Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation

3045 Baseline Road
Ottawa, ON K2H 8P4
President & CEO: Melanie Adams
Board Chair: Ron Prehogan

Charitable Reg. #:13725 3571 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

[Charity Rating: 4/5]



Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity’s website.



Grade based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.



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) 71 cents are available for programs.

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About Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation:

Founded in 1976, Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation (QCHF) is the fundraising arm of the Queensway Carleton Hospital (QCH) and hopes to be a continuous high-performing fundraising organization that enables donors to make a meaningful difference for the people served by the Queensway Carleton Hospital. QCH serves a community of over 400,000 people in the Ottawa Valley, and over the last five years, QCH faced a 32increase in mental health visits to the emergency department. In F2018, QCH reports it served over 80,000 patients, a record high for the institution.  

QCHF funds the patient care of Queensway Carleton Hospital. In F2018, QCH serviced 80,130 emergency visits, 19,775 day surgery cases, 28,626 rehabilitation outpatient visits, 2,382 births, 89,439 clinic & day program visits, 148,902 diagnostic imaging tests, and 44,845 cardiopulmonary procedures. 

In F2018, QCHF had two primary campaigns: HOPES RISING and MAMMOGRAM. HOPES RISING is a campaign to deliver a renovated mental health unit that supports hope, healing and recovery, as well as improved emergency care for people during a mental health crisis. As of the end of F2018, over $3.7 million has been raised towards its $5 million HOPES RISING campaign. MAMMOGRAM is a campaign to fund a new machine which will allow for earlier diagnosis through the 3D mammography technology and replace the current unit which will soon reach end of life. More than $470,000 has been raised to purchase a new mammography machine, putting QCHF just within reach of its $800,000 goal. 

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Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation is a medium-sized charity with $5.3m in donations in F2018. Its administrative costs are 11% of revenues, and its fundraising costs are 17% of donations. For every dollar donated, 71 cents go to the cause, which is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending 

QCHF has $4m in total funding reserves, resulting in a program cost coverage ratio of 81%. This means that the foundation can cover just under 10 months of its annual program costs using its existing reserves. 

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated June 27, 2019 by Parker Thomlinson.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 11.4%11.4%12.0%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 17.4%21.4%20.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 80.9%31.2%23.7%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 5,3075,5194,732
Business activities (net) 3,7573,5613,551
Investment income 21523490
Total revenues 9,2809,3148,373
Grants 4,9245,9514,316
Administrative costs 1,0331,039997
Fundraising costs 9211,180948
Other costs 266296322
Cash flow from operations 2,1358481,790
Funding reserves 3,9841,8581,023

Note: Ci presented business activities (parking and a gift shop) net of expenses, adjusting both revenues and expenses by ($1.5m) in F2018, ($1.6m) in F2016, and by ($1.5m) in F2016. QCHF does not report separate administrative and fundraising costs in its financial statements. Fundraising costs and management & administration costs were obtained from the charity’s T3010 filing with the CRA.  An adjustment was made to grants reflecting the change in due to hospital year over year. This affected spending by ($5k) in F2018, ($7k) in F2017, and $139k in F2016.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 12

Avg. Compensation: $106,016

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 F2018

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