Orbis Canada

340 College Street, Suite 375
Toronto, ON M5T 3A9
Executive Director: Caroline Huang
Board President: Peter Allen

Website: www.can.orbis.org
Charitable Reg. #: 88649 0994 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

Audited financial statements available only through official request for information from Canada Revenue Agency [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #2

Avg. Compensation $47,333

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 1
$40k - $80k 0
< $40k 1
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2013

About Orbis Canada:

Based in Toronto, ORBIS Canada is the Canadian fundraising arm of ORBIS International. The goal of ORBIS Canada is to reduce blindness by collaborating with and supporting local institutions that have the same goals. The charity raises and contributes funds to ORBIS International to support its goal. ORBIS Canada raises funds through donations, corporate partnerships as well as special events such as the Pull for Sight, an event where teams attempt to pull a FedEx 757 jet as far as possible.

ORBIS International works to provide skills and equipment to local health workers and has 40 active long-term projects around the globe as of 2013. ORBIS International conducts training at local hospitals, as well as on its unique Flying Eye Hospital, which is a DC-10 aircraft specially outfitted with an operating room, laser treatment room and recovery room. ORBIS International also works to advocate for the visually impaired as well as conduct research. Finally, ORBIS International also offers internet-based telemedicine services that connect doctors worldwide with volunteer eye doctors. The volunteers provide expert consultation and mentoring as required.


In 2013, Orbis International helped train over 22,000 medical professionals including doctors, nurses and biomedical engineers and also conducted 5.7 million medical and optical treatments.

Financial Review:

Administrative costs were 16% of revenues, while fundraising costs were 26% of donations in 2013. Orbis Canada has funding reserves of $1.5m, which would cover its current annual contribution to Orbis International 2.6 times.


This report is an update that is currently being reviewed by the charity. Changes and updates may be forthcoming.


Updated July 28, 2015 by Yash Ahuja.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 15.8%10.8%10.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 26.1%23.9%60.8%
Program cost coverage (%) 264.0%289.7%111.9%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 766,675740,721708,282
Government funding 46,24885,300181,002
Investment income 1,4041,2291,219
Other income 100,33750,000142,031
Total revenues 914,664877,2501,032,534
Program costs 555,561432,980548,757
Administrative costs 144,33094,465111,159
Fundraising costs 199,776177,363430,315
Cash flow from operations 14,997172,442(57,697)
Funding reserves 1,466,4521,254,385614,201
Note: Revenues have been adjusted to reflect deferred contributions in the year received, affecting donations by $3k in 2013 and $170k in 2012. The financial statements that Ci received from the CRA were unaudited.

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