CharityIntelligence Canada

Alice House

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

Charitable Reg. #: 11929 8693 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Women
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

2016 2017 2018
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #8

Avg. Compensation $48,318

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 0
$40k - $80k 5
< $40k 3
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2018

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.

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.

Financial Review:

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 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%
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
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.