Montreal Canadiens Children's Foundation

1275 Saint-Antoine Ouest
Montreal, QC H3C 5L2
General Director: Genevieve Paquette
President: Pierre Boivin

Charitable Reg. #:86233 4125 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 2/5]


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



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) 61 cents are available for programs.

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About Montreal Canadiens Children's Foundation:

Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation is a 2-star rated charity. The charity is not financially transparent. It does not have its recent financial statements on its website. It has a below average results reporting grade and its overhead spending is outside of Ci’s reasonable range. Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation has $5.5m in reserve funds, which can cover a year and eight months of program costs.

Founded in 2000, Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation (MCCF) promotes physical activity and a healthy lifestyle for underprivileged children in Quebec. The charity reports that 93% of Canadian children are not active enough. This could be because of lack of skills, time or means to partake in sport. It adds that many children from less fortunate backgrounds suffer from motor development delays. Additionally, inactive kids are at higher risk of developing chronic diseases. Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation reports that 1/3 of kids stop sports during their teenage years. It adds that girls that do not play sports at age ten only have a 10% chance of being active at age 25.

To help underprivileged children, Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation runs sport-related programs. It also donates to other organizations with the same goal.

Bleu Blanc Bouge – 64% of program spending ($2.1m)

Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation funds the Bleu Blanc Bouge program, which makes hockey more accessible to children in Quebec. One of its main projects is building ice rinks around Quebec to encourage physical activity. Since the project began in 2008, the charity has built 13 ice skating rinks. The Bleu Blanc Bouge program also offers skating lessons for children. Over 500 children take these lessons every winter. The program hosts ball hockey activities, which 1,730 people from 36 schools have participated in. The program also offers a summer camp and a web platform for teachers.

Donations to other organizations – 18% of program spending ($593k)

In F2022, Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation donated $593k to other organizations that support a similar cause. The organizations that received the biggest donations were Patro Laval ($145k), Trevor Willians Kids Foundation ($30k) and Friendship Circle of Quebec ($27k).

Charity-run sport programs – 18% of program spending ($575k)

Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation runs three sport programs for kids. The Loge Jo and his Champions program lets children attend Canadiens games at the Bell Centre. Around 350 children take part in this program yearly. The To the Game Friends! program distributes donated game tickets to underprivileged children. The Champions for Life program helps kids develop basic sport abilities. It operates after school in about 50 schools in Quebec.

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Results and Impact

Charity Intelligence did not find any quantified outcomes on Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation’s website. This may not be a complete representation of MCCF's results and impact.

This charity is not yet rated on impact (n/r).

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Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation is not financially transparent. The charity has not published its audited financial statements on its website since F2019. The CRA has redacted all its financial statements since F2020.

Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation received $3.3m in donations and special event revenue in F2022. Net lottery revenue was $724k in F2022, $79k in F2021 and $1.2m in F2020.

Administrative costs are 21% of revenues and fundraising costs are 18% of donations. For every dollar donated, 61 cents are available for programs. This is not within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves of $5.5m can cover 1.7 years of annual program costs.

Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation paid $12k to external fundraisers in F2022, who collected $176k. This means it cost external fundraisers 7 cents to raise a dollar.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 7, 2023 by Victoria Allder.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending June
Administrative costs as % of revenues 21.0%16.6%17.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 17.8%16.7%21.4%
Total overhead spending 38.7%33.4%39.2%
Program cost coverage (%) 168.6%224.8%188.6%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 378,799852,474822,606
Lotteries (net) 724,07578,8211,122,668
Special events 2,884,0352,053,8521,924,899
Investment income (254,623)465,900(5,969)
Total revenues 3,732,2863,451,0473,864,204
Program costs 574,983248,702368,270
Grants 2,702,9772,443,0283,215,049
Administrative costs 835,483496,518691,920
Fundraising costs 579,787486,228587,032
Total spending 4,693,2303,674,4764,862,271
Cash flow from operations (960,944)(223,429)(998,067)
Capital spending 000
Funding reserves 5,528,0506,049,7696,758,297

Note: Ci reports lotteries net of expenses, reducing total revenues and expenses by $1.1m in F2022, $132k in F2021 and $1.6m in F2020. Ci included investment income (loss) in revenue, affecting revenue by ($255k) in F2022, $466k in F2021 and ($6k) in F2020. Ci adjusted for non-government deferred donations, which affected revenue by ($209k) in F2022, $525k in F2021 and ($85k) in F2020. Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation did not report any full-time or part-time staff on its T3010 filing with the CRA. The Foundation also did not report incurring any expenses related to staff compensation.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 0

Avg. compensation: $0

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 F2022

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