Toronto, ON M6H 1L6
Director: Patricia O'Connell
Board Co-Chair: Anne Chappelle
Charitable Reg. #: 10798 3009 RR0001
Grade: B-The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to the Cause
Full-time staff #39
Avg. Compensation $62,502
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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Founded in 1980, Sistering helps women in Toronto who experience social isolation, homelessness, trauma and violence, discrimination, substance abuse, or need mental health support. Sistering aims to give these women equal access to opportunities to thrive in inclusive communities. Sistering’s main programs include: 24/7 Drop-In & Parkdale Outreach, Community Support Workers, Sisters Kitchen, Harm Reduction, On the Path to Employment, Spun Studio, and Advocacy.
Sistering’s drop-in centres offer women meals, showers, laundry facilities, clothes, shoes, internet access, counselling, legal aid, and more. In F2018, Sistering reported that 95,253 women visited its two drop-in centres. Sistering served 152,365 meals and distributed 22,594 personal care items at these locations.
Sistering’s Community Support Workers helped approximately 400 women in F2018. Sistering reported that it helped with 800 housing referrals, 576 shelter referrals, 30 landlord mediations, and 320 housing applications in F2018.
On the Path to Employment offers workshops, supports women pursuing higher education, and helps women find permanent jobs. In F2018, Sistering ran three main events which hosted 40 women. The program supported 20 women in volunteering roles and pursuing further education.
Results and Impact:
In F2018, Sistering reports it helped to secure housing for 60 women through its Community Support Workers. Additionally, 14 women gained employment through the On the Path to Employment and Spun Studio programs.
While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Sistering’s results and impact.
Sistering is a medium-sized charity, with total donations of $2.7m in F2018. Administrative costs are 8% of revenues (excluding investment income) and fundraising costs are 1% of donations. For every dollar donated, 91 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves of $230k can cover less than one month of annual program costs.
This charity report is an update that has been sent to Sistering for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on May 30, 2019 by Lauren Chin.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||7.9%||9.2%||10.0%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||2.2%||3.9%||6.5%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||31.2%||37.9%||40.7%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Cash flow from operations||544,524||43,375||529,388|