Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Six-figure salaries by those who raise money from you and me

Having sat on a number of boards, I find it interesting how quick people are to vote for pay
raises for those making more than 6-digits, while lower level staff earn a mere pittance. It is shocking comparing MP and MPP salaries, these fundraisers. Ontario's Sunshine List, names those earning above $100,000 per year. This information is available through Canada Revenue Agency.

I wrote a post awhile back, commenting on top salaries for physicians in publicly-funded hospitals.

 While CCACs cut Home Care services, CEO salaries increase on the sunshine list:
  •  For 2013, these 14 CEOs were paid a total of $3.5 million. 
    There are 14 regional LHINs
    with the responsibility of distributing
    Ontario healthcare tax dollars.
    The total budget for LHINs is $68-million
  • Nearly half made annual salaries in excess of $250,000 – more than any provincial premier. CCACs in turn report, at least on paper, to another marvelous bureaucratic invention known as Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs). 
  • The 14 CEOs earned a total of $3.8 million, ranging from $231,000 for the CEO of South West LHIN to $328,000 for the CEO of Mississauga-Halton LHIN
  • Twelve of the 14 CEOs made in excess of $250,000 in 2013. 
  •  The CEO of Toronto Central CCAC made $180,000 in 2009. Her successor pulled in $306,000 in 2013, an increase of 70%
  • In 2009, the CEO for South West CCAC (London/Middlesex)  made $180,000. Four years later, she received $288,000, an increase of 60%
  • In 2009, the CEO of Champlain CCAC (Ottawa) brought in just over $168,000. In 2013, her successor was paid $315,000, a jump of 88%

Six-figure pay at charities the cost of giving and getting by Kelly Egan 

Charities are generally reluctant to release salaries of senior executives but the Canada Revenue Agency requires annual reports that include the compensation of the 10 highest-paid employees, without naming them. Quite an eye-opener.


Anonymous said...

makes one wonder how much of the actual donation we give actually goes to the charity

Red said...

We have to do something about the 6 figure leeches. It takes some nerve to take that pay from a charity.

William Kendall said...

Some charities actually do their work well... others seem to be squandering the money that comes in.

As for these health care CEOs, I find myself wondering just how much work they're actually doing.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Just not good, when charity becomes a career choice with pension plans and health cover... YAM xx

Olga Hebert said...

I read a similar article about U.S. charities. I will donate to the Salvation Army over Goodwill on principle from now on, but I have to say Goodwill makes it much easier to donate.