2015 Charity 100: Grades

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From the December 2014 issue of the magazine.

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ENVIRONMENT

Name Website Charity Efficiency (Money to Cause) Charity Efficiency Grade Charity Efficiency Grade Fundraising Efficiency (Cost to Raise $100) Fundraising Efficiency Grade Fundraising Efficiency Grade Reserve Months Reserve Grade Reserve Grade Governance Grade Governance Grade Final Grade Final Grade Top Salary Description Key Accomplishments Current Initiatives
Canadian Wildlife Federation Inc. WWW.CWF-FCF.ORG 64 C- C- 28.34 B B 7 A+ A+ A+ A+ A- A- $298,009 Implements programs including Love Your Lake for habitat stewardship; Voices of the North for classrooms; various e-learning programs to focus on wildlife Drove continued change to finishing practices; worked on the MSC assessment and B.C. Water Act; inspired 1,000 Canadian classrooms to plant milkweed to create Monarch butterfly havens; rallied against the Northern Gateway oil pipeline New 5-year plan links a healthy environment to a strong economy with a focus on the Arctic, oceans, freshwater and terrestrial systems that provide critical habitat for species
Ducks Unlimited Canada WWW.DUCKS.CA 71.7 C+ C+ 54.93 D D 13 A+ A+ A+ A+ A- A- $305,000 Works on behalf of waterfowl populations through the conservation of wetland ecosystems and associated habitats The Conners property in Saskatchewan was purchased for $1.9M to conserve wetland habitats Currently in the quiet phase of a seven-year fundraising campaign to positively impact more than 25 million acres of wetlands and associated upland habitat
Nature Conservancy of Canada WWW.NATURECONSERVANCY.CA 82.6 A A 24.01 B B 15 A+ A+ A+ A+ A A $219,885 Acquires and conserves ecologically significant land and the plants and animals it sustains Secured renewal of government funding for the Natural Areas Conservation Program and conservation of the Waldrom Grazing lands in southern Alberta Launch new capital campaign following, A Force for Nature, which raised in excess of half a billion dollars
World Wildlife Fund Canada WWW.WWF.CA 70.4 C+ C+ 29.10 B B 5 A+ A+ A+ A+ A- A- Information not provided Information not provided Information not provided Information not provided

FUNDRAISING ORGANIZATIONS

Name Website Charity Efficiency (Money to Cause) Charity Efficiency Grade Charity Efficiency Grade Fundraising Efficiency (Cost to Raise $100) Fundraising Efficiency Grade Fundraising Efficiency Grade Reserve Months Reserve Grade Reserve Grade Governance Grade Governance Grade Final Grade Final Grade Top Salary Description Key Accomplishments Current Initiatives
BC Cancer Foundation WWW.BCCANCERFOUNDATION.COM 55.8 D D 29.46 C- C- 24 A+ A+ A+ A+ B B Information not provided Fundraising partner of the BC Cancer Agency enabling contributions to leading-edge research for a world free from cancer Investigating the feasibility of personalized cancer therapies (POG) to decode the genomic structure of each patient’s cancer; identify pathways that enable that cancer to grow; and develop treatment strategies to block those pathways Committed to supporting the second phase of POG because every cancer is unique and hard to treat
Calgary Foundation WWW.THECALGARYFOUNDATION.ORG 88.1 A- A- 0.02 A+ A+ 150 N.A. N.A. A+ A+ A A Information not provided Information not provided Responded to community needs following the June 2013 floods in Calgary and surrounding area Focus on success of local Aboriginal youth
Canadian Unicef Committee WWW.UNICEF.CA 77.8 C C 31.70 D D 3 A+ A+ A+ A+ B B Information not provided Helping children around the world survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence with programs to ensure health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and HIV and AIDS Rushed to the aid of children and families in the central Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan Partnerships with Kiwanis to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus, with Rotary to eradicate polio and with companies such as Teck Resources to protect children from diarrheal disease and to train health workers
Centraide of Greater Montreal WWW.CENTRAIDE-MONTREAl.ORG 86.1 A- A- 13.01 B B 7 A+ A+ A+ A+ A A Information not provided Information not provided Invested more than $46 million in some 370 community agencies and projects that fight poverty and social exclusion in Laval, Montreal and on the South Shore To advance Centraide’s positioning in the public space, its communications strategies and its key messages and fundraising tactics
Federation CJA WWW.FEDERATIONCJA.ORG 78.1 C C 8.55 A- A- 8 A+ A+ B+ B+ B+ B+ Information not provided Builds and sustains its vibrant community by providing leadership and supporting services and programs to care for the vulnerable and those in need, to ensure a bright Jewish future, to represent and defend communal interests and to positively affect issues in the wider society More than 570 participants in the 8-day Montreal mega Mission returned home with a deeper understanding of the collective connection to Israel and the Jewish people, serving as a catalyst to galvanize communal engagement in Montreal for years to come Celebrating its 100th year as the core philanthropic organization of the Montreal Jewish community
