Dans La Rue

533, Ontario East, Suite 450
Montreal, QC H2L 1N8
Executive Director: Cécile Arbaud
Board Chair: Paul Setlakwe

Website: www.danslarue.com
Charitable Reg. #: 13844 9020 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - At-Risk Youth
Operating Charity

Charity Rating

[Charity Rating: 4/4]

Donor Accountability

Grade: A-

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

Financial Transparency

Most recent audited financial statements available on the charity's website [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #57

Avg. Compensation $43,426

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 2
$40k - $80k 8
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Dans La Rue:

Founded in 1988, Dans La Rue (DLR) is a social service charity that works with street kids and at-risk youth aged 12 to 25 in Montreal. DLR aims to care for youths’ immediate needs, helping them acquire the skills and resources needed to lead autonomous and rewarding lives. In recognizing the complex needs of its clients, DLR takes a global approach that includes its Van, Bunker, Day Centre, Family Services and Apartments.

Dans La Rue’s Day Centre (making up 70% of program spending) offers youth access to counsellors, as well as various programs and services, such as the cafeteria, school, nursing services, employment programs, psychologists and legal advisors. In F2015, the Day Centre welcomed 185 new youths, and served a total of 30,000 meals to its clients. Also during the year, there were 1,303 visits to the art room, 180 different youths attended the music room, and the Centre offered 230 educational and sociocultural activities. DLR also offers Family Services programs for youth who are also parents.

Dans La Rue’s frontline service is its Bunker (making up 19% of program spending). The Bunker is an emergency shelter for 17 youths aged 12 to 21 that provides basic services and specialized counsellors. In F2015, 300 different youths spent at least one night at the bunker, of which 88 were new underage youths. The bunker also served 7,280 meals in F2015.

Dans La Rue’s Family Apartment program (making up 9% of program spending) offers 15 youth and 2 families affordable housing and access to counselling. In F2015, DLR had 28 unique occupants. DLR’s Van program (making up 2% of program spending) provides youth with on-the-street crisis support, offering food and counselling. In F2015, the van was visited more than 17,000 times by homeless and at-risk youth.

Financial Review:

Dans La Rue is a medium-sized charity, with donations and special events revenues of $4.0m in F2015. Its administrative costs are 12% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 14% of donations. For every $1 donated to the charity, 75 cents is put towards its programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. The charity’s funding reserves of $4.3m result in a program cost coverage ratio of 138%. This means that it can cover 1.4 years of its annual programs using its existing reserves.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Dans La Rue. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 11, 2016 by Lynn Tay.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending October
Administrative costs as % of revenues 11.9%12.1%11.7%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 13.6%15.8%13.8%
Program cost coverage (%) 138.0%114.1%172.9%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 3,856,2173,251,9793,926,525
Goods in kind 27,92830,91322,522
Government funding 155,847145,170148,309
Fees for service 33,27900
Special events 183,890140,063176,693
Investment income 305,422513,931531,583
Total revenues 4,562,5834,082,0564,805,632
Program costs 3,150,5862,917,1783,026,678
Administrative costs 507,797431,841501,518
Fundraising costs 548,071536,991566,539
Other costs 36,81036,26131,642
Cash flow from operations 319,319159,785679,255
Funding reserves 4,347,6833,328,8245,232,449
Note: Ci has adjusted amortization of deferred capital contributions, adjustment for deferred donations and investment management fees affecting revenues by ($55k) in F2015, by $32k in F2014, and by ($48k) in F2013. Ci has adjusted amortization of apartment building and furnishing, investment management fees and amortization of property and equipment affecting expenses by ($72k) in F2015, by ($22k) in F2015, and by ($85k) in F2013.

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