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Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie

540 d’Avaugour Street, Suite 1300
Boucherville, ON J4B 0G6
Executive Director: Germain Thibault
Director: Anne Vigneault

Charitable Reg. #: 84846 6298 RR0001
Sector: Health
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: C-

The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements available only through official request for information from Canada Revenue Agency [Audited financial statement for most recent year]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to the Cause

2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #24

Avg. Compensation $39,201

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 0
$40k - $80k 10
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie:

Founded in 2005, Go Le Grand Défi (Grand défi Pierre Lavoie, GDPL), works to improve the health of people in Quebec by promoting physical activity and healthy eating. In 1999, 2000, 2002, and 2005, Canadian triathlete Pierre Lavoie biked 650km in 24 hours to raise awareness for lactic acidosis, the genetic disease that two of his children died from. When he talked about the bike ride in schools, children wanted to be involved. In 2005, Pierre broadened his focus from awareness of uncommon diseases to more generally promoting health.  

GDPL visits elementary schools in Quebec, with kids participating in Zumba classes, yoga, and stationary bike activities. Kids learn about healthy eating through the interactive workshop, Mangez Mieux. GDPL encourages schools and daycares to participate in the Energy Cubes Challenge. Children collect one “cube” for every 15 minutes of physical activity they do during May. In May 2017, kids reported 103 million cubes, representing 25.8 million hours of activity.

GDPL also runs activities to encourage physical activity of adults. The 1000km is a 60-hour bike ride where bicyclists ride behind Pierre. Adults can also participate in a 130km bike ride called The Loop or a 270km relay run.

Financial Review:

Grand défi Pierre Lavoie is a Large charity, with donations of $12.5m in F2016, up 40% from F2014. The charity received $1.4m in government funding, representing 10% of total revenues. Administrative costs are 5% of revenues and fundraising costs are 3% of donations. For every $1 donated, 92 cents go to the cause, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. Grand défi Pierre Lavoie has $11.3m in funding reserves which could cover program costs for one year.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Grand défi Pierre Lavoie for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 18, 2018 by Madison Kerr.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending September
Administrative costs as % of revenues 5.1%5.8%6.7%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 2.9%3.4%3.4%
Program cost coverage (%) 103.2%106.9%95.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 12,46810,2228,890
Government funding 1,3861,105796
Business activities (net) 13310284
Investment income 928965
Other income 126927
Total revenues 14,20511,6109,842
Program costs 10,9408,9757,448
Administrative costs 724670655
Fundraising costs 359346299
Cash flow from operations 2,1821,6191,441
Funding reserves 11,2869,5997,078
Note: This report was prepared by an English-speaking analyst using the audited financial statements of Grand défi Pierre Lavoie which are in French. Ci used program, administrative and fundraising costs listed on the charity’s T3010 filing.

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