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2675 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 2K2
President & CEO: Scott McDonald
Board Chair: Dr. Peter Paré

Charitable Reg. #: 10681 1979 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

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

Cents to The Cause

2013 2014 2015
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #19

Avg. Compensation $62,773

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

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

About British Columbia Lung Association:

The BC Lung Association (BCLA) was initially founded in 1906 as the Anti-Tuberculosis Society. In 1978, the Society changed its name to the BC Lung Association, broadening its focus to all respiratory diseases including asthma, lung cancer, sleep apnea and COPD. Its mission is to lead provincial and international lung health initiatives, prevent lung disease, help people manage lung disease and promote lung health.

Within the province, the BCLA operates support groups for various respiratory diseases, funds research pertaining to lung diseases, offers a range of information resources and educational programs, advocates for lung health-conscious policy, and operates a number of specific programs like the BC Smoking Cessation Program.

Financial Review:

In F2015 administrative costs were 7% of revenues, while fundraising costs were 48% of donations. Funding reserves of $11.6m cover annual program costs 2.2 times.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to the charity for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated August 20, 2015.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 6.6%6.8%7.1%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 47.7%39.4%39.6%
Program cost coverage (%) 220.9%257.0%259.7%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 2,1842,5072,593
Government funding 3,3992,7252,542
Special events 515469530
Investment income 257253386
Other income 424414287
Total revenues 6,7796,3686,337
Program costs 4,3403,6463,368
Grants 923921933
Administrative costs 433416425
Fundraising costs 1,2881,1731,237
Cash flow from operations (205)213374
Funding reserves 11,62311,73811,169
Note: Ci adjusted revenues for deferred contributions by ($258k) in F2015, $34k in F2014, and $401k in F2013. Ci adjusted administrative costs for amortization by ($55k) in F2015, ($62k) in F2014, and ($70k) in F2013.

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