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Scott Mission

502 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, ON M5S 2H1
CEO: Peter Duraisami
Board Chair: Jonathan Wilson

Charitable Reg. #: 10796 3613 RR0001
Sector: Social Services
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: C+

The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Most recent audited financial statements 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

2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #93

Avg. Compensation $67,169

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 4
$40k - $80k 5
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Scott Mission:

Founded in 1941, Scott Mission is a non-denominational Christian organization responding to the needs of the poor, homeless, abandoned, and vulnerable of all ages in the Toronto community. In 2016, Scott Mission celebrated its 75th anniversary.  

The mission serves men, women, and children of all ages, ethnicities and spiritual backgrounds. Its programs include: Men’s Ministry, Women and Family Ministries, Camp and Youth Ministry, Childcare Ministry, and Spiritual Needs Services. The mission also has a retreat centre in Collingwood available for rent during the off-seasons of its summer camp.

In F2016, Scott Mission provided 70,436 hot meals and 15,000 personal hygiene items to clients of the Men’s Ministry program. This program also received 3,810 visits for clothing and 8,649 visits for laundry and shower services. In Women and Family Ministries, 22,554 bags of groceries and 2,600 grocery gift cards and hampers were provided to clients. Additional outputs include clothing, which was provided to 28,161 people, new toys given to 1,800 children, and new winter coats to 260 children.

Scott Mission runs a summer camp, leadership program, after-school program and summer camp as part of its Camp and Youth Ministry program. In F2016, 619 children attended the mission’s summer camp, 26 teens participated in the leadership program, 155 children and teens attended after-school programs, and 12 families attended the family camp program.

Financial Review:

Scott Mission is a big-cap charity with $14.2m in donations, including $4.2m in donated goods in kind in F2016. The mission received an additional $1.1m in government funding and $703k in fees for services provided to children and youth. Administrative costs were 6% of revenues and fundraising costs were 12% of donations. As such, for every $1 donated, 82 cents went to the cause. This falls within Charity Intelligence’s range of reasonable overhead spending.

The shelter has funding reserves of $22.4m, including $48k of donor-endowed funds. This funding can cover annual program costs 1.7 times.

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

Updated on June 12, 2017 by Juliana Badovinac.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending September
Administrative costs as % of revenues 5.8%6.1%7.4%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 12.2%11.6%11.4%
Program cost coverage (%) 173.6%212.6%217.6%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 9,9629,5216,844
Goods in kind 4,2102,7812,155
Government funding 1,1499761,209
Fees for service 703623475
Investment income 1,6011,4122,791
Total revenues 17,62415,31413,474
Program costs 12,88710,8039,252
Administrative costs 923842788
Fundraising costs 1,2141,103778
Other costs 707266
Cash flow from operations 2,5312,4932,589
Funding reserves 22,37522,96620,134