BC Children's Hospital Foundation
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4
President & CEO: Teri Nicholas
Board Chair: Donald Lindsay
Charitable Reg. #: 11885 2433 RR0001
Grade: CThe 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 #100
Avg. Compensation $101,848
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About BC Children's Hospital Foundation:
Founded in 1982, BC Children's Hospital Foundation (BCCHF) raises funds to support and enhance the delivery of pediatric care in British Columbia. The Foundation provides funding to organizations including BC Children's Hospital, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children. BC Children’s Hospital is BC’s only full-service, pediatric acute care hospital, and can provide care to the one million children living in BC and Yukon. BC Children's Hospital Foundation supports hospital programs, childhood disease research, medical equipment purchases, and a range of children's health education and training programs.
In F2017, BC Children's Hospital Foundation gave grants to the Campaign for BC Children, which supports Child Health BC and the construction of its new Teck Acute Care Centre. Child Health BC is a province-wide program that connects children living in remote areas with BC Children’s Hospital’s specialists via video-conferences. The program currently exists in 11 BC communities and reduces the number of hospital visits to the one trip for surgery. Previously, when a child came to BC Children's Hospital for surgery, the child and their family would wait, and sometimes be assessed, in a common playroom area. The new Teck Acute Care Center opened in October 2017 and gives each child a private room, improving privacy, confidentiality, infection control, and stress levels.
BC Children's Hospital Foundation spent the remaining grants on general research, childhood disease research, specialized equipment, health promotion and education, and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children. BC Children’s Hospital implemented HEARTSMAP: a tool that assesses children’s mental health by asking specific questions, and then provides recommendations to clinicians. HEARTSMAP improved the efficiency of psychiatric assessments and 50 BC hospitals are implementing the tool in their emergency departments. Research shows that dogs can help hospital patients reduce stress levels and anxiety, the need for sedation, and healing times. In 2016, BC Children’s Hospital doubled the number of therapy dogs to 15 and increased the program frequency from 4 times a week to 7. The same year, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children performed 2,078 Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessments, up 5% from 2015.
BC Children’s Hospital Foundation is one of Canada’s Major 100 charities by donations. In F2016, BCCHF received $64.7m in donations. Administrative costs were 7% and fundraising costs were 23% of donations. For every dollar donated, 70 cents go to the cause. This falls within Charity Intelligence’s reasonable range of overhead spending.
BC Children's Hospital Foundation has funding reserves of $340.3m, including donor-endowed funds of $95.0m. Excluding donor-endowed funds, funding reserves can cover program costs for 4.3 years. From F2016 to F2017, the charity’s return on its funding reserves fell from 4.0% to 3.2%.
The charity used external fundraisers in F2017. The charity paid $902k to raise $3.7m from external fundraisers for a cost of $0.24 per dollar raised.
This charity report is an update that has been sent to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on May 24, 2018 by Joeyanne Cheung.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||6.9%||8.5%||8.3%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||22.6%||23.0%||24.4%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||556.2%||726.7%||635.4%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Goods in kind||847||371||646|
|Cash flow from operations||4,485||11,875||4,422|