Childhood Cancer Canada

20 Queen Street West, Suite 702
Toronto, ON M5H 3R3
Acting Executive Director: Sandi Hancox
Board Chair: Matthew Von Teichman

Charitable Reg. #:82825 2346 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 3/5]



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) 59 cents are available for programs.

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About Childhood Cancer Canada:

Childhood Cancer Canada is an average, 3-star rated charity. It has a C+ in results reporting, meaning it publicly reports little of its programs and results. Its overhead spending has fallen outside Charity Intelligence's reasonable range for the past three years.

Founded in 1987, Childhood Cancer Canada (CCC) raises money to fund childhood cancer research and support childhood cancer patients. The charity is the merger of Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation and Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation. The charity reports that 1,000 Canadian children are diagnosed with cancer every year. While 80% of these children survive, they often struggle with learning difficulties, pain, and the possibility of relapse.

Childhood Cancer Canada runs research, education, and community programs. Its programs include care packages for families and children with a new cancer diagnosis, scholarships, and grants to help families pay for their child's funeral. The charity does not disclose how much it distributed in cancer research grants in F2021. CCC also did not disclose how much it spent on its support programs.

In F2021, CCC gave out one $5,000 scholarship and 138 $1,500 scholarships to childhood cancer survivors. Additionally, CCC gave care packages to 215 families and helped 52 families pay for their child's funeral services. 

CCC started a program in F2020 to give cash support ($250) to cancer patients during the covid-19 pandemic. In F2021, Childhood Cancer Canada distributed cash support to 395 families.

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Results and Impact

Charity Intelligence did not find any quantified outcomes on the Childhood Cancer Canada website. This may not be a complete representation of Childhood Cancer Canada's results and impact.

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On July 31, 2020, Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation and Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation merged under the name Childhood Cancer Canada. The charity's F2021 financial information below refers to audited financial statements. The charity reported unaudited figures for F2020 on its F2021 audited financial statements. Ci has presented the unaudited, F2020 statements for a year over year comparison. The F2019 financial information refers to audited financial statements of Childhood Cancer Canada prior to its merger. 

Childhood Cancer Canada received $1.7m in donations and special events revenue in F2021. Administrative costs are 17% of total revenues, and fundraising costs are 23% of donations. This results in total overhead spending of 41%. For every dollar donated, 59 cents go to the cause. This falls outside Ci's reasonable range for overhead spending. Childhood Cancer Canada’s overhead spending has fallen outside Ci’s reasonable range since it was first analyzed in F2013. 

Childhood Cancer Canada had funding reserves of $785k, which can cover program spending for just over seven months.

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

Updated August 4, 2022 by Ann Lei.


Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending June
Administrative costs as % of revenues 17.3%11.8%15.4%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 23.3%41.9%41.6%
Total overhead spending 40.6%53.7%56.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 60.6%65.7%45.9%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,745,2551,740,771707,259
Government funding 87,687121,0470
Lotteries (net) 169,342116,07996,889
Special events 00659,562
Other income 9415,7840
Total revenues 2,002,3781,993,6811,463,710
Program costs 1,079,633996,977750,716
Administrative costs 346,830234,674224,894
Fundraising costs 406,534729,924568,120
Total spending 1,832,9971,961,5751,543,730
Cash flow from operations 169,38132,106(80,020)
Capital spending 007,210
Funding reserves 785,005786,124344,797

Note: Amortization of capital assets was backed out of administrative costs. Lottery revenues were reported net of expenses, reducing revenues and expenses by $104k in F2021, $108k in F2020, and $119k in F2019.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 6

Avg. compensation: $67,295

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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Comments & Contact

Comments added by the Charity:

The following comment is from a previous profile. New comments may be forthcoming. 

Childhood Cancer Canada committed to improve efficiencies and reduce costs leading into fiscal year 2020. Despite these efforts, the Foundation’s fundraising capabilities were impacted by the merger, the pandemic, and the ability to host in-person fundraising events. To address the situation, the Foundation continued to scrutinize costs and made many changes to help maximize support for families in Canada dealing with childhood cancer.  This included a reduction in staff; donated office space; and donated warehouse space. Childhood Cancer Canada believes these changes will mean support for more families in 2021 and beyond.

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Tel: 416-489-6440


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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001