Hope Mission

9908 106 Ave
Edmonton, AB T5J 2L8
Executive Director: Bruce Reith
Board Chair: Grant Eliason

Website: www.hopemission.com
Charitable Reg. #: 11896 2851 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

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 #213

Avg. Compensation $49,243

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 1
$40k - $80k 8
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2017

About Hope Mission:

Founded in 1929, Hope Mission is a Christian charity that runs programs in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer and Wetaskiwin, Alberta. As part of its programs, Hope Mission runs emergency shelters, long-term housing locations, kids’ summer camps, addiction recovery programs and other critical care programs such as a health centre, 24/7 rescue van and meal services.

Hope Mission’s most recent annual report is from F2015. It states the charity housed 54 people through its long-term housing programs. In Edmonton, Hope Mission’s four long-term housing programs are Rapid Exit, the 52-unit Green Manor, the 44-unit Immigration Hall and the 52-bed Hope Mission Centre. It reports that according to Alberta Health, homeless adults are admitted to hospital five times more than the general population.

Hope Mission supplied beds for 546 people each night in 2015 through its emergency shelters. The charity has four emergency shelters in Edmonton. The Hope Mission Emergency Shelter can hold over 300 people per night, the 24/7 Intox Centre can hold up to 70 people per night and the Herb Jamieson Centre can hold up to 319 men per night. Hope Mission’s Youth Shelter is meant only for children and youth in need of a place to sleep. Hope Mission runs a meal program at its Hope Mission Emergency Shelter in Edmonton, which served 392,775 hot meals in 2015.

Hope Mission runs Kids in Action, an after-school activities and meal program, at schools in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer and Wetaskiwin. The charity estimates that Kids in Action reached 170 kids in 2015. Unique to Wetaskiwin is Food for Thought, a meal program that serves lunches in 13 Wetaskiwin schools. Collectively, Hope Mission handed out 87,235 lunches in 2015. Hope Mission also runs three summer camps for at-risk kids in Edmonton, Calgary and Red Deer. There are fees associated with attending the camp. However, Hope Mission covers these costs for families in extreme poverty.

Financial Review:

Charity Intelligence has scored Hope Mission as a zero in financial transparency because the charity has failed to provide audited financial statements for F2017 when requested. The following financial analysis uses the most recent financial statements available to Ci at the time of updating this report, which are from F2015.

Hope Mission is a Large charity with donations of $7.8m in F2015. The charity also received $9.7m in government funding during the year. Administrative costs are 9% of total revenues and fundraising costs are 15% of donations. For every dollar donated to the charity, $0.76 goes towards its programs, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Hope Mission reports spending $5.2m on capital assets in F2015. The charity holds funding reserves of $5.0m that only consist of cash and cash equivalents. Hope Mission can cover 4 months of annual program costs, indicating a need for donations.

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

Updated on August 30, 2018 by Derek Houlberg.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 9.0%8.5%8.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 15.3%12.8%15.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 35.0%62.2%45.7%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 7,8498,2827,262
Government funding 9,7248,4486,862
Fees for service 156237379
Business activities (net) 744671614
Investment income 297763
Other income 2368883
Total revenues 18,73717,80315,263
Program costs 14,44012,16810,845
Administrative costs 1,6751,5041,240
Fundraising costs 1,1981,0601,152
Cash flow from operations 1,4253,0712,026
Funding reserves 5,0507,5634,954
Note:  Ci reports on a cash basis and thus adjusted for deferred donations, affecting total revenue by $144k in F2015, $1.1m in F2014 and ($21k) in F2013. Ci included program revenue from Program for the Homeless, R. W. Tegler Youth Centre and Kids in Action, Brightwood Ranch, Women's Centre, and Bethany Homes, increasing total revenue by $11.7m in F2015, $10.3m in F2014 and $9.2m in F2013. Ci removed amortization of deferred capital contributions, decreasing total revenue by $982k in F2015, $936k in F2014 and $1.4m in F2013. Ci included program costs from Program for the Homeless, R. W. Tegler Youth Centre and Kids in Action, Brightwood Ranch, Women's Centre, Bethany Homes, Calgary Hope, and Red Deer Hope, increasing total expenses by $16.1m in F2015, $13.6m in F2014 and $11.9m in F2013. Program costs are reported net of amortization according to each program schedule. Designated projects, Bargain Shoppe expenses and cost recovery are included in program costs. Remuneration of employees related to fundraising activities of $138k in F2015, $112k in F2014 and $115k in F2013 and annual banquet and special events expenses of $20k in F2015, $20k in F2014 and $15k in F2013 are included in fundraising costs.

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