Colon Cancer Canada

5915 Leslie St., Suite 204
Toronto, ON M2H 1J8
President: Bunnie Schwartz
Board Member: Estelle Elmaleh

Charitable Reg. #:85597 0737 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

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Audited financial statements available only upon request.



Grade based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.



The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.


Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 63 cents are available for programs.

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About Colon Cancer Canada:

Colon Cancer Canada (CCC), established in 1996, is a national organization dedicated to saving lives through increasing public awareness of colorectal cancer and access to screening, funding research initiatives, and providing colorectal cancer patient support.

Donor Update: Effective June 30, 2017, Colon Cancer Canada and Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada have merged and will now be known as Colorectal Cancer Canada. Read Charity Intelligence's report on the new Colorectal Cancer Canada.

Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer overall. It is the second most common cause of death from cancer for Canadian men and the third most common among women, accounting for 12% of cancer deaths in Canada. Colon cancer is one of Canada's Under-funded 4 cancers. Colon cancer is one area where donors can have high impact in saving lives.


Previously reported in 2017 on Colon Cancer Canada before the merger: CCC's grant focus on establishing fellowships and research chairs, financing hospital equipment, providing financial support to patient support services and increasing awareness about the necessity of early screening. In F2016, Colon Cancer Canada disbursed $219k towards research, $42k for research and equipment, $96k for patient resources, $27k for equipment purchases, and $27k on screening efforts, for a total reported $411k in program costs which, assuming the list exhaustive, is down 47% from F2015 spending.

Colon Cancer Canada has developed a patient and caregiver journal in collaboration with medical experts. This resource serves as a guide for Canadians to better navigate their colon cancer journey. It is a member of the Canadian Cancer Action Network, a network of organizations collaborating on cancer control.


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Colon Cancer Canada is a medium-cap charity with donations of $1.1m in F2015. Administrative costs are 20% of revenues and fundraising costs are 18% of donations. For every dollar donated, 63 cents goes towards the charity’s programs, falling outside of Ci’s reasonable range. The charity has funding reserves of $622k which can cover program costs for a little over 9 months.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Colon Cancer Canada. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 5, 2017 by Josh Lam.


Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 19.5%14.8%19.5%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 17.6%25.4%40.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 78.6%98.1%98.6%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,104,2211,499,0131,367,942
Goods in kind 13,54724,09710,250
Investment income 10,28028,9026,306
Total revenues 1,128,0481,552,0121,384,498
Program costs 689,844537,310167,649
Grants 101,795223,000410,806
Administrative costs 218,212225,678268,618
Fundraising costs 194,767380,172546,672
Cash flow from operations (76,570)185,852(9,247)
Funding reserves 621,999745,607570,608

Note: Grants payable of $120k in F2015 and $150k in F2014 have been excluded from grants.  Fundraising costs have been taken from the charity’s T3010 CRA filing for F2013 as they are not fully disclosed on the audited financial statements.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 7

Avg. Compensation: $53,137

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 F2015

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