To continue our investigation into Alberta fake clinics sucking off the public tit (Part 1 on Central Alberta Fake Clinic here), let's look at the Medicine Hat Pregnancy Support Society.
It doesn't seem to have its own website and does not belong to Canadian Association of Pregnancy Support Services, the organization that the Ontario Trillium Foundation had a problem with.
It does have a Facebook page, which consists mainly of announcements of holidays on which they'll be unavailable to help any crisis pregnancies. For fun, here's its very goddy newsletter.
Things get interesting however, when we look at its finances. A site named CHIMP gets its information from the same place we do, the CRA.
This pie chart is fascinating, though. WTF does that mean?
But Chimp reports the 2013 data correctly. In 2013, Medicine Hat Haters spent 90% of their dough on management and administration, with 3% going to the "charitable program."
Note that they report 0% "government funding."
Now have a look at their filing for 2012. Then, they spent 95% on the charitable program and 5% on management, again reporting no government funding.
In 2011, again 95% went to the charitable program with no government funding.
Now, go back to the Alberta Lottery Fund and nose around a bit, you'll find that Medicine Hat scored government/pubic money as follows:
(figures are rounded to nearest hundred)
Two questions here:
1. Why are they not reporting government funding?
2. How the hell did they go from spending 5% on admin to spending 90%?
No flags were raised?
We will continue to ask questions.
h/t to Niles in the comments for the FB, CHIMP, and newsletter links.