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National Ballet of Canada

470 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5V 3K4
Executive Director: Barry Hughson
Board Chair: David Binet

Charitable Reg. #: 11905 1449 RR0001
Sector: Arts & Culture
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: B-

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 #170

Avg. Compensation $78,964

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 2
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 2
$160k - $200k 2
$120k - $160k 3
$80k - $120k 1
$40k - $80k 0
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About National Ballet of Canada:

Founded in 1951, The National Ballet of Canada (National Ballet) performs classical and contemporary ballet for audiences in Canada and abroad. It aims to exemplify international artistic excellence by attracting and developing the artistry and talent of dancers and musicians. National Ballet performs annual Fall, Winter and Summer seasons, in addition to The Nutcracker, and tours Canada, United States and internationally.

The National Ballet also provides outreach and education for families and youth who otherwise would not be able to enjoy ballet. One of its signature programmes is YOU dance, which introduces students in grades four to six to dance through free workshops and performances. Its Dance About program introduces students in grades one to six to ballet, taking them through a day in the life of a dancer.

In F2015, The National Ballet of Canada provided 100 performances to 177,683 audience members. Its most popular performance was Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with 28,889 audience members over 15 performances. National Ballet has 171 artists including 75 dancers and 65 musicians.

In F2015, National Ballet operated 1,600 community outreach events reaching 655,408 people. During the year, 7,950 students participated in 104 workshops and 15 YOU dance performances. Further, in F2015, 13,298 students participated in 1,219 recreational dance and fitness classes.

Financial Review:

The National Ballet of Canada is a large charity, with donations of $10.4m in F2015. Its government funding of $6.2m in F2015 makes up 17% of its revenues. Further, its box office sales of $12.3m in F2015 make up 34% of its revenues. The charity’s administrative costs are 10% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 25% of donations. For every $1 donated to the charity, 65 cents is put towards its programs, falling within Ci's reasonable range. The charity’s funding reserves of $66.5m includes $37.4m in donor-endowed funds. This results in a program cost coverage ratio (excluding donor-endowed funds) of 123%, meaning that the charity can fund 1.2 years of its annual programs.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by The National Ballet of Canada. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on May 30, 2016 by Lynn Tay.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending June
Administrative costs as % of revenues 9.8%8.9%8.0%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 24.8%22.0%22.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 260.5%268.4%208.8%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 10,38210,10810,421
Government funding 6,1706,0756,670
Fees for service 12,26111,92012,769
Special events 1,1831,130964
Investment income 5,8088,3556,345
Other income 574543552
Total revenues 36,37838,13137,721
Program costs 25,53323,07324,900
Administrative costs 2,9852,6402,511
Fundraising costs 2,8712,4672,535
Cash flow from operations 4,9899,9517,775
Funding reserves 66,51261,92051,983
Note: Ci has consolidated the audited financial statements of The National Ballet of Canada and The National Ballet of Canada, Endowment Foundation in its financial analysis. Ci has used the aggregate contributions to the Endowment Fund for the F2013 donor-endowed funds as the charity did not report the externally-endowed funds for 2013 in its F2014 audited financial statements. Ci has adjusted unrealized gains on investment in the endowment foundation and donations from endowment foundation affecting revenues by $3.5m in F2015, by $6.4m in F2014, and by $4.6m in F2013.

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