HealthPartners Canada

150 Elgin Street, Suite 1051
Ottawa, ON K2P 1L4
CEO: Kimberly Hanson
Board Chair: Andrew Treusch

Charitable Reg. #:11895 4981 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 4/5]



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) 86 cents are available for programs.

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About HealthPartners Canada:

HealthPartners Canada is a 4-star charity. The charity has a B- in results reporting grade, which is below average. HealthPartners Canada has reasonable overhead costs and is financially transparent. Its reserves can cover program costs for under a year.

Founded in 1988, HealthPartners Canada (HealthPartners) raises funds from employees in Canadian workplaces and invests them in its member charities. These member charities support chronic disease programs and services, research, and health promotion activities. The charity also works with companies to promote healthy workplaces, provide employee engagement opportunities, and access to health information. HealthPartners Canada reports that 87% of Canadians will be affected by chronic disease or major illness in their lifetime.

While HealthPartners Canada's F2023 financials were available at the time of this report, its F2023 annual report was not.  

In F2022, HealthPartners spent 73% ($6.0m) of its program spending on grants and 27% ($2.2m) on in-house programs. HealthPartners has 17 member charities: ALS Canada, Alzheimer Society Canada, Arthritis Society Canada, Canadian Cancer Society, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Diabetes Canada, Heart & Stroke, Canadian Hemophilia Society, Huntington Society of Canada, Kidney Foundation, Canadian Liver Foundation, Breathe the Lung Association, Multiple Sclerosis Canada, Muscular Dystrophy Canada, Parkinson Canada, and Mental Health Commission of Canada.

The charity reports activities and results its partners achieved throughout the year. In F2022, The Huntington Society of Canada provided two education sessions to over 100 service providers on the psychological and cognitive considerations of Huntington’s Disease. Muscular Dystrophy Canada delivered over 31 webinars to share up-to-date information. The Huntington Society of Canada provided 8,144 individuals with direct support services. The Lung Association’s bilingual Lung Health Line served over 450 Canadians in F2022. Parkinson Canada served more than 10,000 Canadians with Parkinson’s disease. 65,731 Canadians affected by arthritis received direct support and over 4,100 people affected by kidney disease received short-term financial assistance. The charity reports that 20,079 Canadians affected by multiple sclerosis received support in F2022.

The charity recently started ProjectBe, a program that connects public servants with local community causes through awareness, volunteerism, and fundraising. The program focuses on three pillars: Youth and Mental Health, Indigenous Causes, and Addressing Homelessness.

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Results and Impact

In F2021, HealthPartners Canada granted $169k to Cystic Fibrosis Canada to advocate for the reimbursement of Trikafta, a life-changing drug for those with Cystic Fibrosis. In F2022, all ten provinces and three territories announced they would reimburse the drug. 

In F2022, the charity granted $522k to Diabetes Canada’s to support the nationwide Diabetes 360° campaign. The federal government passed Bill C-237, the National Framework for Diabetes Act. This requires the Minister of Health to develop a framework to support improved access to diabetes prevention and treatment.

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of HealthPartners Canada's results and impact.

This charity is not yet rated on impact (n/r).

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HealthPartners F2023 audited financial statement is available, but its T3010 is not. The charity does not use activity-based costing. 

In F2023, HealthPartners Canada received $9.7m in donations. Total administrative and fundraising costs are 14% of revenue (excluding investment income). For every dollar donated to the charity, 86 cents are available to go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

HealthPartners has $4.6m in reserves, which can cover 60% or eight months of its annual program spend. The reserves achieved a return of 3% in F2023. Charity Intelligence estimates HealthPartners reserves have averaged a return of 1% over the past eight years.

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

Updated on January 2, 2024, by Liam Chapleau.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending July
Administrative costs as % of revenues 0.0%8.7%11.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 0.0%5.7%8.1%
Fundraising & admin costs as % of revenues 13.5%14.4%19.4%
Total overhead spending 13.5%14.4%19.4%
Program cost coverage (%) 60.1%34.3%49.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 9,7069,9368,796
Investment income 2774176
Total revenues 9,73310,0108,973
Program costs 2,6032,2351,450
Grants 5,0316,0215,788
Administrative costs 0868987
Fundraising costs 0563716
Fundraising & administrative costs 1,31400
Total spending 8,9489,6868,940
Cash flow from operations 78432433
Capital spending 332
Funding reserves 4,5862,8303,566

Note: To report to Canadians on a consistent basis, Ci adjusted for HealthPartners Canada's deferred donations. These adjustment to reported donations are  ($165k) in F2023, $460k in F2022, and ($191k) in F2021. Ci removed amortization from program, administrative, and fundraising costs on a pro-rata basis. HealthPartners Canada’s spending figures were obtained from the charity’s T3010 filing with the CRA. The charity’s F2023 T3010 is not yet available. The expense numbers may not be accurate.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 21

Avg. compensation: $124,629

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 F2022

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Comments & Contact

Comments added by the Charity:

Comments added by the charity February 21, 2024

Canadian Revenue Agency (GCWCC Champion and Donor):

“You helped bring some awareness to your cause and helped us raise over $12,075 in just 2 hours! Please pass on my sincere gratitude to the speakers you connected us with. You were all fantastic!”

Environment and Climate Change Canada (GCWCC Champion and Donor):

“Thank you for spending your lunch hour with us today and sharing your experiences. I received a clearer understanding of the value of charitable donations to HealthPartners’ organizations. My heart was also touched by the hope that those affected by these diseases and their families receive as medical advances improve life quality and expectancies. I will continue to give but will do so now with greater understanding and compassion.”

From the perspective of an employer who supports HealthPartners in their workplace:

Robert Henderson, President and CEO of Biotalent Canada:

“With more than 90 percent of Canadians personally affected by the causes HealthPartners supports, how many people can really say that they haven’t been at least indirectly touched by those causes themselves? And that sense of benefit exists throughout the year, not just during campaign time. We ask employees about whether they feel affinity to our charitable cause in our annual employee engagement survey and they resoundingly tell us they do.”


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