Message from the Executive Director
2016, a year of positive change for the ALS Society of B.C.
Charity Intelligence Canada rates over 650 charities on a scale of 0 to 4 stars. 4-star is the highest rating. Charities are rated based on: Transparency and Accountability (60%); - Need for Funding (20%) and Operating Efficiency (20%). The ALS Society of B.C. is designated a 4-star rating.
With the continued growth of our endowment portfolio, the finance committee under the guidance of AON Hewitt, launched an extensive review of the management of the funds. In June, Jarislowsky Fraser was selected as managers of the endowment portfolio. The new relationship has realized positive returns and increase accountability and communication to the principle donors.
To increase awareness and improved engagement with our constituents, ALS BC initiated a direct response program. This program, integrated with the communication plan, increases awareness to keep ALS in the forefront.
The backbone of our organization, and the reason the society can accomplish everything we do with low administration costs; is our dedicated TEAM ALS BC & Yukon volunteers who work diligently to raise awareness and funds to enhance the quality of live for people living with ALS. During 2016, over 7,744 volunteer hours were logged.
Thank you to my team of dedicated staff, partners, the volunteer board of directors, province-wide committees and all volunteers. We will continue to work together to strive for a world without ALS. We remain committed to find the cause of, and cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Until this day, we are dedicated to providing direct support to ALS patients, along with their family and caregivers, to ensure the best quality of life possible while living with ALS.
Executive Director, ALS Society of B.C.