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Confederation Centre of The Arts

145 Richmond Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 1J1
CEO: Jessie Inman
Board Chair: Wayne Hambly

Charitable Reg. #: 12180 7929 RR0001
Sector: Arts & Culture
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 available only through official request for information from Canada Revenue Agency [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 #65

Avg. Compensation $42,255

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 1
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 4
$40k - $80k 5
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Confederation Centre of The Arts:

Founded in 1964 as Canada’s National Memorial to the Fathers of Confederation, who gathered at Province House in 1864 to discuss the creation of Canada, Fathers of Confederation Buildings Trust now operates as Confederation Centre of The Arts (CCOA). CCOA aims to engage and empower the imagination of youth; to honour the vision of the Founders of Canada; to strengthen Canada’s national identity; and to increase the cultural wealth of all Canadians. It showcases Canadian visual and performing arts by operating several theatres, an art gallery and the Charlottetown Festival.

In the 2015 season, the Confederation Centre of the Arts launched multiple theatre, gallery and heritage initiatives. In 2015, CCOA worked with the Stratford Festival and the National Arts Centre to present Alice Through the Looking-Glass and with Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre to present Evangeline. Canada’s longest running production, Anne of Green Gables - The Musical, entered its 52nd season in 2016.

The Confederation Centre Art Gallery saw a 25% increase in overall visitation in F2016. The gallery collaborated with several Canadian galleries and art leaders to create exhibitions showcasing Canadian artists. Its arts education programs saw almost 600 students participate in Art Discovery Days and over 1,700 elementary school children enjoy live theatre. Its heritage program saw more than 14,000 people visit its replica of the historic Confederation Chamber.

Financial Review:

Confederation Centre of the Arts is considered a medium-cap charity with $1.8m in donations. Its administrative costs stand at 8% of revenues and fundraising costs are 17% of donations. For every dollar donated, 75 cents goes to the cause, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. Ci consolidated assets from the CCOA and its foundation to calculate funding reserves of $10.9m. These funds can cover program costs for a little under one year.

This report is an update and is currently being reviewed by Confederation Centre of the Arts. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated June 22, 2017 by Josh Lam.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 7.8%5.7%8.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 17.3%16.3%14.1%
Program cost coverage (%) 94.4%87.7%88.7%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 1,7501,7161,504
Goods in kind 2962830
Government funding 7,34610,1416,975
Fees for service 3,8104,0413,965
Business activities (net) 300455453
Investment income 14180219
Total revenues 13,64216,71613,116
Program costs 11,55711,23610,396
Administrative costs 1,0559511,060
Fundraising costs 302280212
Other costs 002,138
Cash flow from operations 7294,248(690)
Funding reserves 10,9089,8579,216
Note: Ci has consolidated CCOA and CCOA Foundation statements affecting funding reserves. Ci used CCOA Foundation’s T3010 CRA filing, as its audited financial statements are not available. Ci has presented commercial revenue net of expenses, affecting revenues and expenses by ($2.1m) in F2016, F2015 and F2014.  

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