Canadian Lung Association
Ottawa, ON K2C 2B5
President & CEO: Debra Lynkowski
Board Chair: Dean Karakasis
Charitable Reg. #: 10686 2998 RR0001
Grade: BThe 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 #16
Avg. Compensation $93,097
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Canadian Lung Association:
Founded in 1900, the Canadian Lung Association (CLA) is a federated charity consisting of a national office and 10 provincial associations that work to improve lung health in Canada. The national office and each provincial association are separately registered charities – this profile is a report for the national office. CLA reports that one in five Canadians live with lung disease. To help these people, the charity runs four core programs: Health Care Professional services, the Canadian Respiratory Conference, Consumer Health Information and Research. There are two medical societies controlled by the Canadian Lung Association – the Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) and the Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals (CRHP). These societies help run CLA’s research programs, Canadian Respiratory Conference and Health Care Professional services.
Research funding made up the majority of Canadian Lung Association’s programming in F2015, accounting for 29% of program costs. CLA runs three research programs: the Kayla Baker Research Award, the National Respiratory Research Strategy and the Canadian Respiratory Research Network. CLA distributed $460k in F2015 (8 grants, 7 fellowships and 3 studentships). In February 2014, CLA launched the Canadian Respiratory Research Network. With this network, CLA brings researchers from multiple disciplines together to improve treatments and further scientific understanding of asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). In F2015, $217k of CLA’s total grants went to the Canadian Respiratory Research Network.
The Canadian Respiratory Conference made up 25% of program costs in F2015. Together, the Canadian Lung Association, CTS and CRHP run this annual event. Doctors, scientists and educators in the respiratory field meet to discuss major research breakthroughs and translate these findings into improved disease management and treatment options for patients. The 2015 conference included 32 presentations that discussed research from 58 studies.
Canadian Lung Association’s Consumer Health Information (CHI) program made up 12% of program costs in F2015. CLA runs a Lung Health Information line where people affected by lung disease speak with certified respiratory educators. The helpline assisted over 4,000 people in F2015. The CHI program also includes local patient support groups and the Lung Health section of CLA’s website where people can access information on lung diseases, disease prevention and lung health.
Health Care Professionals spending made up 26% of program costs in F2015, while the remaining 7% of program costs related to programs such as advocacy and international activities.
Canadian Lung Association is a big-cap charity with donations of $2.3m in F2015. Administrative costs are 17% of revenues and fundraising costs are 34% of donations. $0.51 of every donated dollar goes toward overhead costs, which falls above Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Fundraising costs in F2014 and F2015 rose significantly from F2013 due to CLA’s Breathing As One capital campaign. Through this fundraising initiative, CLA aims to raise $10m by F2018 for the National Respiratory Research Strategy, which focuses on advancing research to discover cures and reduce the risks of lung diseases, and improve the quality of life for lung disease patients.
CLA’s funding reserves of $2.8m can cover annual program costs and granting activities for 1.1 years.
This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by the Canadian Lung Association. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on August 23, 2016 by Katie Khodawandi.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||16.9%||18.0%||14.4%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||34.0%||32.7%||5.5%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||110.1%||156.4%||159.2%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Fees for service||488,729||342,591||370,448|
|Program costs - International||19,098||57,306||60,685|
|Program costs - Canada||2,054,919||1,850,395||2,304,854|
|Cash flow from operations||(781,103)||(953,944)||(191,800)|