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Ovarian Cancer Canada

205-145 Front St. East
Toronto, ON M5A 1E3
CEO: Elisabeth Baugh
Board Chair: John Fleming

Charitable Reg. #: 87297 4845 RR0001
Sector: Health - Cancer
Operating Charity

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]

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 #27

Avg. Compensation $66,122

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 1
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 9
$40k - $80k 0
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Ovarian Cancer Canada:

Ovarian Cancer Canada (OCC) tackles all issues surrounding ovarian cancer. In the last 15 years, OCC has made enormous strides in educating Canadians. In 2016, its ladyballs campaign generated an estimated 1 billion touchpoints, and stories about ovarian cancer generated 60 million impressions. OCC has three main programs: knowledge and awareness, support, and research.

OCC’s support program includes literature and workshops. Its By Your Side guide was distributed to 1,387 Canadians in F2016. The charity also hosts a workshop for women with the disease, called Picking Up the Pieces, which was held in 8 locations across Canada in F2016. Its awareness program reached Canadians nationwide through the ladyballs and the teal campaigns. Its Survivors Teaching Students campaign delivered 34 presentations to 1,392 future healthcare professionals and scientists to help understand the experience of ovarian cancer. For the second year, OCC has partnered with the Cancer Research Society to fund research in ovarian cancer, funding two promising studies. The Cancer Research Society matches the grant from Ovarian Cancer Canada, effectively doubling the funding. OCC focuses on small grants to help researchers get the start-up money needed to conduct research which will provide the data required to request larger grants. It reports that a 2014 grant recipient focused on immune response to cancer will begin clinical trials in 2017.

Financial Review:

Ovarian Cancer Canada is considered a medium-cap charity, receiving $3.8m in donations and special events revenues in F2016.  Administrative costs were 6% of revenues and fundraising costs represented 33% of donations. For every dollar donated, 61 cents goes to the cause, falling outside of Ci’s reasonable range. OCC has funding reserves of $1.5m which can cover 7 months of program costs. This indicates a need for funding.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by OCC. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated June 2, 2017 by Josh Lam.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 5.9%6.2%6.7%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 33.4%38.1%37.1%
Program cost coverage (%) 58.3%64.6%88.2%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 970,544751,667498,927
Special events 2,845,3053,445,4143,410,153
Investment income 12,29620,13223,074
Other income 102,49564,475117,417
Total revenues 3,930,6404,281,6884,049,571
Program costs 2,547,8862,678,3202,259,129
Administrative costs 231,196263,238268,385
Fundraising costs 1,275,6131,598,0861,449,209
Cash flow from operations (124,055)(257,956)72,848
Funding reserves 1,484,5921,729,9551,992,376