Governing Council of the Salvation Army In Canada WWW.SALVATIONARMY.CA 76.9 C C 11.52 B B 16 A+ A+ A+ A+ A- A- $269,295 Provide oversight and direction to all Salvation Army ministries in Canada, including churches and missions, educational facilities, hospitals and long-term care facilities and social services institutions Opened the Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre in Calgary, offering a broad range of integrated services to support families struggling to overcome adversity Alleviating poverty for marginalized and vulnerable Canadians
Habitat For Humanity Canada Foundation WWW.HABITAT.CA 83.1 A- A- 12.40 B B 2 B B A+ A+ A- A- Information not provided Information not provided Partnerships with Correctional Service of Canada and CORCAN to host tours of Canada’s oldest and recently shuttered penitentiary in Kingston, Ont. allowing Habitat to build even more homes through the proceeds generated from ticket sales Celebrating Habitat for Humanity Northumberland’s on-reserve build, a first in Canada addressing the distinct housing challenges faced by Aboriginal Canadians
Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service Foundation WWW.STARS.CA 53.2 D D 40.82 D D 9 A+ A+ A+ A+ B B $205,000 Raise funds to finance Shock Trauma Rescue Society, which is dedicated to providing a safe, rapid, highly specialized emergency medical transport system for the critically ill and injured First helicopter EMS organization in Canada to stock blood on helicopters proactively, having medical accreditation with CAMTS confirmed for another three year term, and the deployment of video laryngoscopes to our medical crews to assist them in securing patient’s airways Information not provided
Terry Fox Foundation WWW.TERRYFOX.ORG 84.2 A- A- 17.03 B B 38 B B B B B+ B+ $89,600 Raises funds for use in cancer research, primarily through the annual Terry Fox Run, National School Day Run, Terry’s Cause on Campus, and The Great Canadian Hair “Do” Event Funding cancer research Funding cancer research
United Jewish Appeal of Greater Toronto WWW.JEWISHTORONTO.COM 81.3 A- A- 15.24 B B 0 D D A+ A+ A- A- Information not provided Raises and distributes funds from the Jewish Community in the Greater Toronto area for charitable purposes including education at home and abroad Information not provided Information not provided
United Way of Calgary And Area WWW.CALGARYUNITEDWAY.ORG 88.9 A- A- 5.81 A- A- 10 A+ A+ A+ A+ A+ A+ Information not provided Information not provided Focuses on kids, poverty and communities measuring Social Return on Investment reflecting a ratio of the economic value to society of each dollar invested in these areas Established a special project called All In for Youth to address the poor graduation rate from Grade 12 among youth in Calgary
United Way of Greater Toronto WWW.UNITEDWAYTORONTO.COM 87.3 A- A- 10.21 A- A- 11 A+ A+ A+ A+ A A Information not provided Works to change community conditions for everyone for the better over the long term Partnered with McMaster University to highlight the fact that barely half of people working in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas have permanent, full-time jobs that provide benefits and stability New program to help young people find jobs with a long-term future
United Way of The Lower Mainland WWW.UWLM.CA 83 A- A- 17.01 B B 8 A+ A+ A+ A+ A A Information not provided Tackling our community’s key social issues and supporting our most vulnerable populations, including children and seniors Research, advocacy and strategic investments to support the wellbeing of seniors in the region Pilot project in two-area neighbourhoods to address child vulnerability by building strong and healthy neighbourhoods
United Way of Winnipeg WWW.UNITEDWAYWINNIPEG.MB.CA 80.6 A- A- 18.52 B B 13 A+ A+ A+ A+ A A Information not provided Fund organizations that provide social service programs, address the root causes of issues, execute neighbourhood development programs and promote opportunities for civic engagement of citizens Helped over 88,000 youth accessed positive, productive and supervised activities among other initiatives Large-scale community engagement event in celebration of our 50th anniversary
United Way Ottawa WWW.UNITEDWAYOTTAWA.CA 82.3 A- A- 8.48 A- A- 2 B B A+ A+ A A Information not provided Focuses on school readiness, recreation, employment for immigrants and new Canadians, employment for people with disabilities, seniors, people living in disadvantaged neighbourhoods, people in crisis, homelessness, mental health and addiction, agency capacity building and community investment and stewardship New website ResultsthatMatter.ca shows donors the impact their gift has and placed greater emphasis on the people in our community we are trying to help As part of our campaign for 2014-15, we will set a new “Lives Changed” goal in September
Vancouver Foundation WWW.VANCOUVERFOUNDATION.CA 87.2 A- A- 4.48 A+ A+ 178 N.A. N.A. A+ A+ A- A- Information not provided Information not provided Information not provided Information not provided

