Focus On The Family Canada

19,946 80A Avenue
Langley, BC V2Y 0J8
President: Terence Rolston
Board Chair: Daniel Loney

Charitable Reg. #:10684 5969 RR0001


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For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 73 cents are available for programs.

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About Focus On The Family Canada:

Founded in 1983, Focus on the Family Canada (FFC) aims to strengthen Canadian families through providing Christian resources, counselling referrals, and prayers of support. FFC recognizes that families are made up of imperfect people, so it encourages individuals to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and avoid taking their family for granted.

Every weekday morning, FFC staff gathers to pray for Canadians who are struggling. Prayer requests can be submitted online or over the phone. Families struggling with mental illness, abuse, or other issues can receive a free counselling consultation and be referred to a Christian counsellor in their area. The charity publishes newsletters, magazines, podcasts, and online articles which provide guidance on a variety of issues that may be faced by Canadian families. Advice falls into four categories: marriage, parenting, faith and culture, and life challenges.

FFC provides advice for couples at many relationship stages, including those preparing for marriage and those considering divorce. Marriage enrichment conferences and retreats last one or two days and teach couples about creating a more intimate and loving marriage. The sessions are $80 per couple for a conference and $315-750 per couple for a retreat.

FFC shares parenting advice and best practices on topics including bullying, mental health, school, chores, discipline, and gender dysphoria. For example, FFC’s suggestions for parents of kids with gender dysphoria (transgender) include encouraging the child to develop friendships with people who share the child’s birth sex and encouraging play activities that match their birth sex. With Pluggedin, FFC publishes reviews of movies, TV shows, music, video games and books to help parents make wise media choices. Adventures in Odessey is an audio book that teaches kids about faith in a fun and imaginative way.

Focus on the Family Canada supports families to continue living as Christians even when their faith is challenged. The charity creates a faith and culture newsletter, online articles, and faith-based movies about people who are seeking to do God’s work.

FCC aims to help families work through life challenges including addiction, death, adoption, mental illness, unplanned pregnancy, finding a work-life balance, and healing from abuse. The charity describes that everyone deserves to be treated with respect including those experiencing same-sex attraction while it also states “that the opposite of homosexuality is not heterosexuality. Rather, the opposite of homosexuality is holiness”.(i)

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Focus on the Family Canada is a large charity with donations of $7.6m in F2018. It received $1.5m in revenue from sales, events, and subscriptions which accounted for 16% of total revenues. Administrative costs are 8% of revenues and fundraising costs are 19% of donations. For every dollar donated, 73 cents go to the cause, which is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. FFC has $3.8m in funding reserves which could cover six months of program costs.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Focus on the Family Canada for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 14, 2019 by Madison Kerr.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending September
Administrative costs as % of revenues 7.5%7.4%7.7%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 19.4%16.8%14.8%
Program cost coverage (%) 52.1%51.6%30.8%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 7,5977,7997,925
Fees for service 1,4651,1601,034
Other income 318127167
Total revenues 9,3799,0869,127
Program costs 7,2316,9247,095
Administrative costs 700667704
Fundraising costs 1,4701,3071,175
Total spending 9,4018,8998,973
Cash flow from operations (21)187153
Capital spending 789199
Funding reserves 3,7653,5712,182

Note: Amortization has been removed from programming, administrative, and fundraising costs pro-rata.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 47

Avg. Compensation: $72,844

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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Comments & Contact

Comments added by the Charity:

The following comment was previously supplied by the charity and may not reflect the current profile:

Donation reported to CRA are based on the year they are received whereas Focus on the Family Canada’s audited financial statements defer capital donations to match the depreciation expense.  An example of this is in 2010 where the donation amount listed above includes donations toward Focus’ capital campaign but depreciation expenses will extend over many future years. 

For 30 years, Focus on the Family Canada has been a source of trustworthy guidance, practical help and solid hope for families across our nation, from coast to coast. We work hard to respond to the many real issues families face and to provide sound, Biblically based guidance.

We're here to strengthen and nurture families through education and support based on Christian principles. By providing valuable and relevant seminars and conferences, resources on an array of important issues, personal counselling and prayer support, and much more, we aim to be the place Canadian families turn to for trusted help and encouragement!

Your support of Focus on the Family Canada will help Canadian families thrive.




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