Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides
Oakville, ON L6K 0G6
Executive Director: Sandy Turney
Board Chair: Douglas Cook
Charitable Reg. #: 13024 5129 RR0001
Grade: B+The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Full-time staff #11
Avg. Compensation $48,213
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About Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides:
Founded in 1983, Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides provides Canadians with a medical or physical disability with a Dog Guide at no cost. The Foundation operates Dog Guides Canada, a national training school and separately-registered charity that assists individuals with disabilities through specialized Dog Guide programs. The largest school of its kind in Canada, Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides has two training facilities in Ontario: one in Breslau and another in Oakville. The Foundation reports that it costs $25,000 to train and place each Dog Guide.
Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides has six Dog Guides programs: Canine Vision (for the blind and visually impaired), Hearing Ear (for the deaf and hard of hearing), Service (for the physically disabled), Seizure Response (for those with epilepsy), Autism Assistance (for children aged 3 to 18 living with autism spectrum disorder) and the newly launched, Diabetic Alert (for those who have type 1 diabetes with hypoglycemic unawareness). The Dog Guides are specially trained to meet the needs of the individuals they are placed with.
Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides has 80 staff members, 350 volunteer foster families and more than 80 volunteers. In F2015, 268 dogs entered the Dog Guides’ programs, up 10% from F2014. The Foundation reports that 75% of dogs were successfully trained and qualified as Dog Guides, up from 71% in F2014. Dogs that are disqualified from the training program are put up for adoption.
Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides is a medium-sized charity, with donations and special events revenues of $5.6m in F2015. Its administrative costs are 22% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 13% of donations. For every $1 donated to the charity, 65 cents is put towards its programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. The charity’s funding reserves of $12.7m result in a program cost coverage ratio of 562%. This means that it can cover 5.6 years of its annual programs using its existing reserves.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on July 27, 2016 by Lynn Tay.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending June
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||22.0%||24.6%||25.6%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||12.8%||14.6%||17.4%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||561.6%||492.3%||434.0%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Goods in kind||44||36||34|
|Fees for service||65||27||35|
|Business activities (net)||17||6||10|
|Cash flow from operations||2,262||2,340||1,331|