HEALTH/HEALTH SERVICES

Name Website Charity Efficiency (Money to Cause) Charity Efficiency Grade Charity Efficiency Grade Fundraising Efficiency (Cost to Raise $100) Fundraising Efficiency Grade Fundraising Efficiency Grade Reserve Months Reserve Grade Reserve Grade Governance Grade Governance Grade Final Grade Final Grade Top Salary Description Key Accomplishments Current Initiatives
Alberta Cancer Foundation WWW.ALBERTACANCER.CA 55.2 D D 33.60 C+ C+ 5 A+ A+ A+ A+ B+ B+ Information not provided Provides funds for cancer research, the prevention, detection, education and diagnosis of cancer, and for the treatment and care of cancer patients within Alberta Information not provided Information not provided
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation WWW.CBCF.ORG 53.7 D D 36.05 D D 16 A+ A+ A+ A+ B B $294,227 Donations go towards the most promising and innovative ideas in breast cancer research as well as educating Canadians on how to reduce their personal risk of breast cancer In this past year, 69% of cause related spending went to research and fellowship grants including a joint investment with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) of $6 million specifically targeting breast cancer in young women Educating women on how they can reduce their risk of breast cancer through lifestyle changes, such as our newly created tool will help woman assess their risks and build a personal plan
Canadian Cancer Society (Quebec Division) WWW.CANCER.CA 63.2 C C 34.56 C+ C+ 6 A+ A+ A+ A+ A- A- Information not provided Committed to research, prevention and support for people affected by cancer Information not provided Information not provided
Canadian Cancer Society Alberta/N.W.T. Division WWW.CANCER.CA 43 D D 35.65 D D 4 A+ A+ A+ A+ B B Information not provided Cancer education and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer Directly assisted more than 11,000 people living with cancer in Alberta and the Northwest Territories in the past year and successfully advocated for employment rights of caregivers who take time off to care for a dying family member Fund more prevention research, seek more partnerships and extend our reach of programs and services in more communities and to more individuals in an effort to increase the survival rate to 80%
Canadian Cancer Society British Columbia and Yukon Division WWW.CANCER.CA 59 D D 40.44 D D 6 A+ A+ A+ A+ B- B- Information not provided Information not provided Opened the doors of the Kordyban Lodge, a stunning, $10-million, 25,000 square foot facility in Prince George, B.C. that will allow those experiencing a cancer journey stay closer to home, family and loved ones Developing a world-class centre of excellence in cancer prevention research, policy and programs – the first of its kind in North America
Canadian Cancer Society Ontario Division WWW.CANCER.CA 53.4 D D 49.82 D D 5 A+ A+ A+ A+ B- B- Information not provided Eradicate cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer Played a role in recent passage of the Skin Cancer Prevention Act in the Ontario Legislature which prevents minors from using tanning beds Funding the best cancer research in Canada; providing reliable information about cancer; and offering practical and emotional support to people living with cancer
Canadian Diabetes Association WWW.DIABETES.CA 50.1 D D 54.75 D D 4 A+ A+ A+ A+ B- B- Information not provided Canadian Diabetes Association recently released the Diabetes Charter for Canada, which clearly outline what people with diabetes can and should expect from themselves and others in the diabetes community. Developing and implementing programs and services for people with diabetes (self-management) and people at risk of diabetes (prevention).
Canadian National Institute for the Blind WWW.CNIB.CA 68.5 B B 51.45 D D 6 A+ A+ A+ A+ A- A- $305,761 Information not provided Information not provided Information not provided
Canadian Red Cross Society WWW.REDCROSS.CA 87.6 A+ A+ 17.59 A+ A+ 8 A+ A+ A+ A+ A+ A+ $302,564 Information not provided Information not provided Information not provided
Cancer Research Society WWW.SRC-CRS.CA 51.5 D D 37.84 D D 4 A+ A+ A+ A+ B B $167,500 Fund research on all types of cancer, thereby contributing to the advancement of science aimed at preventing, detecting and treating this disease Launched a new initiative called “Scholarship for the Next Generation of Scientists,” a $2.5 million five-year program that will help establish at least 15 new Canadian scientists through funding of a post-doctoral fellowship Increase impact on the patient by committing funding dollars to personalized cancer research
Cystic Fibrosis Canada WWW.CYSTICFIBROSIS.CA 56.4 D D 33.66 C+ C+ 20 A+ A+ A+ A+ B B Information not provided Help patients access better care and new medicines Focused on newborn screening for cystic fibrosis, which is vital to help slow the progression of this fatal genetic disease Introducing a new quality improvement program for outcomes and quality of care for cystic fibrosis clinics
Heart And Stroke Foundation of Canada WWW.HEARTANDSTROKE.CA 50.6 D D 55.27 D D 8 A+ A+ A+ A+ B- B- Information not provided Information not provided Invested $38 million last year in heart and stroke research, including a program that will track the health of more than 10,000 Canadians over several years, to learn why some develop heart disease, stroke and cancer while others don’t Focusing on “Giving children and youth the best start for a long, healthy life,” which instills healthy habits early will help to combat the onset of disease later in life
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada WWW.JDRF.CA 50.6 D D 29.63 A- A- 5 A+ A+ A+ A+ A- A- $165,405 Information not provided Expansion of Canadian Clinical Trial Network JDRF secured donations from foundations and corporations to expand the network to western Canada, launching three new trials and a fellowship training program Raise critical funds for and expand the JDRF Canadian Clinical Trial Network across Canada
Kidney Foundation Of Canada WWW.KIDNEY.CA 44.9 D D 49.51 D D 8 A+ A+ A A C+ C+ Information not provided Information not provided Supported 92 research projects to increase knowledge of kidney disease and to translate that knowledge into improved treatments for kidney patients Advocating for an increase by 50% increase in kidney transplants over 5 years; and networking kidney researchers so they are better able to bring about transformative improvements treatment and patient care
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada WWW.LLSCANADA.ORG 54.3 D D 39.62 D D 3 A+ A+ A+ A+ B- B- $168,434 Information not provided Meeting revenue targets and increasing research funding by 15% Developing donor development programs to further donor contribution in specifically targeted research programs
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada WWW.MSSOCIETY.CA 50.3 D D 44.34 D D 4 A+ A+ A+ A+ B- B- Information not provided Information not provided More than 6,000 Canadians affected by MS responded to the Listening to People Affected by MS initiative, a nationwide needs assessment conducted by the MS Society Accelerated pursuit of research answers that specifically targets the progression of MS, which is one of the most important areas of priority for Canadians
Rick Hansen Institute WWW.RICKHANSENINSTITUTE.ORG 79.2 A+ A+ 2.04 A+ A+ 9 A+ A+ A+ A+ A+ A+ Information not provided Spinal cord injury translational research and best practice implementation organization The Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry, the first and only national database of information on spinal cord injured patients in Canada, continued to grow, with data on more than 4,000 participants and it will soon expand to China Supporting the accreditation of acute and rehabilitation facilities across Canada using Accreditation Canada’s SCI Standards
Sinneave Family Foundation WWW.SINNEAVEFOUNDATION.ORG 60.4 C C Information not provided A+ A+ 172 D D D D D D Information not provided Information not provided Information not provided Information not provided

HOSPITAL FOUNDATIONS

Name Website Charity Efficiency (Money to Cause) Charity Efficiency Grade Charity Efficiency Grade Fundraising Efficiency (Cost to Raise $100) Fundraising Efficiency Grade Fundraising Efficiency Grade Reserve Months Reserve Grade Reserve Grade Governance Grade Governance Grade Final Grade Final Grade Top Salary Description Key Accomplishments Current Initiatives
Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation WWW.CHILDRENSHOSPITAL.AB.CA 69.7 C- C- 19.94 A- A- 86 D D A+ A+ B+ B+ Information not provided Information not provided Investing in school-based initiatives to help teachers and students learn about, live with and seek help for mental health concerns before they escalate into crises Investing in advancing care and research in traumatic Brain Injury, Epilepsy, Pain and Rehabilitation, Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Mental Health and Wellness
Baycrest Centre Foundation WWW.BAYCREST.ORG 68.2 D D 31.88 D D 15 A+ A+ A+ A+ B- B- Information not provided Provides funding for care for the elderly as well as inpatient and outpatient help for adults with Alzheimer’s, dementia, mood disorders and strokes Launching a campaign to raise awareness for the organization which positions the brain as “the most complicated machine on Earth,” and focuses on Baycrest’s strategic strengths of brain health and aging

