550 Beaumont Avenue, Suite 300
Montreal, QC H3N 1V1
Executive Director: Marie-Line Beauchamp
Board President: Guy Lefrancois

Website: www.leucan.qc.ca
Charitable Reg. #: 11901 8703 RR0001
Sector: Health - Cancer
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 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 #91

Avg. Compensation $39,232

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 2
$40k - $80k 8
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Leucan:

Founded in 1978, Leucan supports children with cancer and their families in Quebec. Leucan is active in four pediatric oncology centres in Quebec: the CHU Sainte-Justine , the Montreal Children's Hospital at the McGill University Health Centre, the Centre mère-enfant du CHUQ and the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke. Its mission is to promote recovery and wellness in children with cancer, and offer support services to families. Leucan’s main programs include family support services, research grants and direct financial support for families.

Leucan’s family support services make up 66% of its program spending. These services include emotional support and assistance, socio-recreational activities, hospital playrooms, school awareness programs, massage therapy, end-of-life and bereavement services and summer camps. In F2015, Leucan reported that 265 new families joined its emotional assistance programs, and that it organized over 50 socio-recreational activities for families. Leucan also gave over 9,000 massages to cancer patients and offered end-of-life and bereavement services to 270 participants. Finally, its Leucan-CSN Summer Camp hosted over 350 newly-diagnosed children and their families.

Leucan’s research grants (making up 20% of its program spending) funds clinical research projects conducted in Quebec pediatric oncology centres. It reports that over the last 20 years, it has donated more than $10 million to clinical research.

Finally, Leucan’s financial assistance program (making up 14% of its program spending) provides grants to families to help cover some of the costs associated with a childhood cancer diagnosis. In F2015, Leucan granted $714,452 to families.

Financial Review:

Leucan is a large charity, with donations of $9.4m in F2015. Its administrative costs are 10% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 41% of donations. For every $1 donated to the charity, 49 cents is put towards its programs, falling well below Ci’s reasonable range. The charity’s funding reserves of $3.8m results in a program cost coverage ratio of 59%. This means that it can cover 7 months of its annual programs using its existing reserves.

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

Updated on August 15, 2016 by Lynn Tay.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 10.4%9.8%9.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 40.5%37.8%38.2%
Program cost coverage (%) 58.8%65.8%82.2%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 9,43610,12110,004
Goods in kind 1,3091,5461,144
Government funding 171832
Fees for service 442
Business activities (net) 183132
Investment income 826270
Other income 242115
Total revenues 10,89011,80211,300
Program costs 6,4076,8156,008
Administrative costs 1,1211,1521,034
Fundraising costs 3,8243,8273,817
Cash flow from operations (462)8441
Funding reserves 3,7684,4844,936
Note: Ci has adjusted amortization affecting expenses by ($139k) in F2015, by ($160k) in F2014, and by ($106k) in F2013.

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