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Camp Ooch

464 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON M5T 2S6
CEO: Alex Robertson
Board Chair: James Bunting

Website: www.ooch.org
Charitable Reg. #: 13111 6022 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Youth
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

Grade: C+

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

95¢
75¢
avg
65¢
50¢
2015 2016 2017
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Impact Rating: Low

Full-time staff #38

Avg. Compensation $84,710

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 2
$80k - $120k 5
$40k - $80k 3
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Camp Ooch:

Founded in 1983, Camp Oochigeas (Camp Ooch) provides camp experiences for children with cancer, offering opportunities for learning and personal growth through fun and challenging activities. Programs cater to children aged 0-18 whether they are in active treatment or remission. Camp Ooch also runs events that involve the families of children with cancer.

In F2017, Camp Ooch allocated 59% of program spending to running programs in Muskoka. Two-week camp sessions are offered three times each summer to children with cancer, aged 6-14. Camp activities include swimming, waterskiing, canoeing, fishing, high ropes, rock-climbing, and pottery. All campers participate in a cook-out, overnight camping trip, or three-day canoe outing. A children’s cancer doctor and three cancer nurses are always available at the camp’s “Med Shed”. Camp Ooch is the only overnight camp in Ontario with onsite chemotherapy IV treatment and blood transfusions. Week-long camp experiences are offered to children who have lost a sibling to cancer, and for teens who are newly diagnosed with cancer.

Camp Ooch allocated 41% of program spending to In-Community programs. At its facility in downtown Toronto, Camp Ooch runs a city day camp, March break camp, and evening programming for families. These programs are important for kids who are too sick to attend overnight camp. At Camp Robin Hood in Markham, Camp Ooch runs a summer day camp for kids aged 4-7. The charity also organizes weekly games and activities at hospitals in Toronto, Hamilton, London, Newmarket, Scarborough, and Mississauga.

In F2017, Camp Ooch renovated its dining hall and opened larger and more accessible cabins. The camp is now able to accommodate 50% more kids. Improvements to the Med Shed, the arts and music centre and volunteer housing are expected to be complete in F2018.

Results and Impact: Camp Ooch reports that children build confidence and make new friends through camp. 

Financial Review:

Camp Oochigeas is a Large charity, with donations of $14.0m in F2017. Administrative costs are 7% of revenues and fundraising is 15% of donations. For every $1 received, 78 cents go to the cause, falling well within Ci’s reasonable range.

In F2017, Camp Ooch spent $15.1m on new buildings and facility upgrades. The charity has $7.0m in funding reserves, of which $453k is donor-endowed. Funding reserves could cover program costs for almost two years.

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

Updated on July 16, 2018 by Madison Kerr.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
201720162015
Administrative costs as % of revenues 6.5%5.6%7.6%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 15.4%14.0%11.4%
Program cost coverage (%) 188.2%448.8%358.6%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
201720162015
Donations 13,96613,59210,246
Goods in kind 15843
Government funding 45000
Business activities (net) 505876
Investment income 91131115
Total revenues 14,57113,78910,480
Program costs 3,6913,4383,183
Administrative costs 942769786
Fundraising costs 2,1551,9071,164
Cash flow from operations 7,7847,6755,348
Funding reserves 6,94515,43011,415
Note: Goods in kind includes donations in kind, excluding donated shares which Ci included in donations. Rental revenue is reported as net, affecting revenues and expenses by $97k in F2017, $90k in F2016, and $86k in F2015.

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