99 Arnot Avenue
Red Deer, AB T4R 3S6
Executive Director: Jerri Taylor
Board President: Brenda Rebman

Charitable Reg. #:86645 0547 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 2/5]


Audited financial statements available only through official request for information from Charities Directorate.



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) 91 cents are available for programs.

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About Red Deer Hospice:

Red Deer Hospice is a two-star charity with a low results reporting grade and reasonable overhead spending. The charity has low funding reserves that can cover less than a year of program costs. Red Deer Hospice is not financially transparent.

Founded in 2000, Red Deer Hospice (RDH) is a charity that provides medical care to terminally-ill people. RDH’s mission is to provide people near the end of their lives with a peaceful and compassionate environment. The hospice reports that its residents have an average age of 73 and that 75% of residents have a cancer diagnosis. The charity’s main programs are Hospice Care and Bereavement Support. In F2021, it spent $3.1m on its programs, representing a 94% increase from F2020. 

Red Deer Hospice provides professional nursing care to patients 24 hours a day. The hospice has 16 individual rooms, each with a hospital bed and a living room that has a pull-out couch, chairs, and a television. The common areas of the hospice include a kitchen, family sitting areas, and multi-purpose rooms for day programs and educational activities. In F2021, RDH had an average occupancy rate of 73.4%. The hospice also reports providing 80,000 gloves, 40,000 masks, 14,000 gowns and 1,775 face shields to people to prevent the spread of covid-19. 

RDH offers in-house bereavement support for residents and their loved ones. The bereavement support team does one-on-one sessions to help people who have lost a loved one. The team provides up to four sessions before referring people to support groups or professional grief counsellors.  RDH also offers an eight-week series that discusses strategies on how to deal with grief. Meetings are two hours long and held once per week.

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Results and Impact

Charity Intelligence did not find any quantified outcomes on Red Deer Hospice’s website. This may not be a complete representation of Red Deer Hospice’s results and impact.

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

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In F2021, Red Deer Hospice received $1.0m in donations. The charity received $2.7m in government funding (69% of total revenue) and $113k in donated goods (3% of total revenue). Administrative costs are 4% of total revenue excluding investment income. Fundraising costs are 6% of donations. This results in total overhead spending of 9%. For every dollar donated to the charity, 91 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. 

Red Deer Hospice has $457k in net funding reserves ($1.2m in liquid assets less $697k in interest-bearing debts). The charity’s liquid assets also include $33k in donor-endowed funds. RDH’s net funding reserves, excluding donor-endowed funds, can cover annual program costs for around two months.

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

Updated on July 28th, 2022 by Arjun Kapur.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending August
Administrative costs as % of revenues 3.5%2.3%1.4%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 5.8%4.6%10.2%
Total overhead spending 9.3%6.9%11.6%
Program cost coverage (%) 13.8%(54.8%)(15.6%)

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,044,2212,081,0791,696,379
Goods in kind 112,55711,29729,759
Government funding 2,686,6231,327,9221,627,394
Fees for service 9,62613,8088,198
Investment income 61,2302270,632
Total revenues 3,914,2573,434,1283,432,362
Program costs 3,072,9201,583,1091,979,028
Administrative costs 136,28677,92947,853
Fundraising costs 60,24395,464173,041
Other costs 64,56573,5065,223
Total spending 3,334,0141,830,0082,205,145
Cash flow from operations 580,2431,604,1201,227,217
Capital spending 52,129994,8643,676,740
Funding reserves 457,457(836,350)(281,450)

Note: Ci includes deferred capital contributions in revenue and removes amortization of deferred capital contributions from revenue. This affects total revenues by $199k in F2021, $699k in F2020, and $765k in F2019. Ci includes donated goods in revenue, affecting total revenues by $30k in F2019.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 12

Avg. compensation: $80,093

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

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Charity Contact

Website: www.reddeerhospice.com
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