Harvest House Ministries of Ottawa

3435 Ramsayville Road
Gloucester, ON K1G 3N2
Executive Director: Gary Wand
Board President: Jill Ferne

Charitable Reg. #:13251 7269 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 2/5]


Audited financial statements available only upon request.



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) 56 cents are available for programs.

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About Harvest House Ministries of Ottawa:

Harvest House Ministries of Ottawa is a small 2-star charity without large funding reserves. It has a D+ in results reporting, meaning it publicly reports little information about its programs. The charity is not financially transparent. Before you give, read Charity Intelligence’s report. 

Founded in 1979, Harvest House Ministries of Ottawa-Carleton (HHMO) is a charity that operates a recovery program for young men who struggle with addiction. HHMO aims to rehabilitate drug addicts and reintegrate them into society with a sobriety program that is based on Christian values. The charity operates a 24-bed house in south Ottawa where residents live for one year as a part of the main program. HHMO offers nine programs for its residents, including continuing education, skills development, and re-entry. 

HHMO’s continuing education program provides teaching and tutoring for residents without a high school diploma to prepare them for the General Equivalency Diploma test. The program offers study skills sessions for people with a high school diploma to help them pursue a post-secondary degree.

The skills development program equips residents with a variety of job-related skills to ease their transition back into society. Examples of program activities include woodworking, meal preparation, data entry, and telephone sales. The program also offers residents suits and professional clothing.

The charity’s re-entry program provides housing for graduates of the main program as they attempt to re-enter society. HHMO has four re-entry homes which can house up to 13 graduates.

The charity did not disclose a spending breakdown for its programs on its website.

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Results and Impact

Harvest House Ministries of Ottawa reports that over 100 residents earned a high-school diploma since 2007. HHMO did not indicate when this statistic was taken.

This may not be a complete representation of HHMO’s results and impact.

This charity is not yet rated on impact (n/r).


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In F2021, Harvest House Ministries of Ottawa received $1.2m in Canadian donations and special events revenues. This represents a 26% decrease from F2020. HHMO also received $513k in government funding, which represents 28% of total revenue.

Fundraising costs are 25% of donations. Administrative costs are 20% of revenues. This results in total overhead spending of 44%. For every dollar donated, 56 cents go to the cause. This is outside of Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

HHMO has $417k in net funding reserves. This includes $430k in liquid assets less $13k in interest-bearing debts. HHMO’s net funding reserves can cover annual program costs for around 5 months.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Harvest House Ministries of Ottawa for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on May 31st, 2022 by Arjun Kapur.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 19.9%13.9%9.1%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 24.5%21.7%19.8%
Total overhead spending 44.3%35.6%29.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 42.0%14.4%32.9%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 768,428936,6361,103,520
Goods in kind 011,2444,940
Government funding 513,36945,2020
Fees for service 132,204220,412191,955
Business activities (net) 10,5047,9493,657
Special events 404,506645,523628,255
Total revenues 1,829,0111,866,9661,932,327
Program costs 992,1721,229,0531,208,741
Donated goods exp 011,2444,940
Administrative costs 363,423259,592176,127
Fundraising costs 287,075342,846343,592
Other costs 4,2098,9550
Total spending 1,646,8791,851,6901,733,400
Cash flow from operations 182,13215,276198,927
Capital spending 63,43846,8911,758
Funding reserves 416,902177,058397,374

Note: Ci removed pledges receivable from donations, which affected revenues by $5k in F2021, $27k in F2020, and $64k in F2019. Ci used the charity’s T3010 filings with the CRA to break apart fundraising and administrative costs from program costs. Ci used the T3010 to report government funding separate from donations. Ci also used the T3010 to report goods-in-kind. This affected both revenues and expenses by $11k in F2020, and $5k in F2019.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 16

Avg. compensation: $60,257

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 F2021

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Comments & Contact

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Charity Contact

Website: www.harvesthouse.org
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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001