Alberta Lung Association

Suite 103, 1259 91 Street
Edmonton, AB T6X 1E9
President & CEO: Leigh Allard
Board Chair: Kerrie Johnston

Charitable Reg. #:13031 8041 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) 21 cents are available for programs.

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About Alberta Lung Association:

Alberta Lung Association is a 2-star charity with a below-average results reporting score. It is financially transparent and has overhead costs outside Ci’s reasonable range.

Founded in 1939, Alberta Lung Association (ALA) was a provincial arm of the Canadian Lung Association that raises money to fight lung disease. In 2021, the charity separated from the Canadian Lung Association. ALA reports that one in five Albertans is affected by chronic lung conditions. The charity focuses on issues related to tobacco and smoking, asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), lung cancer, environmental issues affecting air quality, sleep apnea, and tuberculosis.

In F2022, ALA allocated 80% of program costs and grants to programs but provides no further breakdown of this spending. The charity funds research into lung disease, hosts virtual support groups for people with lung disease, and provides medical and grocery support to lung patients. The charity’s Breathe Smart! Education Program educates students about lung health, and its Tackle Radon program teaches Albertans about the dangers of radon gas. ALA’s pediatric CPAP program provides families with breathing equipment that allows children to leave hospital care and return home.

In F2022, ALA allocated 20% to grants and donations to Alberta charities.

Alberta Lung Association is building a new lung transplant recovery centre in Alberta. The charity reports this is the first facility of its kind in Canada.

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Results and Impact

Charity Intelligence did not find any quantified outcomes on Alberta Lung Association’s website. This may not be a complete representation of ALA’s results and impact.

This charity is not yet rated on impact (n/r).

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In F2022, Alberta Lung Association received $1.5m in donations. The charity also received $66k in government funding and $31k in goods in kind.

Administrative costs are 30% of revenues (less investment income) and fundraising costs are 50% of donations. This results in total overhead spending of 79%. For every dollar donated, 21 cents go to the cause. This is outside of Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. ALA has been outside of Ci’s reasonable range of overhead spending since its analysis in 2013. Overhead spending is up significantly compared to 57% in F2021.

ALA has reserve funds of $2.1m, of which $720k is donor endowed. Excluding donor-endowed funds, the charity could cover one year and eleven months of annual program costs with current reserves.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Alberta Lung Association for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming. 

Updated on July 17, 2023 by Kiara Andrade.  

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending September
Administrative costs as % of revenues 29.5%24.4%22.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 49.8%32.1%34.9%
Total overhead spending 79.4%56.5%57.8%
Program cost coverage (%) 190.0%157.4%174.8%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,499,8451,564,9001,515,584
Goods in kind 30,7468,26510,894
Government funding 66,000155,400117,236
Business activities (net) 17,3092,876122,135
Investment income 39,55724,00539,606
Other income 7,27824,67963,870
Total revenues 1,660,7351,780,1251,869,325
Program costs 605,714844,763675,139
Grants 147,275162,269326,189
Administrative costs 478,709428,044419,293
Fundraising costs 747,410502,243529,208
Total spending 1,979,1081,937,3191,949,829
Cash flow from operations (318,373)(157,194)(80,504)
Capital spending 137,28394,8311,267,620
Funding reserves 2,082,3932,308,0242,467,813

Note: The charity reported deferred contributions of $409k in F2022, ($68k) in F2021, and ($9k) in F2020. Ci could not break out government vs. non-government contributions and therefore could not adjust for them. Ci reconciled the difference in government funding reported in the charity’s audited financial statements and T3010 filing with the CRA, and removed the difference from donations.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 13

Avg. compensation: $45,420

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 F2022

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Comments & Contact

Comments added by the Charity:

Alberta Lung Association asked that this additional information be included:

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4500 Station South, Edmonton, AB, T6E 6K2

Phone: Toll free 1-888-566-LUNG (5864) 

Local: 780-488-6819

Fax: 780-488-7195



Twitter : @lungabnwt

Facebook: @lungassociationabnwt

Charity Contact

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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001