Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada
Toronto, ON M2J 4P8
President: Shelagh Tippet-Fagyas
Board Chair: Ted Moroz
Charitable Reg. #: 10762 3654 RR0001
Grade: B-The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to The Cause
Full-time staff #53
Avg. Compensation $81,165
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada:
Founded in 1955, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) works to find cures for all forms of blood cancer and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. To achieve its mission, LLSC has three main programs: research, patient support, and education. In F2016, research made up 47% of program costs, education made up 36%, and patient support made up 18%.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada has established partnerships with various organizations to run its programs, including a long-standing partnership with United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW). UFCW runs fundraising events to provide funds for LLSC’s research, patient support and educational programs.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada’s research programs provide grants for 30 Canadian research projects annually. These projects investigate new treatments and possible cures for blood cancers. The Therapy Acceleration Program (TAP) accounts for a large portion of LLSC research funding. This program funds clinical research projects run by companies that focus on improving the quality of care that blood cancer patients receive. One company that received funding from TAP is Celator Pharmaceuticals. The company is developing a drug called VYXEOS, designed to improve the survival rate of patients living with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). In March 2016, clinical trial results showed that the drug significantly improves the survival rate of AML patients.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada’s education programming focuses on educating the public and healthcare professionals on the challenges faced by people affected by leukemia and lymphoma. The charity has an educational video library, webcasts and free information booklets posted online for people to access. It also holds information sessions, health exhibits, professional conferences, and health education training sessions.
The First Connection Program is one of LLSC’s patient services programs. First Connection connects patients at any stage of diagnosis with a volunteer who has gone through the same challenges of living with blood cancer – LLSC’s website states that over 300 volunteer matches are available for patients. The LLSC also runs Family Support Groups that provide patients and their families with a place to share information, support, knowledge and feelings in a friendly environment. There are currently 15 groups stationed across Canada. Other patient services programs include patient education programs as well as one-to-one information and support services to caregivers and patients.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada is a big-cap charity with total donations of $12.5m in F2016. Administrative costs are 14% of revenues and fundraising costs are 32% of donations. Per dollar donated to the charity, $0.54 goes towards its programs and research grants, which falls outside Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. The charity’s funding reserves of $7.1m include $350k in donor-endowed funds. Excluding donor-endowed funds, the charity’s reserves can cover annual program costs and grants for just over 1 year.
This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on July 18, 2017 by Katie Khodawandi.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending June
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||13.6%||10.0%||9.6%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||32.4%||31.5%||39.6%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||110.2%||94.2%||71.2%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Cash flow from operations||365||761||441|