Developing strategies to reach out to new volunteers and lay leaders to obtain pace-setting gifts in support of Baycrest and raise awareness
British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital Foundation WWW.BCCHF.CA 63 D D 21.72 C C 30 A+ A+ A+ A+ B B Information not provided To provide funding to British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital (part of Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia) for research, equipment purchases, education, health promotion and program development Successfully concluded its $200 million capital campaign, the Campaign for BC Children. This is the largest health-care related fundraising initiative ever undertaken in BC. The campaign is supporting the construction of the Teck Acute Care Centre, the heart of the new BC Children’s Hospital, which will open in 2017. The campaign is also supporting the work of Child Health BC, an initiative of BC Children’s Hospital aimed at ensuring all children in BC have access to a consistent standard of specialized care no matter where in the province they live Working in close collaboration with teams associated with the construction of the Tech Acute Care Centre at BC Children’s Hospital to ensure our donors’ interests are well represented, and that the project will address the needs of BC’s children and families who will receive care in the new facility. At the same time, the foundation is working with hospital and research institute leadership to ensure this leading academic health centre has the resources required to take research and clinical care to the next level. To this end we are identifying fundraising priorities that are aligned with the medical and research challenges that face children and youth in British Columbia and around the world, and with the interests of the hospital’s clinical and research teams
Calgary Health Trust WWW.THETRUST.CA 83.7 A+ A+ 60.26 D D 29 A+ A+ A+ A+ A A $230,000 Provide support for medical services, long term care, medical research and education within the Calgary region Disbursed over $11.4 million to support health care programs, research and priority equipment purchases in the Calgary Hospitals and University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine Working with Alberta Health Services to identify the current and future priority needs of the AHS Calgary Zone, and may include a building project as well as cutting edge equipment and research
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Foundation WWW.CHEOFOUNDATION.COM 52.2 D D 34.31 D D 35 A+ A+ A+ A+ B- B- Information not provided Renovated Oncology Inpatient Unit Raising funds to renovate CHEO’S 40 year old Day Surgery Unit to improve service and reduce wait times by up to 50%
Fondation De L’hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont WWW.FONDATIONHMR.CA 67.6 D D 19.80 A- A- 26 A+ A+ A+ A+ A- A- $168,542 Information not provided Gave $6,700,000 to the HMR Hospital, for a total of $42.4 M since 2008 of which $700,000 was used to buy a radiostereometric analysis (RSA) device—cutting-edge equipment used to provide patients with better follow-up after hip-or-knee-replacement surgery Expansion of the Research Centre, creation of the Integrated Cancer Centre and innovative patient care projects in immuno-oncology, vision health, nephrology and cellular therapy
Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation WWW.HAMILTONHEALTH.CA 66.7 D D 22.14 C C 53 B B A+ A+ B- B- Information not provided Raised more than $5.2-million in cash and pledges in support of the CIBC Breast Assessment Centre, a facility supporting more than 10,500 patient visits per year Currently in the midst of “Enabling Dreams” a $6.5 million campaign to support the purchase of furnishings, essential equipment and technology for the new McMaster Children’s Health Centre
Hospital For Sick Children Foundation WWW.SICKKIDSFOUNDATION.COM 55.7 D D 40.21 D D 10 A+ A+ A+ A+ B- B- $536,962 Funding for The Hospital for Sick Children (patient care, capital projects, equipment purchases, research) and accounts for 10 percent of overall funding at the Hospital Completed the $200 million campaign for the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, the largest capital campaign in the history of SickKids and the 750,000 square foot state-of-the-art building is believed to be the largest child health research tower in the world Preparing to launch the largest fundraising campaign in its history
IWK Health Centre Charitable Foundation WWW.IWKFOUNDATION.ORG 66.4 D D 15.04 A- A- 32 A+ A+ A- A- B B Information not provided Information not provided Information not provided Information not provided
London Health Sciences Foundation WWW.LHSF.CA 59.1 D D 34.27 D D 5 A+ A+ A+ A+ B B Information not provided Information not provided Surpassed the half-way point in our $200 million fundraising campaign that supports the purchase of key equipment and medical research initiatives at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), including the purchase of donor-funded, state-of-the-art equipment like the da Vinci surgical robot As a fundraising organization, our most important initiative is out $200 million campaign to support the current and future needs of London Health Sciences Centre including: the purchase of key equipment and in educating current and future medical professionals and researchers
McGill University Health Centre WWW.MUHC.CA 94.8 A+ A+ A+ A+ 1 D D C C A- A- Information not provided Information not provided Information not provided Information not provided
Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation WWW.CHILDRENFOUNDATION.ORG 77.8 B B 5.95 A+ A+ 45 B B A+ A+ A A $215,795 Information not available Completion of a major capital campaign for the new Montreal Children’s hospital at the Glen site Preparing for the next capital campaign
Montreal General Hospital Foundation WWW.MGHFOUNDATION.COM 90.5 A+ A+ A+ A+ 83 D D A- A- A A Information not provided Information not provided Information not provided Information not provided
Montreal Heart Institute Foundation WWW.FONDATIONICM.ORG 75 B B 20.19 A- A- 74 D D A+ A+ B+ B+ $131,278 Information not provided A 31% revenue increase with administrative costs maintained at 6.5% Increased awareness from patients on the value of foundation donations for the Montreal Heart Institute
Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation of Toronto WWW.MOUNTSINAI.ON.CA 81.4 A+ A+ 23.56 C C 4 A+ A+ A+ A+ A A $395,316 Provides financial support for patient care, teaching and research initiatives at Mount Sinai Hospital and its Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute Raised over $129M to support excellence in patient experience and leading edge research, with $55.6M raised for the Renew Sinai Capital Redevelopment Campaign, $52.3M for research, $15.4M for flagship programs and $6.1M for highest priority needs Currently working towards supporting Renew Sinai – the largest and most ambitious capital redevelopment program in the history of Mount Sinai
Operation Enfant Soleil WWW.OPERATIONENFANTSOLEIL.CA 72.4 C- C- 18.65 A- A- 7 A+ A+ A A A- A- $155,000 Amasser des fonds pour soutenir le développement d’une pédiatrie de qualité et contribuer à la réalisation de projets d’intervention sociale pour tous les enfants du Québec Contributed $4 million to the implementation of 1,045 smart pumps at the CHU Sainte-Justine in Montreal Operation Enfant Soleil Ambulatory Centre – $20 million. This centre will house the CHU’s outpatients clinics and will offer state-of-the-art specialized care services
