Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta

609 - 14 Street NW, Suite 302
Calgary, AB T2N 2A1
CEO: Christine McIver
Board Chair: Crispin Arthur

Charitable Reg. #: 89940 9171 RR0001
Sector: Health - Cancer
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

Grade: B

The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity's website [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to The Cause

2013 2014 2015
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #26

Avg. Compensation $80,841

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 1
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 7
$40k - $80k 1
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta:

Founded in 1994, the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta (the KCCF) supports children and families affected by childhood Cancer. The charity operates in Calgary and runs four core programs: summer and year-round camps, family outreach programs, research funding and educational support services.

Combined, the Kids Cancer Care Camp program and family outreach program accounted for 64% of program spending in F2015. The KCCF offers both summer and year-round camps for children with cancer and their families. The camps are free and have fully qualified staff who meet the unique needs of all camp-goers. The KCCF offers different camp programs for children in different stages of the cancer journey, from diagnosis to treatment and in some cases, for families in mourning. All of the KCCF’s camps combined served 742 kids in 2015. The charity’s outreach programs are year-long and give kids and their families a small break from the demands of cancer. One such program, the Cooking and Caring program, stocks the fridge and freezer for families affected by childhood cancer and served 343 meals to families in need in 2015.

Five years after its formation, the Kids Cancer Care Foundation started a research program that funds projects studying childhood cancers. For the last five years, the KCCF stalled its research granting program to focus its funding efforts on the Experimental & Applied Therapeutics program (ExpAT). The ExpAT program consists of nine researchers studying ways to improve survival rates of children with high-risk cancers. The KCCF started funding ExpAT in 2010 for a five-year timespan. In 2015, the charity renewed its commitment to the program for five more years. Because of research conducted by one of the funded researchers of ExpAT, one new children’s cancer drug entered clinical trials in 2016.

Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta recently started its educational support program in 2015. Services include parent support and education, assistance for kids re-entering schools and tutoring. The KCCF believes that this program addresses the needs of cancer survivors throughout their primary and secondary school years.

Financial Review:

Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta is a Big-cap charity with total donations of $6.1m in F2015. Administrative costs are 9% of revenues and fundraising costs are 24% of donations, which combined fall within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

The charity holds funding reserves of $4.3m, of which $516k are donor-endowed. Funding reserves can cover annual program costs for 1.9 years. Omitting donor-endowed funds, the charity’s cost coverage drops to 1.6 years. Ci removed gifts-in-kind expenses when calculating the charity’s program cost coverage ratio.

This report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 15, 2016 by Katie Khodawandi.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending January
Administrative costs as % of revenues 9.3%6.7%7.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 23.9%18.3%18.1%
Program cost coverage (%) 186.6%101.4%0.2%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 6,0467,7126,359
Goods in kind 1471111,160
Government funding 79242221
Business activities (net) 3281775
Investment income 281118
Other income 192518
Total revenues 6,6478,2787,781
Program costs 2,1341,8972,835
Grants 342936325
Administrative costs 615555562
Fundraising costs 1,4451,4081,149
Cash flow from operations 2,1103,4822,910
Funding reserves 4,3472,7614
Note: Ci adjusted for deferred contributions related to operations and deferred contributions related to property, plant and equipment, increasing revenue by $535k in F2015, $2.3m in F2014 and $2.4m in F2013. Government funding for F2014 and F2013 were gathered from the charity’s T3010 CRA filing, affecting donations by ($151k) in F0214 and ($100k) in F2013. Business activities income consists of revenues from Camp Kindle rental operations net of expenses. Grants expenses consist of research costs and scholarship endowment and awards costs. Amortization allocated to camp and outreach programming was backed out of program costs, reducing total program costs by $565k in F2015, $523k in F2014 and $312k in F2013.

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