Good Samaritan Society
Edmonton, AB T6C 4G8
President & CEO: Shawn Terlson
Board Chair: Clifford Friesen
Charitable Reg. #: 10743 9754 RR0002
Grade: C+The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Full-time staff #944
Avg. Compensation $66,057
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About Good Samaritan Society:
Founded in 1955, The Good Samaritan Society (GSS) is a Lutheran Social Service Organization that aims to extend Christian Hospitality through continuous care to those in need or at risk, regardless of race or religious belief. GSS provides long-term care, assisted/supportive living and other specialized health care services for the elderly and the physically and mentally challenged.
GSS provides its services mainly in housing, health care and support services. Through its care services GSS focuses on professional health care, personal care, and spiritual care. In F2012, GSS completed a new 156-room residence building which has a dementia cottage, a long-term care unit and a supportive living unit for people with dementia. Through its housing and support services GSS provides assisted/supportive living care for the elderly and those with developmental disabilities who are unable to live independently; provides health-focused community care services to seniors; and provides long-term/complex care to those who require high levels of ongoing personal care for their complex health needs in Alberta and British Columbia.
GSS funding comes primarily from government (75% of revenues). In F2012, GSS’s administrative costs were 6% of revenues and its fundraising costs were 42% of donations. GSS has ($102m) in funding reserves (including $2.5m in donor-endowed funds) due to $123m in debt and $1.1m in obligations under capital lease and bank operating facilities.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||6.0%||7.1%||6.7%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||42.2%||23.1%||30.5%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||(83.5%)||(83.7%)||(74%)|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Fees for service||35,378||33,306||30,862|
|Cash flow from operations||8,975||7,941||3,554|