Alzheimer Society of B.C.

300 - 828 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E2
CEO: Maria Howard
Board Chair: Michele  Buchignani 

Charitable Reg. #: 11878 4891 RR0001
Sector: Health
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

Most recent audited financial statements available on the charity's website [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #63

Avg. Compensation $61,954

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 3
$40k - $80k 6
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2014

About Alzheimer Society of B.C.:

Founded in 1981, Alzheimer Society of B.C. (AZBC) works across the province to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, to promote public awareness and to search for the causes and the cures.  The Alzheimer Society helps by providing information, resources, education, support and counselling.

AZBC offers the First Link program, which connects individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's disease or another dementia with services and support as soon as possible after diagnosis. Minds in Motion, is a fitness and social program for people experiencing early stage memory loss due to Alzheimer's disease or another dementia. A certified fitness instructor conducts the fitness portion of the program, and a facilitator ensures participants are welcomed and involved in activities such as billiards, Wii and ping pong, or just enjoying social time and light refreshments, in a relaxed atmosphere. AZBC connects people experiencing Alzheimer's through its support groups program and provides education resources to people facing dementia.

AZBC also supports research directed at finding the cure for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, and improving the lives of individuals and families in the province who are living with dementia.  


Financial Review:

Government funding constituted 23% of  total revenue in F2014. The administrative costs are 10% of revenues and fundraising costs are 25% of donations. The reserves of $11.9m cover the program costs 2.3 times.


Updated on July 13, 2015 by Rohan Bhargava


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

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 9.5%10.4%8.6%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 24.6%21.3%16.8%
Program cost coverage (%) 234.9%142.7%96.1%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 3,5402,8373,475
Government funding 1,8781,7431,656
Special events 2,5422,1121,597
Investment income 10010890
Other income 3100
Total revenues 8,0926,8006,818
Program costs 5,0544,8794,311
Administrative costs 755700578
Fundraising costs 1,4951,055853
Cash flow from operations 7871661,077
Funding reserves 11,8726,9604,141

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