Leprosy Relief Canada

305-1805 Sauve St W
Montreal, QC H4N 3H4
Director: Maryse Legault
Board President: Paul-Emile Legault

Website: www.slc-lr.ca
Charitable Reg. #: 10311 5812 RR0001
Sector: International Aid
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

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

2013 2014 2015
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #2

Avg. Compensation $82,425

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 1
$40k - $80k 1
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Leprosy Relief Canada:

Founded in 1961, Leprosy Relief Canada (LRC) is based in Montreal, Quebec and fights leprosy and tuberculosis in developing countries. Leprosy is a highly contagious disease that is treatable and all but eradicated in first-world countries. However, LRC estimates that 230,000 new cases of leprosy occur across the world annually and at least 3 million people suffer from disabilities that arose after diagnosis. Tuberculosis is an airborne, infectious disease that is curable. LRC reports that there are roughly 9 million new cases and more than 1.5 million deaths due to this disease every year. LRC raises funds so that children and adults in Africa, Central and South America and Asia can receive treatment for these two diseases.

In F2015, Leprosy Relief Canada disbursed $1.1m to fund 33 projects in 13 countries across Africa, Central and South America and Asia. This includes one new project in Guinea Bissau – the charity launched this project in F2015 after it discovered that leprosy transmission in the country is still very high. 35% of funding went to Asia, 28% went to the Americas and 23% went to Africa. The two largest aid recipients are India (F2015: $241k) and the Dominican Republic (F2015: $179k). Funds go toward activities such as training health workers to identify people with leprosy or tuberculosis, providing treatments and medical care for these ailments, and providing rehabilitation for people with residual disabilities. LRC also supports the IDEA Project, an advocacy group that helps leprosy survivors participate with equal dignity and respect in society. Funding for the IDEA project represented 3% of total funding in F2015.

Financial Review:

Leprosy Relief Canada is a medium-sized charity with donations of $1.6m  in F2015. Administrative costs are 7% of revenues and fundraising costs are 9% of donations. $0.16 of every donated dollar goes toward overhead costs, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

LRC holds funding reserves of $5.9m, of which $865k are held in endowments. Omitting endowed funds, LRC’s reserves can cover annual funding activities for 4.7 years.

This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Leprosy Relief Canada. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 26, 2016 by Katie Khodawandi.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 6.6%8.8%6.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 9.0%12.7%9.7%
Program cost coverage (%) 526.7%476.4%479.6%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,558,3301,209,6691,733,006
Investment income 121,131263,41884,874
Total revenues 1,679,4611,473,0871,817,880
Program costs 1,116,8521,167,9981,156,778
Administrative costs 103,314105,963106,883
Fundraising costs 139,959153,631168,546
Other costs 2,2466,0905,568
Cash flow from operations 317,09039,405380,105
Funding reserves 5,882,9195,563,7565,547,372
Note: Ci recognized gain on disposal of investments in investment income, increasing revenues and expenses by $2k in F2015, $3k in F2014 and $3k in F2013.

Comments added by the Charity:

Secours aux Lépreux-Leprosy Relief Canada (SLC-LR) wishes to maintain its fight against leprosy for more than 4 years if for some reasons fundraising was to stop. There is a political will to announce that leprosy is eliminated. This news would greatly affect our fundraising. In fact, elimination is only a ratio. It means that there are less than 1 new case per 10,000 population. Since the world population is increasing, we will reach the elimination ratio without decreasing the number of new patients. Elimination means still more than 200,000 new cases every year. SLC-LR is working for the eradication of leprosy. The concept of eradication is more absolute and suggests at least the complete absence of transmission and new case detection. We also want to keep on supporting people affected from leprosy and suffering from stigma and discrimination.

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