Leprosy Relief Canada

55 de Louvain Street W. Suite 360-05
Montreal, QC H2N 1A4
Executive Director: Maryse Legault
Board Chair: Jacques Chapleau

Charitable Reg. #:10311 5812 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) 89 cents are available for programs.

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About Leprosy Relief Canada:

Leprosy Relief Canada is a 2-star rated charity with Average demonstrated impact. It has a D+ results reporting grade which means it publicly reports little on its programs and results. Before you give, read Charity Intelligence's report.

Founded in 1961, Leprosy Relief Canada (LRC) is an international aid charity working to reduce rates of leprosy and tuberculosis across Africa, Asia, and America. According to the charity, 202,185 individuals are newly diagnosed with leprosy each year. Additionally, 3 to 4 million individuals cured from leprosy now live with visible disabilities. LRC aims to reach zero transmission and zero disabilities. The charity operates programs across 32 projects in 13 countries.

In F2021, LRC's largest program area is in Asia (Bangladesh, India, Philippines, and Sri Lanka), accounting for 32% of program spending. 

Leprosy Relief Canada's second-largest program area is in Africa (Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Mozambique, and Senegal), accounting for 27% of spending. In F2021, LRC operated two projects with two partners in Madagascar. The charity provided technical and financial support to the national leprosy control program and local health centres.

Research represented 25% of program spending in F2021. The charity partnered with American Leprosy Missions to provide funding for developing a leprosy vaccine.

Activities in America (Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Peru) made up the final 17% of program spending in F2021. Leprosy Relief Canada operated six projects with two partners in the Dominican Republic in F2021.

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Results and Impact

Charity Intelligence did not find any quantified outcomes on the Leprosy Relief Canada website.

This may not be a complete representation of Leprosy Relief Canada’s results and impact.

Charity Intelligence has given Leprosy Relief Canada an Average impact rating based on demonstrated impact per dollar spent.


Impact Rating: Average

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Leprosy Relief Canada received $2.3m in donations in F2021. Administrative costs are 4% of revenues (less investment income), and fundraising costs are 6% of donations. This means that total overhead spending is 11%. For every dollar donated to the charity, 89 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci's reasonable range for overhead spending. Leprosy Relief Canada has funding reserves of $6.5m of which $816k is donor-endowed. Excluding donor-endowed funds, LRC’s funding reserves can cover five years and nine months of annual program costs.

This report is an update that has been sent to Leprosy Relief Canada for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated June 30, 2022 by Ann Lei.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 4.3%5.7%9.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 6.2%8.5%14.8%
Total overhead spending 10.5%14.2%24.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 577.9%413.0%369.9%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 2,302,5141,655,7581,071,520
Government funding 16,90418,1340
Investment income 87,489256,591216,975
Total revenues 2,406,9071,930,4831,288,495
Program costs 1,032,0801,152,1411,129,003
Administrative costs 100,27994,98398,834
Fundraising costs 142,655141,223158,229
Other costs 2,5982,5982,598
Total spending 1,277,6121,390,9451,388,664
Cash flow from operations 1,129,295539,538(100,169)
Funding reserves 6,544,1925,405,0674,840,832

Note: The F2021 T3010 data was not available at the time of this update.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 4

Avg. compensation: $49,601

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 F2020

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Comments & Contact

Comments added by the Charity:

The following comment is from a previous profile. Additional comments may be forthcoming. 

Secours aux Lépreux-Leprosy Relief Canada (SLC-LR) wishes to maintain its fight against leprosy for more than 4 years if for some reasons fundraising was to stop. There is a political will to announce that leprosy is eliminated. This news would greatly affect our fundraising. In fact, elimination is only a ratio. It means that there are less than 1 new case per 10,000 population. Since the world population is increasing, we will reach the elimination ratio without decreasing the number of new patients. Elimination means still more than 200,000 new cases every year. SLC-LR is working for the eradication of leprosy. The concept of eradication is more absolute and suggests at least the complete absence of transmission and new case detection. We also want to keep on supporting people affected from leprosy and suffering from stigma and discrimination.

Charity Contact

Website: www.slc-lr.ca
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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001