Peace Arch Hospital Foundation

15521 Russell Avenue
White Rock, BC V4B 2R4
Executive Director: Stephanie Beck
Board Chair: Geoff Funke

Charitable Reg. #:12731 1348 RR0001


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For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 63 cents are available for programs.

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About Peace Arch Hospital Foundation:

Founded in 1988, Peace Arch Hospital Foundation (PAH Foundation) raises money to improve the health of people in the White Rock/South Surrey area of British Columbia. The majority of grants from the foundation are received by Peace Arch Hospital to fund building upgrades, purchase medical equipment, and improve patient comfort. Each year, the hospital treats more than 50,000 patients in the ER, delivers 1,000 babies, and performs 9,000 surgeries. Based on population growth projections, the hospital will need to increase its number of beds by up to 50% to accommodate demand in 2030.

In F2017, PAH Foundation distributed $1.3 million in grants to the hospital, reporting that approximately $1.0 million is spent on equipment each year. Recent medical equipment purchases include: two newborn incubators, a mobile infant warming unit, a ventilator, two defibrillators, a digital x-ray unit, and a specialized camera used in minimally-invasive surgeries. Money granted to the hospital is also used in building expansions such as the ER expansion which is now set to open in 2021. The upgraded department will be three times the current size and have a private triage area, dedicated ambulance entrance, and more treatment areas.

PAH Foundation is in the process of constructing a $10 million hospice and $35 million for a long-term care facility adjacent to the hospital. The hospice will have 15 beds and the long-term care facility 112 beds for 24-hour long-term care, and 73 beds for elders with behavioral issues due to mental illness. Once complete, the building will be leased and operated by the Fraser Health Authority, a healthcare group which includes Peace Arch Hospital.

In F2017, PAH Foundation distributed $78,123 in grants to improve health outside of the hospital. The grants are used to educate people about healthy living and decrease inactivity by creating an accessible, all-ages playground. By providing community grants, PAH Foundation works to prevent hospital visits as an inactive person spends an average of 38% more days in hospital than an active person.

Results and Impact: In F2016, Peace Arch Hospital Foundation raised $800,000 to purchase a new digital x-ray unit. Compared to the old machine, the digital x-ray is faster and provides a better image quality while exposing a patient to less radiation. The new machine has been used to treat 100 additional patients per month.  

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Peace Arch Hospital Foundation is a Large charity, with donations and special events revenue of $6.5m in F2018. Administrative costs are 15% of revenues and fundraising costs are 21% of donations. For every $1 donated, 63 cents go to the cause, falling outside of Ci’s reasonable range. The foundation has funding reserves of $44.0m, of which $0.5m is donor-endowed. Funding reserves could cover program costs for over 21 years. This does not indicate a need for funding. 

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

Updated on July 23, 2018 by Madison Kerr.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 15.5%10.5%17.1%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 21.1%17.1%24.1%
Program cost coverage (%) 2,117.0%3,188.1%3,568.1%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 5,3177,1593,606
Business activities (net) 387516545
Special events 1,1741,066926
Investment income 1,6054,184(604)
Total revenues 8,48312,9254,474
Program costs 14580111
Grants 1,9341,362936
Administrative costs 1,064916868
Fundraising costs 1,3681,4061,094
Cash flow from operations 3,9729,1601,465
Funding reserves 43,99045,31636,541

Note: Ci included ancillary expense in net business activities, affecting both revenue by ($40k) in F2017, and ($6k) in F2016, and ($71k) in F2015. Program, grants, administrative, and fundraising expenses are as reported on the charity's T3010. Amortization has been removed from program, administrative, and fundraising costs pro-rata. 

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 14

Avg. Compensation: $80,311

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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Comments & Contact

Comments added by the Charity:

The mission of Peace Arch Hospital Foundation is to raise funds and awareness to enhance health and wellness in the White Rock/South Surrey community.

Incorporated in 1988, we have raised more than $140 million to fund vital health care services and medical equipment at Peace Arch Hospital and to support community health care initiatives.

In 2012, the Foundation's Board of Directors made a commitment to equally support projects and programs designed to make White Rock and South Surrey the healthiest community possible, with the goal to effect change upstream and keep people OUT of the hospital. With the two pillars of funding in place, both capital projects and equipment purchases that improve health care services at Peace Arch Hospital and the healthy community innovations like the all-abilities Generations Playground and Move For Life initiative that teaches and promotes physical literacy for people of all ages, the Foundation has become a trailblazer in supporting health care and wellness in all its forms. Peace Arch Hospital will always be available and well-equipped to treat patients right in their community, but hopefully with a healthy lifestyle, our families, friends and neighbours won't need it.

In 2014, the Foundation was accredited under Imagine Canada's stringent national Standards Program becoming one of the first hospital foundations in Canada to earn this credential of excellence and leadership in the charitable sector, an accreditation we hold to this day. Accreditation is given to charities and non-profits that have taken action through the Standards Program to bolster trust with the public by identifying and reducing organizational risk, improving board governance practices, being transparent and accountable with finances and fundraising, and fostering a strong workforce.

Because of our generous community of donors, we are able to make a powerful impact on health care in our community and have committed $37 million in funding towards a brand new and expanded emergency department and five state-of-the-art operating suites that are currently under construction at Peace Arch Hospital. These two critically-needed upgrades will be completed in 2021 and $37 million will be disbursed over the next seven years to help fund the project. 

In addition to the ER and OR, a new 200-bed residential care facility featuring a hospice and mental health unit will open in 2019 directly across from Peace Arch Hospital. This building is being financed by the Foundation in its entirety and will be operated by Fraser Health. 

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