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Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal

3800 Queen Mary Road
Montreal, QC H3V 1H6
Rector: Father Claude Grou
Director: Claudia Côté

Charitable Reg. #: 10780 2753 RR0001
Sector: Religion
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

2013 2014 2015
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #114

Avg. Compensation $52,219

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 2
$80k - $120k 3
$40k - $80k 5
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal:

Founded in 1904, L’Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal (also know as Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal) in Montreal, Quebec is a Roman Catholic basilica and Canada’s largest church. The Oratory, completed in 1967, is a site of spiritual and cultural significance in Canada. In 2004, the Oratory was designated a National Historic Site of Canada. It reports hosting more than two million pilgrims and visitors each year.

The church holds multiple daily masses in both French and English. It also has a special mass for the sick on a weekly basis. Being a catholic church, it provides the standard religious services such as confessions, community prayers and rosary sessions. It also provides services to pilgrims such as planned pilgrimage itineraries and shrine visits.

L’Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal has started a large renovation and construction project that will focus on preserving historical buildings and improving visitors’ experience while maintaining a sustainable development of the site. It is planning to introduce new visitor facilities and modern services, offering better accessibility and a new pavilion. It is also seeking to add 5 bells to the 56 current bells of the carillon and increase pedestrian spaces on the grounds. It is also seeking to build an observation centre at the top of the Basilica’s dome to offer visitors the highest window onto Montreal.

Financial Review:

L’Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal is considered a large-cap charity with donations of $15.9 million in F2015. Its administrative costs are 15% of revenues and fundraising costs are 8% of donations. For every dollar donated to the charity, 76 cents goes towards its programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. The Oratory has funding reserves of $6.2m which can cover program costs for just under 6 months.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by L’Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 13, 2017 by Josh Lam.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 15.3%16.2%12.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 8.4%8.0%9.2%
Program cost coverage (%) 47.4%43.7%35.9%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 15,86215,58914,947
Investment income (99)(110)279
Other income 017789
Total revenues 15,76315,65615,315
Program costs 12,98912,69312,444
Administrative costs 2,4202,5461,926
Fundraising costs 1,3261,2421,374
Cash flow from operations (972)(825)(430)
Funding reserves 6,1625,5424,470
Note: Ci included investment losses in the revenues, affecting both revenues and expenses by ($99k) in F2015 and ($110k) in F2014.