Shriners Hospitals for Children

1529 Cedar Avenue
Montreal, QC H3G 1A6
President: Dale Stauss
Board Chair: Jerry Gantt

Charitable Reg. #:14101 3680 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 Shriners Hospitals for Children:

Shriners Hospitals for Children raises money for Shriners Hospitals for Children — Canada, a children’s healthcare centre in Montreal which was founded in 1925. Shriners International is a fraternity based on Masonic principles which supports 22 Shriners Hospitals in North America. Regardless of a family’s ability to pay, the hospitals treat children with orthopaedic (skeleton/muscle/nerve) disorders, burns, spinal cord injury, and cleft lip and palate.

In 2015, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Canada moved to a new location adjacent to The Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre. The charity raised money to equip the new hospital which includes 22 private rooms, 4 operating rooms, 13,000 square feet for rehabilitation services, and 29,000 square feet dedicated to research. Since moving to the new building, the hospital has experienced a 24% increase in referrals, 33% more visits in ambulatory care, and an increase of 61% in demand for rehabilitation services.

One of the hospital’s directors of research, René St-Arnaud, Ph.D., was involved in a study published in the August 2018 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation. The study has provided a better understanding of how vitamin D is involved in healing fractured bone. This knowledge can be applied to improve the treatment of fractures.

Results and Impact: Shriners Hospitals works with Press Ganey, a business that partners with more than 26,000 healthcare organizations to evaluate patient satisfaction and provide advice for improvement. For the period April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017, patients who were treated but not admitted at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Canada reported an average satisfaction rate of 93.5, compared to 94.1 reported in Shriners Hospitals overall, and 93.2 for all organizations examined by Press Ganey. For the same period, a 94.3 satisfaction rate was reported by hospitalized patients compared to 88.2 for all Press Ganey, and 94.7 satisfaction reported by day surgery patients compared to 93.4 for all.

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Shriners Hospitals for Children is a Large charity, with donations and special events revenues of $8.3m in F2016. Donations increased by 270% from F2015 to F2016. The charity received $8.6m in funding from Shriners Headquarters, representing 50% of total revenues in F2016. Administrative costs are 7% of revenues and fundraising costs are 4% of donations. For every $1 donated, 89 cents go to the cause, falling within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. The charity has $10.3m in funding reserves which could cover program costs for 3.7 years. This does not indicate a need for funding. In F2015, Shriners Hospitals for Children did not grant money to the hospital, meaning that the program cost coverage could not be calculated for that year. 

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Shriners Hospitals for Children for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 30, 2018 by Madison Kerr.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 7.3%12.3%11.6%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 3.8%15.7%51.4%
Program cost coverage (%) 368.3%0.0%554.2%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 6,8092,5222,616
Fees for service 677555
Special events 1,4671,487766
Investment income 130(55)102
Other income 8,5751,577392
Total revenues 17,0485,6063,931
Grants 2,8000600
Administrative costs 1,230696442
Fundraising costs 3116281,738
Cash flow from operations 12,7074,2821,150
Funding reserves 10,3126,1663,325

Note: Ci has removed deferred revenues, affecting revenues by ($2.8m) in F2016 and ($542k) in F2015. Other revenues represent funds allocated from Shriners Headquarters. The charity has reported no salary data on its T3010 filed with the CRA.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 0

Avg. Compensation: $0

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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