Crohn's and Colitis Canada

600-60 St. Clair Avenue East
Toronto, ON M4T 1N5
President & CEO: Mina Mawani
Board Chair: Harvey Doerr

Charitable Reg. #: 11883 1486 RR0001
Sector: Health
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

Grade: A-

The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity's website [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #52

Avg. Compensation $73,348

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 1
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 4
$80k - $120k 5
$40k - $80k 0
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

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.

Financial Review:

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 Ratios

Fiscal 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 Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 6,2917,8365,289
Special events 7,4515,9666,836
Investment income 589851528
Other income 43760
Total revenues 14,37414,72912,654
Program costs 3,2432,5992,354
Grants 5,5887,1454,866
Administrative costs 1,5911,4771,822
Fundraising costs 4,3423,6233,765
Cash flow from operations (389)(115)(154)
Funding reserves 9,3499,6659,735
Note: The charity's audited financial statements report grants paid during the year to be $5.6m in F2015, $7.1m in F2014 and $4.9m in F2013. The difference between grants paid and total research expense has been included in program costs. Amortization of capital assets has been backed out of program costs, administrative costs and fundraising costs based on percentage of total expenses.

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