Easter Seals Alberta

103- 811 Manning Road NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7L4
CEO: Katherine Such
Board President: Dan McPhee

Charitable Reg. #:10669 4169 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 3/5]



Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity’s website.



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) 70 cents are available for programs.

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About Easter Seals Alberta:

Easter Seals Alberta is a 3-star rated charity with a below-average results reporting score. It is financially transparent and has overhead costs within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

Founded in 1951, Easter Seals Alberta (ESA) aims to increase independence and provide recreation opportunities for people with disabilities and medical conditions. ESA is one of ten provincial arms of Easter Seals Canada. The charity operates four main programs: Camp Horizon, McQueen Home, accessibility support services, and virtual programs.

In F2022, ESA allocated 47% of program spending to Camp Horizon. Camp Horizon provides people with disabilities and medical concerns with outdoor camp experiences. In F2022, the camp reopened after being closed during the pandemic and welcomed 407 campers. The charity provided 27,728 hours of programming through its camp.

Easter Seals Alberta's residential home, McQueen Home, received 34% of program funding in F2022. Nine adults with disabilities live at McQueen Home, Edmonton. Residents have the opportunity to participate in their community and engage with each other. The house is always staffed with healthcare attendants and nurses. In F2022, McQueen Home expanded its team by bringing on a Registered Nurse.

In F2022, Easter Seals Alberta allocated 16% of program spending to accessibility support services. ESA supports people with disabilities and medical conditions in financial need by providing equipment. The charity may fund the entire cost of the equipment, pay a portion of equipment costs, or loan the equipment to clients. In F2022, the charity provided 74 pieces of equipment and $33,500 in scholarships to 94 clients.

Easter Seal Alberta’s virtual programs received 1% of program funding in F2022. The charity’s Adventure Camp at Home offers traditional camp activities virtually. In F2022, Adventure Camp at Home hosted 397 online sessions for 1,784 participants. Christmas Camp hosts holiday-themed activities during December. In F2022, 124 Christmas Camp online sessions were hosted for 30 participants.

The remaining program spending was allocated to two programs: Outreach (1%) and Public Education (1%).

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Results and Impact

Charity Intelligence did not find any quantified outcomes on Easter Seals Alberta's website. This may not be a complete representation of Easter Seals Alberta's results and impacts.

This charity is not yet rated on impact (n/r).

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In F2022, Easter Seals Alberta received $1.5m in donations. The charity also received $1.2m in government funding, representing 38% of total revenue, and $611k in fees for services, representing 19% of total revenue.

Administrative costs are 10% of revenues (less investment income), and fundraising costs are 20% of donations. This results in total overhead spending of 30%. For every dollar donated, 70 cents go to the cause, which is within Ci's reasonable range for overhead spending.

ESA has reserve funds of $2.6m, of which $105k is donor endowed. Excluding donor-endowed funds, the charity could cover a year of annual program costs with its reserve funds.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Easter Seals Alberta for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 30, 2023 by Kiara Andrade.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending October
Administrative costs as % of revenues 9.8%12.5%18.6%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 20.1%16.5%28.8%
Total overhead spending 29.9%29.0%47.4%
Program cost coverage (%) 105.6%176.7%94.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,467,1691,344,213954,789
Goods in kind 5,77921,162102,164
Government funding 1,237,6151,782,2741,505,944
Fees for service 610,814106,829226,697
Investment income (103,576)97,61448,346
Other income 3,057243,2387,284
Total revenues 3,220,8583,595,3302,845,224
Program costs 2,346,5421,680,1031,910,230
Administrative costs 326,299435,351519,508
Fundraising costs 294,752222,146275,112
Total spending 2,967,5932,337,6002,704,850
Cash flow from operations 253,2651,257,730140,374
Capital spending 412,155238,192(635)
Funding reserves 2,578,5213,064,9051,901,490

Note: To report on a cash basis, Ci adjusted for change in deferred capital contributions, affecting revenues by ($328k) in F2022, ($171k) in F2021, and ($417k) in F2020. Ci included unrealized gains (losses) in investment income, affecting revenues by ($147k) in F2022, $82k in F2021, and $36k in F2020. Ci included business interruption claims in revenues, affecting revenues by nil in F2022, $243k in F2021, and nil in F2020. Ci removed donated goods in kind from donations and reported them separately. Ci removed government employment grants from donations and reported them under government funding. Ci included contributions to Easter Seals Canada for administrative and licensing fees in administrative costs.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 19

Avg. compensation: $58,739

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 F2022

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Comments & Contact

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Charity Contact

Website: www.easterseals.ab.ca
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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001