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Archdiocese of Toronto

1155 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4T 1W2
Archbishop: Thomas Collins
Chancellor: James Milway

Charitable Reg. #: 10791 0259 RR0001
Sector: Religion
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: C+

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

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements available only through official request for information from Canada Revenue Agency [Audited financial statement for most recent year]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to the Cause

2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #197

Avg. Compensation $58,528

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 1
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 4
$80k - $120k 5
$40k - $80k 0
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Archdiocese of Toronto:

Founded in 1845, Archdiocese of Toronto (AOC) was established to provide Roman Catholic Church services to members of the parishes and community. Activities by AOC include building and renovating religious buildings; establishing missions and chaplaincies; teaching Catholic faith through religious services, courses, retreats, and seminars; disseminating Catholic religion using various types of media like print and broadcast media; working with other Catholic organizations; providing funds and services in the evangelization of the Catholic church; and responding to disaster relief.

Archdiocese of Toronto reports that in 2016, of the 6,602,490 Toronto residents, 2,091,237 were Catholic. In 2016, AOC had 1 archbishop, 4 auxiliary bishops, 391 diocesan priests, 415 religious order priests, 129 permanent deacons, 47 brothers, and 490 sisters. There were 221 parishes, 24 missions, and 2 chapels within AOC. In terms of Catholic schools within AOC, there were 6 Catholic school boards, 493 Catholic elementary schools, 101 Catholic secondary schools, and 1 post-secondary Catholic institute. AOC performed 14,770 baptisms, 9,906 of which were for babies under the age of one; 25,175 confirmations; 15,995 first communions, 2,972 marriages, and 5,807 funerals.

Financial Review:

Archdiocese of Toronto is a Major 100 charity with $170.7m in donations in 2016, increasing from $145.3m in 2014. Its administrative costs were 6% of revenues and fundraising costs were 1% of donations. For every dollar raised, 93 cents go to the cause, falling within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. AOC has funding reserves of $75.6m, which can cover program costs for 7 months, indicating a need for funding.

AOC used external fundraisers in 2016. The charity paid $220k to raise $28.6m from external fundraisers for a cost of one cent per dollar raised. Cost efficiency from external fundraisers has been steadily improving from a cost of 30 cents per dollar raised in 2014.

This report is Ci’s first charity report on Archdiocese of Toronto and has been sent to the charity. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated August 3, 2018 by Joeyanne Cheung.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 5.6%4.8%5.5%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 1.2%3.2%3.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 61.1%56.7%57.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 170,676165,347145,337
Investment income 6,9393,8298,091
Other income 02652,920
Total revenues 177,615169,441156,348
Program costs 104,555101,86995,565
Grants 19,06219,96818,644
Administrative costs 9,5048,0058,144
Fundraising costs 2,0565,2724,841
Other costs 1,8101,5891,485
Cash flow from operations 40,62832,73827,668
Funding reserves 75,57669,06865,092
Note: Ci included the change in fair value of investments under investment income, affecting revenues by $2.0m in 2016, ($2.0m) in 2015, and $1.3m in 2014.