Chabad Lubavitch Youth Organization

3429 Peel Street
Montreal, QC H3A 1W7
Board President: Berech Mockin
Board Vice-President: Meir Plotkin

Charitable Reg. #:13423 2644 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

[Charity Rating: 0/5]


Audited financial statements available only through official request for information from Charities Directorate.



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) 96 cents are available for programs.

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About Chabad Lubavitch Youth Organization:

Chabad Lubavitch Youth Organization is 0-star rated charity. It is not financially transparent, has Low demonstrated impact, does not report its program results and its overhead costs are outside Ci's reasonable range.  Due to interest-bearing debt, the charity has negative reserve funds. Before you give, read Charity Intelligence’s report.

Founded in 1991, Chabad Lubavitch Youth Organization is a Jewish orthodox charity based in Montreal. As per its CRA filing, Chabad Lubavitch Youth Organization (CLYO) provides religious instructions, helps the less fortunate, and provides shelter and food. The charity spent $938k on programs in F2021; however, it does not disclose which programs it operates. CLYO does not have a working website or publicly available information about its programs online. The website link provided by the charity on its T3010 filing is invalid.

CLYO granted $72k in F2021 to other organizations, of which $10k went to the Ufaratsta Jewish Outreach centre.

There is alarmingly little information about Chabad Lubavitch Youth Organization online, its programs are unclear and it does not disclose any quantifiable information about its work.

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Results and Impact

Chabad Lubavitch Youth Organization does not have a working website or publicly available information about its programs online. The charity does not publicly report its results and impact online.

Charity Intelligence has rated Chabad Lubavitch Youth Organization as Low impact based on demonstrated social impact per dollar.

Impact Rating: Low

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Chabad Lubavitch Youth Organization is not financially transparent. Its financial statements are unaudited and are not publicly available.

Financial analysis was based on the most recent notices to reader received from the CRA (F2021 and F2020) which are unaudited and unreviewed. Chabad Lubavitch Youth Organization had total donations of $1.3m in F2021. When Ci analysis on CLYO began in F2010, and up until F2015, donations were between $6.8m and $7.5m. In F2016, they dropped 81% from $7.5m to $1.4m without indication of potential reasons. Since F2016, donations have remained under $1.5m.

In F2021, administrative costs were 4% of revenues and fundraising costs were less than 1% of donations. This results in total overhead spending of 4%. For every dollar donated, 96 cents go to the cause, which is outside of Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. In F2021, the charity had net reserve funds of ($515k), due to mortgages payable of $1.1m and $175k in other interest-bearing debt. Excluding debt, CLYO could cover 78% or nine months of annual program costs with reserves.

The Charities Directorate of Canada recommends every charity with over $250k in donations have audited financial statements. Charity Intelligence strongly recommends that donors seek additional information on this charity prior to donating. 

In F2021, Chabad Lubavitch Youth Organization reported it spent a total of $133k in salaries for 6 full-time employees, resulting in an average salary of $22k. As the salary for a full-time worker is typically much higher, these numbers may be incorrect.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Chabad Lubavitch Youth Organization for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 3, 2023 by Victoria Allder.


Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 3.9%3.5%22.1%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 0.2%1.6%1.5%
Total overhead spending 4.1%5.1%23.6%
Program cost coverage (%) (51.0%)(123.8%)(153.3%)

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,324,5781,250,2001,142,186
Government funding 38,09743,473116,908
Other income 181,448127,67465,732
Total revenues 1,544,1231,421,3471,324,826
Program costs 938,0711,008,399926,090
Grants 72,34092,576100,983
Administrative costs 60,38749,812292,103
Fundraising costs 2,09119,63017,562
Other costs 59,15319,27693,357
Total spending 1,132,0421,189,6931,430,095
Cash flow from operations 412,081231,654(105,269)
Capital spending 000
Funding reserves (515,149)(1,362,977)(1,574,836)

Note: Financial statements are not audited. Program, administrative, and fundraising costs and grants were taken from the charity's CRA T3010 filings in F2021 and F2020. The F2019 T3010 filing did not report any program or administrative costs, so Ci allocated these as best as possible based on the unaudited statements. Ci backed out interest reported on the unaudited statements from program costs in F2021 and F2020. The unaudited statements do not have any accompanying notes so Ci was unable to make any further adjustments.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 6

Avg. compensation: $22,207

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 F2021

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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001