2330 Notre-Dame Street West
Montreal, QC H3J 2Y2
Executive Director: Denise Byrnes
Board Chair: Richard Wilson

Charitable Reg. #:11907 5091 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

[Charity Rating: 2/5]



Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity’s website.



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



The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.


Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 72 cents are available for programs.

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About Oxfam Quebec:

Oxfam Quebec is a member of the Oxfam Confederation, an international charity based in Oxford, UK. Oxfam Quebec was founded in 1973 as an independent organization from Oxfam Canada, with the goal of raising French speakers’ awareness about situations in developing countries. Oxfam Quebec works to help its partners in developing countries through Development and Humanitarian Aid programs. Oxfam Quebec reports its projects are focused in Africa (48%), Latin America and the Caribbean (28%), the Middle East (18%), Asia (5%) and Canada (3%). In F2020, the charity reports it directly helped 1.2 million people and indirectly helped 5.5 million people.

In F2020, Oxfam Quebec’s Development programs accounted for 66% of total program spending. The charity funded 40 development projects; 19 in Africa, 11 in Latin America, 7 in the Middle East, 2 in Asia and 1 in Canada. Oxfam Quebec’s development programs focus mainly on women’s rights (31%), drinking water and sanitation (21%), food security and agriculture (18%), and youth empowerment (15%). Oxfam also has smaller areas of focus that include stopping violence, adapting to climate change, and child health. Oxfam Quebec’s five-year ACCESS Innovation Program was completed in 2020. The program aimed to increase the economic and social well-being of poor and marginalized communities in 11 countries. In F2020, the program directly helped 73,609 people and partnered with 98 local organizations. Some of the projects include Restauratrices de Rue, which helps women-owned restaurants in Africa, and Creative C Hub, which trains youth on entrepreneurship in the Middle East. 

Oxfam Quebec’s Humanitarian Aid projects made up 14% of total program spending in F2020. In F2020, The charity responded to 14 emergencies in 11 different countries; 4 in the Middle East, 4 in Africa, 2 in Asia, and 1 in Latin America. After Hurricane Idai hit Zimbabwe and other parts of Africa in 2019, Oxfam Quebec helped 2,000 families with improved housing, hygiene, and sanitation conditions. In F2020, Oxfam distributed seeds and tools to help with the area's ongoing food crisis. In Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon, Oxfam Quebec signed a three-year agreement with Global Affairs Canada to ensure that nearly 350,000 displaced people will have access to safe drinking water. Oxfam Quebec is also helping fight a hunger crisis in the area by providing aid to farmers and installing shared greenhouses. 

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Results and Impact

Oxfam Quebec’s Restauratrices de Rue project reported that the participants' income increased by 40% after the project. 71% of women participants in the Creative C Hub project reported they felt more confident to make their own decisions about their career path and life, and 100% said they had better self-confidence in general.

Oxfam Quebec provides basic needs to those affected by disasters. In Lebanon, the charity provided food packages to 2,270 people and temporaryary shelter for 159 people. Five years after an earthquake in Nepal, Oxfam International and Oxfam Quebec’s work has helped see a 75% drop in diarrhea cases. This is attributed to the 32% increase in the number of families with a water tap in their back year, from 9% in 2015 to 43% in 2020. 

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Oxfam Quebec’s results and impact.

Charity Intelligence has given Oxfam Quebec a Low impact rating based on demonstrated social impact per dollar spent.

Impact Rating: Low

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Oxfam Quebec has donations $4.4m in F2020. The charity received $22.5m in government funding, representing 82% of total revenues. Administrative costs are 12% of revenues (less investment income) and fundraising costs are 16% of donations. This results in total overhead spending of 28%. For every dollar donated, 72 cents go to the cause. This is inside Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

Oxfam Quebec has $15.3m in funding reserves. The charity could cover 67% or around eight months of annual program costs with current reserves.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Oxfam Quebec for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming. 

Updated on August 16, 2021 by Brenleigh Jebb.  

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 11.8%9.2%7.5%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 16.2%13.3%16.4%
Total overhead spending 28.0%22.5%23.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 66.6%37.9%25.6%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 4,4254,9284,846
Government funding 22,47529,70735,804
Investment income 675138
Other income 281266232
Total revenues 27,24934,95240,920
Program costs - International 19,27526,82832,415
Program costs - Canada 3,7154,0474,413
Administrative costs 3,2123,1983,080
Fundraising costs 718656794
Total spending 26,92034,72740,700
Cash flow from operations 329225219
Capital spending 23236564
Funding reserves 15,31211,7049,436

Note: Ci reported provincial government funding from the charity’s T3010 filing with the CRA and backed out the amounts from donations. Ci excluded the value of donated volunteer time reducing revenues and expenses by $1.8m in F2020, $4.3m in F2019, and $6.1m in F2018.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 68

Avg. compensation: $71,440

Top 10 staff salary range:

$350k +
$300k - $350k
$250k - $300k
$200k - $250k
$160k - $200k
$120k - $160k
$80k - $120k
$40k - $80k
< $40k

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2020

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Comments & Contact

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Charity Contact

Website: www.oxfam.qc.ca
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