Focus On The Family Canada

19946 80A Avenue
Langley , BC V2Y 0J8
President: Terence Rolston
Board Chair: Daniel Loney

Charitable Reg. #: 10684 5969 RR0001
Sector: Religion
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: D

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 upon request [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.

Impact Rating: Low

Full-time staff #46

Avg. Compensation $69,892

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 3
$80k - $120k 5
$40k - $80k 2
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Focus On The Family Canada:

Founded in 1983, Focus on the Family Canada (FFC) has been serving families in Canada for 30 years. FFC aims to strengthen Canadian families through education and support based on Christian principles. FFC provides care, advice, support and encouragement to families at every stage of life.

FFC helps families with marriage and parenting as well as kids and young singles, through its website and free resources, books and publications, community seminars, radio programs, podcasts and prayers. In F2012, the latest data available at the time of this profile, over 11,250 resource materials were sent to Canadian Pregnancy Care Centres to help mothers and unborn children. Every month, FFC counsels 92 couples with marital problems and about 48 parents for parenting issues. FFC sponsored the Connected Child workshop where almost 200 counsellors, adoption professionals and foster and adoptive parents attended to learn about the needs of children who come from troubled backgrounds.

Financial Review:

Focus on the Family Canada is a big-cap charity with donations of $7.9m in F2016. Its administrative costs were 8% of revenues, and its fundraising costs were 16% of donations. For every dollar donated, 77 cents go towards FFC’s programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. FFC has funding reserves of $2.2m, resulting in a program cost coverage ratio of 31%. This means that FFC can cover less than 4 months of its annual program costs using its existing funding reserves, showing a need for funding.

FFC uses external fundraisers as part of its fundraising activities.  The charity reports $127k in fundraising costs for external fundraisers that raised $237k in F2016, producing an external fundraising cost ratio of 54%.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Focus on the Family Canada. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 8, 2017 by Kevin Silberberg.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending September
Administrative costs as % of revenues 7.8%8.0%7.3%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 15.6%14.7%13.7%
Program cost coverage (%) 31.2%32.2%36.5%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 7,9257,9838,950
Fees for service 1,034972958
Investment income 0(34)(31)
Other income 535710781
Total revenues 9,4959,63110,658
Program costs 6,9957,3307,374
Administrative costs 741774778
Fundraising costs 1,2371,1691,223
Cash flow from operations 5213571,283
Funding reserves 2,1822,3572,693
Note: Ci has adjusted for unrealized loss (gain) and loss (gain) on sale of investments, affecting revenues by $0 in F2016, ($34k) in F2015, and by ($31k) in F2014. Ci has adjusted program costs for amortization of capital assets by ($475k) in F2016, ($517k) in F2015, and by ($449k) in F2014.

Comments added by the Charity:

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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