Ottawa Hospital Foundation WWW.OHFOUNDATION.CA 77.4 B B 26.04 C C 39 B B A+ A+ B+ B+ Information not provided Raises and grants funds to The Ottawa Hospital and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute for improving patient care, capital development and medical research Successfully raised more than $19 million which allowed us to fund key projects at The Ottawa Hospital, such as the expansion of the minimally invasive gynaecology and a Dermatology Centre of Excellence Raising $50 million to conduct ground-breaking research and clinical trials to develop personalized cancer treatment so that we can continue to provide the latest treatments
Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation WWW.THEPMCF.CA 49.2 D D 28.44 C C 3 A+ A+ A+ A+ B+ B+ Information not provided To provide grants and apply funds to improve and enhance cancer research, education and patient care activities provided by The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and The Ontario Care Institute Raised $102 million toward a billion-dollar challenge in support of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre’s goal to lead the way in personalized cancer medicine The billion-dollar challenge to raise funding to support the creation of the strategy and treatment protocols for personalized cancer medicine
QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation WWW.QE2FOUNDATION.CA 40.6 D D 52.19 D D 25 A+ A+ A+ A+ B- B- Information not provided Raises and grants funds primarily for the benefit of the QEII Health Sciences Centre (part of Capital District Health Authority) to support patient care, research and education Completed campaign for a new Breast Health Centre and, in partnership with the IWK Foundation, this $5 million campaign created a new Breast Health Centre houses advanced technology, including new digital mammography equipment Several campaigns underway including developing a simulation-based learning centre, endowing a chair in palliative care research, creating Atlantic Canada’s first academic neurosicence alliance, realigning outpatient clinics, and restoring the therapeutic pool at the QEII’s Rehabilitation Centre
Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation WWW.FONDATION-SAINTE-JUSTINE.ORG 76.5 B B 25.79 C C 42 B B A+ A+ A- A- $227,610 Recevoir, maintenir et utiliser des fonds dans la province de Québec pour des fins d’aide sociale et hospitalière, et pour des fins de recherche, partivulièrement celles l’hôpital Sainte-Justine Pioneering and very successful initiative Sing For Sainte-Justine With Céline Dion, a web-based contest where we united thousands of voices in harmony with Céline Dion, lifetime patron of CHU Sainte-Justine, to support the health of mothers-to-be and children in Quebec. In short, a total of 174 choirs and nearly 5000 singers of all ages and walks of life, joined our contest to win the chance to perform with Céline Dion by uploading their videos where they interpreted one of 4 Céline Dion songs. Viewers were encouraged to vote for their favourite interpretation, with each ballot cast representing a $5 donation to the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation. In the final tally, the initiative raised a whopping $827 065. The two winning choirs performed with Céline Dion on July 16 To raise $200 million by 2018 in order to build a better, brighter and healthier tomorrow for the children of Quebec. Corporations, family foundations and individuals alike have since generously responded allowing us to already move forward with several impactful priority projects
Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital Foundation WWW.JGHFOUNDATION.ORG 68.6 D D 21.46 C C 87 D D A+ A+ B B $172,000 To raise funds for hospital research and development in the fields of medicine, surgery and related hospital related hospital activities We continued to grow our capital campaign by $30 million for a total to-date of $120 million towards our goal of $275 million. We funded the Molecular Pathology Centre with $6.5 million of donations. We established the Centre for Excellence in Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Care. We continued the expansion of our donor vase and the upgrade of existing donors Developing an endowment to provide a long-term, secure source of income for the Jewish General Hospital’s Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research
St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation WWW.STMICHAELSFOUNDATION.COM 50.8 D D 22.86 C C 73 D D A+ A+ C+ C+ Information not provided Operates as a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, providing health-care services and performing medical research Raised more than $41 million, established the $10 million endowed “Urban Angel Fund for Homeless People” Continue the INSPIRE 2018 campaign, which has achieved 80% of its goal to transform St. Michael’s into the premier critical care hospital in Canada
St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation of Vancouver WWW.HELPSTPAULS.COM 68.7 D D 16.47 A- A- 54 B B C C C C Information not provided Supports clinical and research services carried out by Providence Health Care at its St Paul’s Hospital acute care site on Burrard Street in Vancouver Information not provided Information not provided
Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation WWW.STOLLERYKIDS.COM 58.3 D D 15.65 A- A- 42 B B D D D D Information not provided Funds the Stollery Children’s Hospital and the University of Alberta WCHRI programs that promote research, education and innovative programming Information not provided Information not provided
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Foundation WWW.SUNNYBROOKFOUNDATION.CA 75 B B 25.25 C C 4 A+ A+ A+ A+ A- A- Information not provided Disburse funds to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre to support research, capital projects, education and to purchase equipment Purchased a PET-MRI machine that will be specifically customized to introduce drugs and other therapies directly to pinpointed places in the brain Engage the community in creating the country’s most advanced Brain Sciences Centre
Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation WWW.TGWHF.CA 79.9 A+ A+ 22.97 C C 3 A+ A+ A+ A+ A A Information not provided Funds the work of University Health Network (UHN), which is a research and teaching hospital comprised of four sites Opened the Krembil Discovery Tower, a world class and LEED certified research facility to bring together the world’s best scientists, clinicians, neurologists and neurosurgeons Redevelopment of the Surgical Centre at Toronto Western Hospital to provide our world-class neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons with an environment to match their skills
University Hospital Foundation WWW.GIVETOUHF.CA 38.2 D D 57.23 D D 55 B B A+ A+ B- B- $287,000 Raises funds to advance the position of the University of Alberta Hospital, Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute and the new Kaye Edmonton Clinic as centres of excellence for patient care, education and research to benefit the people of Alberta and Canada Approval from Alberta Health Services as fundraiser for the Gamma Knife Brain Centre Campaign: a $35 million commitment to advance the neurosciences program at the University of Alberta Hospital
VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation WORLDCLASSHEALTHCARE.CA 55.3 D D 16.52 A- A- 33 A+ A+ A+ A+ A- A- $358,845 Information not provided Near completion of fundraising campaign for the Joseph and Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre, a new mental health and addictions treatment facility that is slated to open in 2017 Raise funds to purchase tree new state-of-the-art CT scanners for VGH and UBC Hospital


