1444 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M4L 1E1
Executive Director: Fiona Fisher
Board Chair: Frederick Glady

Charitable Reg. #:13342 3962 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 1/5]



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) 45 cents are available for programs.

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About Camp Quality:

Camp Quality is a 1-star rated charity with Low demonstrated impact and high overhead costs. The charity has a C in results reporting, meaning that it publicly reports little of its programs and results. Before you give, read Charity Intelligence’s report.

Founded in 1988, Camp Quality (CQ) provides camp experiences to children with cancer, blood disorders, and their family members. Camp Quality states that children miss out on learning, exploring, and playing while undergoing cancer treatment. CQ’s guiding belief is that although it cannot control the quantity of life, it can improve the quality of life for kids with cancer. Camp Quality Canada is a branch of the international Camp Quality family. The charity runs year-round programs for children and families affected by childhood cancer across Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta. The charity does not disclose how much it spent on each program in F2021.

CQ’s summer camps run for one week per year at six locations across Canada. It offers four camps in Ontario, one camp in Alberta, and one camp in Manitoba. Each camper is matched with a trained adult volunteer. Campers and their companions participate in various activities, including swimming, arts & crafts, canoeing, and archery. CQ works with a medical team to ensure that a registered nurse or doctor is always on site. 

Camp Quality’s New Heights program is a camp for teenagers aged 14 to 17 that focuses on building leadership skills. 

The charity pivoted its program in F2021 as a result of the covid-19 pandemic. It operates a virtual summer camp for children aged 4-17. Camp Quality mails out activities to family homes and runs programming through Zoom.

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Results and Impact

Camp Quality surveys parents and caregivers of campers to measure its results. The charity states that 81% of parents and caregivers said CQ improved their child's self esteem, 88% said CQ improved their child's independence, and 78% said camp improved their child's social skills.

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Camp Quality’s results and impact.

Charity Intelligence has given Camp Quality a Low impact rating based on demonstrated impact per dollar spent.

Impact Rating: Low

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Camp Quality is a small charity in terms of donations, with $556k in donations and special events revenue in F2021. Administrative costs are 31% of revenues (less investment income) and fundraising costs are 24% of donations. This results in total overhead spending of 55%. For every dollar donated to the charity, 45 cents go to the cause. This falls outside of Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. This has been the case for the past seven years.

Camp Quality has $1.7m in total funding reserves. The charity can cover five years and six months of annual program costs with its existing reserves.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Camp Quality for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 12, 2022 by Ann Lei.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 31.0%23.3%18.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 24.0%35.7%25.3%
Total overhead spending 54.9%59.0%44.1%
Program cost coverage (%) 551.7%581.8%203.1%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 472,089463,842764,261
Goods in kind 005,314
Government funding 88,529159,3820
Special events 83,79524,986250,187
Investment income 30,74728,77627,193
Other income 8043,9537,776
Total revenues 675,964680,9391,054,731
Program costs 312,737295,662724,343
Donated goods exp 005,314
Administrative costs 199,765151,911193,407
Fundraising costs 133,167174,678256,881
Total spending 645,669622,2511,179,945
Cash flow from operations 30,29558,688(125,214)
Funding reserves 1,725,3071,720,2741,470,840

Note: Ci adjusted for unrealized investment loss affecting revenue by ($55k) in F2021. The F2021 T3010 data was not available at the time of this update.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 6

Avg. compensation: $60,556

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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Comments & Contact

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Charity Contact

Website: www.campquality.org
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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001