1825 Boulevard Henri-Bourassa
Québec, QC G1J 3W9
President & CEO: Marie-Claude Paré
Board President: Jean-François Welch

Charitable Reg. #:11892 3234 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 1/5]


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) 77 cents are available for programs.

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About Fondation CHU de Québec:

Fondation du CHU de Québec is a 1-star rated charity with poor financial transparency and below average accountability to donors as seen in the C results reporting grade. Its program cost coverage ratio is extremely high. Current funding reserves can cover 16 years of granting at the F2021 level.

Founded in 1984, Fondation du CHU de Québec raises money for equipment purchases, research, improvements in care, and professional training at the CHU de Québec healthcare network. CHU de Québec includes five hospitals which collectively serve a population of almost 2 million people: Centre Hospitalier de L’Université Laval, l’Hôpital de l’Enfant-Jesus, l’Hôpital du Saint-Sacrement, l’Hôpital Saint-Francois d’Assise, and l’Hôtel-Dieu de Québec.

In F2021, the foundation granted $6.0m to CHU de Québec, of which 65% was allocated to research, 20% to equipment, 9% to training, and 6% to patient care. This is a 50% decrease in granting from F2020. In F2021, the charity received 202 requests for project funding from healthcare professionals and approved 252 projects. Highlights of projects funded in F2021 include the purchase of a mobile radiology machine that allows for analysis of tissue biopsies removed during surgery, reducing time of procedures. Four expandable "OOK SNOW ALL" beds were also purchased for the pediatric palliative wing to allow parents to remain close to their children during treatment. Current research funded by the foundation includes work on developing a national database that tracks symptoms of covid-19 positive patients presenting to the emergency department.

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Results and Impact

Charity Intelligence did not find any quantified outcomes on Fondation du CHU de Québec's website. This may not be a complete representation of Fondation du CHU de Québec's results and impact.

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In F2021, Fondation du CHU de Québec received $11.4m in donations and special events revenue, a 31% decrease from F2020. Administrative costs are 17% of revenues less investment income, and fundraising costs are 6% of donations. For every dollar donated, 77 cents go to the cause, which is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

Fondation du CHU de Québec has $95.4m in funding reserves, resulting in an extremely high program cost coverage ratio. Current funding reserves can cover 16 years of granting at the F2021 level, or over 9 years based on average granting over the past three years.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Fondation du CHU de Québec for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 7, 2022 by Angelina Curwin.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 17.4%17.5%13.7%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 5.6%6.4%6.0%
Total overhead spending 23.0%23.9%19.7%
Program cost coverage (%) 1,600.7%717.7%624.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 10,28614,24718,087
Government funding 60000
Lotteries (net) 4054250
Business activities (net) 329470508
Special events 1,1052,3652,784
Investment income 6,469(810)2,013
Other income 60000
Total revenues 19,79416,69723,392
Grants 5,95711,86413,503
Administrative costs 2,3213,0632,925
Fundraising costs 6411,0651,248
Total spending 8,91815,99317,675
Cash flow from operations 10,8767045,717
Capital spending 840131
Funding reserves 95,35685,15284,297

Note: Ci has presented business activities and special events as net of related expenses. Amortization has been removed from administrative and fundraising costs on a pro-rata basis.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 34

Avg. compensation: $58,180

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 F2018

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Comments & Contact

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Charity Contact

Website: www.fondationduchuq.org
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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001