Canadian Council of the Blind
Ottawa, ON K2P 0T6
President: Louise Gillis
Vice President: Lori Fry
Charitable Reg. #: 11921 8899 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 #8
Avg. Compensation $46,166
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Canadian Council of the Blind:
Founded in 1944, Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) runs support programs and advocates on behalf of the over 5.5 million Canadians affected by eye disease. CCB reports that an estimated 50,000 Canadians will lose their sight every year. To help Canadians with vision loss, CCB’s national office in Ottawa works with 80 chapters across Canada to run six core programs: community networking and individual mentoring, advocacy and accessibility, public awareness, recreational and social activities, health and prevention, and knowledge and education.
Canadian Council of the Blind’s advocacy program saw success when the Marrakesh Treaty reached 20 ratifications in June 2016. With this act, blind and other visually-impaired people will be able to access print resources with the same ease as regular-sighted people.
Canadian Council of the Blind runs a Mobile Eye Clinics program (MEC) for both schools and seniors, which examine people for vision problems. MEC ran 38 clinics that examined 1,162 children from June 2014 to July 2015, identifying 209 with vision problems and 133 who needed a follow-up appointment. CCB also reports that 172 children were given a glasses prescription. For seniors, MEC ran 35 clinics that examined 356 elderly people from June 2013 to July 2015, identifying 145 people who would benefit from glasses.
Canadian Council of the Blind also launched its Get Together with Technology (GTT) program in 2014 to help blind and partially-sighted people learn how to use assistive devices at home and at work. CCB reports that with help from Human Resources Development and Skills Canada, it completed a $1.1m computer-training program that educated 400 people.
Canadian Council of the Blind posts one year of audited financial statements on its website, with F2014 being the current posted year. Ci did not have historical data for F2012 when this profile was updated.
Canadian Council of the Blind is a medium-sized charity with total donations of $2.5m in F2014. Administrative costs are 13% of revenues and fundraising costs are 17% of donations. $0.30 of every donated dollar goes toward overhead costs, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. The charity’s funding reserves of $548k can cover only 33% of annual program costs, indicating a funding need.
This report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Canadian Council of the Blind. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on August 23, 2016 by Katie Khodawandi.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||12.9%||16.6%||21.4%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||17.4%||11.3%||28.6%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||32.9%||38.1%||36.2%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Fees for service||13,120||13,090||86,104|
|Business activities (net)||17,260||20,666||0|
|Cash flow from operations||102,360||275,866||(47,861)|