Oxfam Quebec

2330 Notre-Dame Ouest
Montreal, QC H3J 2Y2
Executive Director: Denise Byrnes
Board Chair: Donald Olds

Website: www.oxfam.qc.ca
Charitable Reg. #: 11907 5091 RR0001
Sector: International Aid
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: B

The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity's website [Audited financial statement for most recent year]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to the Cause

2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #52

Avg. Compensation $89,453

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 2
$80k - $120k 8
$40k - $80k 0
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Oxfam Quebec:

Oxfam-Québec (OXQ), a member of the international Oxfam confederation, is a non-governmental organization dedicated to implementing sustainable solutions to poverty and injustice around the world. OXQ was founded in 1973 as an independent organization from Oxfam Canada, with the mandate of raising French speakers’ awareness about the situation in developing countries. In 2000, OXQ also acquired an affiliate, CLUB 2/3, which is an international cooperation organization known for working for and with young people, both in Quebec and around the world. OXQ has four strategic objectives: help citizens claim the right to a better life, promote justice between women and men, save lives through humanitarian response, and provide sustainable agriculture and food security.

In F2016, Oxfam-Québec disbursed $33.7m to fund 107 projects in 27 countries. It reports that 34% of funds went towards countries in Africa, 31% went to countries in the Middle East, 22% went towards countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, 8% in North America and 5% in South-East Asia. It reports reaching nearly 2.5 million people through its programs.

In 2015, it started the ACCESS Innovation program which seeks to increase capacity for economic and social growth through innovation. It will place women and youth at the heart of development efforts in their communities and will be aided by 750 volunteers. This program targets 11 countries in Africa, Latin America and the Middle East with a budget of $76 million, of which $54 million is provided by Global Affairs Canada.

As part of its humanitarian mandate, Oxfam-Québec operated in Benin, Burkina Faso, Jordan, Libya, Syria and Nepal in F2016. Actions taken by the charity include repairing and building wells and water stations in refugee camps, helping improve water access for the people of Aleppo and running disease awareness campaigns in Benin and Burkina Faso.

Financial Review:

Oxfam-Québec is considered a large-cap charity with donations of $9.8m in F2016. OXQ’s administrative costs are 7% of total revenues and fundraising costs are 9% of total donations. For every dollar donated, 84 cents goes towards the charity’s programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. The charity has funding reserves of $3.1m which can cover program costs for just over one month. However, over 75% of funding comes from government sources such as Global Affairs Canada.

This report is an update that is being reviewed by the Oxfam-Québec. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated July 27, 2017 by Josh Lam.


Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 6.9%7.8%10.1%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 8.9%15.7%31.5%
Program cost coverage (%) 8.8%18.7%28.8%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 9,8099,7594,147
Government funding 33,13823,58317,350
Investment income 2233
Other income 4602918,854
Total revenues 43,42833,63630,353
Program costs - International 33,66426,18821,872
Program costs - Canada 2,1052,4963,194
Administrative costs 3,0052,6223,054
Fundraising costs 8691,5351,305
Cash flow from operations 3,784795929
Funding reserves 3,1345,3557,205
Note: Ci adjusted government funding for deferred contributions by $1.8m in F2016, $894k in F2015, and $690k in F2014. Ci excluded the value of donated volunteer time in revenues and expenditures reducing them by $2.1m in F2016, $2.2m in F2015 and $4.3m in F2014.

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