Toronto, ON M5G 2J5
CEO: Mark Climie-Elliot
Board Chair: Ken Wilson
Charitable Reg. #: 84064 3605 RR0001
Grade: A-The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to the Cause
Full-time staff #12
Avg. Compensation $75,012
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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|$250k - $300k||0|
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|$80k - $120k||2|
|$40k - $80k||7|
About Operation Smile:
Founded in 2011, Operation Smile Canada Foundation (OSCF) is a member of Operation Smile International. Donations received by OSCF are granted to the international organization and then used to provide surgeries to children and young adults with a cleft lip or cleft palate. Operation Smile International is a volunteer-based charity that provides free cleft lip and palate surgeries for children and young adults.
Every three minutes, a child is born with a cleft lip or cleft palate. Annually, that is about 175,000 children world-wide. OSCF says that without corrective surgery, as many as 9 in 10 children born with these conditions could die. Operation Smile conducts its missions in low and middle-income countries, where it can take years for children to get treatment.
In F2018, Operation Smile Canada Foundation healed 2,561 patients around the world through 3,253 cleft lip and palate surgeries. OSCF also provided 4,914 health assessments and 420 dental procedures in F2018. OSCF performed these procedures on 35 successful missions in 14 countries in Latin America and Africa. In F2018, 79% of total program funding went to Latin America and 21% went to Africa. In 2019, OSCF says that 28% of its program funding will be invested in Asia.
Results and Impact:
Operation Smile Canada Foundation believes in “teaching a person to fish, rather than just giving them one.” In F2018, 45 international educators trained 201 local medical professionals from 11 countries. These local surgeons are now able to perform cleft lip and palate surgeries because of the training received from Operation Smile.
While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Operation Smile Canada Foundation’s results and impact.
Operation Smile Canada Foundation is a large charity, with total donations of $11.2m in F2018. Administrative costs are 10% of revenues (excluding investment income) and fundraising costs are 37% of donations. For every dollar donated, $0.53 go to the cause. This is not within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves of $2.1m can cover 4 months of annual program costs.
OSCF reports using external fundraisers in F2018 in its CRA T3010 filing. OSCF paid $7k to external fundraisers to collect $160. The cost for OSCF to raise one dollar through external fundraisers if $42.
This charity report is an update that has been sent to Operation Smile Canada Foundation for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on June 6, 2019 by Lauren Chin.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending June
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||10.0%||6.6%||5.3%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||37.1%||52.9%||66.5%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||32.7%||990.1%||10.6%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Cash flow from operations||(464)||3,570||(37)|