HealthPartners Canada

17 York Street
Ottawa, BC K1N 5S7
President & CEO: Eileen Dooley
Board Chair: Debra Lynkowski

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) 72 cents are available for programs.

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About HealthPartners Canada:

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.  

In F2019, HealthPartners spent 94% of program costs on grants to member charities ($7.2m). HealthPartners Canada has 16 member charities: Alzheimer Society of Canada, ALS Canada, the Canadian Cancer Society, Diabetes Canada, Canadian Hemophilia Society, Canadian Liver Foundation, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Heart & Stroke, Huntington Society of Canada, Muscular Dystrophy Canada, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Parkinson Canada, the Arthritis Society, the Kidney Foundation of Canada, and the Lung Association. The Canadian Cancer Society was the largest donee, receiving 24% of spending; in F2019, grants from HealthPartners helped the charity host 34 Breast Reconstruction events, where it distributed wigs, headwear, and breast prostheses. It also performed research into using the death cap mushroom’s deadly toxin to target cancer cells. Since 1988, HealthPartners has raised $178m to support research, programs, and community support services for its 16 member charities.  

In F2018, HealthPartners changed its governance structure from being strictly a fundraiser for its member charities to taking a more active role in providing healthcare services. In F2019, HealthPartners spent 6% of program costs on running its own charitable activities ($422k). During September 2018, HealthPartners and the UN Refugee Agency held the first public forum about the challenges facing refugees who are diagnosed with chronic disease. HealthPartners subsequently released a report on the challenges with a plan of action to address them. HealthPartners has also released a report on the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable Canadians, with specific examples of how the services of its member charities are affected.

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Results and Impact

In F2019, HealthPartners Canada granted $260k to the Kidney Foundation, which helped it transplant kidneys to over 1,000 Canadians on dialysis due to kidney disease. Grants of $153k to the Canadian Liver Foundation helped promote testing of hepatitis B, with the result that 40 of the 2,000 people who chose to take the test are now receiving treatment.

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

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HealthPartners Canada is a Large charity, receiving $10.3m in donations in F2019. Administrative costs are 10% of revenues (excluding investment income), and fundraising costs are 18% of donations. For every dollar donated, 72 cents to towards the charity’s programs. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

HealthPartners holds funding reserves of $3.0m, which can cover annual program costs for roughly 5 months.

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

Updated on July 08, 2020 by Eric Jose.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending July
Administrative costs as % of revenues 10.3%10.1%11.1%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 18.2%22.0%20.8%
Total overhead spending 28.5%32.2%31.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 39.3%42.5%42.8%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 10,34610,71111,257
Investment income 354129
Total revenues 10,38110,75211,286
Program costs 42200
Grants 7,1517,3987,641
Administrative costs 1,0671,0851,254
Fundraising costs 1,8782,3592,337
Total spending 10,51910,84311,233
Cash flow from operations (138)(91)53
Capital spending 006
Funding reserves 2,9773,1473,267

Note: Ci included pledge loss expense and pledge loss recovery in donations. HealthPartners Canada’s spending figures were obtained from the charity’s T3010 filing with the CRA.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 9

Avg. Compensation: $105,619

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 F2019

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Comments & Contact

Comments added by the Charity:

HealthPartners Canada adds that they employed 33 people in 2019 with an average salary of $48,033.

Ci notes that this figure includes compensation data for both full-time and part-time staff, whereas Ci's compensation data only includes the average compensation for full-time staff. 

Charity Contact

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