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Camp Oochigeas

464 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON M5T 2S6
CEO: Alex Robertson
Board Chair: Don McCreesh

Charitable Reg. #: 13111 6022 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Youth
Operating Charity

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 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

2013 2014 2015
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #38

Avg. Compensation $64,380

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 3
$40k - $80k 6
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2014

About Camp Oochigeas:

Founded in 1983, Camp Oochigeas (Camp Ooch) offers camp programs for kids with cancer and kids affected by childhood cancer, giving them a break from the burdens of the disease and allowing them to connect with other kids in similar positions. Camp Ooch runs the only camp in Canada that delivers IV chemotherapy and blood transfusions to its campers. The charity offers all its programs at no cost to families and relies on private donations to fund its operations. Camp Oochigeas divides its program costs into two major classes: residential camp programs and in-city programs.

Camp Oochigeas’ residential camp program made up 36% of program costs in F2015. Ooch Muskoka is the charity’s year-round, overnight camp located in Rosseau, ON, where kids get the traditional camp experience. In F2014, Ooch Muskoka reached capacity. Summer Camp runs in 2-week sessions, three times per summer at Ooch Muskoka. In F2014, over 400 kids attended Summer Camp and in F2015 the charity reports that it hosted 62 new campers. The Weekends at Camp (WACs) program at Ooch Muskoka runs during fall and winter weekends so kids can gain an idea of what Summer Camp would be like – in F2014, Camp Ooch accommodated 314 campers through WACs.

Camp Oochigeas runs in-city programs for kids who cannot travel north to Ooch Muskoka. In-city programs made up 39% of program costs in F2015. Ooch Downtown, located at 464 Bathurst Street in Toronto, is the site of three in-city programs: day camps, an annual March break day camp, and a Family program. The Family program reached over 291 families in F2015. Camp Ooch’s other major in-city program is is Camp Robin Hood Summer Day Camp, located in Markham. This program is for kids thinking of attending overnight camp at Ooch Muskoka in the future.

Camp Oochigeas also runs in-hospital programs for kids who cannot leave the hospital at which they receive treatment. The charity runs its in-hospital programs at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton, Children’s Hospital in London, Southlake Region Hospital in Newmarket, Rouge Valley Centenary in Ajax and Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga. Camp Ooch expanded its in-hospital program in 2014 when it introduced a new Parents and Tots program at SickKids. The charity reports that its Hospital programs made 8,543 patient interactions in F2015.

Financial Review:

Camp Oochigeas is a Big-cap charity with total donations and goods-in-kind revenues of $10.3m in F2015. Donations increased by 53% in F2015, largely due to $5.3m in donations and fundraising received by the Ooch Muskoka Expansion Fund. Administrative costs are 5% of revenues and fundraising costs are 11% of donations. $0.16 of every donated dollar goes toward overhead costs, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

Camp Oochigeas holds funding reserves of $11.4m, of which $4.0m are endowed. Excluding endowed funds, the charity’s reserves can cover annual program costs for 2.3 years.

This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Camp Oochigeas. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 23, 2016 by Katie Khodawandi.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 4.8%11.1%14.5%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 11.4%17.7%13.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 328.7%232.4%223.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 10,2466,6894,887
Goods in kind 432324
Business activities (net) 7656133
Investment income 1157276
Total revenues 10,4806,8405,120
Program costs 3,4733,1032,874
Administrative costs 496753731
Fundraising costs 1,1641,182677
Cash flow from operations 5,3481,802838
Funding reserves 11,4157,2106,417
Note: Direct fundraising costs of $126k in F2015, $127k in F2014 and $161k in F2013 originally included in net donations and fundraising revenue have been backed out of revenues and added back to expenses, increasing revenues and expenses respectively. Goods in kind includes donations in kind besides donated shares, which Ci included in donations.