Health Sciences Centre Foundation

PW112-700 William Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9
President & CEO: Jonathon Lyon
Board Chair: Tina Jones

Charitable Reg. #:11895 5012 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) 84 cents are available for programs.

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About Health Sciences Centre Foundation:

Founded in 1976, Health Sciences Centre Foundation (HSCF) raises money for equipment purchases, capital expansion, research, and healthcare worker training at Health Sciences Centre Hospital. Health Sciences Centre Hospital is a specialized hospital for trauma, neurosurgery, burn, transplant, and psychiatric health. It is located in Winnipeg and treats more than 850,000 patients from Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, and Nunavut annually.

In F2021, HSCF granted the Health Sciences Centre $6.5m, $1.7m of which went to the Centre's Transplant Wellness Centre, $315k to research, and $197k to the Centre for Surgical Innovation. The remaining $2.2m was disclosed as "funding commitments". In F2020, Health Sciences Centre had 69,305 people visit its ER, and facilitated 25,588 inpatient admissions, 15,454 surgeries, and 5,552 births.

Capital Projects: HSCF's most recent Annual Report (F2020), highlights the 2020 opening of a new ambulatory care clinic for transplant patients and the Wilf Taillieu Thoracic Surgery Clinic and Endoscopy Unit, both of which are to improve patient care at the Health Sciences Centre.

Research: This program funds the medical research of promising Health Sciences Centre staff. In F2020, HSCF awarded $330k to 13 research projects on a variety of topics including epigenetics, rheumatoid arthritis and scoliosis.


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Results and Impact

In F2020, funds provided to the Health Sciences Centre by the Foundation saw the opening of the Wilf Taillieu Thoracic Surgery Clinic and Endoscopy Unit. This Unit is able to facilitate clinical assessment, diagnosis, staging, and treatment all in one location, and doubled the Centre's capacity for scoping procedures. HSCF reported that despite patient consults increasing from 1,575 (in 2017) to 1,909 (in 2019) when the Clinic opened, it was able to accommodate urgent cancer consults within one week and less urgent consults in under one month. The opening of the Clinic also enabled the Centre to start a pleuroscopy program. HSCF states that for every pleuroscopy procedure performed in the Clinic, there is a savings of at least 1–2 hours of operating room time and 2–3 days of hospitalization. 

Charity Intelligence highlights these key results. They may not be a complete representation of Health Sciences Centre Foundation's results. Charity Intelligence has not assessed impact on HSCF. This shows as n/r, meaning not rated.

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Health Sciences Centre Foundation received donations of $6.5m in F2021. It also received $4.8m in lottery revenue net of expenses, representing 25% of revenues. Investment income of $7.3m represents 38% of HSCF's F2021 revenue. Administrative costs are 10% of revenues and fundraising costs are 6% of donations. For every dollar donated, 84 cents go to the cause, which is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

Health Sciences Centre Foundation has $54.8m in funding reserves, of which $27.1m is donor-endowed. Excluding donor-endowed funds, HSCF could continue granting at the F2021 level for 5.4 years using reserves.

In F2021, HSCF's investments totalled $44.4m. Of these invested funds, $25.3m is in equities, $11.0m in short-term investments, $6.9m in fixed income securities and $1.2m is in global real estate. Average return on investment during the past year was 17%, and average return on investment over the past three years was 6%.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Health Sciences Centre Foundation for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 25, 2021 by Rachel Leteta.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 9.5%9.8%5.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 6.2%7.4%3.4%
Total overhead spending 15.7%17.2%9.4%
Program cost coverage (%) 535.0%213.6%1,377.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 6,5308,88113,671
Lotteries (net) 4,7932,7612,325
Business activities (net) 381278298
Investment income 7,278(1,958)1,624
Total revenues 18,9829,96217,918
Grants 6,53411,7393,075
Administrative costs 1,1121,171969
Fundraising costs 405657470
Total spending 8,05113,5674,514
Cash flow from operations 10,931(3,604)13,404
Capital spending 21970093
Funding reserves 54,77343,64748,196

Note: Grants reported by Ci may be overstated by including the financial line item Major and planned gifts.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 18

Avg. compensation: $105,785

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