Cabbagetown Community Arts Centre

422 Parliament Street
Toronto, ON M5A 2A2
Executive Director: Sarah Patrick
Board President: Peggy Weir

Charitable Reg. #:12945 2769 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

[Charity Rating: 1/5]


Audited financial statements available only through official request for information from Charities Directorate.



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



The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.


Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 75 cents are available for programs.

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About Cabbagetown Community Arts Centre:

Founded in 1979, Cabbagetown Community Arts Centre (CCAC) works with children from poor families in Toronto by giving music and art lessons. The charity works with kids from St. James Town, Regent Park and surrounding areas. Through its music and art lessons, CCAC aims to enrich the lives of children by instilling character, discipline and skill.

Due to low donor interest and Cabbagetown Community Arts Centre's small size of donations and opacity, Charity Intelligence is no longer updating this report. This gives us more time to search and research outstanding Canadian charities. If you would like Cabbagetown Community Arts Centre's information updated, please get in touch with us.

Cabbagetown Community Arts Centre reports that over 300 kids take part in its programs, of which roughly 70% come from low-income families. CCAC subsidizes the costs of its programs on a sliding scale to ensure children from all income levels can participate. CCAC offers music and art lessons, in both individual and group settings, every day of the week. The charity also runs a summer camp in July.

Children at CCAC take part in music recitals, theatre performances, art shows and local events. Such activities promote family and community pride. By active participation, children develop confidence, skills and a sense of hope.

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Cabbagetown Community Arts Centre is a micro-cap charity with total donations and special events fundraising of $109k in F2017. Administrative costs are 23% of revenues and fundraising costs are 2.0% of donations and fundraising revenues. For every dollar donated, 75 cents go to the cause, which is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

In F2017, CCAC had funding reserves of $17k, meaning that the charity can cover annual program costs for 1.5 months.

Cabbagetown Community Arts Centre's financial information is only available through a request for information with the Charities Directorate. As such, 2017 is the most recent year currently available. Given this charity's small size and low rating, Charity Intelligence will likely be discontinuing coverage of Cabbagetown Community Arts Centre unless there is donor interest.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Cabbagetown Community Arts Centre for review. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 14, 2019 by Parker Thomlinson.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending August
Administrative costs as % of revenues 22.5%22.4%24.5%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 2.0%0.0%18.4%
Total overhead spending 24.5%22.4%42.8%
Program cost coverage (%) 11.9%0.0%(5.2%)

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 57,84854,77264,005
Government funding 25,00025,00025,000
Fees for service 61,40974,24656,910
Special events 50,82541,71654,057
Other income 1,3822,50031,193
Total revenues 196,464198,234231,165
Program costs 145,502141,636160,293
Administrative costs 44,23544,32756,612
Fundraising costs 2,201021,665
Total spending 191,938185,963238,570
Cash flow from operations 4,52612,271(7,405)
Funding reserves 17,33429(8,376)

Note: Ci used program, administrative and fundraising costs as reported in the charity’s T3010 CRA filing.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 1

Avg. compensation: $17,748

Top 10 staff salary range:

$350k +
$300k - $350k
$250k - $300k
$200k - $250k
$160k - $200k
$120k - $160k
$80k - $120k
$40k - $80k
< $40k

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2017

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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001