Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation

3045 Baseline Road
Ottawa, ON K2H 8P4
President & CEO: Shannon Gorman
Board Chair: Fred Seller

Charitable Reg. #:13725 3571 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) 70 cents are available for programs.

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About Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation:

Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation is a good, 4-star charity. It has an average results reporting grade and reasonable overhead costs. Charity Intelligence has not assessed (n/r) Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation's impact. 

Founded in 1976, Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation (QCHF) is the fundraising arm of the Queensway Carleton Hospital (QCH) and hopes to be a continuous high-performing fundraising organization that enables donors to make a meaningful difference for the people served by the Queensway Carleton Hospital. QCH serves a community of over 400,000 people in the Ottawa Valley, and over the last five years, QCH faced a 32increase in mental health visits to the emergency department. In F2018, QCH reports it served over 80,000 patients, a record high for the institution. In Newsweek's 2020 ranking of Canadian hospitals, Queensway Carleton ranked 23rd.  

QCHF funds the patient care of Queensway Carleton HospitalIn F2021, QCH serviced 69,279 emergency visits, 15,237 day surgery cases, 22,791 rehabilitation outpatient visits, 2,489 births, 79,471 clinic & day program visits, 125,888 diagnostic imaging tests, and 52,207 cardiopulmonary procedures. 

In F2021, QCHF had two primary campaigns. The Building Space Between the Walls program aims to build a fully-equipped space for 15 bed bays at QCH, and the Advancing Surgery, Advancing Care program strives to upgrade the 11 suites of the hospital. The charity does not provide a full breakdown of its spending on its programs.

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Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation has $5.7m in donations in F2021. Its administrative costs are 18% of revenues, and its fundraising costs are 12% of donations. For every dollar donated, 70 cents go to the cause, which is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending 

QCHF has funding reserves of $9.7m that can cover 2.4 years of its program costs at the F2021 level. 

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated June 21, 2022 by Lin Zhu.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 18.0%13.9%11.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 11.7%20.2%20.3%
Total overhead spending 29.7%34.2%32.1%
Program cost coverage (%) 242.5%123.3%69.8%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 5,6525,2575,539
Business activities (net) 1,1893,3893,687
Investment income 549178324
Total revenues 7,3918,8249,550
Program costs 1,4311,3141,413
Grants 2,5734,3306,280
Administrative costs 1,2341,2031,095
Fundraising costs 6621,0641,122
Other costs 134180226
Total spending 6,0348,09110,136
Cash flow from operations 1,357734(587)
Capital spending 800
Funding reserves 9,7086,9595,372

Note: Ci presented business activities (parking and a gift shop) net of expenses, which affect both revenues and expenses by ($1.3m) in F2021, ($1.7m) in F2020, and ($1.6m) in F2019. Ci also adjusted for the administration and fundraising costs based on the charity's T3010 filing with the CRA, which affects the costs by $1.4m in F2021, F2020, and F2019. An adjustment was made to the charity's grants to Queensway Carleton Hospital, reflecting the change in due to hospital year over year. This affects spending by ($5k) in F2021, ($274k) in F2020, and ($287k) in F2019.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 11

Avg. compensation: $146,629

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 F2021

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Charity Contact

Website: www.qchfoundation.ca
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