5151 Côte Ste-Catherine Road
Montreal, QC H3W 1M6
CEO: Dominique McCaughey
President: Joel Shalit

Charitable Reg. #:11897 4443 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 3/5]



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) 80 cents are available for programs.

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About Agence Ometz:

Agence Ometz is a 3-star charity. It is financially transparent, has overhead spending within Ci's reasonable range, and has below-average reporting of its results for donors. 


Founded in 2008, Agence Ometz is a multi-service agency serving Montreal's Jewish community. It formed after a merger between Jewish Employment Montreal, Jewish Family Services, and Jewish Immigration Aid Services. Its mission is to help people fulfill their potential and secure the Montreal community's growth and vitality. Agence Ometz divides its programs into three areas: social services, employment, and immigration support.


In F2022, Agence Ometz allocated 71% of program spending to its social services programs. Agence Ometz offers community services for families, youth, and individuals. Programs include counselling and crisis intervention, mental health support, parenting workshops, financial assistance, and child development services. Agence Ometz reports that 765 youth participated in group discussions about healthy relationships, internet safety, bullying, sexuality, and school transitions in F2022. Additionally, 1,000 adults participated in financial assistance programs, 150 children were screened for motor difficulties and speech disorders, 505 people received counselling services, and 377 received mental health support. 


Agence Ometz's employment programs accounted for 20% of program spending in F2022. The charity reports that it helped 1,047 people improve their job market skills and find job opportunities in F2022. 


In F2022, Agence Ometz spent 9% of program costs on immigration programs, which support people before and after their move to Canada. In F2022, Agence Ometz provided 809 newcomer families with information and support during their immigration. 

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Results and Impact

Agence Ometz reports that its programs help people with mental health challenges, intellectual disabilities, and autism spectrum disorder improve their quality of life, personal well-being, and employment status.


While Charity Intelligence highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Agence Ometz's results and impact. This charity is not yet rated on impact (n/r). 

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Agence Ometz had total donations of $4.1m in F2022. Federation CJA is a major donor to Agence Ometz, providing 46% of total donations received during the year. Administrative costs are 13% of revenue (less investment income), and fundraising costs are 6% of donations. This results in total overhead spending of 20%. For every dollar donated, 80 cents go to the cause, which is within Ci's reasonable range for overhead spending.


Agence Ometz has $3.3m in funding reserves, which could cover 65% or almost eight months of its annual program costs. 


This charity report is an update that has been sent to Agence Ometz for review. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.


Updated on August 26, 2022, by Sydney Olexa. 

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 13.2%11.0%14.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 6.4%7.6%5.2%
Total overhead spending 19.6%18.6%19.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 64.5%69.4%39.2%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 4,1372,8675,220
Government funding 2,0143,0171,011
Fees for service 626607743
Investment income 13530
Total revenues 6,7906,4957,003
Program costs 5,1274,7115,399
Administrative costs 893714986
Fundraising costs 223169237
Other costs 03160
Total spending 6,2445,9096,622
Cash flow from operations 546586381
Capital spending 6571735
Funding reserves 3,3093,2702,118

Note: Agence Ometz's auditors (Deloitte) note a related party relationship with the BDH Community Foundation. The BDH Community Foundation is a separate and independent charity that ensures that all members of the Greater Montreal Jewish community can obtain Jewish burials by buying cemetery plots and paying for burials and cemetery maintenance. BDH Community Foundation donated to Agence Ometz $650k in F2022, F2021, and F2020. Ci included this amount in donations but removed it from donations in the calculation of the fundraising ratio. 

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 56

Avg. compensation: $61,293

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 F2021

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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001