Leprosy Relief Canada

305-1805 Sauve Street West
Montreal, QC H4N 3H4
Director: Maryse Legault
Board President: Jacques Chapleau

Charitable Reg. #:10311 5812 RR0001


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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) 70 cents are available for programs.

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About Leprosy Relief Canada:

Founded in 1961, Leprosy Relief Canada (LRC) is based in Montreal, Quebec and fights leprosy and tuberculosis in developing countries. LRC also brings awareness to Canadians on these diseases and conducts research and education projects. Leprosy, which is LRC’s focus, is a highly contagious disease that causes body disfiguration and stigmatism but is treatable. LRC reports that around 230,000 new patients are reported worldwide each year. In addition, it is estimated that at least 3 million people are living with some permanent disability due to leprosy. Tuberculosis is an airborne, infectious disease that is curable. LRC reports that there are roughly 9 million new Tuberculosis cases and more than 1.5 million deaths due to this disease every year. In 2019, LRC funds projects in Asia, Africa, and America and funds research and education. LRC has shifted from operating small projects to supporting larger programs in partnership with other members of the International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Organizations (ILEP).

In F2018, Leprosy Relief Canada spent $1.3m on its programs. LRC reported the funds needed for its projects in 2019 totaled $1.1m, of which, 35% is going to Asian projects, 28% to African projects, 21% to American projects, 13% to research and education projects and 3% to Integration and Dignity projects. In 2019, LRC reports that 15 projects are active in 4 separate countries in Asia, 7 projects in 6 separate countries in Africa, and 8 projects in 3 separate countries in America. LRC reports that in Asia 34 countries track more than 157,000 new cases of leprosy annually, 80% of which are in India, in Africa, 41 countries report more than 20,000 new cases annually, and in America, 33 countries report more than 29,000 new cases annually, 90% of which live in Brazil.

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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 is a small-sized charity with donations of $837k in F2018. Administrative costs are 12% of revenues and fundraising costs are 18% of donations. For every dollar donated, 70 cents go to the cause, which is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

LRC holds funding reserves of $4.9m of which $816k are donor-endowed. Excluding donor-endowed funds, LRC’s reserves can cover annual program activities for 3.4 years.

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

Updated on June 27, 2019 by Parker Thomlinson.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 11.7%7.8%9.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 18.3%11.0%12.7%
Program cost coverage (%) 335.4%391.8%398.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 837,0661,315,1891,120,658
Investment income 20,465137,895133,231
Total revenues 857,5311,453,0841,253,889
Program costs 1,268,7181,256,9841,252,992
Administrative costs 98,113102,214102,493
Fundraising costs 153,269144,106141,716
Other costs 2,5982,5982,598
Cash flow from operations (665,167)(52,818)(245,910)
Funding reserves 4,934,1375,580,6345,643,820

Note: Ci recognized gain on disposal of investments in investment income, increasing revenues and expenses by $0 in F2018, $2k in F2017, and $354 in F2016.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 2

Avg. Compensation: $91,025

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 F2017

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Comments & Contact

Comments added by the Charity:

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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