Lookout Foundation

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Lookout Foundation is a charitable organization established to relieve poverty and supports the activities of Lookout Housing and Health Society, a separate charity that was founded in 1971 to support homeless individuals. Today Lookout Society offer a broad range of housing, support and health services to marginalized adults who struggle with multiple barriers to services that include extreme poverty, mental health, substance use, chronic illness, trauma and mobility challenges. Lookout operates in 41 locations serving 14 communities across Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island. Through its housing and shelters, Lookout houses up to 1428 individuals each night. Lookout also serves almost 1250 guests daily through our resource centers, food security programs, medical, dental and wellness clinics, harm reduction programs, supervised consumption sites, HIV/Hep C supports, outreach teams, social enterprises and employment programs. Lookout provides non-judgmental, minimal barrier services to assist adults and seniors to achieve stable housing and improved wellness. Helping people help themselves is essential in addressing poverty and related challenges. Securing appropriate housing is the first and most essential step in achieving responsible independence for individuals.


  • map-pointPublic Foundation

  • map-pointBusiness Number: 825756406RR0001

  • map-point14 full-time staff

  • map-pointdevelopmentcoord@lookoutsociety.ca

2018 Revenues: $2,481,057

<b>65108</b>: Total cash given to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>0</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>69510</b>: Total amount received from other registered charities.
<b>952</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>7740</b>: Total amount received from any level of government in Canada.
<b>2337747</b>: Income that doesn’t fit into other categories, such as sales revenue, interest and investment income, membership fees, etc.

2018 Expenditures: $2,770,946

<b>1890250</b>: Total amount spent on charitable programs. "Programs" cover all charitable activities the organization carries out on its own.
<b>27955</b>: Total amount spent on fundraising, including office expenses, overhead, promotion costs, etc.
<b>0</b>: Total amount spent on management and administration, including board meetings, accounting, rent, office supplies, etc.
<b>852741</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: $1,756,918

<b>1698334</b>: Total cash readily available.
<b>5797</b>: Amounts owed by individuals and organizations.
<b>0</b>: Amounts invested in individuals and organizations
<b>0</b>: Land and buildings at fair market value as well as equipment, vehicles, etc. The figure is net accumulated ammortization.
<b>52787</b>: Assets not falling under one of the other categories.

Liabilities, 2018 Year End: $650,171

<b>329272</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>320899</b>: Liabilities not falling under one of the other categories.

Worldwide Locations

Lookout Foundation's headquarters is located at 544 Columbia Street, New Westminster BC, V3L1B1.

Breakdown of Programs

95 5


Where the Money Goes

Receiving Organization Amount


Lookout Housing And Health Society $827,741.00

New Leaf Project Society $25,000.00

2 gifts to qualified organizations totalled$852,741.00

External Fundraising

Fundraising Methods

Auctions Dinners Internet Mail