Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation

379 Church Street
Markham, ON L6B 0T1
CEO: Suzette Strong
Board Chair: Rhonda English

Charitable Reg. #:13064 3620 RR0001


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

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



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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) 61 cents are available for programs.

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About Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation :

The Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation (MSHF) is the fundraising arm of the Markham Stouffville Hospital, which serves a community of over 330,000 people in the Greater Toronto Area. The MSHF's mission is to create, organize and effectively manage a comprehensive fundraising program for the hospital.

In 2008, MSHF launched a $50m Expansion Campaign to help the hospital meet the needs of its growing community. The campaign was successfully completed in 2014 and raised $56m. Between F2010 and F2014 MSHF doubled the size of the facility, tripled the size of the emergency department, and increased access to surgical services, maternal health services, and oncology services, among others. The key features of the expansion include, an expanded emergency department, an improved and expanded ambulatory clinic, over 100 new inpatient beds, 8 new operating rooms, an expanded diagnostic imaging center, an enhanced maternal child program and an expanded mental health services program.

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Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation is a big-cap charity with $7.8m in F2016 donations and special events revenues. Its administrative and fundraising costs are 39% of revenues. For every dollar donated, 61 cents go towards the foundation’s grants to the hospital, falling outside of Ci’s reasonable range. MSHF has total funding reserves of $16.4m, resulting in a program cost coverage ratio of 1778%. This means that the foundation’s reserves can cover 17.8 years of its annual program costs at F2016 granting levels. However, this figure may be inflated as it is unclear if the decline in grants from $6.6m in F2015 to $922k in F2016 will be sustained going forward now that the hospital expansion is complete.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated June 30, 2017 by Kevin Silberberg.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Fundraising & admin costs as % of revenues 38.6%51.6%27.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 1,778.1%197.9%252.9%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 5,7724,8189,748
Special events 2,0331,3071,816
Investment income (91)1,0481,168
Total revenues 7,7137,17312,732
Grants 9226,6236,090
Fundraising & administrative costs 3,0103,1623,159
Other costs 716962
Cash flow from operations 3,710(2,681)3,421
Funding reserves 16,40113,10815,399

Note: Ci included unrealized gains (loss) in revenues, affecting total revenues by ($702k) in F2016, $348k in F2015, and by $789k in F2014.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 15

Avg. Compensation: $109,951

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 F2016

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Comments & Contact

Comments added by the Charity:

Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation recently completed a $50M Expansion Campaign, raising $56M to enable our hospital’s first capital redevelopment. Thanks to tremendous community support, we are celebrating the opening of our new building and the complete renewal of our original building. Our new website,, reflects our commitment to donor accountability and includes audited financial statements for the past five years. Also available are a series of annual donor reports and publications including the current edition of our Healthy.Together.Markham.Stouffville TM magazine which contains a special Report to Donors highlighting the impact of donor support throughout the redevelopment project. As our expansion journey ends, a new one begins – one that will outfit our hospital with the most advanced technology and medical equipment. Our Strategic Plan, available online, outlines the fundraising focus required to support continued excellence in patient care at Markham Stouffville Hospital. To learn more please visit or call 905.472.7059.

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