The Lower Mainland Purpose Society For Youth And Families

Other Names: Purpose Society

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The Lower Mainland Purpose Society is a non-profit agency incorporated under the Society Act in 1983. Today, over 100 employees provide a variety of social, health and educational programs within a continuum of service to Lower Mainland communities. In April 2003, the Purpose Society became accredited, meeting the standards of the Council on Accreditation (COA). The accreditation team described the operations of the Society as exemplary. Since then, the Society has completed two successful re-accreditations; the last being in May 2011 for a further four years. It is the vision of The Lower Mainland Purpose Society to improve the capacity of individuals and families to lead healthy fulfilling lives, contributing to the overall well-being of the community. It is the mission of The Lower Mainland Purpose Society to deliver a continuum of social, health, educational and residential services to children, youth and families in order to enhance personal well-being, strengthen family functioning and increase personal responsibility, confidence and healthy decision-making. Emphasis is on a client-centred approach within a continuum of care model, which focuses on health, resiliency and resourcefulness of individuals. Services are provided in a safe and respectful environment where diversity and connection to community is valued.


  • map-pointCharitable Organization

  • map-pointBusiness Number: 108087313RR0001

  • map-point54 full-time staff

  • map-pointmail@purposesociety.org

2016 Revenues: $5,501,999

<b>21098</b>: Total cash given to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>45559</b>: Total amount of non-cash gifts (e.g. securities, equipment, buildings, artwork, other in-kind gifts) made to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>2963</b>: Total amount received from other registered charities.
<b>793</b>: Charities don’t issue tax receipts when a donor can’t be identified or doesn't want one. This category also includes collection boxes.
<b>3086913</b>: Total amount received from any level of government in Canada.
<b>2344673</b>: Income that doesn’t fit into other categories, such as sales revenue, interest and investment income, membership fees, etc.

2016 Expenditures: $5,515,368

<b>5059067</b>: Total amount spent on charitable programs. "Programs" cover all charitable activities the organization carries out on its own.
<b>29019</b>: Total amount spent on fundraising, including office expenses, overhead, promotion costs, etc.
<b>427282</b>: Total amount spent on management and administration, including board meetings, accounting, rent, office supplies, etc.
<b>0</b>: Total amount of gifts to qualified organizations. The majority of these donees are registered charities but some other organizations qualify as well.
<b>0</b>: Expenses that don’t fit into another category, including political activities.

Assets, 2016 Year End: $3,462,375

<b>2651644</b>: Total cash readily available.
<b>146303</b>: Amounts owed by individuals and organizations.
<b>0</b>: Amounts invested in individuals and organizations
<b>638470</b>: Land and buildings at fair market value as well as equipment, vehicles, etc. The figure is net accumulated ammortization.
<b>25958</b>: Assets not falling under one of the other categories.

Liabilities, 2016 Year End: $969,141

<b>211769</b>: Short-term portion of debt obligations such as loans, mortgages, notes, and payments due for goods and services received.
<b>0</b>: Amounts owing to founders, directors/trustees and like officials, non-arm’s length employees or members.
<b>757372</b>: Liabilities not falling under one of the other categories.

Worldwide Locations

The Lower Mainland Purpose Society For Youth And Families's headquarters is located at 40 Begbie Street, New Westminster BC, V3M3L9.

Breakdown of Programs

43 30 28


Fundraising Methods

Ads Sales Internet Mail Corporate Contacts