Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada
Toronto, ON M2J 4P8
President: Alicia Talarico
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 $0
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
|$300k - $350k||0|
|$250k - $300k||0|
|$200k - $250k||1|
|$160k - $200k||1|
|$120k - $160k||2|
|$80k - $120k||6|
|$40k - $80k||0|
About Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada:
Founded in 1955 in Toronto, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) funds research to find cures for blood cancers and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. There are 137 types of blood cancers and related disorders. An estimated 138,100 people in Canada are living with, or are in remission from, some form of blood cancer. LLSC achieves its mission by funding research, public education, and patient support. In F2018, 54% of program spending went to research, 27% to public education, and 19% to patient support.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada’s research program funds scientists to explore ways to better treat and cure blood cancers. In 2018, LLSC funded 20 new grants and supported a total of 35 grants for researchers. LLSC reported it is currently funding over 41 active research projects. One of its grant programs, known as the "New Idea Award”, focuses on novel ideas with high potential to drastically improve diagnosis or treatment – this program awarded six winners in 2017.
LLSC raises awareness and support for blood cancer research and patient care through its education program. LLSC sponsors free community-based education programs for patients, their families, caregivers and healthcare professionals. In 2018, LLSC held 57 patient education sessions.
LLSC supports patients dealing with blood cancer. In F2018, LLSC reached 2,290 new blood cancer patients, connected with 1,685 patients and 971 new healthcare professionals. The First Connection Program is one of LLSC’s patient support programs. First Connection connects patients at any stage of diagnosis with a volunteer who has experienced the same challenges of living with blood cancer – LLSC reports 166 peer-to-peer matches in F2018. The LLSC also runs Family Support Groups that provide patients and their families with a place to share support, knowledge, and feelings in a friendly environment. There are currently 15 groups stationed across Canada.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada is a large charity with total donations of $12.6m in F2018. Administrative costs are 14% of revenues and fundraising costs are 31% of donations. For every dollar donated, 55 cents go to the cause, which is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.
The charity’s funding reserves of $4.9m include $350k in donor-endowed funds. Excluding donor-endowed funds, the charity’s reserves can cover just over a half year of annual program costs and grants.
This charity report is an update that has been sent to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada for review. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on June 14, 2018 by Parker Thomlinson.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending June
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||13.7%||10.1%||13.6%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||31.4%||22.7%||32.4%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||57.1%||66.9%||118.5%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Cash flow from operations||(1,259)||4,379||818|