INTERNATIONAL AID & DEVELOPMENT

Name Website Charity Efficiency (Money to Cause) Charity Efficiency Grade Charity Efficiency Grade Fundraising Efficiency (Cost to Raise $100) Fundraising Efficiency Grade Fundraising Efficiency Grade Reserve Months Reserve Grade Reserve Grade Governance Grade Governance Grade Final Grade Final Grade Top Salary Description Key Accomplishments Current Initiatives
Aga Khan Foundation Canada WWW.AKFC.CA 96.2 A A 2.44 A A 14 A+ A+ B+ B+ A A Information not provided Information not provided Began work on building a new hospital in Bamyan Province in Afghanistan that will add 86 beds for pediatric, obstetric and gynecologic care in a region where women have had little access to health care The Partnership for Advancing Human Development in Africa and Asia is a major initiative co-funded by the Government of Canada to will benefit more than one million people
Amnesty International Canadian Section (English Speaking) WWW.AMNESTY.CA 70.7 C C 22.81 C+ C+ 2 B B A+ A+ B B Information not provided Information not provided
Chalice (Canada) WWW.CHALICE.CA 91.6 A A 3.98 A A 5 A+ A+ A+ A+ A+ A+ $70,605 Sponsorship program assisting children and their families and the aged in developing countries Expanding community projects and programs in communities where we sponsor children Working with families and communities so that they can become empowered and self-sustaining
Christian Blind Mission International WWW.CBMCANADA.ORG 83.6 B- B- 10.62 B B 7 A+ A+ A+ A+ A A Information not provided Committed to improving the quality of life for persons with disabilities in the poorest countries of the world Completed the development of its brand Developing technology that will benefit people trapped in poverty with a disability such as 3D printing technology to make prosthesis
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada WWW.ccfcanada.ca 82.3 B- B- 9.63 A A 1 D D A+ A+ A- A- Information not provided Information not provided Nearly $1 million for Philippines Global campaign to protect the world’s children
Compassion Canada WWW.COMPASSION.CA 85.7 A A 9.23 A A 3 A+ A+ A+ A+ A+ A+ $165,850 Helping children develop healthy minds, bodies, and relationships while discovering God’s love for them in Jesus Christ Exceeded 100,000 sponsorships this fiscal year Working to develop resources to educate churches on issues of global poverty
Doctors Without Borders Canada WWW.MSF.CA 81.4 B- B- 19.61 B B 3 A+ A+ A+ A+ A A Information not provided Information not provided Information not provided Information not provided
Free the Children WWW.FREETHECHILDREN.COM 90.9 A A 3.18 A A 2 B B A+ A+ A A Information not provided Information not provided Information not provided Information not provided
Plan International Canada Inc. WWW.PLANCANADA.CA 78.6 B- B- 22.64 C+ C+ 1 B B A+ A+ B+ B+ Information not provided Works with communities to build schools and train teachers, deliver basic health care, invest in water systems, protect children, and provide disaster relief Partnered with 74,332 organizations across 50 countries and trained 577,423 people worldwide, helped build or repair thousands of health centres, schools and water points, and helped 326,950 households improve sanitation facilities Address the issue of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) through broad scale, multi-year programs in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Bolivia — countries where the poor health of women, newborns and children leads to millions of preventable deaths and exacerbates global poverty
Samaritan’s Purse – Canada WWW.SAMARITANSPURSE.CA 90.1 A A 3.22 A A 4 A+ A+ A+ A+ A+ A+ $210,540 Information not provided Provided emergency services to hundreds of thousands of people in refugee camps in South Sudan, and helping hundreds of families clean up their homes after extensive flooding in southern Alberta Increasing the capacity of impoverished people to care themselves and their families, through a wide variety of means, in dozens of countries around the world, and doing so in the name of Jesus Christ
United Israel Appeal of Canada Inc. WWW.JEWISHCANADA.ORG 87.2 A A 4.10 A A 7 A+ A+ A- A- A A $294,630 Information not provided Organization of a first national conference for professionals Review of latest census information and preparation of demographic studies relating to various Canadian communities
World Vision Canada-Vision Mondiale Canada WWW.WORLDVISION.CA 80.5 B- B- 19.45 B B 1 D D A+ A+ A- A- $222,239 Information not provided Together with partners, reached 713,000 people in the emergency phase of Typhoon Haiyan in the Phillippines, and 10,000 more during the recovery phase Measuring the impact work is having on children and their well-being

OTHER

Name Website Charity Efficiency (Money to Cause) Charity Efficiency Grade Charity Efficiency Grade Fundraising Efficiency (Cost to Raise $100) Fundraising Efficiency Grade Fundraising Efficiency Grade Reserve Months Reserve Grade Reserve Grade Governance Grade Governance Grade Final Grade Final Grade Top Salary Description Key Accomplishments Current Initiatives
British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals WWW.SPCA.BC.CA 76.1 A A 15.56 A A 7 A+ A+ A+ A+ A+ A+ $186,207 Information not provided First SPCA or Humane Society in Canada to receive Imagine Canada Standards accreditation, a Canada-wide set of shared standards for charities and non profits designed to demonstrate their excellence in five fundamental areas Creating humane communities across British Columbia with a strong focus on improving the welfare of cats across the province through initiatives such as increased adoption, sterilization and permanent identification with the goal of elevating the status of cats in our communities
Saskatoon Gallery and Conservatory Corporation WWW.MENDEL.CA 62.6 C- C- 1.43 A+ A+ 1 D D D D D D Information not provided Information not provided Information not provided Information not provided
Societe Zoologique De Granby Inc. WWW.ZOODEGRANBY.COM 73.7 C+ C+ Information not provided A+ A+ 0 D D D D D D Information not provided Faire vivre à sa clientèle une expérience éducative et divertissante unique, aux contacts d’animaux principalement exotiques, ou au statut précaire, dans un contexte de conservation et de développement scientifique, dans des installations récréo-touristiques de qualité Information not provided Information not provided
Toronto International Film Festival Inc. WWW.TIFF.NET 75.4 A A 9.82 A+ A+ 3 A+ A+ A+ A+ A+ A+ $348,498 Information not provided Driving global agenda, while consolidating locally with digital serving as the foundation Events to celebrate 40th anniversary, while at the same time ramping up organization’s charitable awareness agenda

RELIGION

Name Website Charity Efficiency (Money to Cause) Charity Efficiency Grade Charity Efficiency Grade Fundraising Efficiency (Cost to Raise $100) Fundraising Efficiency Grade Fundraising Efficiency Grade Reserve Months Reserve Grade Reserve Grade Governance Grade Governance Grade Final Grade Final Grade Top Salary Description Key Accomplishments Current Initiatives
Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace WWW.DEVP.ORG 69.6 C+ C+ 3.04 A+ A+ 12 A+ A+ C C B+ B+ Information not provided Information not provided Information not provided Information not provided
Crossroads Christian Communications Inc. WWW.CROSSROADS.CA 80.1 A- A- 14.52 A- A- 2 B B A A A- A- $159,147 Advancement of religion through production of Christian TV programs, a 24-hour national telephone prayer centre, donations to Canadian charities for humanitarian aid worldwide Launched a U.S. version of flagship Canadian program, 100 Huntley Street; created documentary series dealing with risk and youth, created ROCKKids TV and launched online portal Crossroads360 Create a re-branded global missions program; increase the North American reach for our flagship program
Gospel for Asia WWW.GFA.CA 92.5 A+ A+ 2.35 A+ A+ 3 A+ A+ D D B- B- Provide education, literacy programs, medical treatment, water, assistance, and religious awareness to poor and needy in urban and rural India, with an emphasis on helping children Information not provided Information not provided
Kupas Hachesed Meoroth 99.8 A+ A+ Information not provided A+ A+ 0 D D D D C C Information not provided Information not provided Information not provided Information not provided
Power to Change Ministries WWW.POWERTOCHANGE.ORG 82.2 A- A- 16.70 A- A- 0 D D A A A- A- $136,204 Communicate the gospel message of Jesus Christ through direct ministry, prayer and Bible study groups, public broadcasting, humanitarian aid, pastoral care, publication & distribution of print and video materials, creation of Internet sites and public seminars and other events Shared the gospel with 1.1 million people over the past year and saw 59,630 people make a decision to follow Jesus Christ Engaging students on 61 campuses, business leaders in 35 cities or people in 14,700 spiritual conversations online every month
Vaad Mishmeres Mitzvos-Committee to Observe the Torah Laws 99.5 A+ A+ Information not provided A+ A+ 1 D D D D C C Information not provided Information not provided Information not provided Information not provided
Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society Of Canada WWW.JW.ORG 92.3 A+ A+ Information not provided A+ A+ 23 A+ A+ D D C+ C+ Information not provided Works to financially sponsor annual conventions across Canada, as well as preaching activity, while printing material that’s distributed for free worldwide to promote Bible education, and constructing and renovating places of worship known as Kingdom Halls More than one million unique visitors go to jw.org each day. The site features articles and videos in over 690 languages, offering spiritual and practical advice to people of all ages, backgrounds, and circumstances Printing and distributing more than 280 million religious magazines and 380 million religious tracts each year throughout North America and the Caribbean

