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Easter Seals Canada

40 Holly Street
Toronto, ON M4S 3C3
CEO: Dave Starrett
Board Chair: Dale Briske

Charitable Reg. #: 12903 1118 RR0001
Sector: Social Services
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

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 for current and previous years available on the charity's website [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to The Cause

2012 2013 2014
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #8

Avg. Compensation $77,320

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 1
$40k - $80k 4
< $40k 2
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2014

About Easter Seals Canada:

Easter Seals Canada aims to enhance the quality of life, self-esteem and self-determination of Canadians living with disabilities. Easter Seals Canada and the 10 Easter Seals provincial organizations provide programs and services to over 146,000 Canadians and their families annually. The national organization provides active living opportunities, an assistive devices program, and family & community support. Summer camps are the provincial Easter Seals organizations’ most famous programs. Easter Seals Canada coordinates a “Paper Egg” campaign across Canada, which helped raise over $256,000 at the national level.

The national organization’s work includes the Access 2 card program, which allows persons with a disability to receive free admission or a significant discount for their support person at member movie theatres and attractions.  Additionally, the Disability Travel Card offers discounts to the support person when travelling with Via Rail, Greyhound and Coach Canada.

Financial Review:

Total F2014 revenue of $4.5m includes $2.8m in coporate donations. Administrative costs as a percentage of revenues were 4%, which has remained relatively constant for the past few years. Fundraising costs were 18% of donations in F2014, up from 14% in F2013. Corporate campaign disbursements to provincial Easter Seals charities totalled $2.9m, which was 66% of total expenditures. Easter Seals Canada has total funding reserves of $1.5m which is sufficient to cover 44% of its program costs.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 4.5%4.2%4.5%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 18.2%14.3%15.7%
Program cost coverage (%) 43.9%46.2%36.7%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 4,234,5684,499,8714,289,066
Investment income 178,64495,7101,870
Total revenues 4,413,2124,595,5814,290,936
Program costs 497,251624,272589,445
Grants 2,878,8362,878,2002,813,603
Administrative costs 191,425188,526192,179
Fundraising costs 772,593641,534671,629
Cash flow from operations 73,107263,04924,080
Funding reserves 1,482,6301,618,2131,250,186
Note: Ci reported all of the Easter Seals Fundraising Committee costs as fundraising costs, which is the amount recorded on the charity's T3010 CRA filing

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