2016 Kettle Annual Repor

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2016 ANNUAL REPORT

MESSAGE FROM THE KETTLE

Celebrating 40 Years!

The Kettle has been supporting people living with mental illness to

lead healthier, fuller lives for four decades now. Although we have

grown tremendously to keep pace with community needs, we have

tried to stay true to our roots. We accept individuals where they are at,

providing supportive services, employment, housing and community

connections as fundamental stepping stones to recovery.

This past year we celebrated the opening of The Kettle’s Taylor

Manor, which provides 56 units of supported housing, and the 2nd

Anniversary of Kettle on Burrard, with 140 units of housing. We now

have over 400 units of Kettle supported housing. We have maintained

and expanded our SEED supported employment program, with jobs

assisting with food service and helping residents with specialized

cleaning support in order to keep their housing. In addition, we

obtained three years private funding for mental health outreach and

support for vulnerable individuals living with homelessness and

income insecurity.

As The Kettle grows, we are mindful of our four strategic directions:

secure more private funding for programs; increase our public profile;

ensure our infrastructure meets our growing needs; and provide

quality service to clients.

Our Anniversary Year has been very exciting so far. Our members,

staff and volunteers are sporting new, stylishly black 40th anniversary

T-shirts. We held a wonderful anniversary fundraiser featuring actor

and comedian Mary Walsh. We conducted a research project with Lux

Insights, investigating stigma, attitudes towards supported housing

and The Kettle’s profile. Still to come on November 2nd is our

Community Anniversary Celebration.

Most importantly, as we celebrate our 40th year, we would like to

say thank you to our volunteers, donors, employees, partners and the

community who have supported The Kettle through the years, we

couldn’t have done it without you! Special thanks to Boffo Properties

whom we have worked with for five years to renew our Kettle Centre

to provide adequate space for community services, and to add

supported housing, at no cost to taxpayers.

We remain humble and grateful to you all for your continued faith

and support.

Photo Credit:

Sean Stiller

Multimedia Storytelling

“Faces of The Kettle

Lisa Dominato

Board Chair

Nancy Keough

Executive Director

40 YEARS STRONG


STRENGTH THROUG

The Kettle’s First Years

The Kettle Drop-In Centre

Tamara Taggart Emcees the

First Kettle Luncheon

Rendering of the Kettle Boffo Project

THE KETTLE – 40 YEARS STRONG

From the little volunteer-run organization founded in

1976 to provide community support for individuals living

on their own after the downsizing of mental health

facilities, to the organization 40 years later – this is The

Kettle today:

• The Kettle has 6 supported housing buildings

throughout the city.

• The Kettle drop-in has served over 800,000 meals, 7

days a week, including holidays and runs 18 programs.

• 4,000 individual clients access Kettle services.

• The Kettle finds housing & supports individuals living

with homelessness.

• The Kettle free medical clinic & walk-in advocacy

support services are open 3 days a week.

• The Kettle SEED supported employment program

has 38 workers, including our Clean Team on

Commercial Drive

Mental illness affects 1 in 5 Canadians – our brothers,

sisters, mothers, fathers, sons and daughters.

In 2016 there is still a shortage of housing and more

support is needed for people living with mental illness in

Metro Vancouver.

The Kettle’s goal for the next 40 years is to stay strong

and be there for all who need us.

THE FUTURE …

Kettle Boffo Project

We need a renewed Kettle Centre for our community

services. And we need more supported housing for

vulnerable individuals

struggling with mental

illness and homelessness in

our community.

Say YES to the Kettle Boffo Project

Kettle Boffo Project at Italian Days

After a decade of trying to

achieve our dream, we are

working with our neighbour,

Boffo Properties to make

this project a reality. This

innovative partnership will

build an inclusive

community of market and

supported housing and a

new Kettle Centre on

Venables Street, at no cost

to the organization.

We have had broad

community support for our

project, including from

many non-profit housing

providers in the city. For

more information visit:

www.KettleBoffo.com

40 YEARS STRONG

Supporting people with mental illness to lead healthier lives.


