Black Health Alliance

420-720 Bathurst St
Toronto, ON M5S 2R4
Executive Director: Paul Bailey
Board President: Lydia-Joi Marshall

Charitable Reg. #:81517 5674 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) 76 cents are available for programs.

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About Black Health Alliance:

Black Health Alliance is a 2-star charity. It is financially transparent, has a below-average results reporting grade, and has large reserve funds that could cover over 6 years of program costs. The charity has overhead spending within Ci's reasonable range.

Founded in 2000, Black Health Alliance (BHA) provides a platform for Black people to discuss systemic barriers affecting their health and well-being. The charity works to co-design and gather the funding, tools, skills, and partnerships to execute solutions to improve health outcomes across Canada. BHA states that it serves all Black people and communities. According to the charity, a 2012 report revealed that Black immigrants in Canada were 76% more likely to assess themselves as “unhealthy” than other racialized groups.

Black Health Alliance listens to Black communities to reveal barriers to health care and then works to execute solutions accordingly. The charity states that it tackles critical problems that affect Black communities through systemic change; health promotion; research and public policy; convening, collaboration and capacity building; championing health equity; and fundraising. BHA’s areas of focus are social determinants of health, health inequities, anti-Black racism, and building connected communities. BHA conducts research to inform on health care issues and partners with community organizations, like TAIBU Community Health Centre.

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Results and Impact

Black Health Alliance reports that it partnered with TAIBU Community Health Centre to design Black Health Challenge, a lifestyle intervention program to help members of Black communities live healthier lives. According to BHA, 100% of Black Health Challenge participants (who completed at least two health assessments) demonstrated a positive change in at least one of the tested physical parameters, lowering their risk for health problems and aiding in managing existing health conditions.

BHA conducted a research study about access to health care for Black youth in Scarborough. The charity reports that the research findings were used to inform the design of community-based health services.

While Ci highlights these results, they may not be a complete representation of Black Health Alliance’s results and impact.

This charity is not yet rated on impact (n/r).

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Black Health Alliance’s audited financial statements are available on its website. 

Black Health Alliance had total donations of $1.7m in F2022, compared to $3.4m in F2021 and $22k in F2020. Donations increased by over 155x from F2020 to F2021. The charity also received $657k in government funding, representing 28% of total revenues in F2022.

Administrative costs are 23% of revenues (less investment income), and fundraising costs are 1% of donations. This results in total overhead spending of 24%. For every dollar donated, 76 cents go to the cause, which is within Ci’s reasonable range.

Black Health Alliance has $4.5m in reserve funds (cash and investments), compared to $3.5m in F2021 and $200k in F2020. The charity’s reserves could cover 605% or over six years of its annual program costs.

This profile has been sent to Black Health Alliance for review.

Profile updated on July 19, 2023, by Sydney Olexa.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 23.2%2.6%11.5%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 0.5%0.8%5.6%
Total overhead spending 23.7%3.4%17.1%
Program cost coverage (%) 604.9%702.1%107.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,707,3323,366,09421,535
Government funding 657,473670,409461,027
Fees for service 00250
Investment income 4,320987188
Total revenues 2,369,1254,037,490483,000
Program costs 749,350492,694186,298
Administrative costs 548,894106,58155,615
Fundraising costs 8,05025,4081,200
Total spending 1,306,294624,683243,113
Cash flow from operations 1,062,8313,412,807239,887
Capital spending 000
Funding reserves 4,533,0313,459,330199,980

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 7

Avg. compensation: $76,969

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