99 Arnot Avenue
Red Deer, AB T4R 3S6
Executive Director: Evelyn Storm
Board President: Wendi Ronspies

Charitable Reg. #:86645 0547 RR0001


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The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.


Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 79 cents are available for programs.

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About Red Deer Hospice:

Red Deer Hospice (RDH) is a hospice staffed with specialized nurses to provide physical, social, emotional, and spiritual care in a community-based, home-like setting for people who are dying and for their loved ones. Red Deer Hospice, opened in 2005, is a residential end-of-life care facility for the terminally ill. Aside from 24-hour terminal care support, the charity offers in-house bereavement programs to residents and their family, as well as outreach community programs to people who have lost a loved one.

The hospice is 10,400 square feet with a kitchen, multiple family sitting areas, a sanctuary, work places for staff, and 10 resident rooms. Each room has a hospital bed and a sitting area with a pull-out couch, chairs, and a television. There are no fees to stay at the hospice. Red Deer Hospice reports that its occupancy exceeds 90%. Therefore, the charity’s expansion plans, aimed to be completed by the fall of 2019, include six new private resident care rooms; two multi-purpose rooms for respite care and day programs; an expanded kitchen, medication room, and nursing station; an updated sanctuary space; and more administrative offices and shower rooms.

Bereavement programs include one-on-one sessions with bereavement support coordinators, eight-week group support sessions facilitated by trained volunteers or staff, and a butterfly-releasing event to provide comfort to friends and family of residents who have passed away. In F2017, 21 participants attended the spring, summer, and fall support groups.

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Red Deer Hospice is a medium-sized charity with donations of $1.0m in F2017. Its administrative costs are 3% of revenues and fundraising costs are 18% of donations. For every dollar donated, 79 cents go to the cause, falling within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. RDH has funding reserves of $1.9m, including $28k in donor-endowed funds. Excluding donor-endowed funds, the funding reserves can cover 1.1 years of program costs.

At $844k, grants from Alberta Health Services were 43% of total revenues in F2017. The charity reports that Alberta Health Services has committed to granting $2.8m yearly once the expansion is complete, subsequently reducing the need for donations to fund operations.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Red Deer Hospice for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 10, 2018 by Joeyanne Cheung.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending August
Administrative costs as % of revenues 2.5%1.7%2.4%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 18.0%17.0%14.1%
Program cost coverage (%) 112.0%112.1%94.8%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,031,9281,391,2641,282,784
Government funding 843,675810,315798,697
Fees for service 10,7249,83910,574
Investment income 52,938106,35017,113
Other income 60000
Total revenues 1,939,8652,317,7682,109,168
Program costs 1,712,3311,690,8231,602,371
Administrative costs 47,73838,04649,528
Fundraising costs 185,995235,990180,811
Cash flow from operations (6,199)352,909276,458
Funding reserves 1,944,3391,921,7131,546,183

Note: Ci excluded amortization of deferred capital contributions, reducing revenues by $90k in F2017, $96k in F2016, and $102k in F2015. Ci included deferred contributions received to report on a cash basis, increasing revenues by $275k in F2016 and $16k in F2015. Ci included unrealized gain (loss) on foreign exchange, gain on sale of long-term investments, unrealized gain (loss) on long-term investments in investment income, affecting revenues by ($4k) in F2017, $69k in F2016, and ($15k) in F2015. Ci included gain on sale of capital assets in other revenue, increasing revenues by $600. The charity did not clearly separate program costs, administrative, and fundraising costs in its financial statements, so Ci used the charity's CRA T3010 filings, affecting expenses by $1 in F2017 and ($21k) in F2015.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 8

Avg. Compensation $72,036

Top 10 staff salary range

$350k +
$300k - $350k
$250k - $300k
$200k - $250k
$160k - $200k
$120k - $160k
$80k - $120k
$40k - $80k
< $40k

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2017

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