1444 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M4L 1E1
Executive Director: Jarvis Strong
Board Chair: Frederick Glady

Charitable Reg. #:13342 3962 RR0001


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

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Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity’s website.



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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) 56 cents are available for programs.

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About Camp Quality:

Founded in 1988, Camp Quality Canada (Camp Quality or CQ) provides camp experiences to children with cancer and their family members. Camp Quality states that children miss out on learning, exploring, and playing while undergoing cancer treatment. CQ’s guiding belief is that although it cannot control quantity of life, it can improve the quality of life for kids with cancer. Camp Quality Canada is a branch of the international Camp Quality family.

CQ’s summer camps run for one week per year at six locations across Canada. It offers four camps in Ontario, one camp in Alberta, and one camp in Manitoba. Each camper is matched with a trained, adult volunteer. Campers and their companions take part in various activities, including swimming, hiking, canoeing, and archery. CQ works with a medical team to ensure that a registered nurse or doctor is always on site. In F2019, Camp Quality hosted 349 children and 36 family members at its summer camps.

CQ offers several programs aside from its main summer camps. Camp Quality’s New Heights program is a camp for teenagers aged 14 to 17 that focuses on building leadership skills. Out of CQ’s 349 campers in F2019, 33 attended its New Heights camp. Camp Quality also offers Breaking Borders, a ten-month program that connects 14 cancer survivors for regular sessions on teamwork and communication. The Breaking Borders program concludes with a trip somewhere in Canada, planned by the members of the program. In past years, Breaking Borders trips have included kayaking in New Brunswick, sailing in Georgian Bay, and exploring British Columbia.

CQ also runs CHEO Buddies, a hospital outreach program that pairs childhood cancer patients with medical students. The CHEO Buddies program aims to make hospital visits and stays more fun for kids. In F2019, CQ facilitated 21 CHEO Buddies pairs.

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Results and Impact

Charity Intelligence has given Camp Quality a Low impact rating based on demonstrated impact per dollar spent.

Camp Quality surveys parents and guardians of campers to measure its results. In F2019, 88% of surveyed guardians saw improvements in their children’s independence levels after camp. Moreover, 81% stated that their children exhibited greater self-esteem.

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Camp Quality’s results and impact.

Impact Rating: Low

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Camp Quality is a medium-sized charity, with donations and special events revenue of $1.0m in F2019. Administrative costs are 19% of revenues (less investment income) and fundraising costs are 25% of donations and special events revenue. This results in total overhead spending of 44%. For every dollar donated to the charity, 56 cents go to the cause. This falls outside of Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. This has been the case for the past three years.

Camp Quality has $1.5m in total funding reserves. This means the charity can cover around two years of annual program costs with its existing reserves.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Camp Quality Canada for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 6, 2020 by Eric Zhao.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 18.8%28.4%17.0%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 25.3%28.5%23.7%
Total overhead spending 44.1%56.9%40.7%
Program cost coverage (%) 203.1%234.5%222.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 764,261695,634776,555
Goods in kind 5,3141,3814,939
Special events 250,187238,605203,085
Investment income 27,19330,35527,730
Other income 7,77616,90930,697
Total revenues 1,054,731982,8841,043,006
Program costs 724,343725,942863,108
Donated goods exp 5,3141,3814,939
Administrative costs 193,407270,880172,559
Fundraising costs 256,881265,854232,011
Total spending 1,179,9451,264,0571,272,617
Cash flow from operations (125,214)(281,173)(229,611)
Funding reserves 1,470,8401,702,4401,918,641

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 6

Avg. Compensation: $55,299

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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