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Opération Enfant Soleil

450, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Avenue, Suite 10
Québec, QC G2E 6H5
CEO: Anne Hudon
Board Chair: Pierre Bolduc

Charitable Reg. #: 12718 6690 RR0001
Sector: Health - Hospital Foundation
Public Foundation

Results Reporting

Grade: B-

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

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements available only upon request [Audited financial statement for most recent year]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to the Cause

2015 2016 2017
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #31

Avg. Compensation $70,199

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 1
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 3
$40k - $80k 5
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2017

About Opération Enfant Soleil:

Founded in 1988, Opération Enfant Soleil raises funds to improve paediatrics for sick children in Québec. The charity distributes funds to four major paediatric centres in Québec: the CHU de Québec-Laval University’s Centre mère-enfant Soleil, the CHU Sainte-Justine in Montréal, the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre, and the CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHU de Sherbrooke. The charity provides over 150 grants annually to organizations and regional hospitals. The grant money is used to acquire technologies, upgrade facilities, and purchase specialized equipment for treatment. Since its inception, the charity has distributed over $210m throughout Québec. In F2017, Opération Enfant Soleil granted a sum of $14.3m to 17 different regions in Québec. Items funded by the grants include three neonatal incubators in Bas-Saint-Laurent; a rigid bronchoscope in Abitibi-Témiscamingue; a therapeutic bath and bath chair in Laval; and 18 syringe pumps, 10 otoscopes and ophthalmoscopes, and two baby nasolaryngoscopes in Montreal.

Opération Enfant Soleil’s most important fundraising activity is its Telethon. With over 2,000 volunteers, the charity runs a 15-hour live television broadcast, featuring entertainers, artists, and children ambassadors. The event aims to show how people can come together to support sick children and their families.

Financial Review:

Opération Enfant Soleil is a Large charity, with donations of $17.7m in F2017. Its administrative costs are 8% of revenues. Its fundraising costs are 18% of donations, falling from 27% in F2015. For every dollar donated to the charity, 74 cents go to the cause, falling within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. The charity’s funding reserves of $11.1m can cover over 8 months of program costs, showing a need for funding.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Opération Enfant Soleil for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 26, 2018 by Joeyanne Cheung.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending August
Administrative costs as % of revenues 7.5%7.7%8.0%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 18.4%21.1%26.5%
Program cost coverage (%) 70.2%83.9%64.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 17,69916,05314,579
Government funding 3,4142,9952,581
Investment income 463670885
Total revenues 21,57619,71818,045
Program costs 1,4561,6671,644
Grants 14,32611,22811,511
Administrative costs 1,5901,4601,377
Fundraising costs 3,2603,3863,866
Cash flow from operations 9431,977(353)
Funding reserves 11,07510,8248,421
Note: Charity Intelligence has analysed the charity’s French audited financial statements to the best of our abilities but recognizes that detailed financial information is beyond our linguistic expertise. Material omissions may be reflected in Charity Intelligence’s analysis. Ci has adjusted changes to grants payable, reducing expenses by $731k in F2017, $1.6m in F2016, and $119k in F2015.