Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (Quebec Division)
Montréal, QC H3A 1B9
Executive Director: Louis Adam
Board President: François Coupal
Charitable Reg. #: 10490 2523 RR0001
Grade: B-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 #37
Avg. Compensation $58,280
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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|$40k - $80k||6|
About Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (Quebec Division):
Founded in 1948, The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Quebec Division (MSQ) aims “to be a leader in finding a cure for multiple sclerosis and enabling people affected by multiple sclerosis to enhance their quality of life.” In Quebec, there are approximately 20,000 people living with multiple sclerosis. MSQ supports research, advocacy and provides services in support of people suffering from MS.
The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Quebec Division’s research program funded 31 Québec-based studies in F2015. It provided operating grants to scientists working in universities or health care institutions, and research grants to doctoral and postdoctoral researchers. The studies primarily focus on causes and risk factors, disease progression, treatments, and neuronal degeneration and regeneration. In F2015, the charity announced that positive results were found in the phase III clinical trial of ocrelizumab. The drug is thought to reduce the progression of multiple sclerosis, and generate benefits for patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.
MSQ’s service programs provide access to support groups, information tools, training sessions, referrals, physical activity, social programs and telephone consultation services. In F2015, 24 adults with MS took part in a free session at Camp Papillon. Two free summer camps were also offered to 60 children and teens who have a parent with multiple sclerosis.
MSQ’s advocacy programs aim to improve laws, government policies and employers’ practices. In F2015, 3 other organizations joined MSQ in at annual visit to Quebec’s parliament. Together, the organizations submitted a brief covering the need for housing facilities, access to drugs and support for family caregivers.
The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (Quebec Division) is a medium-sized charity, with $1.9m in donations in F2015. The majority of its revenues are generated through special events, such as gala dinners, tournaments and third party events. In F2015, special events revenues were $4.9m, making up 64% of revenues. MSQ’s administrative costs are 6% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 45% of donations. For every $1 donated to the charity, 49 cents is put towards its programs, falling well outside of Ci’s reasonable range. The charity has funding reserves of $2.1m, which includes $25k in donor-endowed funds. This results in a program cost coverage ratio, excluding donor-endowed funds, of 52%. This means that the charity can fund 6 months of its annual programs using its existing reserves.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada’s Quebec Division. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on May 31, 2016 by Lynn Tay.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||6.3%||5.8%||6.0%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||45.0%||44.8%||40.5%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||52.1%||46.6%||56.1%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Fees for service||112||143||120|
|Business activities (net)||5||7||0|
|Cash flow from operations||54||(9)||25|