Centraide Quebec, Chaudiere-Appalaches et Bas-Saint-Laurent

101 - 3100 Avenue du Bourg-Royal
Beauport, QC G1C 5S7
President & CEO: Isabelle Genest
Board Chair: Marie France Loiseau

Charitable Reg. #:13228 6808 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) 87 cents are available for programs.

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About Centraide Quebec, Chaudiere-Appalaches et Bas-Saint-Laurent:

Founded in 1945, Centraide (United Way) Quebec, Chaudiere-Appalaches et Bas-Saint-Laurent raises funds to address human service needs in Quebec City and its surrounding regions. In 2018, Centraide Quebec et Chaudiere-Appalaches merged with Centraide KRTB Côte-du-Sud and Centraide Bas-Saint-Laurent
Centraide Quebec, Chaudiere-Appalaches et Bas-Saint-Laurent funds many organizations focusing on poverty, youth, health, and community. The charity raises funds mainly through its annual Community Campaign, which includes donations from company payrolls, corporations and individuals. 
Centraide Quebec, Chaudiere-Appalaches et Bas-Saint-Laurent invested $17.6m into the community under the form of grants, services or projects in F2020. It invested $4.2m to 123 community wellness organizations, $3.4m to 95 youth-focused organizations, and $895k to 17 organizations focused on living conditions.
In response to covid-19, the charity added two new programs focusing on emergency relief. The charity invested $6.4m to 236 organizations for emergency support and $1.9m to 36 organizations targeting poverty.
Top grant recipients include Moisson Quebec ($519k) and Laura Lémerveil ($244k). Centraide Quebec, Chaudiere-Appalaches et Bas-Saint-Laurent report that 1 in 5 people living in its region access funded programs and services.

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Results and Impact

Centraide Quebec, Chaudiere-Appalaches et Bas-Saint-Laurent reports that its funded organizations have helped 88 people with disabilities find jobs. Other organizations it funds have provided 3,000 tons of food to people in need.
Charity Intelligence highlights these key results. They may not be a complete representation of the charity's results. Charity Intelligence has not assessed the impact of Centraide Quebec, Chaudiere-Appalaches et Bas-Saint-Laurent. This shows as n/r, meaning not rated.

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Centraide Quebec, Chaudiere-Appalaches et Bas-Saint-Laurent has donations of $18.6m in F2020. The charity receives $6.1m in government funding representing 24% of total revenues. Administrative costs are 5% of revenues (less investment income) and fundraising costs are 8% of donations. This results in total overhead spending of 13%. For every dollar donated, 87 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.
Centraide Quebec, Chaudiere-Appalaches et Bas-Saint-Laurent has $9.5m in funding reserves, of which $556k is donor endowed. Excluding donor-endowed funds, the charity could cover 46% or almost half a year of annual program costs.
This charity report is an update that has been sent to Centraide Quebec, Chaudiere-Appalaches et Bas-Saint-Laurent for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on June 1, 2021 by Brenleigh Jebb.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 4.9%7.4%6.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 8.2%11.1%10.0%
Total overhead spending 13.2%18.4%16.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 47.1%43.9%46.5%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 18,58516,41614,784
Government funding 6,083188130
Investment income 230395(62)
Other income 000
Total revenues 24,89816,99814,852
Program costs 1,7101,7881,475
Grants 17,29911,77611,059
Administrative costs 1,2191,2211,023
Fundraising costs 1,5271,8211,481
Total spending 21,75616,60515,037
Cash flow from operations 3,142393(185)
Capital spending 10114680
Funding reserves 9,4946,4106,167

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 51

Avg. compensation: $68,067

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 F2019

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Comments & Contact

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Charity Contact

Website: www.centraide-quebec.com
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: 418 660-2100


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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001