Gatineau Health Foundation

116, boul. Lionel-Émond
Gatineau, QC J8Y 1W7
Board President: Louise Poirier
Executive Director: Dr Josée Bussières

Charitable Reg. #:10758 8477 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 2/5]



Audited financial statements for current and previous years 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) 66 cents are available for programs.

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About Gatineau Health Foundation:

Gatineau Health Foundation is a 2-star rated charity with best practice in financial transparency and below average accountability to donors as seen in the C+ results reporting grade. For every dollar donated to this charity, 66 cents go to the cause. This is just within Ci's reasonable range for overhead spending.

Founded in 1984, Gatineau Health Foundation raises money to support the Outaouais Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS), a hospital and social service provider in the region of Outaouais. The foundation hopes to improve the quality of health care patients receive. In F2021, the foundation granted $1.9m to the hospital, a decrease from $3.2m in F2020. Funds collected are used to purchase medical equipment, support prevention programs, and fund investment projects. In F2021, the charity allocated 55% of program spending to hospital environment and oncology, 22% to support for seniors, 17% to mental health and addiction, 4% to youth services, and 2% to social services and research.

Gatineau Health Foundation’s granting activities allowed the hospital to purchase spinal endoscopy equipment, which will allow surgeons to perform spinal endoscopies without incision. Thanks to grants, the hospital was also able to purchase a portable hearing screening device. The charity reports that the hospital was able to complete the gynecological oncology surgery operating theatre and ultrasound-guided brachytherapy for prostate cancer. This equipment will allow patients to access necessary procedures closer to home, and in a more timely manner. 

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Results and Impact

Gatineau Health Foundation states that the ultrasound-guided brachytherapy reduces the time for this treatment by over 50%.

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Gatineau Health Foundation's results and impact.

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The Gatineau Health Foundation reported donations of $2.2m in F2021. Its administrative costs are 10% of revenues (excluding investment income) and fundraising costs are 24% of donations. For every dollar donated to the charity, 66 cents go to its programs. This is just within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead costs. The charity has net funding reserves of $12.5m. Reserves can cover program costs for almost 6 and a half years.

This report is an update that has been sent to Gatineau Health Foundation. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated August 17, 2022 by Angelina Curwin.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 10.3%17.6%10.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 24.2%45.8%63.7%
Total overhead spending 34.5%63.3%74.6%
Program cost coverage (%) 645.7%337.9%478.2%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 2,2322,0051,375
Government funding 57569
Business activities (net) 1,1432,3652,576
Investment income 1,675(372)512
Total revenues 5,0554,0734,531
Program costs 000
Grants 1,9403,1542,403
Administrative costs 347781436
Fundraising costs 541918876
Total spending 2,8284,8533,715
Cash flow from operations 2,227(780)816
Capital spending 1,4760184
Funding reserves 12,52610,65611,493

Note: Ci recognized deferred revenues affecting total revenue by $858k in F2021, $302k in F2020, and $325k in F2019. Ci reported gross fundraising costs affecting total revenue and expenses by $541k in F2021, $918k in F2020, and $976k in F2019. Ci removed loss on write-off of plant, property, and equipment from revenues.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 31

Avg. compensation: $31,749

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 F2021

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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001