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

Cents to The Cause

95¢
75¢
avg
65¢
50¢
2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #65

Avg. Compensation $39,537

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 1
$40k - $80k 9
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

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 69% 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 F2016, the Day Centre saw 22,183 visits, and served a total of 39,000 meals to its clients. Its schooling program at the day centre had 48 enrolled students and its jobs program placed 18 participants in 6-month work programs.

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 F2016, there were 2,862 night stays at the bunker.

Dans La Rue’s Apartment program (making up 9% of program spending) offers 15 youth and 2 families affordable housing and access to counselling. In F2016, DLR’s apartment programs had 26 unique occupants. DLR’s Van program (making up 2% of program spending) provides youth with on-the-street crisis support, offering food and counselling. Around 7,800 volunteer hours were recorded on the van.

Financial Review:

Dans La Rue is a medium-sized charity, with donations and special events revenues of $4.2m in F2016. Its administrative costs are 13% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 12% 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 $4.0m result in a program cost coverage ratio of 123%. This means that it can cover 1.2 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 June 6, 2017 by Josh Lam.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending October
201620152014
Administrative costs as % of revenues 13.1%11.9%12.1%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 12.2%13.6%15.8%
Program cost coverage (%) 123.4%138.0%114.1%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
201620152014
Donations 4,195,4033,856,2173,251,979
Goods in kind 18,91727,92830,913
Government funding 122,000155,847145,170
Fees for service 42,31533,2790
Special events 0183,890140,063
Investment income 407,263305,422513,931
Total revenues 4,785,8984,562,5834,082,056
Program costs 3,230,7173,150,5862,917,178
Administrative costs 572,951507,797431,841
Fundraising costs 513,106548,071536,991
Other costs 38,83136,81036,261
Cash flow from operations 430,293319,319159,785
Funding reserves 3,988,0114,347,6833,328,824
Note: Ci has adjusted amortization of deferred capital contributions, adjustment for deferred donations and investment management fees affecting revenues by ($80k) in F2016, ($55k) in F2015, by $32k in F2014. Ci has adjusted amortization of apartment building and furnishing, investment management fees and amortization of property and equipment affecting expenses by ($95k) in F2016, ($72k) in F2015, by ($22k) in F2014.

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