Welcome Hall Mission

606 De Courcelle Street
Montreal, QC H4C 3L5
President & CEO: Samuel Watts
Board President: Ralph Loewen

Website: www.welcomehallmission.com
Charitable Reg. #: 10819 5215 RR0001
Sector: Social Services
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

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

Full-time staff #101

Avg. Compensation $59,597

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 3
$40k - $80k 6
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Welcome Hall Mission:

Founded in 1892, Welcome Hall Mission aims to restore hope through programs that will improve the lives of vulnerable populations in Montreal and reintegrate them into society. It works with the homeless, young and at-risk mothers, families, and youth. It offers 11 programs across 5 buildings, including an emergency shelter, food bank, thrift store, educational and employability counselling and workshops, a free dental clinic, transitional housing programs, and youth-specific programs.

Welcome Hall Mission’s emergency shelter provides 187 beds to homeless men nightly. In the winter months, the Mission increases the number of beds to 250 to accommodate additional people during colder nights. The shelter’s meal service has 200 seats and provided an average of 4,700 meals per week in F2016.

The Mission’s food bank was redesigned as Marché Bon Accueil, a free grocery store that operates like a food bank, but with a more approachable and independent layout. The Mission reports that each week, over 2,263 people benefit from food received at the grocery store. Clients can shop for fruits, vegetables, canned, and non-perishable foods, depending on what was received from different partners and food suppliers.

Receiving more than 2,000 bags of new and used items per month, La Boutique is a thrift store open to all Montrealers. In addition to being a thrift store, the Boutique provides a training environment for clients in the Education and Employability program as part of their 20 hours/week of social and professional skills training. Other training tasks can include sorting, distribution and repackaging food at the food bank, and cafeteria and kitchen work.

Welcome Hall Mission has 76 studio and transitional apartments available for rent, including 5 wheelchair accessible apartments. Since 2015, Welcome Hall Mission has helped 183 homeless men move into furnished apartments.

Financial Review:

Welcome Hall Mission is a big-cap charity with $5.9m in donations in F2016. Administrative costs were 5% of revenues and fundraising costs were 24% of donations. For every $1 donated, 71 cents went to the cause. This falls within Charity Intelligence’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

The charity has negative funding reserves due to its $6.6m in mortgages payable at the end of F2016. Because the majority of the charity’s funding comes from government sources, accounting for 41% ($7.4m) of total revenue, program coverage of (14%) does not threaten the continuance of programs and services of Welcome Hall Mission.

This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Welcome Hall Mission. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated August 8, 2017 by Juliana Badovinac.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending September
201620152014
Administrative costs as % of revenues 5.1%1.7%1.7%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 23.8%13.5%18.8%
Program cost coverage (%) (13.8%)(14.2%)(40.4%)

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
201620152014
Donations 5,9056,7494,617
Goods in kind 7,4266,5836,976
Government funding 2,5932,7552,500
Fees for service 1,3871,392169
Business activities (net) 3113111,509
Investment income 13400
Other income 208176129
Total revenues 17,96417,96515,899
Program costs 15,21814,27513,800
Grants 009
Administrative costs 914311274
Fundraising costs 1,403914866
Other costs 231258660
Cash flow from operations 1972,207289
Funding reserves (2,098)(2,024)(5,581)
Note: The breakdown between program, fundraising and administration costs came from the charity's T3010 CRA filing. Business activities are reported gross as no related expenses were reported on the charity’s audited financials. Investment income in F2016 included a fair value adjustment of marketable securities of $134k. Ci adjusted program costs for amortization and mortgage interest payments by ($989k) in F2016, ($1.1m) in F2015, and ($1.1m) in F2014.

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