Alzheimer Society of BC
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E2
CEO: Maria Howard
Board Chair: Robert Piasentin
Charitable Reg. #: 11878 4891 RR0001
Grade: B-The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to the Cause
Full-time staff #72
Avg. Compensation $64,157
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
|$300k - $350k||0|
|$250k - $300k||0|
|$200k - $250k||0|
|$160k - $200k||1|
|$120k - $160k||1|
|$80k - $120k||8|
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About Alzheimer Society of BC:
Founded in 1981, Alzheimer Society of B.C. is one of ten provincially focused members of the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Alzheimer Society of B.C. reports that an estimated 70,000 Canadians are currently living with dementia. The charity works across the province to support people with dementia and their families by engaging a broader community of care around them. The charity strives to create a dementia-friendly society where people with dementia are supported and included. Alzheimer Society of B.C. also funds Alzheimer’s disease research. In F2018, the charity worked with 3,958 healthcare providers and 5,489 new families were referred to its services.
In F2018, 60% of the charity’s program expenditures were spent on its First Link Dementia Helpline, which connects people with dementia and their families to support services, education and information. In F2018, the helpline received 1,778 calls. A total of 15,900 people with dementia and their caregivers are currently engaged through First Link. In F2018, the charity launched the South Asian Dementia Helpline, so individuals and families within South Asian communities can receive language- and culture-specific support.
Alzheimer Society of B.C. offers educational programs for people with early stage dementia, family caregivers, people who work with people with dementia, and the general public. In 2018, the charity delivered 478 educational sessions to families in 69 communities. Educational programs also reached 1,183 healthcare providers.
Alzheimer Society of B.C. provides community programs for people affected by dementia. In F2018, the charity facilitated 127 support groups in 55 communities. Participants in 33 communities attended 2,824 Minds in Motion sessions, a fitness and social program for people experiencing early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. In addition, Alzheimer Society of B.C. helped to fund four research projects in the province investigating Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis, care, and prevention.
Alzheimer Society of B.C. is a large charity, receiving $6.3m in donations and special events fundraising in F2018. The charity also received $3.9m in government funding (40% of total revenue). Administrative costs are 16% of revenues (excluding investment income), and fundraising costs are 22% of donations and special events. For every dollar donated, 63 cents go to Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s programs. This is outside of Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. The charity has $11m in funding reserves, which can cover program costs for 1.7 years.
This charity report is an update that was sent to Alzheimer Society of B.C. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on May 30, 2019 by Caroline McKenna.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||16.3%||16.7%||15.5%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||22.3%||20.1%||32.3%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||170.1%||162.7%||158.8%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Cash flow from operations||905||779||(793)|