Dans La Rue
Montreal, QC H2L 1N8
Executive Director: Cécile Arbaud
Board Chair: Paul Setlakwe
Charitable Reg. #: 13844 9020 RR0001
Grade: A-The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Full-time staff #57
Avg. Compensation $43,426
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
|$300k - $350k||0|
|$250k - $300k||0|
|$200k - $250k||0|
|$160k - $200k||0|
|$120k - $160k||0|
|$80k - $120k||2|
|$40k - $80k||8|
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.
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 RatiosFiscal 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 StatementsAll figures in $s
|Goods in kind||27,928||30,913||22,522|
|Fees for service||33,279||0||0|
|Cash flow from operations||319,319||159,785||679,255|