Community Living Toronto

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

Charitable Reg. #:10769 4143 RR0001


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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) 85 cents are available for programs.

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About Community Living Toronto:

Founded in 1948, Community Living Toronto (CLT) supports people who have an intellectual disability, working to ensure that their rights are respected, and they can make choices in their own lives. CLT operates more than 80 locations in Toronto which each offer a selection of services.

In F2018, Community Living Toronto allocated 67% of program spending to residential programs. Individuals can choose the level of care that best suits their needs and those of their family. Residential options include: three or more adults with intellectual disabilities living together with up to 24-hour help from support workers, placement with a host family, or living with a roommate who is a friendly college student.

For children and adults with an intellectual disability who live at home, CLT offers Respite Choices. For a few hours or up to a week, adults with a disability receive care, allowing their regular caretakers to have a short break. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder can participate in regular respite care for a few hours after school. The cost is $10/day and children can attend up to three days per week. In F2018, 342 individuals were involved in Respite Choices.

In F2018, 750 children were involved in early childhood services. This program works with the families of children with intellectual disabilities to develop and implement a plan for the child’s learning. Families may be connected with professionals to receive occupational therapy or behaviour management techniques. To ensure that the Toronto community is inclusive of all children, CHT provides training for early childhood educators and other community groups.

During the summer, Community Living Toronto operates Shadow Lake summer camp. In F2018, 624 youth and adults attended the camp, either staying overnight or attending during the day. Depending on the amount of staff attention that a participant will require, the fee for attending camp is $1,500 to $2,275 per week. A bursary may be provided for participants who are unable to afford the fee.

In F2018, 4,395 people accessed CLT services. Based on total operating costs for the year, CLT spent $19,426 per person it helped.

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Results and Impact

Community Living Toronto works to find employment for adults with an intellectual disability to help them improve self-esteem. Ongoing support is provided to both employee and employer. In F2018, CLT reports that job placements included 27 positions with IBM and 14 with Celestica.

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Community Living Toronto is a medium-sized charity with $2.3m in donations in F2018. CLT received $72.2m in government funding which represents 84% of total revenues. Administrative costs are 7% of revenues less investment income. Fundraising costs are 8% of donations, however fundraising expenses include the cost of grant applications and other processes related to the receipt of grants. For every dollar donated, 85 cents go to the cause which is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

CLT’s interest-bearing debts exceed its gross funding reserves of $2.0m. Excluding interest-bearing debts, CLT could operate using reserve funds for less than a month.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Community Living Toronto for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on May 24, 2019 by Madison Kerr.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 6.6%6.5%5.6%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 8.1%24.1%9.2%
Program cost coverage (%) (6.3%)(5.3%)(7.1%)

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 2,3172,2522,379
Government funding 72,23470,56365,037
Fees for service 4,6734,5700
Business activities (net) 18411851
Investment income 2129
Other income 6,9916,91710,775
Total revenues 86,40184,43278,251
Program costs 77,23976,39771,630
Administrative costs 5,6625,4964,409
Fundraising costs 186544219
Other costs 1,1671,3232,341
Total spending 84,25483,75978,600
Cash flow from operations 2,147673(349)
Capital spending 50022445
Funding reserves (4,747)(3,897)(4,973)

Note: Business activities revenue is presented net of business activities expenses, affecting revenues and expenses by ($1.1m) in F2018, ($1.2m) in F2017, and ($1.4m) in F2016. Ci has included in revenues amount received related to future periods and endowment contributions, and excluded previously deferred contributions recognized during the year, affecting revenues by $523k in F2018, $453k in F2017, and $191k in F2016. Ci has used program, administrative, and fundraising costs as reported on the T3010 filed with the CRA. Other expenses and amortization were removed from program costs and presented separately. Each of F2018, F2017, and F2016 expenses reported on the T3010 exceed the total expenses listed on the financial statements and Ci was unable to reconcile the discrepancy.   

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 724

Avg. Compensation: $60,792

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

Comments added by the Charity:

Added prior to 2019:

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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