Philip Aziz Centre for Hospice Care
Toronto, ON M4M 1X8
CEO: Rauni Salminen
Board Chair: Louise Summerhill
Charitable Reg. #: 89422 8063 RR0001
Grade: B+The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to The Cause
Full-time staff #21
Avg. Compensation $65,776
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About Philip Aziz Centre for Hospice Care :
Founded in 1995, the Philip Aziz Centre (PAC) is a Toronto hospice. As Canada’s population ages, there will be an increasing need for hospice and end-of-life care. In F2015, the Philip Aziz Centre provided hospice support to 425 clients compared with 419 in F2014. Volunteers gave 20,004 hours to care for these people, going with them to doctors appointments, doing the “little things” like grocery shopping and errands, and ultimately, just being there at the end. PAC’s community programs provide grief and bereavement support, music and art therapy to its clients’ children, loved ones and siblings. PAC provides the children of parents in palliative care sports activities and summer camps.
In July 2013 the Philip Aziz Centre opened Emily’s House, Toronto’s first residential hospice for children. Children are not just little adults. Children who need palliative care typically have highly-complex medical needs that often prohibit home palliative care as an option. In palliative care for children most are newborns. Others were born with rare and complex diseases. Cancer accounts for 25% of children in palliative care.
In 2015, Emily’s House provided residential palliative care to 302 children from across Ontario. SickKids Hospital partners with Emily’s House with approximately 13% of SickKids PACT patients transferring to be cared for at Emily’s House. SickKids notes the warm and caring environment at Emily’s House. It is for some a preferred end of life care than being in a hospital. Since opening its doors Emily’s House has provided care to 18 dying children. SickKid’s also notes that Emily’s House care significantly reduces acute health care costs.
Philip Aziz Centre is a "mid-cap" charity with annual donations between $1 million and $5 million. Administrative costs are 8% of total revenues and fundraising costs are 12% of donations. In F2015 and F2014 a short-fall in donations and lack of government funding for hospice care caused operating cash flow deficits of $479k in F2015 and $137 in F2014. This drained Philip Aziz Centre’s funding reserves.
In F2016, Philip Aziz Centre’s auditors, KPMG, raised a going concern about the reoccurring negative cash flows. There is also a concern about economic dependency with 59% of Philip Aziz contributions coming from the government and two donors. Two generous directors have financed Philip Aziz through loans of $172k ($210k in F2015).
The financial challenge is likely caused by the opening of Emily’s House that offers intensive and high cost palliative care. PAC’s community programs have a total operating cost of $748k. Emily House costs three times more. In F2016 Emily’s House’s total operating costs were $2.4m. Providing general hospice care cost $1,698 for each direct person served in F2015 compared with $7,388 per child helped at Emily's House.
Updated: May 31, 2016 by Kate Bahen.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Philip Aziz Centre. PAC reviewed the initial draft, provided its comments below along with its F2016 audited financial statements. PAC is currently reviewing Ci's analysis of its F2016 numbers. Changes, edits and comments may be forthcoming.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||7.5%||10.3%||6.7%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||11.7%||32.1%||27.3%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||(1.5%)||(14.1%)||4.5%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Cash flow from operations||340,724||(478,760)||(137,179)|