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Camp Trillium

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

Charitable Reg. #: 13159 9060 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Youth
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

Grade: D+

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 #13

Avg. Compensation $79,312

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 2
$40k - $80k 8
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Camp Trillium:

Founded in 1984, the Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Centre (Camp Trillium) offers camp programs for children with cancer and their families. The charity’s camps provide environments where children with cancer can develop normal relationships and experiences throughout their healing process. Camp Trillium runs over 54 camp programs annually that are either seasonal or year-round. Camp programs include Camp Trillium’s Family camp, Residential camp, Leadership-in-training camp, Teen Weekend camp, Quest program and Intern program. Most of the charity’s programs run at two locations: Rainbow Lake and OuR Island.

The Long Point Region Conservation Authority donated Rainbow Lake to Camp Trillium in 1998. The campgrounds can accommodate 230 campers, but no more than 120 campers stay at a time to ensure a comfortable environment. Camp Trillium acquired OuR Island in 1989. With 60 acres of land, OuR Island has four cabins that accommodate 120 people at a time. Camp Trillium reports that its current capacity cannot accommodate all families that apply for spots in their camp programs. As a result, the charity keeps a wait list and prioritizes applications.

Family camps are for families of children with cancer. The program provides a place for families to connect with others facing similar struggles, make lasting memories and try out new activities. Residential camps are for kids and teenagers with cancer. The program provides an environment for campers to grow independently, meet others in similar situations and make long-lasting relationships. Both Family and Residential camps are overnight programs. Camp Trillium offers a Quest program to teenagers looking to work with children with cancer. The charity’s Intern program is for teenagers and young adults who want to gain experience as camp leaders and activity heads.

Financial Review:

The Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Centre is a medium-sized charity with total donations of $2.6m in F2015. Administrative costs are 8% of revenues and fundraising costs are 11% of donations, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves of $793k (of which $17k are donor-endowed) cover only 37% of annual program costs, highlighting a funding need.

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

Updated on June 8, 2016 by Katie Khodawandi.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 7.5%7.7%7.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 10.6%10.9%10.8%
Program cost coverage (%) 37.1%32.7%22.9%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 2,591,1642,716,6342,505,803
Goods in kind 46,08640,03133,862
Business activities (net) 72,10313,49915,769
Investment income 3,7756,6894,253
Other income 10,89012,08012,477
Total revenues 2,724,0182,788,9332,572,164
Program costs 2,136,3652,080,3961,945,619
Administrative costs 204,299212,927202,679
Fundraising costs 275,231296,829271,073
Cash flow from operations 108,123198,781152,793
Funding reserves 792,964681,071444,904
Note: Business activities revenue includes expenses attributed to site rentals. Ci has adjusted for donated materials received as donations by moving $46k in F2015, $40k in F2014 and $34k in F2013 from donations to donated goods in kind. Amounts receivable from the government has been included in funding reserves. Ci could not reconcile donations received for F2013 in the audited financial statements as $157k of donations could not be reconciled with the accompanying financial notes.

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