Alzheimer Society of Alberta & NWT

306, 10430 - 61 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T6H 2J3
CEO: George Andrews
Board President: Alan Tennant

Charitable Reg. #:12969 0343 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 2/5]



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) 51 cents are available for programs.

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About Alzheimer Society of Alberta & NWT:

Alzheimer Society of Alberta & Northwest Territories is a 2-star charity. It is financially transparent but has a below-average results reporting grade and overhead spending outside of Ci’s reasonable range.

Founded in 1988, Alzheimer Society of Alberta & Northwest Territories (ASANT) is one of the ten provincial arms of Alzheimer Society of Canada. The charities work together towards a common goal of a world without dementia. Alzheimer Society of Alberta & NWT currently has one provincial office and six regional centers across Alberta and Northwest Territories, located in Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Red Deer and Central Alberta, and Yellowknife. According to the charity, Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, and over 49,000 of the 597,000 Canadians living with dementia are Albertans.

ASANT’s mission is to bring awareness to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias; help alleviate personal and social consequences of the disease; provide education and support programs; and promote and fund research on the cause, prevention and cure of dementia. The charity’s major programs include Support Services, Information and Education, and Research. The charity has not yet published its F2022 annual report. This profile is based on the F2021 annual report. In F2021, ASANT spent $1.6m on programs and services (92% of program spending) and $139k on research (8% of program spending).

Support Services: ASANT offers province-wide peer support groups, telephone support and resources through its First Link service for those with dementia and their care partners. In F2021, ASANT received over 2,000 referrals to First Link and assisted around 8,000 clients from over 400 communities across Alberta and Northwest Territories.

Information and Education: Alzheimer Society of Alberta & NWT helps people understand Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, find strategies to live with dementia, and access community-based resources. It also runs the ASANT Cafe, an online learning platform for people with dementia and their caregivers that offers discussion boards and educational resources.

Research: ASANT funds research through two major programs: the Alberta Alzheimer Research Program (AARP) and the Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP). ASANT co-funds AARP with the Alberta Prion Research Institute and Alberta Innovates, while Alzheimer Society's national headquarters control ASRP.

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Results and Impact

Charity Intelligence did not find any quantified outcomes for Alzheimer Society of Alberta & NWT.

Charity Intelligence has not assessed impact on ASANT. This shows as n/r, meaning not rated.

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In F2022, Alzheimer Society of Alberta & NWT received $5.1m in donations and special events fundraising revenue. Administrative costs are 12% of revenues (excluding investment income), and fundraising costs are 37% of donations. This results in total overhead spending of 49%. For every dollar donated, 51 cents go towards the charity’s programs, which is outside of Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. 

The charity has $8.4m in reserve funds. It can cover 4.2 years of its annual program costs with its reserves. 

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Alzheimer Society of Alberta & NWT for review. Comments and edits may be forthcoming. 

Updated on July 20, 2023 by Krystie Nguyen.  


Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending July
Administrative costs as % of revenues 12.3%13.3%15.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 36.8%21.2%26.1%
Total overhead spending 49.1%34.4%41.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 420.9%398.7%240.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 4,0152,0672,092
Government funding 9491,646870
Special events 1,0894171,203
Investment income (69)190154
Other income 426893
Total revenues 6,0264,3894,411
Program costs 1,9001,5601,836
Grants 89142424
Administrative costs 748556673
Fundraising costs 1,878527858
Total spending 4,6152,7853,791
Cash flow from operations 1,4111,604620
Capital spending 4614(37)
Funding reserves 8,3736,7885,432

Note: Ci included reimbursement of research grants and lease inducements in other revenue. Ci included expenses for the Alzheimer’s Face Off Hockey Tournament, increasing both revenues and expenses by $723k in F2022, $65k in F2021, and $160k in F2020. Ci backed out amortization from administrative costs.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 31

Avg. compensation: $63,277

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 F2022

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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001