Learning Partnership

45 Sheppard Ave. East Suite 400
Toronto, ON M2N 5W9
President & CEO: Debra D. Kerby
Board Chair: Steven R. Wolff

Charitable Reg. #:14075 6107 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 1/5]


Audited financial statements available only through official request for information from Charities Directorate.



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) 60 cents are available for programs.

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About Learning Partnership:

Note: As of August 14th, 2023, the charity's website redirects to an organisation called Let's Talk Science. Ci will not be updating this charity until this discrepancy is clarified.

Founded in 1993, The Learning Partnership (TLP) supports public education in Canada. TLP connects students, educators, business leaders and government through experiential programs. The Learning Partnership aims to promote entrepreneurial thinking and innovation to prepare students to thrive in a diverse and changing world.

The Learning Partnership runs 8 different programs for students from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. Programs for students include Coding Quest, Entrepreneurial Adventure, Dragon’s Nest, and others. In F2018, over 189,000 students from 4,200 schools across Canada participated in The Learning Partnership’s programs. Additionally, 5,600 educators ran TLP’s programs in their classrooms in F2018.

The Learning Partnership has 4 programs for Educator Professional Development. In F2018, 182 educators participated in TLP’s professional development sessions. The Learning Partnership presents the nationally recognized Canada’s Outstanding Principals award annually.

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Results and Impact

Charity Intelligence has rated The Learning Partnership as Fair impact based on demonstrated impact per dollar.

Impact Rating: Fair

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The Learning Partnership is a small charity, with total donations of $315k in F2018. Fundraising and administrative costs combined are 40% of revenues. For every dollar donated, 60 go to the cause. This is not within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves of $4.3m can cover 10 months of annual program costs.

The Learning Partnership's audited financial statements are only available through a request for information with the Charities Directorate. These audited financial statements do not provide detailed breakdown of revenue sources. Charity Intelligence has used the information The Learning Partnership has self-reported on its T3010 for donations, government funding, and fees for services. 

This charity report is an update that has been sent to The Learning Partnership for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on May 28, 2019 by Lauren Chin.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending June
Fundraising & admin costs as % of revenues 40.0%33.7%32.6%
Total overhead spending 40.0%33.7%32.6%
Program cost coverage (%) 81.0%104.0%165.9%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 315695969
Government funding 2,4632,6552,285
Fees for service 1,9792,1652,057
Special events 1,8422,168900
Investment income 111142188
Total revenues 6,7107,8266,400
Program costs 5,2455,7025,053
Fundraising & administrative costs 2,6402,5862,023
Total spending 7,8848,2887,076
Cash flow from operations (1,174)(462)(677)
Capital spending 295536
Funding reserves 4,2505,9288,385

Note: Ci did not adjust for deferred contributions because it was unable to separate out deferred amounts related to donations and fees for service. 

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 47

Avg. compensation: $66,057

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

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Charity Contact

Website: www.thelearningpartnership.ca
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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001