Lung Association of Alberta & NWT
Edmonton, AB T5S 1K6
Board Chair: Evangeline Berube
Treasurer: Michelle Lee
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 #7
Avg. Compensation $96,745
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Lung Association of Alberta & NWT:
Founded in 1939, Lung Association Alberta & NWT (ALA) is a provincial arm of the Canadian Lung Association. ALA raises money to fight lung disease. It does this by supporting research and patients in need. The charity reports that there are currently 600,000 Albertans living with lung disease with many more undiagnosed. ALA works to create a world free of lung disease. ALA 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. ALA’s main programs consist of research granting and health services programs.
Lung Association Alberta & NWT raises money to fund clinical research in Canada. ALA aims to increase awareness and understanding of lung disease and ultimately improve lung health across Canada. In F2018, the charity granted $293k, down from $458k in F2017. ALA funds research via the National research Program of Canadian lung Association.
ALA’s health services program provides support for people with lung disease and promotes awareness. In F2018, the charity visited over 60 schools and workplaces informing people about lung health and the dangers associated with tobacco and e-cigarette use. The charity also supports patients and their families through programs, support groups, educational sessions, and lung transplant assistance programs.
The charity reports that radon (an invisible, odourless, and tasteless radioactive gas) is the leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. The charity estimates that 3,200 people die every year in Canada because of radon. ALA raises awareness and educates people about the harmful impacts of radon. The charity also sells radon test kits so that people can determine the levels of exposure they are subject to in their homes.
Lung Association Alberta & NWT is a medium-sized charity with total donations of $2m in F2018. Administrative costs are 18% of revenues and fundraising costs are 38% of donations. Per dollar donated to the charity, $0.44 goes to its programs. This is outside Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. ALA holds funding reserves of $3.7m, including $801k in donor-endowed funds. Excluding donor-endowed funds, the charity’s reserves can cover annual program costs and grants for 3.5 years.
Ci included national initiatives expenses of $235k in F2018, $235k in F2017 and $215k 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 has been sent to Lung Association Alberta & NWT. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on July 11, 2019 by Stefan Tetzlaff.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending September
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||18.0%||16.6%||25.8%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||38.2%||39.5%||57.1%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||429.0%||386.4%||459.9%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Cash flow from operations||(19,377)||(18,291)||(275,701)|