Ronald McDonald House of Southern Alberta

111 West Campus Place NW
Calgary, AB T3B 2R6
CEO: Jason Evanson
Board President: Tracey Zehl

Website: www.rmhcsca.org
Charitable Reg. #: 11915 7402 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

Most recent audited financial statements 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 #32

Avg. Compensation $71,475

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 1
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 5
$40k - $80k 4
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Ronald McDonald House of Southern Alberta:

Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta and Ronald McDonald House Central Alberta (RMHA), formally known together as the Southern Alberta Pediatric Hostel Society, are designed to provide homes away from home for sick children and their families. The two houses, located in Calgary and Red Deer, are two of the 14 Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada helping families of children diagnosed with serious illness or injury be present for their child during treatment.


Ronald McDonald House Southern and Central Alberta opened in Calgary in 1985 and provides rooms for 23 families within walking distance from the Alberta Children’s Hospital.  RMHA opened a new House in Red Deer in 2012 which accommodates 11 families near the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre.  As well, RMHA operates 2 Ronald McDonald Care Mobile vehicles that provide free and cost-efficient medical, dental and health education services directly to underserved families in Calgary as well as communities within Siksika Nation. In F2016, the Calgary home hosted 320 out-of-town families and the Red Deer home hosted 336 out-of-town families. The Care-Mobile served 2,954 patients in east Calgary and Siksika Nation, seeing a 300% growth in services accessed from the Siksika Nation from the year before.  

RMHA asks that families make a minimal per-night donation to stay at one of the houses. Fees charged in F2016 covered only 4% of total program and administrative costs of the house. 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 accounted for roughly 9% of RMHA's F2016 program and administration costs.

Financial Review:

Ronald McDonald House Southern and Central Alberta received $3.7m in cash donations, making it a Mid-Cap charity. Administrative costs for F2016 were 16% of total revenues and fundraising costs were 23% of donations excluding funds from Ronald McDonald House Canada ($286k in F2016). For every dollar donated, 61 cents goes to the cause, falling outside of Ci's reasonable range.  Funding reserves of $12.4m cover annual program costs for almost 5 years.

This charity report is an update being reviewed by Ronald McDonald House Southern and Central Alberta. Changes and edits may be forthcoming. 

Updated on May 31, 2017 by Josh Lam.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending October
201620152014
Administrative costs as % of revenues 16.4%12.8%13.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 22.7%22.4%29.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 484.6%523.9%585.1%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
201620152014
Donations 3,6744,1394,420
Goods in kind 467979677
Government funding 000
Business activities (net) 119119123
Investment income 382404449
Other income 15104
Total revenues 4,6575,6525,672
Program costs 2,5522,4292,580
Administrative costs 702669724
Fundraising costs 8761,0841,395
Other costs 627131
Cash flow from operations 4641,398942
Funding reserves 12,36712,72715,096

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