Options For Sexual Health

Other Names: Opt BC, Opt, Planned Parenthood Association of British Columbia

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At Opt we care about the healthy sexuality of all British Columbians. We offer sexual and reproductive health care, information, and education from a feminist, pro-choice, sex positive perspective. Based in British Columbia, Options for Sexual Health (Options) is Canada's largest non-profit provider of sexual health services through clinics, advocacy, education programs, and the 1-800 SEX SENSE information and referral line. Options has been supporting healthy sexuality in British Columbia since 1961 initially under the name the Family Planning Association of BC and then Planned Parenthood of BC. We changed our name in 2003 to reflect the fact that we provide sexual and reproductive health care and education to people of all ages, all genders, and all orientations all over BC. Our Clinic Services Options operates over 60 sexual and reproductive health clinics across BC, which are supervised by nurses, with clinical and medical support from physicians and client support from volunteers. Last year, Options clinics helped over 25,000 clients receive non-judgmental birth control counselling and supplies, STI and PAP testing, pregnancy options counselling, and general sexual health information. Our Education Programs Options offers education and professional training programs with certified sexual health educators located throughout the province. Last year, over 24,000 youth, parents, teachers, volunteers, children, and others working in school or health settings were participants in Option's sexual health education programs, specially tailored for each audience. Some of the common topics covered include sexual decision-making and boundary-setting, becoming an 'askable adult', body science, and safer sex. Additionally, Options operates the 1-800 Sex Sense Line a part of the BC HealthLink family. It is a toll-free telephone line and email service which offers sexual and reproductive health information and referrals Monday to Friday, 9am-9pm. Last year, the Sex Sense Line responded to over 13,000 calls and emails. Options Mission Statement To champion and celebrate the sexual health of all people in BC by supporting, providing, and promoting inclusive and accessible health care and education


  • map-pointCharitable Organization

  • map-pointBusiness Number: 107848269RR0001

  • map-point9 full-time staff

  • map-pointmfortin@optbc.org

2018 Revenues: $2,746,697

<b>21603</b>: Total cash given to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>36</b>: Total amount of non-cash gifts (e.g. securities, equipment, buildings, artwork, other in-kind gifts) made to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>47188</b>: Total amount received from other registered charities.
<b>473419</b>: Charities don’t issue tax receipts when a donor can’t be identified or doesn't want one. This category also includes collection boxes.
<b>1277915</b>: Total amount received from any level of government in Canada.
<b>926536</b>: Income that doesn’t fit into other categories, such as sales revenue, interest and investment income, membership fees, etc.

2018 Expenditures: $2,745,875

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<b>11840</b>: Total amount spent on fundraising, including office expenses, overhead, promotion costs, etc.
<b>206229</b>: Total amount spent on management and administration, including board meetings, accounting, rent, office supplies, etc.
<b>0</b>: Total amount of gifts to qualified organizations. The majority of these donees are registered charities but some other organizations qualify as well.
<b>0</b>: Expenses that don’t fit into another category, including political activities.

Assets, 2018 Year End: $674,692

<b>438816</b>: Total cash readily available.
<b>83134</b>: Amounts owed by individuals and organizations.
<b>0</b>: Amounts invested in individuals and organizations
<b>143999</b>: Land and buildings at fair market value as well as equipment, vehicles, etc. The figure is net accumulated ammortization.
<b>8743</b>: Assets not falling under one of the other categories.

Liabilities, 2018 Year End: $361,366

<b>122159</b>: Short-term portion of debt obligations such as loans, mortgages, notes, and payments due for goods and services received.
<b>0</b>: Amounts owing to founders, directors/trustees and like officials, non-arm’s length employees or members.
<b>239207</b>: Liabilities not falling under one of the other categories.

Worldwide Locations

Options For Sexual Health's headquarters is located at 3550 East Hastings St, Vancouver BC, V5K2A7.

Breakdown of Programs

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Fundraising Methods

Ads Collection Plate Dinners Internet