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Opération Enfant Soleil

2160 Cyrille-Duquet Street, Suite 200
Québec, QC G1N 2G3
CEO: Anne Hudon
Board Chair: Alain April

Charitable Reg. #: 12718 6690 RR0001
Sector: Health - Hospital Foundation
Public Foundation

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 available only upon request [ 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 #33

Avg. Compensation $71,049

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 1
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 3
$40k - $80k 5
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Opération Enfant Soleil:

Founded in 1988, Opération Enfant Soleil raises funds for “the development of high-quality paediatrics and to contribute to social health projects for all children in Quebec.” The charity distributes the funds to four major paediatric centres in Québec: the CHU de Québec’s Centre mère-enfant Soleil, the CHU Sainte-Justine in Montréal, the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre, and the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS. It also makes more than 130 grants each year to other organizations and regional hospitals. The grant money is used to acquire state-of-the-art technologies and facilities, and specialized equipment for treatment. Since its inception, the charity has distributed over $190m throughout the province of Québec.  In F2015, Opération Enfant Soleil granted $11.5m to almost 140 recipients, in 17 different regions.

Opération Enfant Soleil’s most important fundraising activity is its Telethon. With over 2,000 volunteers, the charity runs a 25-hour live television broadcast, featuring entertainers, artists, and children ambassadors. The event aims to show how people can come together to support sick children and their families.

Financial Review:

Opération Enfant Soleil is a large charity, with donations of $14.6m in F2015. Its administrative costs are 8% of revenues, and its fundraising costs are 27% of donations. For every $1 donated to the charity 65 cents is put towards its programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. The charity’s funding reserves of $8.3m results in a program cost coverage ratio of 63%. This means that it can cover 7.6 months of its annual programs using its existing reserves.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Opération Enfant Soleil. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 3, 2016 by Lynn Tay.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending August
Administrative costs as % of revenues 8.0%9.0%10.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 26.5%22.1%26.8%
Program cost coverage (%) 63.3%54.6%22.4%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 14,57915,40814,750
Government funding 2,5812,8072,444
Investment income 885849907
Total revenues 18,04519,06518,101
Program costs 1,6441,4760
Grants 11,51112,33614,189
Administrative costs 1,3771,6321,848
Fundraising costs 3,8663,4093,954
Cash flow from operations (353)212(1,889)
Funding reserves 8,3337,5413,184
Note: Ci has adjusted amortization and changes to grants payable affecting expenses by ($270k) in F2015, by ($177k) in F2014, and by $1.5m in F2013.

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