SOCIAL SERVICES

Name Website Charity Efficiency (Money to Cause) Charity Efficiency Grade Charity Efficiency Grade Fundraising Efficiency (Cost to Raise $100) Fundraising Efficiency Grade Fundraising Efficiency Grade Reserve Months Reserve Grade Reserve Grade Governance Grade Governance Grade Final Grade Final Grade Top Salary Description Key Accomplishments Current Initiatives
4 Life Foundation WWW.4LIFEFOUNDATION.CA 43.6 D D Information not provided A+ A+ 8 A+ A+ B- B- B B $90,000 Information not provided Worked/partnered with over 200 Canadian organizations in five provinces, including governmental organizations Continue to work in the most dire neighbourhoods/communities in Canada, in particular children in the Aboriginal communities
Calgary Inter – Faith Food Bank Society WWW.CALGARYFOODBANK.COM 95.6 A+ A+ 0.56 A+ A+ 3 A+ A+ A+ A+ A+ A+ $146,057 Gathers and distributes quality emergency food to those in need Recognized as a first responder when employees, volunteers and donors rallied to help those devastated by the June floods Meeting the Canada Food Guide recommendations for basic hampers is at the forefront of initiatives
Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities WWW.CANADIANTIRE.CA/JUMPSTART 88.8 A+ A+ 9.33 A+ A+ 2 B B A+ A+ A+ A+ $300,000 Information not provided Most kids helped in one year: 154,965 (2013) Eliminating waiting lists for sports so ALL kids can play
Children’s Wish Foundation Of Canada WWW.CHILDRENSWISH.CA 54.1 D D 34.09 C- C- 18 A+ A+ A+ A+ B B Information not provided Grants wishes to children suffering from high-risk, life threatening illnesses and funds research and provides grants to health care facilities in Canada that either research diseases that particularly afflict children or that work towards providing medical treatment to ill children Granted our 20,000th wish and celebrated our 30th anniversary Extending the incredible gift of a wish to a broader range of children and families who are coping with high-risk illnesses that significantly affect quality of life, but are fortunately not fatal, due to medical advancements and break-throughs
Covenant House Toronto WWW.COVENANTHOUSE.CA 65.2 C C 31.72 C- C- 7 A+ A+ A+ A+ A- A- $232,000 Open 24/7, it’s more than just a place to stay. Core programs include: outreach, crisis care and longer-term housing, as well as support services to help educate, maintain health, employment assistance, community support, runaway prevention, life skills and pastoral support Added four community-based apartments for youths and a new transitional housing program for female victims of human trafficking; participated in government consultations on youth leaving the care of the child welfare system which resulted in the Province of Ontario funding Youth in Transitions workers across the province (based on a model developed at Covenant House Toronto) Information not provided
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada) WWW.MADD.CA 92 A+ A+ 25.00 B- B- 9 A+ A+ A+ A+ A A Information not provided Undertook comprehensive research on the effectiveness, cost benefits and constitutionality of mandatory alcohol screening and educated officials, the public and media about the need for federal legislation to establish mandatory alcohol screening in Canada Drew political, media and public attention to the problem of drug-impaired driving and the need for new testing measures Information not provided
Ontario Association of Food Banks WWW.OAFB.CA 98 A+ A+ 0.63 A+ A+ 1 D D C C B+ B+ Information not provided An umbrella organization of food banks in Ontario whose purpose is to coordinate food distribution and other services to alleviate hunger. Information not provided Information not provided
President’s Choice Children’s Charity WWW.PC.CA/CHARITY 93.1 A+ A+ 4.43 A+ A+ 11 A+ A+ A A A+ A+ Information not provided Information not provided Information not provided Information not provided
Tim Horton Childrens Foundation, Inc. 74.8 B B 7.89 A+ A+ 5 A+ A+ A- A- A- A- Information not provided Provide a fun-filled camp experience for children from economically disadvantaged homes. Served more than 200,000 children and youth since by the end of 2014 since inception Open 7th camp in Manitoba, with a program designed for youth aged 13-18 who face economic barriers to inclusion
Union Gospel Mission WWW.UGM.CA 79.9 B B 15.89 B- B- 1 D D A+ A+ B+ B+ $210,814 Provide hope for hungry, huring and homeless in Greater Vancouver Information not provided Information not provided
War Amputations of Canada WWW.WARAMPS.CA 90.6 A+ A+ 1.40 A+ A+ 12 A+ A+ A+ A+ A+ A+ $252,384 Provides outreach to Canada’s war, adult and child amputees, enrolling 765 new adult amputees and 106 new child amputees Held six regional seminars for children in the Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, provided Veterans Affairs Canada with information and recommendations regarding its prosthetic policy and announced partnership with Department of National Defence as expert consultant on prosthetics and amputation Expanding work to identify and address inquiries and gaps in support for war and child amputees in Canada through its Advocacy Program

 


Research by: Mark Brown, Stefania Di Verdi, Sinead Mulhern, Alisha Sawnhey

46 comments on “2015 Charity 100: Grades

  1. It would be great if we could get a few more Albertan charities on the list – CapitalCare foundation, Alzheimers Society, etc.

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  2. Trying to do the math in the calculations…my greatest concerns by far are how much of the money gets to the customer..therefore the first 2 are it. So in scoring they get 80 out of 100 The last 2..can,t remember their exact names because I cannot scroll down something like reserve gets a 10 and governance is looked at by infernal revenue so gets another 10.. can’t find your scoring methodology but think an agency that passes on only 10% of what they collect but has a good govenance gets a B..Am I correct?

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  3. Where on your list of charities is the Parkinson Society? Over 100,000 Canadians are inflicted with this progressive neurological disease. For more info contact the Parkinson Society Central & Northern Ontario 1-800-565-3000.

