Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation

279 Sherbrooke Street West, Office 305
Montreal, QC H2X 1Y1
President & CEO: Karine Ippersiel
Board Chair: Vanessa Coiteux

Charitable Reg. #:14068 4325 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

[Charity Rating: 2/5]


Most recent Audited financial statements available on the charity’s website.



Grade based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.



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) 52 cents are available for programs.

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About Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation:

Founded in 1994, Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation (QBCF) operates out of Montreal and aims to improve the lives of people in Quebec affected by breast cancer. QBCF reports that in Quebec, an estimated 6,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and 1,350 die from breast cancer every year. To help those directly and indirectly affected by breast cancer, QBCF invests in three mission areas: research, support, and education and awareness.

Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation invested $2.0m into research in F2020 (47% of total grants and program spending). QBCF reports that since its establishment, it has funded 70 research projects. The charity provided research funding to two new projects in F2019.

Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation invested $1.2m into support projects for people with breast cancer in F2020 (29% of total grants and program spending). QBCF reports that it has funded 30 projects in the community that serve over 1,000 people annually. In F2019, QCFC subsidized 578 yoga sessions, which allow women with cancer to benefit from free yoga classes after treatment. The foundation also organized two accreditation training session for yoga-onco teachers.

QBCF spent $1.0m on education and awareness programming in F2020 (24% of total grants and program spending) – the foundation states that it educates over 11,500 people annually with its information booths and educational talks. Nearly 300 people attended the 2018 Forum of the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation. The forum gives attendees a chance to learn about the latest scientific advances in breast cancer treatment.

Output data was gathered from the foundation’s most recent 2019 Annual Report.

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Results and Impact

A project funded by QBCF has found proteins produced specifically by cancer cells that can be recognized by the immune system. Proteins produced by cancer cells can be therapeutically vaccinated if found on the surface of cancer cells. The foundation has also provided funding to a research project that is looking at managing brain fog, which is a side effect of chemotherapy. The project looks to develop a neuropsychological evaluation grid and memory workshop to help caregivers diagnose and minimize brain fog.

While Charity Intelligence highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation's results.

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Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation is a Medium-sized charity, receiving $3.8m in donations and special event revenue in F2020. Administrative costs are 16% of revenues and fundraising costs are 32% of donations. For every dollar donated, 52 cents go the cause. This is not within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves of $16.1m can cover 3.8 years of annual program costs.

The charity provided $2.0m in research grants in F2020, $2.0m in F2019 and $1.9m in F2018.  

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 16, 2020 by Tenzin Shomar.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 15.8%12.7%15.4%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 32.1%29.4%27.1%
Total overhead spending 47.9%42.1%42.4%
Program cost coverage (%) 380.8%500.3%464.4%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 2,163,2052,602,6012,092,185
Special events 1,684,2811,700,6892,524,204
Investment income 626,458891,091683,542
Total revenues 4,473,9445,194,3815,299,931
Program costs 2,239,0851,420,6631,664,272
Grants 1,992,9622,006,7281,932,184
Administrative costs 607,907548,406709,344
Fundraising costs 1,233,8011,265,1681,248,600
Total spending 6,073,7555,240,9655,554,400
Cash flow from operations (1,599,811)(46,584)(254,469)
Capital spending 7,99414,168133,921
Funding reserves 16,113,74017,146,98216,702,309

Note: Charity Intelligence has analysed the charity’s French audited financial statements to the best of our abilities but recognizes that detailed financial information is beyond our linguistic expertise. Material omissions may be reflected in Charity Intelligence’s analysis. Ci included investment management expenses under investment income, reducing revenues and expenses by $94k in F2020, $87k in F2019, and $80k in F2018.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 21

Avg. compensation: $36,002

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 F2019

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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001