Colorectal Cancer Canada

1350 Sherbrooke West, Suite 300
Montreal, QC H3G 1J1
President & CEO: Barry D. Stein
Board Chair: Craig Langpap

Charitable Reg. #:86657 2423 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

[Charity Rating: 4/5]



Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity’s website.



Grade based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.



The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.


Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 60 cents are available for programs.

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About Colorectal Cancer Canada:

Founded in 2017, Colorectal Cancer Canada (CCC) was formed through the amalgamation of Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada and Colon Cancer Canada. Colorectal Cancer Canada works to increase awareness of colorectal cancer, support patients, and advocate on their behalf. The charity reports that colorectal cancer is expected to be the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canada. Further, 27,000 Canadians are diagnosed with the disease every year. Colorectal Cancer Canada focuses on four areas: education, awareness, patient support, and research.

Education and awareness represented 66% of program spending in F2019. CCC's Giant Colon Tour is an inflatable 40-foot long interactive exhibit that travels around providing information on colorectal cancer and provides healthy lifestyle tips.  It allows people to walk through the colon, with animation and puppeteers. CCC's Giant Colon exhibit can be set up at CCC events or by invitation from other organizations. In F2020, the tour attended four events (ten in F2019) and reached 1,137 people (6,289 in F2019). The tour was also able to reach two indigenous communities in F2020, compared with one in F2019. The Never Too Young campaign aims to improve awareness on the early stages of colorectal cancer and increase the rate of cancer testing for people under 50. The campaign reached 11,180 people on Facebook in F2020.

Patient support represented 19% of program spending in F2019. Patients can call the charity’s toll-free Infoline or send an email to receive information and counselling. CCC interacted with 630 patients in F2020 and 990 in F2019. The charity organized three patient groups and reached 321 participants in F2020. The groups in Oshawa, Ottawa, and Montreal are guided by cancer survivors and healthcare professionals to provide support and build solidarity.

Research represented 15% of program spending in F2019. Colorectal Cancer Canada organized three annual conferences from 2017 to 2019. A total of 218 people attended the conferences from various organizations, including research centres, patient groups, and pharmaceutical companies.

Recent news: After 8 years of service, Board Chair Craig Langpap has stepped down. CCC's new board chair is not yet named.

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Results and Impact

As part of the charity’s Foods That Fight Cancer program, CCC organized three workshop sessions in F2020 to teach participants how to adopt healthy eating practices to combat colorectal cancer. The charity reports that workshop participants demonstrated a 94 percent increase in motivation.

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Colorectal Cancer Canada’s results and impact.

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Colorectal Cancer Canada is a Medium-sized charity, receiving $2.3m in donations and special event revenue in F2019. Administrative costs are 11% of revenues and fundraising costs are 29% of donations. For every dollar donated, 60 cents go to the cause. This is not within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves of $948k can cover 8.3 months of annual program costs.

In addition to reported salary information, CCC pays its President, CEO and director consulting fees of $274k in F2019, F2018 and F2017. These consulting fees are not included in the compensation figures for staff. 

CCC's audited financial statements do not disclose activity-based costing. Charity Intelligence reports the breakdown of CCC's program, fundraising and administrative costs from CCC's T3010 filing.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Colorectal Cancer Canada for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 30, 2020 by Tenzin Shomar.


Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending June
Administrative costs as % of revenues 10.8%11.7%11.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 29.1%31.7%5.9%
Total overhead spending 39.9%43.4%17.8%
Program cost coverage (%) 68.9%81.9%26.7%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,101,388938,805652,076
Special events 1,214,4441,280,754466,666
Investment income 7,4803,8281,048
Other income 14,5256986,094
Total revenues 2,337,8372,224,0851,125,884
Program costs 1,376,1451,229,090906,910
Administrative costs 252,344258,869133,927
Fundraising costs 673,106703,80966,080
Total spending 2,301,5952,191,7681,106,917
Cash flow from operations 36,24232,31718,967
Capital spending 22,6187,7203,749
Funding reserves 948,4561,006,223242,008

Note: Program, administrative, and fundraising costs were taken from the charity’s T3010 filings with the CRA for F2019 and F2018. Amortization expense was removed from administrative costs in F2019 and F2018.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 7

Avg. Compensation: $60,513

Top 10 staff salary range:

$350k +
$300k - $350k
$250k - $300k
$200k - $250k
$160k - $200k
$120k - $160k
$80k - $120k
$40k - $80k
< $40k

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2019

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