Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie
Boucherville, ON J4B 0G6
CEO: Germain Thibault
Administrator: Pascale Paiement
Charitable Reg. #: 84846 6298 RR0001
Grade: CThe grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
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Avg. Compensation $46,523
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About Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie:
Founded in 1999, Go Le Grand Défi, also known as the Grand défi Pierre Lavoie (GDPL), is an organization that aims to encourage young people to adopt healthy lifestyles. It is named after the Canadian triathlete Pierre Lavoie, who in 1999 cycled alone over 650km through the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec in 24 hours to raise awareness about lactic acidosis, the illness that took two of his children away from him. Since then, the GDPL has expanded its scope to become a broader health movement.
GDPL’s Cubes d’Energie encourages elementary school students to be healthy and active. Youth try to collect as many “cubes” as possible. A cube is a 15 minute block of physical activity. In F2015, GDPL reports that 100 million cubes d'énergie were collected in 1450 primary schools and 550 daycare centres.
Through fundraising efforts, GDPL reports it has provided $7.2m to schools in Quebec for the purchase and installation of sports equipment. It also reports having provided $1.7m to 165 projects on healthy living, affecting nearly 65,000 youth since founding. Lastly, it reports disbursing $2.4m towards hereditary diseases.
GDPL’s main event is “Le 1000 km”, a 1000 km bike ride led by Pierre Lavoie from the Saguenay region of Quebec to Montreal, which raises funds to support these programs, as well as to raise awareness for healthy, active lifestyles.
Le Grand défi Pierre Lavoie is a large-cap charity with donations inclusive of activity revenues of $10.2m in F2015. Its administrative costs are 6% of total revenues and fundraising costs are 3% of donations. This fundraising figure is likely understated as many of its activities, for which costs are not disclosed, also serve as fundraising events such as the 1,000km. Using reported numbers, for every dollar donated, 91 cents goes to its programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. Le Grand défi Pierre Lavoie has funding reserves of $9.6m which can cover program costs for 1 year.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending September
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||5.8%||6.7%||7.0%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||3.4%||3.4%||4.5%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||106.9%||95.0%||39.3%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Business activities (net)||102||84||69|
|Cash flow from operations||1,619||1,441||2,034|