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Accountability

Acting with purpose and integrity

As a non-profit, charitable organization, St. Boniface Hospital Foundation is focused is on achieving excellence in fundraising through the principles of transparency, accountability, and efficiency. Our passion for these principles drives our success.

We focus on meeting the standards and following the guidelines of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, and the Canada Revenue Agency.

Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

AFP represents more than 30,000 members in over 230 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession.

Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP)

AHP is the leading international education organization and advocacy body for healthcare fundraising professionals in Canada. Established in 1967, AHP’s 4,700 members represent more than 2,200 healthcare facilities in Canada and the U.S.

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

St. Boniface Hospital Foundation adheres to the CRA’s fundraising guidelines, including the requirement to file a T3010 Information Return which provides information to the CRA and to the public about a charity’s activity (including financial information, expenditures, revenue, and compensation).

*Our T3010 information return can be found here 

*Our summarized financial statements are available in our annual reports.

*Our audited financial statements (with notes) are attached for the years 201320142015 and 2016

Board Compensation

St. Boniface Hospital Foundation’s Board is committed to sound governance principles which are the basis upon which the trust of our donors is built. These principles are critical to growing the reputation the Foundation has established over decades as an organization dedicated to excellence in both performance and integrity.  Our volunteer board members are highly respected members of our community who give their time and expertise to help guide the Foundation.  In compliance with the Board Bylaws and best practice, Board Members do not receive any remuneration, nor do they directly or indirectly benefit from their position on the board.  Attached is a detailed statement of instances when, in the past 12-months, the Foundation made use of the services or products of companies with direct links to board members.  In all instances, the related board member remained at arm’s length, as per the requirements of the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation Conflict of Interest Policy.

Sustainability Allocation

The mission of the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation is to raise funds to support excellence in health care and research at St. Boniface Hospital in a manner that embodies the legacy of the Grey Nuns. In keeping with this legacy, we believe that transparency and accountability are essential to our success. It is important that donors understand that all gifts to St. Boniface Hospital involve fundraising and operational expenses, and that a portion of their gift will be used to support these costs. To learn more, view a copy of our Sustainability Allocation Policy. If you have questions, please see our FAQ.  For further information, please call (204) 237-2067 or email info@stbhf.org.

Excellence in Fundraising

St. Boniface Hospital Foundation supports the certification of fundraising professionals with the CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) designation.

St. Boniface Hospital Foundation adheres to a Donor Bill of Rights. The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute. It has been endorsed by numerous organizations.

Complaints Policy

From time to time, the Foundation may receive complaints related to our policies or procedures, the application of those policies or procedures or the conduct of the Foundation or its representatives.  The policy located here is intended to ensure that complaints are dealt with in a timely, consistent, transparent and fair fashion and that all complaints or comments are taken seriously.