Interval House

131 Bloor Street West, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M5S 1R8
Executive Co-Director: Nadine Chan
Board Chair: Renee Weekes

Charitable Reg. #: 11897 1159 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Women
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: A-

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 through official request for information from Canada Revenue Agency [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 #28

Avg. Compensation $62,490

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 3
$40k - $80k 7
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2017

About Interval House:

Founded in 1973, Interval House works in Toronto to support women and children before and after escaping abusive situations. It is estimated that 67% of Canadians know at least one woman who has been physically or sexually assaulted. Interval House aims to break the cycle of abuse, believing that everyone has the right to a safe, healthy, and violence-free life.

Interval House’s residential program can house up to 12 women and 18 children at a time. In F2017, 73 women and 83 children lived at Interval House with an average stay of two months. Families are provided supplies including food, toiletries, emergency medicine, and baby items. Counselling is available at any time. Women and children can participate in social activities while accessing workshops to develop practical skills. A male and female counsellor work together to lead children’s group activities so that that kids see respectful interactions between differently-gendered people. As survivors of domestic abuse are often reluctant to leave behind a family pet, Interval House offers the SafePet Program. Animals are cared for in a foster home until a family moves out of the shelter.

Interval House’s community programs work with families before, during, and after their stay in shelter. Workshops are offered to teach independence, self-confidence, and self-care. Women are also supported in finding sustainable housing and employment. Her Home Housing Project works with private landlords, allowing women to pay less than market rent for a year. Community programs were accessed by 102 people in F2017.

Results and Impact: Interval House reports that in F2017, 18 residents were helped to find employment and 6 of the women returned to school. There were 38 families supported in finding stable, affordable housing.

Financial Review:

The financial analysis completed by Charity Intelligence uses the most recent, full financial statements available to Ci at the time of writing this report.

Interval House is a medium-sized charity, with donations of $1.9m in F2015. The charity received $1.1m in government funding, representing 36% of total revenues. Administrative costs are 10% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 12% of donations. For every $1 donated to the charity, 77 cents goes to the cause, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. Interval House has $3.5m in funding reserves which could cover 1.5 years of spending.

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

Updated on August 20, 2018 by Madison Kerr.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending September
Administrative costs as % of revenues 10.4%12.4%5.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 12.2%11.5%14.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 149.6%168.6%138.6%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,883,8771,533,8881,542,978
Government funding 1,088,8371,066,4831,063,346
Investment income 64,230254,228101,528
Total revenues 3,036,9442,854,5992,707,852
Program costs 2,365,0822,028,4872,270,497
Administrative costs 307,728321,159152,704
Fundraising costs 230,411177,075229,120
Other costs 8,59010,5680
Cash flow from operations 125,133317,31055,531
Funding reserves 3,537,6703,420,7913,145,862
Note: Ci has adjusted amortization affecting expenses by ($208k) in F2015, and by ($205k) in F2014. Salary information comes from the charity's F2017 T3010 filing with the CRA. 

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