Ontario Lung Association

18 Wynford Drive, Suite 401
Toronto, ON M3C 0K8
President & CEO: George Habib
Board Chair: John Martin

Website: www.on.lung.ca
Charitable Reg. #: 12404 6368 RR0002
Sector: Health
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

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

Cents to the Cause

95¢
75¢
avg
65¢
50¢
2016 2017 2018
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #53

Avg. Compensation $66,927

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 1
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 3
$80k - $120k 5
$40k - $80k 1
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2018

About Ontario Lung Association:

Founded in 1945, Ontario Lung Association (OLA) is a provincial arm of the Canadian Lung Association. OLA works to promote lung health and advancements in respiratory care. The charity’s main programs are: advocacy, support, education, and research granting. In Ontario, it is estimated that 2.8 million people are currently living with some form of lung disease.

Through the advocacy program, OLA runs campaigns to raise awareness about lung disease. OLA’s Breathing Policy Forums have the goal of improving treatment options for lung disease by creating new policies to help reimburse people for the costs of medication. F2018 was the final year of the organization’s Youth as Social Change Makers program. Since its creation in 2005, this program has reached over 40,000 people across Ontario. In F2018, this program reached 3,262 people by hosting 96 events. In F2018, the organization also ran campaigns to educate the public on cannabis and a campaign to establish new legislation regarding lung disease.

Within the support program, the charity ran three campaigns: Fitness for Breath, Play for All, and Lung Health Information.  The Fitness for Breath program helps people with lung disease continue exercising after their rehabilitation has finished. In F2018, OLA ran 20 programs with a total of 200 people participating. The Play for All campaign is a program designed to inform children in grade 1 - 6 about lung health and awareness. In F2018, the organization reached 750 people through presentations at 31 different locations. Lastly, the Lung Health Information Line connects people seeking more knowledge about lung health care with professionals who can answer their questions. In F2018, this program responded to 3,257 phone calls and 340 emails.

OLA’s education program ran a Be Tobacco Free campaign with the purpose of explaining the effects of smoking to grade four classes across Ontario. In total, they ran 62 workshops to 1,362 students and 62 teachers across Ontario in F2018.  OLA also has an Emergency Department Asthma Care Pathway campaign which seeks to implement a standardized approach to asthma care in emergency departments across Ontario.

In F2018, OLA granted $1.1 million to fund lung research. The research funded specifically targets: COPD, asthma, lung function, helping premature babies breathe, and pneumonia especially for people older than 50 years of age.

Financial Review:

Ontario Lung Association a large charity which received donations of $3.8m in F2018. Administrative costs were 3% of revenues and fundraising costs were 21% of donations. For every dollar donated, 74 cents go to its programs. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead expenditures. OLA has funding reserves of $5.2m, of which $280k are donor endowed. Excluding donor endowed funds, the charity can cover its granting activities for almost seven months.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Ontario Lung Association. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 3, 2019 by Stefan Tetzlaff.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
201820172016
Administrative costs as % of revenues 3.0%2.8%2.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 20.6%20.5%20.5%
Program cost coverage (%) 62.8%63.9%57.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
201820172016
Donations 3,8364,9145,033
Government funding 3,2573,1803,288
Fees for service 333600454
Special events 1,6771,6561,964
Investment income (79)892(334)
Other income 205242189
Total revenues 9,22911,48510,594
Program costs 6,8517,5197,984
Grants 1,4251,6271,461
Administrative costs 275294312
Fundraising costs 1,1381,3461,434
Cash flow from operations (460)698(597)
Funding reserves 5,1935,8465,381
Note: Ci recognized unrealized gains and losses. This caused revenues to decrease by $36k in F2018, increase by $567k in F2017 and decrease by $553k in F2016. Ci reports National programs spending in grants.

Comments added by the Charity:

See our impact. Read our 2016/17 Annual Report:

https://www.lungontario.ca/annual-report-landing-page

You will find updated financials here (the full financial documents PDF will be uploaded shortly). 

Note: comments are from a previous profile update. 

 

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