Fondation Québécoise du Cancer

2075, rue de Champlain
Montreal, QC H2L 2T1
General Director: Ginette Charest
Board President: Martin Dupras

Charitable Reg. #:10739 1963 RR0001


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About Fondation Québécoise du Cancer:

Founded in 1980, Fondation Québécoise du Cancer (FQC) offers lodging, information services and support services for people with cancer and their families in Quebec.

Lodging is Fondation Québécoise du Cancer’s major program, making up 55% of program costs in F2014. FQC runs four lodges in Montreal, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières and Gatineau, which house people who must travel for several weeks to receive radiation therapy or chemotherapy. FQC housed 2,737 people in 2014 across its four lodges, equal to 20,761 nights. The average length of stay per person helped was 8 nights.

Fondation Québécoise du Cancer’s Info-Cancer program made up 13% of program costs in F2014. Through a toll-free helpline, Info-Cancer helps people access the information they need from the exhaustive online resources available to them. In 2014, the Info-Cancer team responded to 17,000 requests for information.

Fondation Québécoise du Cancer also offers support services such as art therapy, massage therapy and kinesiology sessions for cancer patients. Support services made up 11% of program costs in F2014. FQC reports that its support services program gave 15,621 sessions for therapy and physical activity in 2014.

The remaining 21% of program costs in F2014 represents spending for Education and Awareness. Ci  assumes this  relates to increasing public awareness  for cancer in Quebec.

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Fondation Québécoise du Cancer is a medium-sized charity with donations of $4.4m in F2015. Administrative costs are 6% of revenues and fundraising costs are 34% of donations. $0.40 of every donated dollar goes toward overhead costs, which is more than what Ci considers a reasonable range for overhead spending. The charity’s funding reserves of $2.6m can cover only 68% of annual program costs, indicating a funding need.

This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Fondation Québécoise du Cancer. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 15, 2016 by Katie Khodawandi.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 6.3%4.1%3.3%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 33.7%31.0%30.5%
Program cost coverage (%) 67.9%72.3%58.8%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 4,4224,3944,059
Government funding 0175734
Fees for service 1,1681,173603
Investment income 414349
Other income 909088
Total revenues 5,7215,8745,534
Program costs 3,8113,6223,714
Administrative costs 358237182
Fundraising costs 1,4911,3631,238
Cash flow from operations 61652400
Funding reserves 2,5862,6192,183

Note: Charity Intelligence has analyzed the charity’s French audited financial statements to the best of our abilities but we recognize that detailed financial information is beyond our linguistic expertise. Material omissions may not be reflected in Charity Intelligence’s analysis. Ci included amortization of deferred capital contributions in other revenue. F2013 fees for services income has been adjusted for $534k in provincial government funding.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 37

Avg. Compensation: $55,082

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 F2015

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