Jessie's, The June Callwood Centre

205 Parliament Street
Toronto, ON M5A 2Z4
Executive Director: Maritza Sanchez
President: Denise Ellis

Charitable Reg. #: 11897 3734 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Youth
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

Grade: C-

The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Most recent audited financial statements available on the charity's website [ 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 #14

Avg. Compensation $58,706

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 1
$40k - $80k 9
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Jessie's, The June Callwood Centre:

Founded in 1982, the June Callwood Centre for Young Women (Jessie’s) fills the gap in resources and support programs available for pregnant teenagers and young families. The charity provides housing, food, education and health services to girls who face the challenges of pregnancy without a stable support system.


Jessie’s serves 1100 young parents and their children annually. The charity runs support programs for girls as they go through the stages of pregnancy, with 4912 counselling sessions provided in 2015. The Swap Shop program run by the charity provides practical support for young mothers-to-be by supplying maternity clothes, baby clothes, household items and baby equipment free of charge – charity donations supply the shop.


Jessie’s also provides housing and meal services for young women and families struggling financially. The four upper floors of the charity’s main headquarters in Toronto provide housing for 16 families (rent is determined by income level).


The June Callwood Centre offers 12 spots in its high school program that accommodates both mothers and mothers-to-be with their busy schedules and commitments. The charity believes that through their education program, pregnant teenagers can build a brighter future for both themselves and their families.

Financial Review:

Jessie’s is a ‘small-cap’ charity with total donations of $632k in F2015. Administrative costs are 3% of revenue and fundraising costs are 1% of donations. For every dollar donated, the charity reports only 4 cents toward overhead spending on its audited financial statements, which is significantly lower than most Canadian charities. The charity’s T3010 CRA filing reports fundraising costs of $62k in F2015, which would make their fundraising ratio 10%; however, the charity's audited financial statements do not reconcile with the T3010 form so we have not used the T3010 data.


Based on Ci analysis, the cost per person served by the charity in F2015 (Jessie’s reports serving 1100 people) was $1239.


Funding reserves total $550k in 2015, which cover only 44% of the annual program costs. There is an immediate need for donations to keep the programs running.


This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Jessie’s. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.


Updated on May 19, 2016 by Katie Khodawandi.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 3.0%2.3%2.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 1.4%1.0%0.7%
Program cost coverage (%) 43.8%45.9%35.9%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 631,383832,497601,337
Government funding 644,276664,878632,503
Fees for service 14,29214,29214,292
Investment income 5,5034,2462,254
Other income 12,2237,8111,565
Total revenues 1,307,6771,523,7241,251,951
Program costs 1,255,1331,321,7291,218,413
Administrative costs 38,57334,98536,252
Fundraising costs 8,6458,5424,017
Cash flow from operations 5,326158,468(6,731)
Funding reserves 550,183606,860437,685
Note: Ci made adjustments for changes in HST recoverable and grants receivable, affecting revenue by ($278) in F2015, $13,481 in F2014 and ($1,144) in F2013. In F2014, deferred donations of $107k (representing 15% of total donations and fundraising) were added back to total donations. The audited financial statements report that past years figures have been restated to match current reporting procedures.

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