Ontario Lung Association
Toronto, ON M3C 0K8
President & CEO: George Habib
Board Chair: John Martin
Charitable Reg. #: 12404 6368 RR0002
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 #53
Avg. Compensation $66,927
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Ontario Lung Association:
Founded in 1945, Ontario Lung Association (OLA) is a provincial arm of the Canadian Lung Association. OLA works to promote lung health and advancements in respiratory care. The charity’s main programs are advocacy, support, education, and research granting. In Ontario, it is estimated that 2.8m people are currently living with some form of lung disease.
Through the advocacy program, OLA runs campaigns to raise awareness about lung disease. Its Breathing Policy Forums’ goal is to improve treatment options for lung disease by creating new policies to reimburse people for the cost of medication. F2018 was the final year of the organization’s Youth as Social Change Makers program. Since its creation in 2005, this program has reached over 40,000 people across Ontario. In F2018, this program reached 3,262 people by hosting 96 events. In F2018, the organization also ran campaigns to educate the public on cannabis and a campaign to establish new legislation regarding lung disease.
Within the support program, the charity ran three campaigns: Fitness for Breath, Play for All, and Lung Health Information. The Fitness for Breath program helps people with lung disease continue exercising after their rehabilitation has finished. In F2018, OLA ran 20 programs with a total of 200 participants. The Play for All campaign is a program designed to inform children in grades 1 - 6 about lung health and awareness. In F2018, the organization reached 750 people through presentations at 31 different locations. Lastly, the Lung Health Information Line connects people seeking more knowledge about lung healthcare with professionals who can answer their questions. In F2018, this program responded to 3,257 phone calls and 340 emails.
OLA’s education program ran a Be Tobacco Free campaign with the purpose of explaining the effects of smoking to grade four classes across Ontario. In total, they ran 62 workshops to 1,362 students and 62 teachers across Ontario in F2018. OLA also has an Emergency Department Asthma Care Pathway campaign which seeks to implement a standardized approach to asthma care in emergency departments across Ontario.
In F2018, OLA granted $1.1m (16% of F2018 program costs) to fund lung research. The research funded specifically targets COPD, asthma, lung function, helping premature babies breathe, and pneumonia, especially for people over 50 years of age.
Ontario Lung Association is a large charity which received donations and special events fundraising revenue of $5.5m in F2018. Administrative costs were 3% of revenues and fundraising costs were 21% of donations. For every dollar donated, 76 cents go to its programs. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead expenditures. OLA has funding reserves of $5.2m, of which $280k are donor-endowed. Excluding donor-endowed funds, the charity can cover its granting activities for almost seven months.
This charity report is an update that has been sent to Ontario Lung Association. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on June 3, 2019 by Stefan Tetzlaff.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||3.0%||2.8%||2.9%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||20.6%||20.5%||20.5%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||62.8%||63.9%||57.0%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Fees for service||333||600||454|
|Cash flow from operations||(460)||698||(597)|