Smile Train Canada

PO Box 130 STN Saint-Laurent
Saint-Laurent, QC H4L 4V4
Board President: Brian Mullaney
Treasurer: Delois Greenwood

Charitable Reg. #: Revoked
Sector: International Aid
Operating Charity

Social Results Reporting

Grade: B-

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 for current and previous years available on the charity's website [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Program Cost Coverage

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #0

Avg. Compensation $0

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 0
$40k - $80k 0
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2013

About Smile Train Canada:

Smile Train Canada (STC) launched in 2009 with a mission to provide children in developing countries born with a cleft lip or palate the same opportunities in life as children born without.


The CRA Charities Directorate audited Smile Train Canada and found the charity lacks direction and control of its resources, failed to carry out its own charity work, failed to allocate donations towards charity purposes, failed to maintain proper financial records and failed to file an accurate information return. The CRA Charities Directorate has revoked the charity status of Smile Train Canada. January 1, 2016

In some countries children born with clefts are abandoned. Most face difficulties eating and speaking. Clefts are a large problem in developing countries, even though a simple surgery is available to correct this. STC advertises that for as little as $250 they can provide a child with free cleft lip and palate surgery. STC partners with local doctors, providing free surgical training and education.

STC operates under an agency agreement with Smile Train, Inc. in the United States. Smile Train, Inc. administers charitable activities and programs on behalf of STC. The charity reports that it has no paid employees.

Financial Review:

In F2013, administrative costs were 2% of revenues and fundraising costs were 91% of donations (56% of total revenues), excluding $944k contributed by Smile Train Inc., which is included in other income. Fundraising costs include $761k ($2.3m in F2012) for media space and direct mail advertising that the charity has classified as public education. STC's funding reserves were $43k, which cover only 4% of annual program costs.

STC's auditor notes that there has been limited oversight and direction by those charged with governance of the organization, thereby inhibiting the organization's ability to actively continue operating.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending June
Administrative costs as % of revenues 1.8%1.3%1.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 91.1%111.6%49.7%
Program cost coverage (%) 4.3%34.2%2.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,513,8142,995,727511,414
Investment income 14212793
Other income 943,7521,304,878383,030
Total revenues 2,457,7084,300,732894,537
Program costs - International 1,016,997882,700527,754
Program costs - Canada 000
Administrative costs 44,12557,61016,449
Fundraising costs 1,379,4743,344,284254,094
Cash flow from operations 17,11216,13896,240
Funding reserves 43,320301,45510,436

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