Ronald McDonald House South Central Ontario
Hamilton, ON L8S 1E3
Executive Director: Catherine Bridgman
Board President: George Limberis
Charitable Reg. #: 13277 9836 RR0001
Grade: D+The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to The Cause
Impact Rating: Fair
Full-time staff #14
Avg. Compensation $54,631
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
|$300k - $350k||0|
|$250k - $300k||0|
|$200k - $250k||0|
|$160k - $200k||0|
|$120k - $160k||1|
|$80k - $120k||1|
|$40k - $80k||8|
About Ronald McDonald House South Central Ontario:
Ronald McDonald House South Central Ontario (RMHSCO), formally known as Kids Care Oncology Central West Ontario, and operating as Ronald McDonald House Hamilton, is designed to provide a home away from home for sick children and their families, primarily for Kitchener/Waterloo, Niagara and Haldimand counties, near Hamilton, Ontario. RMHSCO is one of 14 Ronald McDonald houses across Canada helping the families of children diagnosed with serious illness or injury when they must travel for their child's treatment.
Ronald McDonald House South Central Ontario was built in 1993 as a 15-bedroom house next to McMaster Children’s Hospital. In 2012 the house was expanded to 41 bedrooms. RMHSCO also operates a Ronald McDonald Family Room, located in the McMaster Children’s Hospital, that provides a comfortable environment for families when they cannot leave the hospital. It provides laundry, computer and kitchenette facilities.
RMHSCO charges a minimal per-night fee to stay at the house; however, no family is turned away due to their inability to pay. Fees charged in F2016 cover only 8% of total program and administrative costs of the house. McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Canada (RMHC) provide in-kind and financial donations raised through events, suppliers, coin boxes and McHappy Day events. RMHC grants accounted for 13% of RMHSCO’s budget in F2016. McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada and its franchisees raised $515k for the house in F2016.
Ronald McDonald House South Central Ontario is considered a medium-cap charity with donations and special events revenues of $1.5m. In F2016, administrative costs were 4% of revenues and fundraising costs were 17% of donations. For every dollar donated, 79 cents goes to the cause, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. Total funding reserves of $720k cover 54% of annual program costs, supporting expenses for 6 months.
Note: The charity does not report program, administrative or fundraising costs on its 2016 T3010A filing with the CRA. Figures for administrative and fundraising costs for F2016 are likely understated. For comparison purposes, using the charity's F2015 T3010A filing, for every dollar donated, 68 cents goes to the charity's programs, which falls within Ci's reasonable range.
This report is an update and is currently being reviewed by Ronald McDonald House South Central Ontario. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated June 22, 2017 by Josh Lam.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending June
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||4.2%||5.5%||6.6%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||17.2%||26.4%||25.5%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||54.0%||66.7%||39.0%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Goods in kind||257,438||236,619||136,895|
|Fees for service||162,693||147,825||135,346|
|Cash flow from operations||425,623||798,412||791,814|