Lung Association of Alberta & NWT
Edmonton, AB T5S 1K6
Director: Anne Marie Downey
Board Chair: Paul Borrett
Charitable Reg. #: 13031 8041 RR0001
Grade: C-The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to The Cause
Full-time staff #12
Avg. Compensation $72,700
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
|$300k - $350k||0|
|$250k - $300k||0|
|$200k - $250k||0|
|$160k - $200k||0|
|$120k - $160k||2|
|$80k - $120k||2|
|$40k - $80k||5|
About Lung Association of Alberta & NWT:
Founded in 1939, Lung Association Alberta & NWT (TLA) raises money for research, advocacy, awareness and patient support for lung health in Alberta and the Northwest Territories. The charity started as Alberta Tuberculosis Association and focused on helping people affected by tuberculosis. By the 1970s, the healthcare system gained control over the disease and the charity broadened its scope to focus on all aspects of lung health, becoming the Lung Association Alberta & NWT. TLA now focuses on issues related to tobacco and smoking, asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and lung cancer, environmental issues affecting air quality, sleep apnea, and tuberculosis. Its overall mission is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health. TLA runs its activities through two major program buckets: research and services & programs.
Lung Association Alberta & NWT funds lung health research through the National Research Program, which is run by the Canadian Lung Association (CLA). All provincial Lung Associations forward research assessments to CLA to fund the National Research Program. TLA states that many provincial Lung Associations also use a portion of the funds raised to support provincial-level research programs. TLA outlines two major research grant programs on its website – Studentships and National grants. Through its Studentship grant program, up to five students receive funding by ARH Healthcare Foundation and one student receives funding from the Respiratory Health Strategic Clinical Network of Alberta Health Services. Students must study at either the University of Calgary or University of Alberta. TLA’s National Grant Review supports lung research or development projects and grants money to cover research costs such as laboratory supplies, technicians and equipment.
With its Services & Programs spending, TLA funds patient support, treatment and prevention programs, provides information on lung health, helps people quit smoking and advocates for laws that improve lung health.
Lung Association Alberta & NWT is a medium-sized charity with total donations of $1.6m in F2016. Administrative costs are 26% of revenues and fundraising costs are 57% of donations. Per dollar donated to the charity, $0.17 goes towards its programs, which does not fall within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. ALA holds funding reserves of $3.4m, including a $788k endowment fund. Excluding endowed funds, the charity’s reserves can cover annual program costs and grants for 3.7 years.
Ci included national initiatives expenses of $214k in F2016, $199k in F2015 and $188k in F2014 in program costs – ALA sent these funds to the Canadian Lung Association for monthly research and general assessments.
This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Lung Association Alberta & NWT. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on June 19, 2017 by Katie Khodawandi.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending September
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||25.8%||14.5%||10.4%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||57.1%||30.7%||33.7%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||459.9%||316.8%||214.0%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Business activities (net)||185,002||225,927||344,003|
|Cash flow from operations||(275,701)||858,955||961,454|