550 Beaumont Avenue, Suite 300
Montreal, QC H3N 1V1
Executive Director: Pascale Bouchard
Board President: Guy Lefrançois

Charitable Reg. #:11901 8703 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

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Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity’s website.



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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) 46 cents are available for programs.

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About Leucan:

Founded in 1978, Leucan supports children with cancer and their families in Quebec. Leucan has its headquarters in Montreal plus nine regional offices (Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Estrie, Laurentides-Lanaudière, Mauricie-et-Centre-du-Québec, Montérégie, Montréal-Laval, Outaouais, Québec and Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean).  Its mission is to promote recovery and wellness in children with cancer and offer support services to families. Leucan reports that each year in Quebec, there is close to 1 new diagnosis of childhood cancer a day. In addition, 70% of childhood cancer survivors will develop sequelae. In 30% of those instances, the complication will be severe. Leucan’s main programs include family support services, research grants and direct financial support for families.

Leucan’s family support services make up 64% of its program spending. These services include emotional support and assistance, socio-recreational activities, hospital playrooms, school awareness programs, massage therapy, end-of-life and bereavement services, and summer camps. In F2018, Leucan reported that 203 new families joined its emotional assistance programs, and that it organized over 150 socio-recreational activities for families. Leucan also gave 4,660 massages to cancer patients and met with close to 3,100 children in 105 schools to demystify cancer and increase their awareness of the reality of their sick classmate. Moreover, its Leucan-CSN Summer Camp hosts nearly 60 children and their families in each one-week camp, and 8 activities were organized for bereaved families.

Leucan’s research grants (making up 19% of its program spending) funds clinical research projects conducted in Quebec pediatric oncology centres. It reports that over the last 20 years, it has donated close to $20 million to clinical research. In F2018, it granted $745k to clinical and fundamental research.

Finally, Leucan’s financial assistance program (making up 17% of its program spending) provides grants to families to help cover some of the costs associated with a childhood cancer diagnosis. In F2018, Leucan granted $739k to the families of patients so that they can focus their energy on what really matters: the recovery of their child.

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Results and Impact

Leucan contributes to improvements in the quality of care and to the increase in the recovery and survival rate of children treated for cancer. In F2018, Leucan reports that the survival rate has gone up from 15% to 82% for children treated for cancer (the time period over which this occurs is not disclosed on its website) .

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Leucan is a large-sized charity with $10.9m in donations in F2018. Administrative costs were 11% of revenues (excluding investment income) and fundraising costs were 43% of donations. For every dollar donated, 46 cents go to the cause, which is outside of Charity Intelligence’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

The charity has $4.9m in funding reserves meaning that Leucan can cover just over one year of annual programs and grants.

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

Updated on July 2nd, 2019 by Parker Thomlinson.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 11.3%9.8%11.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 42.5%41.5%44.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 104.9%69.6%44.5%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 10,86710,7319,049
Goods in kind 2221,3981,350
Government funding 18144
Fees for service 1434
Business activities (net) 302329
Investment income (3)3028
Other income 16911
Total revenues 11,16512,20810,475
Program costs 3,8154,8585,279
Grants 853868853
Administrative costs 1,2631,1901,171
Fundraising costs 4,6184,4564,058
Cash flow from operations 615836(886)
Funding reserves 4,8953,9862,728

Note: Ci did not include amortization of Lease Inducements related to capital assets, affecting revenues by ($27k) in F2018, ($27k) in F2017, and ($22k) in F2016. Businesses activities are presented gross as no related expenses were reported on the audited financials.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 58

Avg. Compensation: $63,654

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 F2018

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