Vancouver Opera Association
Vancouver, BC V5N 3J7
General Director: James W. Wright
Board Chair: Bev Park
Charitable Reg. #: 11928 2002 RR0001
Grade: C-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 #25
Avg. Compensation $68,885
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
|$300k - $350k||0|
|$250k - $300k||0|
|$200k - $250k||1|
|$160k - $200k||0|
|$120k - $160k||1|
|$80k - $120k||3|
|$40k - $80k||5|
About Vancouver Opera Association:
Founded in 1958, Vancouver Opera Association (VOA) is the second largest opera company in Canada. It produces main stage productions and operates education programs. VOA has made cross cultural creative partnerships and launched various community programs that arise from each season’s operas. These community programs address issues including poverty, life with disabilities, the plight of women and faith in politics.
Vancouver Opera in Schools (VOIS) is an initiative of Vancouver Opera Guild that introduced the art of opera to about 50,000 school children and their families across B.C. It also offers art programs for secondary school students and Career Preparation for those students interested in launching their career in theatre.
VOA has conducted “The Annual Young Artist Coaching Intensive” program since 2003 with an aim to nurture young artists during the early stages of their careers through coaching and instruction by industry professionals.
Vancouver Opera Association received $3.2m in donations in F2012. Its administrative costs are 8% of revenues. Fundraising costs are 55% of donations. VOA has funding reserves of $12.5m including $10m in Endowment funds, which cover annual program costs 1.6 times.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending June
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||8.2%||11.0%||8.6%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||54.5%||41.2%||48.0%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||155.5%||137.4%||137.0%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Fees for service||4,515||3,185||3,859|
|Cash flow from operations||910||(847)||336|