Lung Association of Alberta & NWT

208, 17420 Stony Plain Road NW
Edmonton, AB T5S 1K6
President & CEO: Leigh Allard
Board Chair: Tom Watts

Charitable Reg. #: 13031 8041 RR0001
Sector: Health
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

Grade: C+

The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements for current and previous years 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 #19

Avg. Compensation $56,038

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

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

About Lung Association of Alberta & NWT:

The Lung Association, Alberta & NWT (TLA) raises and allocates funds for research, advocacy, awareness and patient support for lung health in Alberta and the Northwest Territories. Initially founded in 1939 as the Alberta Tuberculosis Association, TLA has broadened its scope to encompass all aspects of lung health. Currently, TLA focusses on issues related to asthma and allergies, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and lung cancer, flu and infectious diseases, environmental issues, smoking prevention and quitting, sleep apnea, and tuberculosis. Its overall mission is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health.

In F2014, TLA, in association with The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) and The Asthma Society of Canada, launched an innovative billboard advertising campaign highlighting the dangers of coal-fired power. The ads were unique because they appeared on Canada’s first 100% solar-powered video screen, located on Calgary Trail in Edmonton. They also represented the first time in Alberta that billboards had been used to convey an anti-coal message.

Financial Review:

In F2014, TLA's administrative costs were 10% of revenues, while fundraising costs were 34% of donations. TLA had $3.1m in funding reserves (including $758k in donor-endowed funds), which covers annual program costs 2.1 times.

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

Updated on August 24, 2015 by Rohan Bhargava

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending September
Administrative costs as % of revenues 10.4%10.6%10.0%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 33.7%38.2%58.2%
Program cost coverage (%) 212.2%155.0%75.7%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 2,785,3762,145,3641,705,184
Government funding 378,57749,589561,813
Business activities (net) 344,003421,776552,195
Special events 299,652287,697115,698
Investment income 00150,000
Other income 57,74323,65938,922
Total revenues 3,865,3512,928,0853,123,812
Program costs 1,207,9941,022,1331,456,632
Grants 255,675314,300404,024
Administrative costs 400,293309,481297,020
Fundraising costs 1,039,935928,1061,059,437
Cash flow from operations 961,454354,065(93,301)
Funding reserves 3,105,6042,071,5101,409,132

Comments added by the Charity:

For F2012, the funding reserves of $1.4 million referred to above consisted of $717k in endowed investments, $419k of externally restricted funds, and $274k in operational funds.

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