Alberta Lung Association

208, 17420 Stony Plain Road NW
Edmonton, AB T5S 1K6
Director: Anne Marie Downey
Board Chair: Paul Borrett

Charitable Reg. #:13031 8041 RR0001


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Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity’s website.



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The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.


Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 44 cents are available for programs.

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About Alberta Lung Association:

Founded in 1939, Lung Association Alberta & NWT (ALA) is a provincial arm of the Canadian Lung Association that raises money to fight lung disease. The charity's funding supports research and patients in need. It reports that there are currently 600,000 Albertans living with lung disease with many more undiagnosed. ALA works to create a world free of lung disease. It focuses on issues related to tobacco and smoking, asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), lung cancer, environmental issues affecting air quality, sleep apnea, and tuberculosis. ALA’s main programs consist of research granting and health services programs.

Lung Association Alberta & NWT raises money to fund clinical research in Canada. ALA aims to increase awareness and understanding of lung disease and ultimately improve lung health across Canada. In F2018, the charity granted $293k, down from $458k in F2017. ALA funds research via the National Research Program of Canadian Lung Association.

ALA’s health services program provides support for people with lung disease and promotes awareness. In F2018, the charity visited over 60 schools and workplaces informing people about lung health and the dangers associated with tobacco and e-cigarette use. The charity also supports patients and their families through programs, support groups, educational sessions, and lung transplant assistance programs.

The charity reports that radon (an invisible, odourless, and tasteless radioactive gas) is the leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. The charity estimates that 3,200 people die every year in Canada because of radon. ALA raises awareness and educates people about the harmful impacts of radon. The charity also sells radon test kits so that people can determine the levels of exposure they are subject to in their homes.

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Lung Association Alberta & NWT is a medium-sized charity with total donations of $2m in F2018. Administrative costs are 18% of revenues and fundraising costs are 38% of donations. Per dollar donated to the charity, 44 cents go to its programs. This is outside Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. ALA holds funding reserves of $3.7m, including $801k in donor-endowed funds. Excluding donor-endowed funds, the charity’s reserves can cover annual program costs and grants for 3.5 years.

Ci included national initiatives expenses of $235k in F2018, $235k in F2017 and $215k in F2016 in program costs. ALA sent these funds to the Canadian Lung Association for monthly research and general assessments.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Lung Association Alberta & NWT. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 29, 2019 by Stefan Tetzlaff.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending September
Administrative costs as % of revenues 18.0%16.6%25.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 38.2%39.5%57.1%
Total overhead spending 56.1%56.1%82.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 352.8%317.3%374.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,993,2312,159,0151,633,049
Total revenues 1,993,2312,159,0151,885,289
Program costs 572,105484,187514,943
Grants 293,354458,000230,500
Administrative costs 386,753382,407483,780
Fundraising costs 760,396852,712931,767
Total spending 2,012,6102,177,3102,160,990
Cash flow from operations (19,377)(18,291)(275,701)
Funding reserves 3,712,6353,640,8063,428,495

Note: Ci reported all campaign revenues, foundation revenue and corporate sponsorship revenue in donations. Ci reported grant revenue in government funding. Ci reported gaming revenue gross of direct expenses in business activities.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 7

Avg. Compensation: $96,745

Top 10 staff salary range:

$350k +
$300k - $350k
$250k - $300k
$200k - $250k
$160k - $200k
$120k - $160k
$80k - $120k
$40k - $80k
< $40k

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2018

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Alberta Lung Association asked that this additional information be included:

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4500 Station South, Edmonton, AB, T6E 6K2

Phone: Toll free 1-888-566-LUNG (5864) 

Local: 780-488-6819

Fax: 780-488-7195



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