CharityIntelligence Canada

Agence Ometz

1 Carre Cummings Square
Montreal, QC H3W 1M6
CEO: Gail Small
President: Marc Welikovitch

Charitable Reg. #: 11897 4443 RR0001
Sector: Social Services
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: B

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 for current and previous years available on the charity's website [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 #54

Avg. Compensation $66,802

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 1
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 4
$40k - $80k 4
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Agence Ometz:

Agence Ometz is a Montreal charity providing multi-services to immigrants and families living in poverty.  In 2008, Jewish Family Services, Jewish Employment Montreal and Jewish Immigration Aid Services merged to create Agence Ometz. Its mission is to support and strength individuals and families through job, immigration, school and social services. In 2016 it reached more than 13,000 people.

Agence Ometz organizes its funding into 6 issues: Poverty Responses (27% of total program costs), Children and Youth (26%), Employment (23%), Crisis Intervention and Counselling (12%), Immigration (6%), and Mental Health (6%).

In 2016, Agence Ometz screened 2,275 children for speech disorders and 156 children were provided with learning supports. It provides subsidies to allow kids to attend day camps during school holidays while their parents work. Further, Agence Ometz counsels families and couples in many different languages and did outreach in 40 Montreal schools providing psycho-social support.

Agence Ometz helped 1,980 people looking for work with job coaching, career workshops, CV writing and interview skills. It reports that 64% of new clients got a job, went for retraining or returned to school. It helped new immigrants find jobs with training and workshops in computer and French language training. It held social events for over 2,000 newcomers registered with Agence Ometz to establish their new futures in Montreal.

Agence Ometz did not report outcomes in all programs. However, it is in a multi-year partnership with McGill University to develop outcome measurements across programs. Its new 3-year strategic plan seeks greater financial sustainability through maximizing efficiencies in services and operations, along with raising funds and profile within the Montreal community.

Financial Review:

Agence Ometz is a medium-sized Canadian charity with $4.4m in donations in F2016. Federation CJA is a major donor to Agence Ometz, providing 55% of total donations received.  Administrative costs make up 12% of revenues. Fundraising costs are 9% of donations. Because $619k of donations was provided by BDH Foundation as a related party transfer, this has been excluded from donations in calculation fundraising costs as a percentage of donations. For every $1 donated, 80 cents go to the cause. This falls within Charity Intelligence’s reasonable range.

Agence Ometz has reserve funds of $94k that cover 19% of annual program cost. This charity needs funding as its reserves can only cover two months of program costs.

This charity report is an update that is currently under review by Agence Ometz. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on May 18, 2017 by Juliana Badovinac.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 12.4%13.2%12.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 9.4%9.4%8.8%
Program cost coverage (%) 19.2%19.3%18.6%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 4,4034,2614,009
Government funding 762794932
Fees for service 9261,0321,012
Total revenues 6,0916,0865,953
Program costs 4,8674,7954,848
Administrative costs 753803726
Fundraising costs 355343304
Cash flow from operations 11514574
Funding reserves 936924903
Note: Agence Ometz’s auditors (Deloitte) note a related party relationship with the BDH Community Foundation. The BDH Community Foundation is a separate and independent charity that ensures that all members of the Greater Montreal Jewish community can obtain Jewish burials through buying cemetery plots and paying for burials and cemetery maintenance. BDH Community Foundation donated to Agence Ometz $619k in F2016, $619k in F2015, and $532k in F2014. This amount is reported by Ci as part of donations, but has been removed from donations in calculation of the fundraising ratio. In reviewing BDH’s audited financial statements it was not disclosed what portion of the funding reserves are Agence Ometz’s endowments. As such, no adjustments or consolidations have been made to the financial review of Agence Ometz.