L'Arche Canada Foundation

10271 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3B5
National Leader: Louis Pilotte
Board Chair: Terence Downey

Charitable Reg. #:88990 9719 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 3/5]


Audited financial statements available only upon request.



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) 85 cents are available for programs.

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About L'Arche Canada Foundation:

L'Arche Canada Foundation is a three-star charity with a below average results reporting grade and spending within Ci's reasonable range. The charity has funding reserves that can cover less than three years of program costs.

Founded in 2001, L’Arche Canada Foundation is a charity that raises money for L’Arche Canada. L’Arche Canada aims to support Canadians with intellectual disabilities and help them reach their full potential. It is a national branch of L’Arche International, which operates in 38 countries across five continents. The charity operates by creating communities of people both with and without intellectual disabilities where residents can develop meaningful relationships with one another. In F2021, L’Arche Canada Foundation granted $1.3m to L’Arche Canada and spent $447k in support of its programs. L’Arche Canada’s main charitable programs are Community Support, International Development, and Public Awareness.

In F2021, L’Arche Canada spent 44% of program spending on Community Support. In a traditional L’Arche home, four to six people with disabilities live together with two to three live-in assistants. The charity reports that it currently supports over 800 people with intellectual disabilities across 200 residential and vocational settings. 

The charity spent 29% of program spending on International Development in F2021. This program involves funding improvements for L’Arche communities outside of Canada. L’Arche Canada reports that it helped combat food insecurity in a L’Arche India community by constructing a kitchen in Nandi Bazaar. 

The remaining 27% of program spending was allocated to Public Engagement in F2021. The program involves educating Canadians about the importance of supporting people with disabilities. It also involves advocating for more robust government policy that provides high quality medical assistance to people with disabilities. In F2021, the charity created a national PSA that aired 106,337 times on television. It reached 4,310,754 people on social media during the year. L’Arche Canada is an active member of three disability advocacy initiatives in Canada.

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Results and Impact

In F2021, L’Arche Canada Foundation reports that zero people living in its Canadian communities died from covid-19.

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of L’Arche Canada Foundation’s results and impact.

This charity is not yet rated on impact (n/r).

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L’Arche Canada’s financial statements were not available at the time of this report. As a result, the operating charity and foundation have not been consolidated for financial analysis.

In F2021, L’Arche Canada Foundation received $2.2m in donations. The charity received $106k in government funding (3% of total revenue) during the year. In F2021, it earned $758k in investment income (25% of total revenue), representing a 24% annual return. Its average annual investment return from F2019 to F2021 is around 7%. 

Administrative costs are 10% of total revenue excluding investment income. Fundraising costs are 6% of donations. This results in overhead spending of 15%. For every dollar donated to the charity, 85 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

L’Arche Canada Foundation has $4.8m in net funding reserves, including $1.3m in donor-endowed funds. Its net funding reserves, excluding donor-endowed funds, can cover program costs for around two years and nine months.

This charity report has been sent to L’Arche Canada Foundation for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 17th, 2022 by Arjun Kapur.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 9.6%7.6%9.7%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 5.5%10.1%6.7%
Total overhead spending 15.1%17.7%16.4%
Program cost coverage (%) 209.6%117.7%106.6%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 2,163,8834,426,3562,808,873
Government funding 105,63900
Business activities (net) 7,40432,1557,985
Investment income 758,106(277,894)158,637
Total revenues 3,035,0324,180,6172,975,495
Program costs 446,666477,194382,487
Grants 1,290,4872,205,6312,223,833
Administrative costs 219,038337,829272,892
Fundraising costs 118,031446,702189,271
Other costs 13,40014,64213,648
Total spending 2,087,6223,481,9983,082,131
Cash flow from operations 947,410698,619(106,636)
Funding reserves 4,844,1574,002,5673,224,128

Note: Ci includes deferred donations in revenue, affecting total revenues by ($76k) in F2021, $453k in F2020, and ($183k) in F2019. Ci includes endowment contributions in donations, affecting revenues by $135k in F2021, $506k in F2020, and $284k in F2019. Grant spending was adjusted by changes in grants payable to report on a cash basis. This affects expenses by $56k in F2021 and ($72k) in F2020. Administrative costs were reported using the charity's T3010 filing with the CRA.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 3

Avg. compensation: $62,597

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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Comments & Contact

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Charity Contact

Website: www.larchefoundation.ca
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Tel: (905) 770-7696


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