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    • Hi, Thank you for this list so far! Where can I find the ratings you have for Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada? Acoustic Neuroma Association of Canada? All Mental Health Organizations in Ontario (lots here!!)?, all churches?, the church headquarters.. i.e. Hamilton Catholic Diocese, Pentecostal Associations of Canada? We would really like to see how you graded them. I look forward to your prompt response

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  4. WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE TO SEE BY REGION OR CITY SO WE CAN DONATE IN OUR OWN AREA.

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    • I agree totally, although this rating info is good to know, I need more info on charities in Victoria or on the Island where we live
      What is the rating on Salvation Army.. why are they not included ??

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      • Hi Niels,

        The Salvation Army is included in our report. You can find their grade under fundraising organizations under its full name: the Governing Council of the Salvation Army in Canada. They received an A- overall.

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  5. Good information for the charities shown. Is it possible to access all the charities solicited to determine what their grades were, and also to know whether they responded to the survey. I have no idea whether my close-to-the-heart charity, Pancreatic Cancer Canada participated or not.
    Thanks.

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  6. Where’s the salvation Army?

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    • Hi Darrell,
      You’ll find them listed as the Governing Council of the Salvation Army In Canada under FUNDRAISING ORGANIZATIONS. They earned an A- grade overall.

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  7. charity sucks

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  8. Reports on impact are not immediately clear to the reader and yet that is where the real value of the charity lies. By now I would have thought that this part of the rankings would have been more refined. MoneySense, what are your plans for the future?

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  9. Where are Save the Children and Oxfam? we can not find the promised full listings.

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  10. I was surprised to not see Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada or Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. These are two of the oldest children service charities in the country doing some amazing work in communities coast to coast.

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  11. Your categories are well and good, however, they do not reflect the true work some of the charities do or how effective they are in responding to their mandate. Example: Impact of services, number of people and communities served, outcomes etc. This study only tells one part of the picture. A donor not only wants to see how the donation is managed but rather, is his/her donation making a difference.

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  12. Hi,
    I think what you guys do is wonderful. Thank you for putting this together to help people like myself make more informed decisions about which organizations to donate to. However I did want to say that I am a bit disappointed that I did not see any charities which are specifically helping veterans on the grading chart.
    My husband is a veteran of Afghanistan and we are very fortunate that he came home healthy in every way, but we know too well that some of his brothers were not so lucky. It would be great to see charities that are helping and their families also on this list.
    Thank you again for the work that you do.

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  13. I would like to know if Oxfam Canada- an international charity participated?

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  14. what a bogas list where are the Shriners and salvation army. load of crap even listing united way. this is 1 rag bird cadge line not to buy

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  15. why not print a list of dubious charities ie: garden of missing children, child find, single dads, etc, these people set up their own folding tables and have clear plastic boxes to collect, very little monies go to the charity,

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  16. As a volunteer for the Canadian Red Cross, who constantly experiences wasteful behaviour and procedures imposed upon me, I am disappointed to see that you rate them as A+ and find myself hesitant to support any charity financially rather than put my money directly to work in my own community.

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  17. Would be great to see an education section–maybe university foundations?

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  18. Cannot find Oxfam??

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  19. I wonder whether you could include WAR CHILD CANADA in next year’s review article. It was founded by Dr Samantha Nutt who also wrote the book War Child. Well worth the read. I believe it is a well run charity which could use more exposure, especially as it is not tied into spreading the Christian message as primary goal of its Mission Statement. We need reviews of more Charities that are there to meet the needs of children, people, and families and less focussed on proselytizing. Thank you. Lorraine P.

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  20. How can we find out how the Alzheimers Canada does as a charity? Is there a reason some don’t make the report? Thanks J

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  21. Bladder Cancer Canada should DEFINITELY be on the list with an A+ rating. They spend very, very little on administration costs, as volunteers do the lion’s share of the work. Since they are relatively newly formed (a few years now) I can only assume this is the reason they are omitted. Please research.

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  22. I did not see St. John Ambulance in the magazine or online. I know they make their financials available and work in their communities.

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  23. I would love to see the Stephen Lewis Foundation on this list.

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  24. How abut Canadian Feed The Children ???????

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  25. Can you please provide ratings for Canadian Feed the Children – TNX

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  26. I am using this list to make decisions regarding my year-end donations. Good work, but there do seem to be a lot of sectors, illnesses, etc. missing.

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  27. The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development & Peace should really be listed in the International Aid group.

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  28. As a donor to a charity that you gave a C grade, I’m interested in knowing the information on which you base your judgement. Please let me know your facts. I really don’t want to contribute to a charity that wastes money.

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  29. I had a look through the list but there doesn’t seem to be a constant grading method used? For example Canadian Red Cross is given an A+ for fundraising efficiency at $17.59/$100 yet others like Samaritans Purse was given only an A when their efficiency is $3.22/$100. I would like to request that a constant grading method be used across all charities!

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  30. There is a problem with donating to Duck’s Unlimited a because of huge corporate donations from companies that are responsible for environmental degradation. For instance, when a company that sells poisonous herbicides and pesticides or a company that sells oil gives millions of dollars to Duck’s Unlimited, how unbiased will this organization be if those companies that donated those huge amounts are engaged in environmentally destructive behaviour?

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  31. i would like to see veteran charities on here like wounded warrior canada, honour house, and the canadian legion just to name a few

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  32. The CEO of Heart and Stroke makes $500,000 a year. 6 others make over $250,000. So $2,500,000 of your donation dollars goes to salaries for 6 executives. These are just the salaries I know… I feel this information should be disclosed as well.
    We should know this information, it will impact the way people choose to direct their donations.

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  33. I’m surprised Make a Wish Foundation and Canuck Place are not on this list.

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  34. your categories are nonsensical to the reader. please provide proper explanation of each of the 4 categories the charities are graded on.

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  35. It took me 20 minutes to find this page from first arriving at this site from my search engine.

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  36. Would like to have seen a rating for SOS Children’s Villages

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  37. Thanks for providing a guideline on which I may base my giving

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  38. Do you have a rating for UNICEF Canada – we are considering a substantive donation to help malnouirished children globally and just wanted an idea of how much of their donations go to admin fees and how much actually reaches children and fmailies on the ground? Please reply asap as our decision has to be made before we travel to Italy on Friday.

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  39. Why is the Shriners not mentioned?

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  40. I would have thought that the Unitarian Service Committee (USC) would have made your list. Where did it fail to meet your criteria?

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  41. Please give me some word about Operation Smile. Thank you

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