940 Queensdale Ave E
Hamilton, ON L8V 1N4
Executive Director: Marci Shea-Perry
Board Chair: Kristine McTaggart

Charitable Reg. #:13159 9060 RR0001


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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) 77 cents are available for programs.

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About Camp Trillium:

Founded in 1984, the Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Centre (Camp Trillium) offers camp programs for children with cancer and their families. Sick children spend significant time in hospital, but camp provides opportunities for socialization and personal growth. Camp Trillium runs free programs 54 times each year, helping over 700 kids.

Recent News: Effective in 2020, Camp Trillium and Camp Oochigeas announced that they would merge and become a single charity. The most recent financial statements from F2019 posted by both charities are not consolidated. Charity Intelligence will complete a full update on the merged charity for F2020 when the new financial statements are available.

During the summer, kids with cancer and their siblings can go to camp for up to 11 days. Activities for campers include swimming, archery, fishing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, crafts, and ropes courses. The onsite “Body Shop” is staffed by nurses who make sure that all kids take their medicine properly. At Family Camp, parents are welcome to join their kids at camp to create family memories. Camp Trillium programs for teens focus on leadership training and preparation to become a camp volunteer. Overnight camps are held at Camp Trillium’s OuR Island near Picton, and Rainbow Lake in Waterford, Ontario.

Camp Trillium offers day camp to kids between 4 and 7 years old. Similar to overnight camps, kids do outdoor activities while making friends and challenging themselves. For kids at McMaster Children’s Hospital who cannot go to overnight or day camp, Camp Trillium volunteers visit once a week to play with patients.

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Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Centre is a medium-sized charity with donations and special events revenue of $2.6m in F2017. Administrative costs are 8% of revenues and fundraising costs are 15% of donations. For every $1 donated, 77 cents go to the cause, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. Camp Trillium has $1.0m in funding reserves which could cover program costs for less than 6 months. This indicates a need for funding.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Centre for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 5, 2018 by Madison Kerr.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 8.1%7.0%7.5%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 14.7%10.6%10.6%
Program cost coverage (%) 46.0%43.2%36.4%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 2,486,2012,589,6652,591,164
Goods in kind 46,78666,69346,086
Business activities (net) 147,546125,79372,103
Special events 89,785112,1900
Investment income 3,4114,3013,775
Other income 5,3938,84710,890
Total revenues 2,779,1222,907,4892,724,018
Program costs 2,268,5972,210,8242,136,365
Administrative costs 225,244201,698204,299
Fundraising costs 378,551287,177275,231
Cash flow from operations (93,270)207,790108,123
Funding reserves 1,043,667964,040792,964

Note: Business activities revenue includes revenues and expenses attributed to site rentals. Ci has adjusted for materials received as donations by reallocating $47k in F2017, $67k in F2016, and $46k in F2015 from donations to donated goods in kind.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 18

Avg. Compensation: $70,215

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 F2017

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