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British Columbia Lions Society for Children with Disabilities

3981 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 4H5
President & CEO: Stephen Miller
Board Chair: Craig Munro

Charitable Reg. #: 11921 7248 RR0001
Sector: Social Services
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

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 available only upon request [ 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 #22

Avg. Compensation $51,454

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 2
$40k - $80k 7
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About British Columbia Lions Society for Children with Disabilities:

Founded in 1947, The British Columbia Lions Society for Children with Disabilities (BC Lions Society) is also known as Easter Seals British Columbia/Yukon. BC Lions Society’s mandate is to support children with disabilities throughout British Columbia and the Yukon. By providing specialized services and facilities, children with disabilities are challenged to build self-esteem, self-confidence and a sense of independence.

BC Lions Society’s Easter Seals Camps (making up 68% of program spending) offer overnight summer camping experiences for children and teens with physical and/or mental disabilities. BC Lions Society operates three accessible camps: Camp Shawnigan on Vancouver Island, Camp Squamish north of Vancouver, and Camp Winfield in the Okanagan Valley. BC Lions Society sends over 800 kids a year to the Camps, at a cost to the Society of $2,400 a child. Camp activities include arts and crafts, rock climbing, swimming, canoeing, talent shows, camping out and wheelchair sports.

BC Lions Society’s Easter Seals House (making up 32% of program spending) offers out-of-town families affordable accommodations while their children receive medical treatment in Vancouver. Easter Seals House provides over 30,000 bed nights a year. Each suite includes a private bathroom and kitchenette, and is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

BC Lions Society also has several Community Support programs (making up 0.1% of program spending) including Easter Seals Buses, patient care grants and educational awards for children with disabilities.

Financial Review:

The British Columbia Lions Society for Children with Disabilities is a medium-sized charity with donations and special events revenues of $3.4m in F2015. Its administrative costs are 14% of revenues. The charity’s fundraising costs are 52% of donations, which is down 17% from F2014. This is due to a 10% decrease in fundraising costs and a 19% increase in donations and special events revenues in F2014. For every $1 donated to the charity, 34 cents is put towards its programs, falling well below Ci's reasonable range. BC Lions Society has negative funding reserves due to $2.7m in outstanding bank loans.

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

Updated on August 4, 2016 by Lynn Tay.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending September
Administrative costs as % of revenues 14.4%11.9%16.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 51.7%68.3%74.8%
Program cost coverage (%) (41.8%)(50.2%)(81.1%)

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 2,1301,2132,175
Goods in kind 662681586
Government funding 01,0000
Fees for service 1,8351,9171,510
Lotteries (net) 556697
Special events 1,2881,6711,388
Investment income 1373
Total revenues 5,9846,5555,759
Program costs 2,7632,7932,764
Administrative costs 862781930
Fundraising costs 1,7661,9702,665
Other costs 117123128
Cash flow from operations 476888(728)
Funding reserves (1,155)(1,403)(2,242)
Note: Ci has adjusted amortization of deferred capital contributions and lottery costs affecting revenues by ($298k) in F2015, by ($263k) in F2014, and by ($221k) in F2013. Ci has adjusted amortization of tangible capital assets and lottery costs affecting expenses by ($414k) in F2015, by ($395k) in F2014, and by ($358k) in F2013.

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