1444 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M4L 1E1
Executive Director: Brendan Turner
Board President: Mandy Thomson

Charitable Reg. #:13342 3962 RR0001


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

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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) 59 cents are available for programs.

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About Camp Quality:

Founded in 1988, Camp Quality Canada (CQ) provides camp experiences to kids with cancer and their siblings. During cancer treatment, kids miss out on learning, exploring, and playing. While CQ is unable to increase quantity of life, it works to improve the quality of life of kids with cancer. Camp Quality Canada is a branch of the international Camp Quality family.

CQ’s summer camps run for one week per year at six locations across Canada. Every camper is matched with a trained, adult volunteer. Campers and their companions participate in activities, including swimming, hiking, canoeing, and archery. CQ works with a medical team to ensure that a registered nurse or doctor is always on site. There is one medical professional per 15 campers. For youth aged 14-18, New Heights is a week of camp designed to promote leadership. Breaking Borders is open to 14 cancer survivors aged 18-25 who arrange an outdoor adventure for themselves. In past years, Breaking Borders trips have included sea kayaking in New Brunswick, sailing in Georgian Bay, and exploring British Columbia. Each year, over 350 children and young adults participate in CQ camps. Assuming 350 campers, the total operating cost per camper in F2017 was $3,638, an increase of 8% from F2015. 

CQ also has puppet shows which visit elementary schools to teach kids the importance of caring for one another and how to treat kids with major illnesses. The shows are presented to approximately 23,000 students each year.

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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 Canada is a small charity, with donations and special events revenue of $980k in F2017. Administrative costs are 17% of revenues and fundraising costs are 24% of donations. For every $1 donated, 59 cents go to the cause, falling below Ci’s reasonable range. Yet donors need to adjust this ratio: Camp Quality is spending down its funding reserves by spending more on its camp programs. With this increase in spending, if donated dollars are taken as a percent of spending rather than revenue, then 68 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci's reasonable range.

CQ has $1.9m in funding reserves which could cover program costs for 2.2 years. Camp Quality's management is working hard to spend down surplus reserves so more children can go to camp.  

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

Updated on July 13, 2018 by Madison Kerr.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 17.0%19.6%23.7%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 23.7%20.1%22.2%
Program cost coverage (%) 221.0%302.1%329.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 776,555687,246906,794
Goods in kind 4,9392,54710,341
Special events 203,085114,811113,077
Investment income 27,73024,06526,983
Other income 30,6977,1090
Total revenues 1,043,006835,7781,057,195
Program costs 868,047706,683709,093
Administrative costs 172,559159,320244,410
Fundraising costs 232,011161,296226,740
Cash flow from operations (229,611)(191,521)(123,048)
Funding reserves 1,918,6412,134,8382,333,240

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 2

Avg. Compensation: $71,204

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 F2016

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Comments & Contact

Comments added by the Charity:





There Camp Quality's management has informed Charity Intelligence that the salary information filed with the Charities Directorate is incorrect. Camp Quality is reviewing this salary information. If this information is amended, Charity Intelligence will post the corrected salary information.

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