Scientists in School
Pickering, ON L1W 1Z7
Executive Director: Cindy Adams
Board Chair: Greg Chownyk
Charitable Reg. #: 86713 9537 RR0001
Grade: C+The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to the Cause
Full-time staff #19
Avg. Compensation $66,175
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Scientists in School:
Founded in 1989, Scientists in School’s mission is to “ignite scientific curiosity in children so that they question intelligently; learn through discovery; connect scientific knowledge to their world; are excited about science, technology, engineering, and math; and have their interest in careers in those fields piqued.” It aims to achieve its mission by hosting science workshops in schools for children from Kindergarten to Grade 8.
In F2014, Scientists in School presented 23,352 classroom workshops and 339 community workshops to 637,284 children in 2,154 schools and 314 communities, a 1% increase over F2013’s 630,504 children. 25% of children in F2014 were new Canadians, at-risk youth, First Nations, and youth in economically disadvantaged situations.
A large-scale research study conducted by the University of Toronto in 2006 regarding the effectiveness of Scientists in School found that: 75% of students expressed a heightened interest in science, 99% of teachers reported that their students learning in science and technology was enriched, and 100% of parents felt that the workshop benefitted their child’s understanding of science concepts.
Scientists in School is a small-cap charity with donations of $796k in F2016. Its administrative costs are 14% of revenues, and the charity does not report any fundraising costs. For every dollar donated, 86 cents go towards Scientists in School’s programming, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. The charity has funding reserves of $641k, resulting in a program cost coverage ratio of 14%. This means that Scientists in School can cover just under 2 months of its annual program costs using its existing reserves, indicating a need for funding.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Scientists in School. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated August 11, 2017 by Kevin Silberberg.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending August
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||14.3%||13.6%||13.7%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||14.0%||11.3%||11.1%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Fees for service||4,286||4,404||4,205|
|Cash flow from operations||(97)||74||98|