British Columbia Lions Society for Children with Disabilities
Vancouver, BC V6H 4H5
President & CEO: Stephen Miller
Board Chair: Craig Munro
Charitable Reg. #: 11921 7248 RR0001
Grade: CThe 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 $51,454
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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|$250k - $300k||0|
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|$120k - $160k||1|
|$80k - $120k||2|
|$40k - $80k||7|
About British Columbia Lions Society for Children with Disabilities:
Founded in 1947, The British Columbia Lions Society for Children with Disabilities (BC Lions Society) is also known as Easter Seals British Columbia/Yukon. BC Lions Society’s mandate is to support children with disabilities throughout British Columbia and the Yukon. By providing specialized services and facilities, children with disabilities are challenged to build self-esteem, self-confidence and a sense of independence.
BC Lions Society’s Easter Seals Camps (making up 68% of program spending) offer overnight summer camping experiences for children and teens with physical and/or mental disabilities. BC Lions Society operates three accessible camps: Camp Shawnigan on Vancouver Island, Camp Squamish north of Vancouver, and Camp Winfield in the Okanagan Valley. BC Lions Society sends over 800 kids a year to the Camps, at a cost to the Society of $2,400 a child. Camp activities include arts and crafts, rock climbing, swimming, canoeing, talent shows, camping out and wheelchair sports.
BC Lions Society’s Easter Seals House (making up 32% of program spending) offers out-of-town families affordable accommodations while their children receive medical treatment in Vancouver. Easter Seals House provides over 30,000 bed nights a year. Each suite includes a private bathroom and kitchenette, and is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
BC Lions Society also has several Community Support programs (making up 0.1% of program spending) including Easter Seals Buses, patient care grants and educational awards for children with disabilities.
The British Columbia Lions Society for Children with Disabilities is a medium-sized charity with donations and special events revenues of $3.4m in F2015. Its administrative costs are 14% of revenues. The charity’s fundraising costs are 52% of donations, which is down 17% from F2014. This is due to a 10% decrease in fundraising costs and a 19% increase in donations and special events revenues in F2014. For every $1 donated to the charity, 34 cents is put towards its programs, falling well below Ci's reasonable range. BC Lions Society has negative funding reserves due to $2.7m in outstanding bank loans.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by BC Lions Society. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on August 4, 2016 by Lynn Tay.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending September
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||14.4%||11.9%||16.2%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||51.7%||68.3%||74.8%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||(41.8%)||(50.2%)||(81.1%)|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Goods in kind||662||681||586|
|Fees for service||1,835||1,917||1,510|
|Cash flow from operations||476||888||(728)|