Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon

4567 Heather St.
Vancouver, BC V5Z 0C9
CEO: Richard Pass
Board President: Tracey Arnish

Website: www.rmhbc.ca
Charitable Reg. #: 11922 2404 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

95¢
75¢
avg
65¢
50¢
2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #21

Avg. Compensation $58,425

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 F2016

About Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon:

Ronald McDonald House British Columbia and Yukon (RMHBC), formally known as The Children’s Family House Society of BC, is designed to provide a home away from home for sick children and their families from across British Columbia and the Yukon. RMHBC is one of 14 Ronald McDonald houses across Canada helping the families of children diagnosed with serious illness or injury when they must travel for their child's treatment. It is reported that 68% of the 80,000 patients at the BC Children’s Hospital live outside Vancouver and must travel to receive care. 

RMHBC originally opened in Vancouver in 1983 as a 13-bedroom house.  In June 2014, a new 73-bedroom house opened on the grounds of the BC Children’s Hospital to provide for the increased demand in services. RMHBC also recently opened a new Ronald McDonald Family Room, including four overnight sleeping rooms, kitchen and laundry facilities and lounge at the Surrey Memorial Hospital, to be a refuge for families and children admitted for treatment. Occupancy rates were 82% at the Ronald McDonald house at the BC Children’s Hospital and 92% at the sleep rooms in Surrey. 

In F2016, the Ronald McDonald House and Family Room helped over 3000 families through overnight stays or daytime use of the rooms. Volunteers and Ronald McDonald House staff provided 227 meals to families over the course of the year and provided 15 to 20 activities each week for parents and children, including yoga and music therapy. It reports that for longer-term families, the Ronald McDonald houses save a family an average of $10,000 over the course of their stay.

RMHBC charges a minimal per-night fee to stay at the house; however, some families can qualify for funding to pay this expense.  Fees charged in F2016 account for 19% of revenues (excluding capital contributions).  McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Canada provide in-kind and financial donations raised through events, suppliers, coin boxes and McHappy Day events. This support accounts for roughly 18% of RMHBC’s revenues.

Financial Review:

Ronald McDonald House British Columbia and Yukon is considered a medium-cap charity with donations and special events revenues of $4.7m. Administrative costs represent 11% of total revenues and fundraising costs represent 19% of donations, including capital contributions. For every dollar donated, 70 cents goes to the cause, falling within Ci's reasonable range. Capital expenditures, primarily related to the new house, were $62k in F2016, $6.7m in F2015 and $17.8m in F2014. Total funding reserves of $11.1m cover annual program costs 7.5 times.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 5, 2017 by Josh Lam.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending January
201620152014
Administrative costs as % of revenues 10.9%8.7%7.5%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 18.5%10.4%10.7%
Program cost coverage (%) 746.7%753.0%1,277.5%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
201620152014
Donations 3,2175,8814,955
Goods in kind 120353
Fees for service 852314122
Special events 1,4991,303958
Investment income (16)76102
Total revenues 5,6727,6106,139
Program costs 1,4891,116539
Administrative costs 619656450
Fundraising costs 872746635
Cash flow from operations 2,6925,0914,515
Funding reserves 11,1158,4076,883
Note: Donations are recorded on a cash basis. This increases revenues by $1.3m in F2016, $4.6m in F2015 and $4.2m in F2014 due to significant deferred capital contributions for the new house. Fundraising and administrative costs were pulled from the charity's T3010A data. 

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