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Comments & Contact

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Charity Contact

Website: www.alicehouse.ca
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