Lookout Emergency Aid Society
New Westminster, BC V3L1B1
Board Chair: Tom Roberts
Executive Director: Shayne Williams
Charitable Reg. #: 13069 5166 RR0001
Grade: AThe grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Full-time staff #216
Avg. Compensation $60,617
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
|$300k - $350k||0|
|$250k - $300k||0|
|$200k - $250k||0|
|$160k - $200k||0|
|$120k - $160k||1|
|$80k - $120k||1|
|$40k - $80k||8|
About Lookout Emergency Aid Society:
Founded in 1971, the Lookout Emergency Aid Society provides housing and support services to adults with low or no income in the Vancouver region. With 2,777 homeless people counted in Metro Vancouver (2014), Lookout seeks to provide short and long term solutions for the homeless.
Lookout Emergency Aid Society programs address shelter, food, health and drug use to fulfill its mission. It runs 5 permanent shelters, 2 temporary and 5 extreme weather shelters. At full capacity, these shelters have 368 beds and have housed 920 unique clients in F2016. The permanent shelter recorded more than 78,000 bed nights used in F2016. Their housing program had 888 residents with 586 living in long-term units. Lookout served more than 198,000 meals through drop-in locations and 2454 people through its food bank in F2016. Fighting drug harm, it provided sterile needles to 3228 clients in F2016 and trained their staff to issue Naloxone, a lifesaving drug used in overdose situations. Its health services recorded 7177 appointments and 971 HIV/AIDS counseling sessions in F2016. The outreach program which helps individuals achieve and maintain health and stability helped 2212 clients in F2016. Lookout strives for easy access to its services. Its minimal-barrier approach places low expectations on people they serve, given the many challenges they already face.
Lookout Emergency Aid Society is a Micro-cap charity with $135 000 in donations in F2016. As its audited financial statements do not break out fundraising and administrative costs, CRA filing data was used. In F2016, administrative overhead was 8% of total revenues and fundraising costs were 16% of donations. Overall, for every dollar donated, 77 cents goes to the cause, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range. Their funding reserves in F2016 stand at ($7.2m). Excluding mortgages, reserves stand at $9m which covers only 41% of one year’s program cost, showing a need for funding.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Lookout Emergency Aid Society. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated May 15, 2017 by Josh Lam.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||7.9%||5.7%||3.0%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||15.5%||32.4%||12.5%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||(33.2%)||(39.7%)||(40.9%)|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Goods in kind||207||313||0|
|Fees for service||3,077||2,928||2,960|
|Cash flow from operations||671||(566)||1,134|