Crohn's and Colitis Canada
Toronto, ON M4T 1N5
President & CEO: Mina Mawani
Board Chair: Harvey Doerr
Charitable Reg. #: 11883 1486 RR0001
Grade: A-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 #52
Avg. Compensation $73,348
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Crohn's and Colitis Canada:
Founded in 1974, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada (CCC) is the only charity in Canada fighting to help those affected by Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Both diseases are major forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). As of 2012, one in every 150 Canadians suffers from IBD and 10,200 new diagnoses arise annually. IBD prevalence in Canada is one of the highest in the world.
People with Crohn’s disease suffer from inflammation anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract. Those with ulcerative colitis suffer from inflammation in the large intestine. Common symptoms of both diseases include painful bowel movements, bloody stool, reduced appetite and/or nausea. There is currently no cure for either disease.
Most of the charity's program spending goes toward research. Started in 2008, the Genetics, Environmental, Microbial project (GEM) is considered one of CCC’s “jewel” funded research studies. The project is studying the causes of Crohn’s disease at the DNA, bacterial and environmental level. Besides the GEM Study, CCC provided 24 research grants and funding for 20 research groups in 2015. These groups study causes and possible treatment options for IBD. CCC plans to provide nine additional Discovery Grants and fund four additional IBD research projects within the next three years.
Crohn's and Colitis introduced two new patient programs in 2015 to improve the quality of life for those with Crohn’s disease and colitis. Camp Got2Go connects children living with IBD who share common ground with their diagnoses. The Gutsy Peer Support program provides support to people recently diagnosed.
CCC’s advocacy program voices policy change proposals to the Canadian government. The proposals focus on improving treatment access, washroom availability and caregiver support. In 2014, the charity was successful in extending the Compassionate Care Benefit period from 6 to 26 weeks for caregivers.
CCC’s awareness program reduces the stigma surrounding IBD by educating the public on the issues IBD patients face. In 2015, the charity brought IBD into the public eye with 40 million media impressions.
Crohn's and Colitis collected just under $6.3m in donations in F2015, making it a “big-cap” charity. Fundraising costs are 32% of donations and administrative costs are 12% of revenue, placing the charity outside what Charity Intellignce considers a reasonable range for overhead spending. For every dollar donated to CCC, $0.44 goes to overhead. Funding reserves of $9.3m (including $433k in donor-endowed funds) cover program costs 1.1 times.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by CCC. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on May 17, 2016 by Katie Khodawandi.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending June
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||11.5%||10.6%||15.0%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||31.6%||26.3%||31.1%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||105.9%||99.2%||134.8%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Cash flow from operations||(389)||(115)||(154)|