March of Dimes Canada
Toronto, ON M4H 1A4
President & CEO: Andria Spindel
Board Chair: Blair Roblin
Charitable Reg. #: 10788 3928 RR0001
Grade: A-The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Full-time staff #804
Avg. Compensation $60,200
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
|$300k - $350k||0|
|$250k - $300k||0|
|$200k - $250k||1|
|$160k - $200k||0|
|$120k - $160k||5|
|$80k - $120k||4|
|$40k - $80k||0|
About March of Dimes Canada:
March of Dimes Canada (MODC) was founded in 1949 to raise money for polio research. After the polio vaccine was created in 1955, MODC began funding centres for people with the disease, focusing on rehabilitation and job training. Beginning in the 1960s, MODC began to pursue its current mandate, aiming to increase the independence and community participation of people with physical disabilities. In 1967, the legal name was changed to the Rehabilitation Foundation for the Disabled and in 2013 it became March of Dimes Canada.
March of Dimes Canada offers a wide array of programs including supportive housing, employment services, accessibility services, passport services, peer support services, educational support, and community participation.
March of Dimes Canada’s Independent Living Services (making up 56% of its program spending) assists people with daily living activities in their own home. In F2016, it helped 4,966 clients, which was 656 more clients than in F2015.
March of Dimes Canada’s Employment Services (making up 14% of its program spending) help with job placements, assessment services, and assisting Canadian Armed Forces veterans with assessment, training and counselling services. In F2015, it served 9,850 clients.
Its AccessAbility Services (making up 11% of its program spending) aims to help its clients improve mobility and community accessibility for persons with disabilities for 8,965 clients. March of Dimes Canada’s Passport Program (making up 14% of its program spending) offers service planning and individualized funding to individuals with developmental disabilities. In F2016, the program served 2,525 clients.
The remaining 4% of program spending includes peer support services, educational programs, community engagement services and other support services.
March of Dimes Canada is a large charity, with donations of $5.5m in F2015. Government funding of $90.1m accounts for 80% of total revenues in F2015. The charity's administrative costs are 6% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 46% of donations. For every $1 donated to the charity, 52 cents is put towards its programs, falling well outside of Ci’s reasonable range. The charity’s funding reserves of $16.8m result in a program cost coverage ratio of 17%. This means that it can cover 2 months of its annual programs using its existing reserves.
The charity uses external fundraisers, which collected $1.8m for the charity. March of Dimes Canada paid the fundraisers $659k in F2016, for a cost ratio of 37%.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by March of Dimes Canada. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on July 13, 2017 by Josh Lam.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||6.1%||6.5%||6.9%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||46.2%||49.1%||47.6%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||16.6%||15.6%||14.6%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Fees for service||16,231||14,561||12,847|
|Cash flow from operations||2,123||2,131||1,897|