Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation

1500 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa, ON K1G 3Y9
President & CEO: Linda Eagen
Board Chair: Cory Ready

Charitable Reg. #:89831 1170 RR0001


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For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 89 cents are available for programs.

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About Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation:

Founded in 1995, the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation (ORCF) is dedicated to increasing cancer survivorship in Eastern Ontario. ORCF hopes to help people living with cancer by providing residents with increased access to person-centered care through the delivery of the Cancer Coaching Health and Social Care Service, innovative cancer research and a clinical trials program. ORCF reports that 50% of Canadians are expected to develop cancer during their lifetime. In F2018, ORCF reports that 65% of program spending was allocated to Cancer Coaching and 35% to research, clinical trials, and patient care.

 Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation’s Cancer Coaching program pairs a personal cancer coach with a patient throughout their journey. The coach works with the patient to provide support, education, practical guidance, and help to meet a patient’s health goals and quality of life. In F2018, ORCF provided 133 cancer coaching sessions and supported 3,369 families through cancer coaching.

Through research and clinical trials, ORCF attempts to improve cancer care and treatment, and ultimately find a cure. In F2018, ORCF reports that there were 128 active clinical trials and 5 ongoing research projects in Ottawa. In addition, ORCF reports that it provided 1,200 clinical trial patients with the newest cancer treatments.

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Results and Impact

In F2018, Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation released a client satisfaction survey. The results were that 92% of respondents said, “My Cancer Coach worked with me to understand my needs and develop an action plan that worked for me,” 93% said, “I received the emotional support that I needed through Cancer Coaching, and 100% said, “I would recommend Cancer Coaching to families facing cancer.”

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Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation is a medium-sized charity receiving $3.9m in donations in F2017. In F2017, administrative costs were 6% of revenues (excluding investment income) and fundraising costs were 6% of donations. For every dollar donated, 89 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

GRHF has funding reserves of $2.1m, of which $652k are donor-endowed. Excluding endowed funds, the charity's funding reserves can support the charity's annual programs for 4 months.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated July 26, 2019 by Parker Thomlinson.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 5.6%6.3%8.0%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 5.9%7.2%8.3%
Total overhead spending 11.5%13.5%16.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 34.6%39.1%32.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 3,888,9225,409,5895,455,224
Investment income 31,88358,74818,452
Total revenues 3,920,8055,468,3375,473,676
Program costs 1,413,3471,368,1211,329,614
Grants 2,714,9922,954,9313,348,341
Administrative costs 218,238339,074435,156
Fundraising costs 228,675391,607451,318
Total spending 4,575,2505,053,7305,564,430
Cash flow from operations (654,447)414,604(90,753)
Capital spending 9,30616,05140,051
Funding reserves 2,067,9552,327,8992,150,592

Note: Ci adjusted donations for deferred donations affecting revenues by ($460k) in F2017, ($231k) in F2016, and ($663k) in F2015. Ci also adjusted for gain on disposal of assets affecting revenues by ($167k) in F2017, $56k in F2016, and ($54k) in F2015. Amortization was backed out of expenses on a pro-rata basis.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 28

Avg. Compensation: $75,512

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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