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
Cents to the Cause
Full-time staff #65
Avg. Compensation $39,537
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
|$300k - $350k||0|
|$250k - $300k||0|
|$200k - $250k||0|
|$160k - $200k||0|
|$120k - $160k||0|
|$80k - $120k||1|
|$40k - $80k||9|
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.
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 RatiosFiscal year ending October
|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 StatementsAll figures in $s
|Goods in kind||18,917||27,928||30,913|
|Fees for service||42,315||33,279||0|
|Cash flow from operations||430,293||319,319||159,785|