Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter
Calgary, AB T2G 2E6
Executive Director: Kim Ruse
Board President: Van Zorbas
Charitable Reg. #: 12988 3443 RR0001
Grade: A-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 #98
Avg. Compensation $35,400
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter:
Founded in 1974, the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter (CWES) helps women, children, youth and men facing family violence and abuse. Its vision is “a community free from family violence and abuse.” CWES offers immediate relief through its emergency shelter, and long-term relief through counselling sessions and group programs.
The Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter’s 50-bed Emergency Shelter (47% of spending) houses women and children experiencing family violence and abuse. The Shelter provides for its clients’ basic needs, including food, clothing and toiletries. Clients receive counselling, as well as resources for obtaining housing, dealing with legal issues and building a safety plan. In F2016, CWES’s Emergency Shelter housed 238 women and 323 children, with 98% of women reporting that their safety needs were met. CWES also reports that more than 1,800 women and 1,300 children could not be accommodated due to a lack of space in the Shelter.
CWES’s Outreach Counselling program (14% of spending) provides long-term counselling support to its clients. Its Community Counselling program (making up 11% of spending) provides short-term crisis counselling to clients unable or unwilling to enter the Emergency Shelter. In F2016, 496 women and 195 children accessed CWES’s Outreach Counselling program, and 476 women and 212 children accessed CWES’s Community Counselling program.
Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter also offers Children’s Counselling (12% of spending), Men’s Counselling (8% of spending) and Healthy Relationships programs (8% of spending).
Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter is a mid-sized charity, with donations and special events revenues of $4.5m in F2015. Its administrative costs are 9% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 10% of donations. For every $1 donated to the charity, 81 cents is put towards its programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. The charity’s funding reserves of $688k result in a program cost coverage ratio of 12%. This means that it can cover 1.4 months of its annual programs using its existing reserves.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on July 18, 2016 by Lynn Tay.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||9.1%||8.7%||6.9%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||10.4%||10.3%||11.8%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||11.9%||9.6%||5.6%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Cash flow from operations||742||559||239|