Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC

2875 St. George Street
Vancouver, BC V5T 3R8
President & CEO: Carolyn Tuckwell
Board Chair: Jill Yates

Charitable Reg. #:81959 9713 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 4/5]



Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity’s website.



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) 76 cents are available for programs.

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About Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC:

Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC (BGCSC) provides out-of-school programs to children and youth. The charity reports that it serves 10,000 children, youth, and families each year. BGCSC runs four main programs: clubs, camp, counselling, and employment.

In F2020, BGCSC allocated 39% of its budget to neighbourhood clubs. The charity runs 11 clubs that offer sports, a place to do homework, safe online access, arts, crafts, and meals. The goal is to provide kids with a sense of belonging, success, and positive relationships. In F2020, 3,055 kids spent 530,483 hours at the clubs. The children spent 33% of their time on social activities, 28% playing sports, 18% on leadership development, 11% receiving academic support, and 10% on creative arts. BGCSC served a total of 251,859 meals and snacks at the clubs in F2020.

BGCSC allocated 25% of its budget to employment services in F2020. BGCSC’s employment program is a free service that helps young people aged 17-29 develop skills to find employment. The program is tailored to people interested in working in customer service or office-related jobs. In F2020, BGCSC served 250 people through the employment program.

In F2020, 24% of BGCSC’s budget was allocated to counselling services. BGCSC offers four different types of counselling: substance use, early years, youth & family, and parent group support. BGCSC provided counselling services to 3,270 people in F2020.

BGCSC allocated the remaining 12% of its budget to Camp Potlatch in F2020. Camp Potlatch runs summer programs for children. The programs offer traditional camp activities and focus on creating a sense of community, increasing self-confidence, and building resiliency in campers. In F2020, Camp Potlatch welcomed 2,722 campers.


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Results and Impact

Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC surveyed youth (13 years+) and children (8-12 years) after participating in BGCSC's programs. Of the youth, 94% have more people who care about them, 90% are better at completing schoolwork, 95% believe in themselves more, 87% eat healthier food, and 94% are more active. Of the children, 85% have more people who care about them, 72% are better at completing schoolwork, 84% believe in themselves more, 69% eat healthier food, and 89% are more active.

While Charity Intelligence highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC’s results and impact. This charity is not yet rated on impact (n/r).

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In F2020, Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC had total donations and special events revenues of $3.6m. The charity also received $5.1m in government funding, representing 46% of total revenues. Administrative costs are 11% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 13% of donations. This results in total overhead spending of 24%. For every dollar donated, 76 cents go to the cause, which is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

BGCSC has $2.6m in funding reserves, of which $1.9m is donor endowed. Excluding donor-endowed funds, the charity could cover 9% or one month of its annual program costs with reserves.

Charity Intelligence sent an update of this report to Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 26, 2021 by Sydney Olexa.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 10.5%9.0%9.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 13.4%12.8%14.2%
Total overhead spending 23.9%21.8%24.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 8.8%(0.9%)(6.0%)

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 2,8852,8042,543
Goods in kind 905
Government funding 5,0556,5016,368
Fees for service 1,4751,2681,299
Lotteries (net) 243247234
Special events 743609633
Investment income (29)8074
Other income 663549602
Total revenues 11,04212,05711,758
Program costs 8,61610,1559,910
Donated goods exp 905
Administrative costs 1,1591,0771,148
Fundraising costs 486437451
Other costs 132813
Total spending 10,28311,69711,527
Cash flow from operations 759361230
Capital spending 16025943
Funding reserves 2,6291,5421,169

Note: Ci consolidated the financial statements of Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC and Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC Foundation. Ci did not include related party transactions between the agency and the foundation, including administration allocation and lease payments. This affected revenues by ($126k) in F2020, ($126k) in F2019, and ($158k) in F2018 and affected expenses by ($270k) in F2020, ($246k) in F2019, and ($308k) in F2018. 

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 203

Avg. compensation: $26,133

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 F2019

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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001