H MENTAL HEALTH

Governance Training

for Kettle Members

Uprising Breads & Kettle celebrating

their 40th Anniversaries

Celebrating 40 Years with Victoria Maxwell,

Mary Walsh, Suzanne Jean, and Nancy Keough

Honourable Rich

Coleman brings

greetings to

anniversary event

Valentine’s Day Donations

Maria Holman, Past Chair

at Art Against Stigma

WHAT A YEAR!

Over my 40 year association with

The Kettle Society, I am very proud

of the continuous efforts made in

reducing the stigma associated

with mental illness in the

community. They have

accomplished this through

engaging partnerships with local

organizations and by

demonstrating exemplary

citizenship.

Suzanne Jean

A Founding Member

Kettle Picnic

Holiday Donations

Bell Day of Service

Kettle on Burrard Celebrates

2nd Anniversary

Melanie - Kettle Clean Team

Vancouver Opera-

Kettle Showcase

40 YEARS STRONG

Supporting people with mental illness to lead healthier lives.


THE KETTLE FINANCIALS 2015-16

REVENUE

Program rent & recoveries,

City of Vancouver, $150,113, 1.20%

$122,294, 0.98%

BC Gaming

Commission,

$125,000, 1.00%

Fundraising, $300,004, 2.40%

Law Foundation of BC,

$178,000, 1.42%

User fees &

memberships,

$197,245, 1.58%

Sources of Revenue 2016

Total: $12,515,540

Organization fees, $1,014,074, 8.10%

Sponsorship

contributions,

$1,182,008, 9.44%

BC Housing,

$2,993,344, 23.92%

Other, $57,270, 0.46%

Tenant contributions,

$184,868, 1.48%

Rent,

$1,499,155,

11.98%

Vancouver Coastal

Health, $4,455,139,

35.60%

Vancouver Yaffa

Housing Society,

$48,911, 0.39%

Endowment fund

income, $8,115, 0.06%

EXPENSES

Law Foundation

Transition, $32,691, 0.28%

Taylor Manor,

$1,395,013, 11.79%

Taylor Manor-

Start-up,

$41,021, 0.35%

Garden Villa, $25,212,

0.21%

Yaffa Housing,

$46,675, 0.39%

Homeless Outreach

Program, $106,315, 0.90%

Skills, Employment

and Esteem

Development,

$126,142, 1.07%

Expenditures 2016

Total: $11,828,399

Kettle on Burrard ,

$2,907,042, 24.58%

Triumph Apartments

(VCHA), $404,156, 3.42%

Mental Health

Outreach & Support,

$16,351, 0.14%

CLS, SIL, SuperSIL,

$2,277,187, 19.25%

Mental Health Legal

Advocacy, $156,383, 1.32%

Society Fund,

$1,203,597, 10.18%

Drop-in Centre,

$1,166,983, 9.87%

Camille House (VCHA),

$475,219, 4.02%

Camille House

(BCHMC), $8,597,

0.07%

Rent Supplement

46905 and 46906,

$147,132, 1.24%

Peggy's Place,

$724,654, 6.13%

Friendship Court

(BCHMC), $135,835,

1.15%

Friendship Court

Enhanced (VCHA),

$432,194, 3.65%

CAN YOU HELP?

We urgently need

your help to provide

housing, employment,

advocacy and

support services for

some of our society’s

most vulnerable.

DONATE

ONLINE

TODAY!

www.TheKettle.ca

Like us on Facebook!

Follow us on Twitter!

THANK YOU

TO OUR FUNDERS AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS

The Kettle Society

1725 Venables St.

Vancouver, V5L 2H3

T: 604-251-2801

F: 604-251-6354

info@thekettle.ca

Charitable No.

119240356 RR00011

SMART FUND

THE SHARON MARTIN COMMUNITY HEALTH

FUND

Know your limit, play within it

THE SUTHERLAND FOUNDATION THE DIAMOND FOUNDATION

Robin’s Pharmacy

Media

Event

Sponsors

We also express our appreciation to all the individuals who donated to and

volunteered at the Kettle last year!

40 YEARS STRONG

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