Alzheimer Society of BC

300 - 828 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E2
CEO: Maria Howard
Board Chair: Robert Piasentin

Website: www.alzheimer.ca/bc
Charitable Reg. #: 11878 4891 RR0001
Sector: Health
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: B-

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

Cents to the Cause

95¢
75¢
avg
65¢
50¢
2016 2017 2018
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #72

Avg. Compensation $64,157

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 1
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 8
$40k - $80k 0
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2018

About Alzheimer Society of BC:

Founded in 1981, Alzheimer Society of B.C. is one of ten provincially focused members of the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Alzheimer Society of B.C. reports that an estimated 70,000 Canadians are currently living with dementia. The charity works across the province to support people with dementia and their families by engaging a broader community of care around them. The charity strives to create a dementia-friendly society where people with dementia are supported and included. Alzheimer Society of B.C. also funds Alzheimer’s disease research. In F2018, the charity worked with 3,958 healthcare providers and 5,489 new families were referred to its services. 

In F2018, 60% of the charity’s program expenditures were spent on its First Link Dementia Helpline, which connects people with dementia and their families to support services, education and information. In F2018, the helpline received 1,778 calls. A total of 15,900 people with dementia and their caregivers are currently engaged through First Link. In F2018, the charity launched the South Asian Dementia Helpline, so individuals and families within South Asian communities can receive language- and culture-specific support.  

Alzheimer Society of B.C. offers educational programs for people with early stage dementia, family caregivers, peoplwho work with people with dementia, and the general public. In 2018, the charity delivered 478 educational sessions to families in 69 communities. Educational programs also reached 1,183 healthcare providers.  

Alzheimer Society of B.C. provides community programs for people affected by dementia. In F2018, the charity facilitated 127 support groups in 55 communities. Participants in 33 communities attended 2,824 Minds in Motion sessions, a fitness and social program for people experiencing early symptoms of Alzheimer's diseaseIn addition, Alzheimer Society of B.C. helped to fund four research projects in the province investigating Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis, care, and prevention.  

Financial Review:

Alzheimer Society of B.C. is a large charity, receiving $6.3m in donations and special events fundraising in F2018. The charity also received $3.9m in government funding (40% of total revenue). Administrative costs are 16% of revenues (excluding investment income), and fundraising costs are 22% of donations and special events. For every dollar donated, 63 cents gto Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s programs. This is outside of Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. The charity has $11m in funding reserves, which can cover program costs for 1.7 years.  

This charity report is an update that was sent to Alzheimer Society of B.C. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on May 30, 2019 by Caroline McKenna.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
201820172016
Administrative costs as % of revenues 16.3%16.7%15.5%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 22.3%20.1%32.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 170.1%162.7%158.8%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
201820172016
Donations 3,9604,0273,821
Government funding 3,9283,6012,514
Special events 2,1252,2041,976
Investment income 127136143
Other income 282718
Total revenues 10,36410,2348,469
Program costs 6,4706,5556,102
Administrative costs 1,6331,6481,288
Fundraising costs 1,3571,2521,872
Cash flow from operations 905779(793)
Funding reserves 11,00410,6619,692
Note: Interest income from externally-held endowments that were received during the year were added to investment income, increasing revenues by $16k in F2018, $30k in F2017, and $29k in F2016. To report on a cash basis, Ci did not report amortization of deferred capital contributions and instead reported amounts received during the year, increasing revenues by $39kin F2018, $1k in F2017, and $282k in F2016. Fundraising expenses initially reported net of donations were reallocated to fundraising expenses, increasing revenues and expenses by $426k in F2018, F2017, and F2016. Ci also included provincial operations of $169k in F2018, $123k in F2017, and $115k in F2018 in administrative costs.

Comments added by the Charity:

Interest income from externally held endowments received during the year were included in investment income, increasing revenues by $16k in F2018, $30k in F2017, and $29k in F2016. To report on a cash basis, Ci reported amortization of deferred capital contributions received during the year, increasing revenues by $236k in F2018, $239k in F2017, and $280 in F2016. Fundraising expenses initially reported net of donations were reallocated to fundraising expenses, increasing revenues and expenses by $665k in F2018, $652k in F2017, and $446k in F2016. Ci also included provincial operations of $169k in F2018, $123k in F2017, and $115k in F2018 in fundraising expenses.  

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