Community Living Toronto

20 Spadina Road
Toronto, ON M5R 2S7
CEO: Brad Saundres
Board Chair: Nick MacCrae

Charitable Reg. #: 10769 4143 RR0001
Sector: Social Services
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

2013 2014 2015
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #742

Avg. Compensation $57,160

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 2
$80k - $120k 8
$40k - $80k 0
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Community Living Toronto:

Founded in 1948, Community Living Toronto (CLToronto) helps people with intellectual disabilities by offering support services that give them a voice and the choice for where they work, live and learn. CLTORONTO has four core programs that help disabled people in Toronto with housing, employment, community support and personal development.

Community Living Toronto’s Residential program made up 69% of program costs in F2015. The charity helps disabled people find housing opportunities, ranging from semi-independent to fully independent living. CLToronto’s annual report states that it helped 1,071 people with housing in 2015. Community Living Toronto works with local Toronto leaders to help run LIGHTS, a program that gives disabled people independent-living housing options. As of 2015, 55 young adults live independently through this program.

Community Living Toronto’s Job Placement Services program helps people with disabilities find secure employment or volunteer positions. This program made up 13% of program costs in F2015 and CLToronto’s annual report states that it helped 1,135 people find jobs within the year. CLToronto tries to match people seeking jobs with appropriate employers based on their skills and abilities.

Community Living Toronto’s Community Support programs made up 9% of program costs in F2015 and includes education and childcare services. CLToronto’s annual report states that it helped 756 children through education and family support services. CLToronto holds a Choices that can Change Lives Fund that it uses to grant money to children with disabilities who require financial assistance for a variety of issues, including assistive technology, sports equipment, tutoring, music lessons and speech therapy. Since opening the fund in 2012, CLToronto has distributed 48 grants.

Adult Development made up 8% of program costs in F2015, making it CLToronto’s fourth core program. Community Living Toronto helps people with disabilities with the transition from high school to career through its Person Directed Planning and Skills Development services. CLToronto helped 3,989 people through Adult Development services in F2015.

Between all of its programs, Community Living Toronto reports serving 6,951 people in F2015. Based on total operating costs for the year, CLToronto spent roughly $11,151 per person helped.


Financial Review:

Community Living Toronto is a medium-sized charity with donations of $3.1m in F2015. The charity relies heavily on government funding, specifically from the Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS). In F2015, CLToronto received $58.6m from MCSS and total government funding made up 82% of revenues.

Administrative costs are 6% of revenues and fundraising costs are 13% of donations. $0.19 of every donated dollar goes toward overhead costs, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. CLToronto’s interest-bearing debts exceed its gross funding reserves – the charity holds $2.0m in cash and a $2.4m equity term loan. CLToronto’s net funding reserves cannot cover its annual program costs.

Community Living Toronto's equity term loan represents the charity's outstanding balance for property acquisitions. When this interest-bearing liability is not included, CLToronto's funding reserves in F2015 total $2.0m and can cover 3% of program costs.

Updated on July 15, 2016 by Katie Khodawandi.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 5.8%5.8%5.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 13.3%8.7%28.5%
Program cost coverage (%) -0.5%1.9%3.9%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 3,1222,4212,655
Government funding 61,16559,61557,648
Business activities (net) 241241321
Investment income 19344
Other income 10,0639,0787,750
Total revenues 74,61071,38968,378
Program costs 70,54866,66665,587
Administrative costs 4,2934,1104,060
Fundraising costs 415211757
Cash flow from operations (646)402(2,026)
Funding reserves (362)1,2902,540
Note: Ci reported entrepreneurial ventures income net of expenses in business activities income, reducing revenues and expenses by $1.4m in F2015, $1.4m in F2014 and $1.4m in F2013. Ci did not include amortization of deferred contributions related to operations, decreasing revenues by $1.2m in F2015, $534k in F2014 and $396k in F2013. Ci included externally restricted grants and donations received in the year, increasing donations by $1.2m in F2015, $1.4m in F2014 and $1.2m in F2013. Total program, administrative and fundraising costs are from the charity’s T3010 CRA filings for all three years of analysis. Direct expenses related to entrepreneurial ventures have been backed out of program costs. Amortization of capital assets has been backed out of administrative and program costs based on an allocation schedule provided by the charity.

Comments added by the Charity:

Community Living Toronto provided additional information to CI in order to assist with their analysis to ensure that the profile would better reflect Community Living Toronto as a transfer payment agency with the Government of Ontario.

Community Living Toronto believes very strongly in being accountable and transparent - our website provides detailed information on donations through a report to our donors entitled “Donor Dollars in Action”.

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