Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Newfoundland and Labrador

1081 Topsail Road
Mount Pearl, NL A1N 5G1
Executive Director: Leon A. Mills
Board President: Art Norris

Charitable Reg. #: 11924 7088 RR0001
Sector: Health
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: C+

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

2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #11

Avg. Compensation $51,887

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 2
$40k - $80k 4
< $40k 4
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Newfoundland and Labrador:

Founded in 1983, Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Newfoundland and Labrador (CHHA-NL) works to improve the quality of life for hard of hearing people of all ages in the province. The charity reports that 20% of all adults have at least mild hearing loss and 47% of people aged 60 to 79 experience hearing challenges. Besides working to improve quality of life, CHHA-NL also aims to increase public awareness of the prevalence, causes and prevention of hearing loss, and advocates for improved accessibility in public places. CHHA-NL offers a variety of programs and services to achieve these aims. These include a free lending program for hearing assistive devices, resource and support groups, educational programs and presentations, and various publications regarding hearing issues in the workplace and in school.

The charity reports providing 1,310 individualized client services in 2016, which increased 33% from the year before. CHHA-NL had 725 display interactions and 1,476 presentation participants during the year. Based on 2014-15 data, 45% of CHHA-NL’s clients are people with hearing loss, 20% are children of people with hearing loss, 18% are professionals, 6% are parents of children with hearing loss, 5% are other family members, 4% are spouses of people with hearing loss, and 1% identify as other. The charity also reports that its 2016 client base grew 350% from five years ago.

Financial Review:

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Newfoundland and Labrador is a micro-cap charity with total donations and fundraising revenue of $83k in F2016. Administrative costs are 35% of revenues. All fundraising costs are related to two annual lotteries as reported in the charity’s audited financial statements. Since Ci reports lotteries net of expenses, we have reported no fundraising costs.

CHHA-NL relies heavily on its two annual lotteries to fund its programs – the Ultimate Dream Home lottery (UDH) and the Ultimate Summer Fun lottery (USF). In F2016, UDH gross revenues were $2.4m, with $962k available for charitable activities after costs. The lottery is by far the largest source of funds for the free programs and services offered by CHHA-NL. The Ultimate Summer Fun lottery had a net loss of $200k in F2016. The charity discontinued the lottery after F2016’s poor performance and announced a new initiative called the Better Hearing for Life lottery in its 2015-16 annual report.

CHHA-NL holds funding reserves of $1.2m that can cover annual program costs for 2 and a half years.

This report is an update that is currently being reviewed by CHHA-NL. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 7, 2017 by Katie Khodawandi.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 34.9%37.4%47.4%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 0.0%0.0%0.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 249.6%187.5%220.1%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 81,49423,35814,361
Government funding 15,80015,80015,800
Lotteries (net) 762,527667,303528,838
Special events 1,62400
Investment income 15,95918,77519,157
Other income 17,4059,7179,816
Total revenues 894,809734,953587,972
Program costs 461,765458,671387,329
Administrative costs 306,842268,099269,508
Fundraising costs 000
Cash flow from operations 126,2028,183(68,865)
Funding reserves 1,152,667859,912852,648
Note: Ci reported lotteries revenues net of direct expenses, decreasing revenues and expenses by $2.2m in F2016, $2.2m in F2015 and $2.0m in F2014. Ci reported wage subsidies revenues in other revenue. Ci removed amortization of $44k in F2016, $47k in F2015 and $46k in F2014 from administrative costs.

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