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Arthritis Society - Ontario Division

393 University Ave., Suite 1799
Toronto, ON M5G 1E6
Executive Director: Joanne Simons
Board Chair: David McIsaac

Charitable Reg. #: 10807 1671 RR0004
Sector: Health
Operating Charity

Charity Rating

Not yet rated.

Results Reporting

Grade: NR

Charity not yet rated on the 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

2011 2012 2013
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #109

Avg. Compensation $45,423

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 0
$40k - $80k 9
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2013

About Arthritis Society - Ontario Division:


Donor Update 2017: Arthritis Society Ontario (ASO) is no longer an independent, registered charity. It is now fully incorporated into Arthritis Society Canada operations. As such, Ci can no longer report on ASO's financial activities and social results reporting. The profile and financial analysis below reflects historical data from when ASO was a separate charity from Arthritis Society Canada.

The Arthritis Society Ontario (ASO) is the provincial division of the Arthritis Society of Canada (ASC) and while it is its own registered charity, ASO’s results are also incorporated into the ASC financial statements.  ASC is the principal health charity providing education, programs, and support to Canadians living with arthritis. The Society conducts research to better understand the impact of arthritis, advocates for progressive arthritis policies, works with stakeholders to promote appropriate standards of care, and delivers educational programs to empower those living with arthritis to self-manage their disease.

Arthritis affects over 1.8 million people of all ages and backgrounds in Ontario. Approximately 60% of those affected are of working age, and two thirds are women. Since its founding, the Arthritis Society has been the largest non-government supporter of basic and applied arthritis research. ASO contributed $2.2m to research in F2013.

Financial Review:

In F2013 ARSO had administrative costs of 1% of total revenues while fundraising costs were very high at 47% of donations. Research funding and other program costs accounted for 14% and 54% of revenues, respectively. Funding reserves of $2.4m include $2.0m in donor-endowed funds. Excluding these donor-endowed funds, reserves only cover 3% of annual program costs.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 1.1%0.9%1.1%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 47.2%44.2%48.2%
Program cost coverage (%) 22.6%29.7%34.6%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 9,98211,49911,073
Government funding 5,1204,9985,000
Other income 128131164
Total revenues 15,23116,62916,237
Program costs 6,3286,2505,981
Grants 4,2154,0633,784
Administrative costs 167152175
Fundraising costs 4,7165,0845,342
Cash flow from operations (195)1,079955
Funding reserves 2,3803,0663,379