Vancouver Native Health
Vancouver, BC V6A 1P5
Executive Director: Lou Demerais
President: Susan Tatoosh
Charitable Reg. #: 13044 6933 RR0001
Grade: B-The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Full-time staff #77
Avg. Compensation $53,508
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Vancouver Native Health:
Founded in 1991, the Vancouver Native Health Society (VNHS) supports the Aboriginal community living in Greater Vancouver. The charity recognizes that most of its clients struggle with substance abuse, mental health, chronic disease, homelessness and poverty. All of VNHS’s programs address one or more of these issues. VNHS runs a medical clinic and a dental clinic, as well as multiple child, family and social support services.
The Vancouver Native Health Society’s medical clinic cares for both Aboriginals and non-Aboriginals. Clinic services help clients with HIV, mental health issues, addictions and chronic diseases. The clinic had 20,500 patient visits and served 2,500 individuals in 2015, of which 60% identified as Aboriginal.
The Vancouver Native Health Society recently launched its Cancer Care Program in response to rising cancer incidence in Aboriginals. The charity hopes that this program will increase awareness, prevention and screening opportunities for early detection of cancer in the community.
The Phil Bouvier Family Centre is the ‘family service hub’ for many of the charity’s support services, including Building Blocks Vancouver, the Aboriginal Infant Development program, the Vancouver Aboriginal Supported Child Development program and Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters.
Two other major programs run by VNHS are Sheway and Positive Outlook. Sheway is for pregnant women or mothers of newborns under 18 months old who struggle or have struggled with substance abuse. Services include prenatal, postnatal and infant health care, counselling for addictions and child development, and housing assistance. The Positive Outlook program is for people in Downtown Eastside Vancouver living with HIV/AIDS. Services include nursing care, drug and alcohol counselling and meal provisions.
Vancouver Native Health Society is a ‘micro-cap’ charity that received $154k in donations in F2015. Administrative costs are 9% of revenues and fundraising costs of $1k reported on the charity's audited financial statements are 1% of donations. The charity’s T3010 filing to the CRA did not disclose any fundraising costs. Funding reserves of $2.2m can cover 35% of annual program costs, indicating a need for donations.
This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Vancouver Native Health Society. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on June 17, 2016 by Katie Khodawandi.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||8.8%||10.0%||9.4%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||0.6%||0.9%||1.7%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||34.6%||38.8%||40.7%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Business activities (net)||54||57||43|
|Cash flow from operations||26||(36)||(46)|