89 West Georgia St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 6G1
Executive Director: Alex Oxenham
Board President: Michael Doyle

Charitable Reg. #:11883 7483 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 1/5]


Audited financial statements available only through official request for information from Charities Directorate.



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



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) -18 cents are available for programs.

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About Canucks for Kids Fund:

Canucks for Kids Fund is a 1-star charity with a below-average results reporting grade. The charity does not provide its financial statements online. The CRA redacted Canucks for Kids Fund's F2022 audited financial statement. Canucks for Kids Fund’s overhead costs are outside of Ci’s reasonable range. It has reserve funds that can cover its annual program costs for three and a half years.

Founded in 1986, Canucks for Kids Fund (CFKF) is the fundraising arm of the Vancouver Canucks hockey club, in British Columbia. The charity runs fundraising events and a 50/50 lottery to raise funds. Its programs focus on children’s Health and Wellness, Grassroots Hockey, and Education. Canucks for Kids Fund has not published an annual report since F2020.

Health and Wellness

Canucks for Kids Fund funds the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. In F2020, Canucks Place families and family members spent 1,254 nights in the hospice. There were also 2,579 outpatient consults. The charity funds the BC Children’s Hospital, the only hospital exclusively caring for children in BC. In F2020, Canucks for Kids Fund participated in hosting the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative. It also runs the Hockey Talks program to promote awareness around mental health.

Grassroots Hockey

Canucks for Kids Fund partners with the Vancouver Canucks, BC Hockey and Hockey Canada to provide hockey related opportunities to young players. This includes the First Shift Hockey program which introduces hockey to first time players. In F2019, 80 kids participated in the program. The charity also provides in-game opportunities. For example, young teams can play during intermissions at the Rogers Arena. They can also be in the Canucks starting lineup. In F2019, the charity reports that 2,838 kids participated in Canucks Hockey Clinics and programs.


Canucks for Kids Fund funds the Canucks Family Education Centre (CFEC). This centre is in East Vancouver. The charity reports that this area has low education rates and high crime and substance abuse rates. The CFEC aims to increase literacy and learning in the area. CFEC currently has seven family literacy program models in the Lower Mainland. Canucks for Kids Fund also runs the Fin’s Friends program, to teach young students important virtues. The charity reports that Fin’s Friends have been in over 5,000 primary school classrooms over the past 15 years. The charity also funds scholarships, Raise a Reader Day and the Seventh Generation Club.

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Results and Impact

Charity Intelligence did not find any quantified outcomes on Canucks for Kids' website. This may not be a complete representation of CFKF's results and impact.

This charity is not yet rated on impact (n/r).

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The CRA has redacted Canucks for Kids Fund’s financial statements for F2022, F2021 and F2020.

Canucks for Kids Fund received $1.3m in donations and special events revenue in F2022. It also raised $9.7m from lotteries. Administrative and fundraising costs were 118% of revenues. The charity does not report both separately. Ci does not include revenues from lotteries in this calculation. This means that for every dollar donated, -18 cents go to the cause. This falls outside Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. In other words, the charity spent more on fundraising and admin than what it received from donations and special events. It is likely that lottery revenue contributed to the rest of the administrative and fundraising costs.

The charity has net funding reserves of $9.0m which can cover three and a half years of program costs. In F2021, they were $2.8m. Since Ci records on Canucks for Kids Fund began in F2015 and up until F2021, this amount had not exceeded $3.0m. Before F2022, the reserve funds could cover less than a year of program costs.

Canucks for Kids Fund’s net lottery revenues are rising. Before F2020, they did not exceed $5.0m. They stand at $9.7m in F2022. This parallels the rise in funding reserves mentioned above.

Up until F2021 inclusive, the charity reported both revenue and expenses from lotteries. In F2022, it reported a net number in revenues. This reduces financial disclosure.

The charity’s operating cash flow, the difference between its total revenue and total expenses, has increased from $200k in F2021 to $6.8m in F2022.

Charity Intelligence has sent this profile update to Canucks for Kids Fund for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on May 29, 2023 by Victoria Allder

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending July
Fundraising & admin costs as % of revenues 117.9%255.8%38.4%
Total overhead spending 117.9%255.8%38.4%
Program cost coverage (%) 356.4%42.6%57.8%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 4813902,416
Goods in kind 1460446
Government funding 34480
Lotteries (net) 9,7417,7474,903
Special events 8451201,575
Investment income 21011
Total revenues 11,2688,3059,350
Program costs 272292
Grants 2,5126,6564,609
Donated goods exp 1460446
Fundraising & administrative costs 1,7761,4271,703
Total spending 4,4628,1056,850
Cash flow from operations 6,8062002,501
Capital spending 000
Funding reserves 9,0502,8422,718

Note: Ci reports lotteries net of expenses, reducing total revenues and expenses by $7.7m in F2021 and $4.9m in F2020. In F2022, the charity also reported lotteries net of expenses. Ci adjusted deferred events revenue of $88k in F2022, nil in F2021, and nil in F2020. Goods in kind refer to the fair value of donated Vancouver Canucks season tickets.    

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 4

Avg. compensation: $61,909

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 F2022

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Comments & Contact

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Charity Contact

Website: www.nhl.com/canucks/community/canucksforkids
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To contact Canucks for Kids fund:

call 604.899.7400


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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001