Cancer Research Society
Montreal , QC H3A 3S5
President & CEO: Andy Chabot
Board Chair: Domenic Pilla
Charitable Reg. #: 11915 3229 RR0001
Grade: A-The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Full-time staff #22
Avg. Compensation $77,579
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
|$300k - $350k||0|
|$250k - $300k||0|
|$200k - $250k||0|
|$160k - $200k||1|
|$120k - $160k||1|
|$80k - $120k||4|
|$40k - $80k||4|
About Cancer Research Society:
Founded in 1945, the Cancer Research Society (CRS) focuses on funding research on the prevention, detection and treatment of the many forms of cancer. The goal of CRS is to fund innovative projects in cancer research. It works closely with academics and principal investigators, supporting scientific research at the academic level. CRS granted $13.8m to 172 research projects of which 12% concerned underfunded cancers. The average operational grant is $120k disbursed over a period of two years. CRS is extremely transparent with its grants, hosting a publicly-available grant database on its website.
CRS had 97 reviewers contribute to evaluating 384 applications for operating grants. The committee approved grants to over 100 different research teams. The scientific direction of CRS is led by the Scientific Advisory Committee, comprised of 9 members and led by Dr. Ivan Robert Nabi. Supported research explores the causes of cancer and the mechanisms behind the development of cancer cells, among others. Since 2006, the charity has increased its focus on environment and lifestyle elements that increase the risk of cancer.
Cancer Research Society works closely with universities and research centers, funding 35 bodies in F2016. It is a member of the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance, an alliance that seeks unity among cancer research funders in Canada. In April 2016, Cancer Research society donated $1m to Exactis, a national non-profit, to advance personalized medicine in cancer treatment.
Cancer Research Society is one of Canada's Major 100 charities. It received donations of $19.6m in F2016. Administrative costs are 10% of revenues and fundraising costs are 32% of donations. For every dollar donated, 58 cents goes to the cause falling below Ci’s reasonable range. CRS has $14.2m committed to multi-year research grants and fellowships for 2017 and 2018, a recommended practice for scientific research grants. CRS has total funding reserves of $31.2m that can cover 2.3 years of program costs.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Cancer Research Society. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on May 16, 2017 by Josh Lam.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending August
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||9.6%||7.7%||8.9%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||32.0%||26.9%||29.8%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||225.8%||250.6%||259.7%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Cash flow from operations||(425)||3,991||4,463|