Ronald McDonald House Saskatchewan

1011 University Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0K4
CEO: Tammy Forrester
Board Chair: Jim Flath

Charitable Reg. #:10740 7983 RR0001


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Most recent Audited financial statements available on the charity’s website.



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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) 79 cents are available for programs.

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About Ronald McDonald House Saskatchewan:

Founded in 1983, Ronald McDonald House Saskatchewan (RMHS) offers temporary housing to families of sick children who must travel to receive medical care at hospitals in Saskatoon. It is formally known as Friends of Saskatchewan Children Inc. and opened its House in 1985. RMHS runs one of the 15 Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada. The House is within walking distance of Royal University Hospital and Saskatoon Cancer Clinic. It also accommodates families of children getting treatment at Saskatoon City Hospital, St. Paul’s Hospital, and Kinsmen Children’s Centre.

In F2019, Ronald McDonald House Saskatchewan spent $1.3m on its programs: $1.2 million on the House, and $83k on the Family Room located in Prince Albert Victoria Hospital.

The House, which was 94% of program costs in F2019, is 42,000 square feet and contains 34 rooms for families. The charity asks families to pay $10 per night to stay at the House. The House is for immediate family members of children aged 18 or younger who are receiving medical treatment in Saskatoon but live outside Saskatoon. There is no limit to how long a family can stay at the House. RMHS runs multiple programs for families at the House, including the Home for Dinner program, Breakfast program, Bingo and Games Night, and a Kids Care program. In its F2019 Year in Review, RMHS reports that the House operated at 91% occupancy, with 1,707 family stays. Families stayed for 11 nights on average.

The Family Room, which was 6% of program costs in F2019, is 1,300 square feet of living space for families of sick children receiving treatment at Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert. It is open seven days a week, from 9am to 9pm. RMHS runs this program in partnership with Prince Albert Parkland Health Region. In its F2019 Year in Review, RMHS reports that 3,671 families used the space.

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Results and Impact

Charity Intelligence has given Ronald McDonald House Saskatchewan a Fair impact rating for demonstrated impact per dollar.

Impact Rating: Fair

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Ronald McDonald House Saskatchewan is a medium-sized charity that received $3.0m in donations and special events fundraising in F2019. Donations increased 79% from F2018, which is due to a 96% rise in unrestricted contributions (i.e. general public support). Administrative costs are 8% of revenues (excluding investment income) and fundraising costs are 13% of donations and special events fundraising. For every dollar donated, 79 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

Ronald McDonald House Saskatchewan has $8.4m in funding reserves. These funds can cover annual program costs at current levels for 6.4 years.

This report is an update that has been sent to Ronald McDonald House Saskatchewan for review. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on May 28, 2020 by Katie Khodawandi.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 8.0%11.4%15.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 13.3%22.1%8.5%
Total overhead spending 21.2%33.5%24.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 643.5%574.1%630.2%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 2,538,3691,417,1042,083,485
Fees for service 111,030103,34589,530
Special events 505,970627,255428,845
Investment income 670,675(279,875)212,604
Total revenues 3,826,0441,867,8292,814,464
Program costs 1,311,5141,198,1151,082,896
Administrative costs 250,900244,476412,994
Fundraising costs 403,269452,114212,891
Total spending 1,965,6831,894,7051,708,781
Cash flow from operations 1,860,361(26,876)1,105,683
Capital spending 146,839248,906178,286
Funding reserves 8,439,3866,878,0146,824,065

Note: F2018 compensation information was the most recent information available from the charity’s T3010 CRA filings when this profile was updated. Investment income includes interest and dividend income and unrealized gains net of management fees. Ci did not include non-cash gains on disposal of capital assets or investments in revenues. Cost of direct benefit to donors is included in fundraising costs.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 14

Avg. Compensation: $54,388

Top 10 staff salary range:

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$300k - $350k
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$120k - $160k
$80k - $120k
$40k - $80k
< $40k

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2018

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