Fondation Québécoise du Cancer

2075, rue de Champlain
Montreal, QC 2HL 2T1
General Director: Marco Decelles
Board President: Michel Lesage

Charitable Reg. #:10739 1963 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 3/5]


Most recent Audited financial statements available on the charity’s website.



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) 70 cents are available for programs.

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About Fondation Québécoise du Cancer:

Founded in 1980, Fondation Québécoise du Cancer (FQC) aims to support people in Quebec living with cancer by focusing on their daily needs and concerns. FQC reports that cancer is the leading cause of death in Quebec, with an estimated 56,800 diagnoses every year. It is estimated that in 2020, 22,400 people in the province will die from cancer. FQC programs include Accommodation, Education and Awareness, Info-Cancer, and Well-being services.

Accommodation is FQC’s major program, making up 54% of program costs in F2020. The program provides affordable housing for those who must travel to receive cancer treatment. The charity currently has five locations in Montreal, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières, Levis, and Gatineau. In F2020, the accommodations had 14,445 overnight stays, which is 41% of total capacity. In F2021, Fondation Québécoise du Cancer plans to open an accommodation center in Quebec City.

Education and Awareness represented 25% of FQC’s program spending in F2020. The program aims to increase public awareness of cancer in Quebec. In F2020, the charity had 94,668 visits to its website.

Info-Cancer accounted for 13% of program costs in F2020. This program helps people access the information they need through online resources and a helpline. The charity’s online library has 2,200 cancer resources. In F2020, FQC responded to 6,495 requests for information.

Well-being Services accounted for the remaining 9% of program spending in F2020. The charity offers services such as art therapy, massage therapy, and kinesiology sessions for cancer patients. FQC reports that 5,988 people participated in an activity in F2020. 

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Results and Impact

Charity Intelligence did not find any quantified outcomes reported on Fondation Québécoise du Cancer’s website. This charity is not yet rated on impact (n/r).  

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Fondation Québécoise du Cancer has donations of $3.9m in F2020. The charity received $2.3m in government funding, representing 33% of total revenues. Administrative costs are 2% of revenues (less investment income) and fundraising costs are 28% of donations. This results in total overhead spending of 30%. For every dollar donated, 70 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

FQC has $7.0m in funding reserves. The charity could cover 187% or around 1 year and 10 months of annual program costs with current reserves.

In F2020 FQC paid external fundraisers $137k to collect $1.0m in donations. Meaning it costs FQC $0.13 to raise $1 using external fundraisers.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Fondation Québécoise du Cancer for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming. 

Updated on August 5, 2021 by Brenleigh Jebb.  

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 2.0%2.7%2.7%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 28.2%37.9%39.8%
Total overhead spending 30.2%40.6%42.5%
Program cost coverage (%) 186.5%100.7%71.8%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 3,8884,5234,442
Government funding 2,271914868
Fees for service 270737618
Business activities (net) 20(1)(12)
Investment income 242258(4)
Other income 2661694
Total revenues 6,9566,4486,005
Program costs 3,7343,9103,820
Administrative costs 131169161
Fundraising costs 1,0971,7151,768
Total spending 4,9625,7935,749
Cash flow from operations 1,994655256
Capital spending 108136110
Funding reserves 6,9663,9382,743

Note: Ci recognized unrealized gains (losses) on investments in investment income, affecting total revenues by $175k in F2020, $188k in F2019, and ($71k) in F2018. Ci reported business activities net of expenses. Ci reported government funding and backed out the amounts from fees for service. In F2020, Ci reported Canadian wage subsidy as government funding. 

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 44

Avg. compensation: $53,621

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 F2020

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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001