Good Shepherd Ministries
Toronto, ON M5A 1T3
Executive Director: David Lynch
Board Chair: Werner Zapfe
Charitable Reg. #: 89250 8169 RR0001
Grade: BThe 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 #57
Avg. Compensation $60,091
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
|$300k - $350k||0|
|$250k - $300k||0|
|$200k - $250k||0|
|$160k - $200k||0|
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|$80k - $120k||3|
|$40k - $80k||7|
About Good Shepherd Ministries:
Established in 1963, Good Shepherd Ministries serves the homeless and impoverished people of Toronto. It has three initiatives: Good Shepherd Centre, Barret House, and St. Joseph’s Residence. Together, these initiatives provide shelter, food, clothing, medical, and addiction recovery services. In F2015, an estimated 16,000 individuals used the services offered by Good Shepherd Ministries. Services are provided 365 days a year and are free of charge to anyone in need.
The overnight shelter has 91 shelter beds for adult males aged 18 and older. Volunteers distribute men’s clothing from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., five days a week. Each morning, Good Shepherd Centre opens its doors to anyone seeking a snack, a cup of coffee and safe shelter. The Good Shepherd Centre serves more than 1,300 meals and snacks daily.
Barrett House was Toronto’s first supportive housing residence for people living with HIV and AIDS. Good Shepherd Ministries opened Barrett House in 1986 to allow these individuals to live out the remainder of their lives with dignity and respect. The house has a capacity to serve 6 individuals who are struggling with HIV/AIDS. St. Joseph’s Residence offers a caring and supportive home to 9 seniors (55+) with a history of chronic homelessness.
Good Shepherd Ministries runs a Drug and Alcohol Enrichment (DARE) program funded by Toronto Local Health Integrated Networks (LHIN) that involves a pre- and post-detox program for people struggling with addictions. This program has 25 beds and had 127 men enter treatment last year. On average, 45% of men admitted to Good Shepherd Ministries’ programs succeed in their goal of entering treatment.
Good Shepherd Ministries is a medium-sized charity with $3.5m in donations and special events fundraising in F2015. The shelter also received $2.6m in government funding and $51k in fees for services from clients receiving care. Administrative costs were 14% of revenues and fundraising costs were 25% of donations. As such, for every $1 donated, 61 cents went to the cause. This falls outside of Charity Intelligence’s reasonable range for overhead spending.
Funding reserves of $5.4m include $150k in donor-endowed funds. Excluding this, Good Shepherd Ministries can cover annual program costs 1.3 times.
This charity report is an update that currently being reviewed by Good Shepherd Ministries. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on June 22, 2017 by Juliana Badovinac.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||13.8%||15.0%||14.9%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||24.8%||27.2%||20.7%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||137.4%||124.8%||114.2%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Goods in kind||91||1,084||158|
|Fees for service||51||48||49|
|Cash flow from operations||671||849||444|