74, boul. Montclair
Gatineau, QC J8Y 2E7
Executive Director: Nathalie Lepage
Board President: Daniel Jean

Charitable Reg. #:11884 2459 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 4/5]



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) 73 cents are available for programs.

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About Centraide Outaouais:

Founded in 1979, Centraide Outaouais (United Way of the Outaouais) aims to improve the lives of people in the Outaouais by collecting and distributing money to local charities. Centraide Outaouais reports that 8,200 families are living under the poverty line in the Outaouais, an area that includes Gatineau and the surrounding communities. The charity’s three granting programs are focused on: Improved Living Conditions, Youth Achievement and Building Strong Communities.

The charity reports that 33% of people using foodbanks are under the age of 18 and that 12% of applications for food aid come from immigrants. Through its Improved Living Conditions granting program, the charity supports organizations that offer food and distress support programs to the community. In F2018, Centraide Outaouais funded 56 organizations and two initiatives which resulted in 15,973 people being fed and 102 people reentering the job market.  

Centraide Outaouais reports that 15% of people aged 25 to 64 in Outaouais have no diploma. Through its Youth Achievement granting program, the charity supports organizations that run programs designed to decrease school dropout rates and stop bullying. In F2018, Centraide Outaouais funded 33 organizations and two initiatives that helped 16,025 youth.

Through its Building Strong Communities granting bucket, Centraide Outaouais works to help with the integration of new members in the community by supporting neighborhood and youth centres. In F2018, Centraide Outaouais funded five programs and four initiatives.

In F2018, Centraide Outaouais granted $2.0 million to local agencies. The three largest grant recipients were GÎTE AMI ($102k), Soupe Populaire de Hull ($67k), and Entraide de la Vallée ($64k).

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The financial analysis completed by Charity Intelligence used incomplete, summary financial statements that included no notes as full statements were not available to Ci at the time of writing this report.

Centraide Outaouais is a medium-sized charity with donations of $3.2m in F2018. Administrative costs are 8% of revenues and fundraising costs are 19% of donations. For every dollar donated to the charity, 73 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Centraide Outaouais has $2.6m in funding reserves. Reserves can cover program and granting activities at the F2018 level for just over one year.

Charity Intelligence has analyzed the charity’s French audited financial statements to the best of our abilities but we recognize that detailed financial information in French is beyond our linguistic expertise. 

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

Updated on August 6, 2019 by Stefan Tetzlaff.


Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending June
Administrative costs as % of revenues 8.5%7.9%0.0%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 18.8%19.1%16.7%
Total overhead spending 27.4%27.0%16.7%
Program cost coverage (%) 107.3%100.0%75.9%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 3,234,3443,437,5194,538,338
Investment income 6,9249,7361,057
Other income 68,27078,06263,532
Total revenues 3,309,5383,525,3174,602,927
Program costs 423,782477,6570
Grants 1,960,8052,243,1723,555,241
Administrative costs 281,929279,0550
Fundraising costs 609,497656,055755,838
Other costs 41,87043,4780
Total spending 3,317,8833,699,4174,311,079
Cash flow from operations (8,345)(174,100)291,848
Funding reserves 2,558,2012,721,8942,698,750

Note: Ci used the charity’s T3010A filing to allocate program, fundraising, and admin costs in F2017 and F2018. In F2016, this information was not available and as a result the information is not comparable.  

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 13

Avg. compensation: $46,249

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 F2018

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