Chabad Lubavitch Youth Organization

3429 Peel Street
Montreal, QC H3A 1W7
Board President: Bereck Mockin
Board Vice-President: Meir Plotkin

Charitable Reg. #:13423 2644 RR0001


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Audited financial statements available only through official request for information from Charities Directorate.



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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) 89 cents are available for programs.

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About Chabad Lubavitch Youth Organization:

As per its CRA filing, Chabad Lubavitch Youth Organization (CLYO) provides religious instructions, helps the less fortunate, and provides shelter and food. The charity spent $1.1m on programs in 2016 of which 34% went to food, clothing banks, hostels, or soup kitchen programs, 27% went to synagogues and other religious purposes, and 20% went to other services for low-income people. CLYO does not have a working website or publicly-available information about its programs online. As per its T3010 filing, CLYO notes that it spent an undisclosed amount of funds in the USA in 2014 and 2015. In 2016, it states that its employees carried out activities outside of Canada, but the charity did not spend any money on these activities.

According to its 2016 T3010 filings, Chabad Lubavitch Youth Organization allocated 99% of its grants to Congrégation Beth Chabad Cote St. Luc, which registered with the CRA in 2015. In 2015, 75% of Chabad Lubavitch Youth Organization's grants went to 2 charities: $3.4m to Beth Chabad of Cote St. Luc and $2.4m to Vaad Mishmeres Mitzvos, which had its charitable status revoked by the CRA in January 2017. In 2014, CLYO spend 54% of grants to that revoked charity.

In 2015, Chabad Lubavitch Youth Organization reduced its building asset value from $10.9m to $3.0m, but does not disclose details on the significant reduction. Total capital assets reduced from $4.8m to $1.7m in 2016. Although no details on items within capital assets were provided, the value of its buildings were further reduced.

The charity has lent $160k in 2015 and $197k in 2014 in unsecured, non-interest-bearing loans to affiliated branches with no specific terms of repayment. The charity also lent $97k in 2015 and $331k in 2014 of the same types of loans to other parties. In 2016, the charity lent $84k to affiliated branches and $36k to other parties, but details on the loans were not provided.

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Financial analysis was based on the most recent notice to reader received from the CRA (F2016 and F2015) and are unaudited and unreviewed.  Chabad Lubavitch Youth Organization is a medium-sized charity with donations of $1.4m in 2016, significantly down from $9.7m in 2014 without indication of potential reasons. Its administrative costs were 9% of revenues and fundraising costs were 2% of donations. For every dollar donated, 89 cents go to the cause, falling within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. The charity has net funding reserves of ($572k) primarily due to mortgages payable of $896k and a cash reduction from 2015 of 47%.

The charities directorate of Canada recommends every charity with over $250k in donations have audited financial statements. Charity Intelligence recommends that donors seek additional information on this charity prior to donating. 

Chabad Lubavitch Youth Organization did not disclose the range of its full-time employees' salaries in its CRA filings.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Chabad Lubavitch Youth Organization for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 1, 2018 by Joeyanne Cheung.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 9.2%4.4%5.7%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 2.3%0.5%1.3%
Program cost coverage (%) (13.0%)6.0%7.2%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,442,0897,474,3699,738,834
Government funding 5,54511,1753,200
Business activities (net) 19,56300
Other income 17,16082,087849,457
Total revenues 1,484,3577,567,63110,591,491
Program costs 1,121,6813,362,3155,182,270
Grants 3,287,2567,791,7653,961,603
Administrative costs 137,017332,055606,147
Fundraising costs 32,42534,041121,668
Cash flow from operations (3,094,022)(3,952,545)719,803
Funding reserves (572,364)672,220659,392

Note: Financial statements are not audited. Program, administrative, and fundraising costs and grants were taken from the charity's CRA T3010 filings. Amortization was backed out of program, administrative, and fundraising costs on a pro-rated basis.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 8

Avg. Compensation: $16,612

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 F2016

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