Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie
Boucherville, ON J4B 0G6
Executive Director: Germain Thibault
Director: Anne Vigneault
Charitable Reg. #: 84846 6298 RR0001
Grade: C-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 #24
Avg. Compensation $39,201
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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.
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 RatiosFiscal 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 StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Business activities (net)||133||102||84|
|Cash flow from operations||2,182||1,619||1,441|