Breakfast Club of Canada

135-G De Mortagne, Blvd
Boucherville, QC J4B 6G4
President & CEO: Tommy Kulczyk
Board Chair: Jacques Mignault

Charitable Reg. #:86607 3133 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 4/5]



Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity’s website.



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) 74 cents are available for programs.

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About Breakfast Club of Canada:

Breakfast Club of Canada is a 4-star charity. It has an above average results reporting grade and its overhead costs are within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Ci has given Breakfast Club of Canada an Average rating for demonstrated impact. The charity has $34.0m in reserve funds, which can cover its annual program costs for seven months. Breakfast Club of Canada is financially transparent.

Founded in 1994, Breakfast Club of Canada/ Club des petits déjeuners (BCOC) runs breakfast programs in schools across Canada. It aims to provide breakfasts to children countrywide so that hunger is not an obstacle to their success. Breakfast Club of Canada explains that children might skip breakfast because of rushed mornings, limited food access or family emergencies. It reports that a third of children are at risk of skipping breakfast in the morning.

The charity partners with school boards, local community groups, organizations and volunteers to run school nutrition programs. Breakfast Club of Canada provides funding, food, equipment and transportation services to its partners. In F2022, Breakfast Club of Canada reports supporting 3,575 school nutrition programs, 390 of which were in Indigenous communities. It runs programs in every province, reaching 583,329 children each day. 47,690 of these are Indigenous.

In F2022, Breakfast Club of Canada granted $41.8m to schools and other organizations to run breakfast programs. The organizations that received the biggest grants were Toronto Foundation for Student Success ($3.4m), Cantine pour tous ($1.8m) and Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada-Ontario Branch ($1.6m).

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Results and Impact

In F2022, Breakfast Club of Canada surveyed 165 schools that received its services. 92% of these schools reported that BCOC has contributed to improving their school nutrition programs. 80% of the 165 schools said BCOC has helped them implement a universally acceptable breakfast program. 70% reported that BCOC has contributed to their ability to offer healthy and complete meals. 65% said that BCOC has increased their capacity to obtain funding, equipment and human resources.

In March 2018, HEC Montréal’s Department of Marketing polled 160 parents whose children were in school nutrition programs. 75% of these parents reported that the programs helped their mornings feel less stressful. 59% said they are less worried about their child’s nutrition and 32% reported their child asked them to buy more fruits and vegetables.

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

Charity Intelligence has given Breakfast Club of Canada an impact rating of Average for demonstrated social impact per dollar spent.

Impact Rating: Average

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Breakfast Club of Canada received $17.7m in donations in F2022. The charity also received $46.7m in government funding, representing 68% of total revenues. Administrative costs are 4% of revenues (excluding investment income), and fundraising costs are 22% of donations, amounting to 26% spent on overhead spending in F2022. This means that for every dollar donated to the charity, 74 cents are available for its program. This is within Ci's reasonable range for overhead spending.

BCOC has funding reserves of $34.0m which can cover seven months of annual program costs.

The charity received $4.0m worth of goods in kind in F2022. These include food donations and other goods.

In addition to reported salary information, BCOC spent $1.1m on professional and consulting fees in F2022 ($740k in F2021 and $835k in F2020). Compensation figures for staff do not include these consulting fees.

This report is an update that has been sent to Breakfast Club of Canada for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Breakfast Club of Canada's audited financial statements can be hard to find on its website. For ease, here are links to its audited financial statements:

Fiscal 2022 June audited financials

Updated on June 8, 2023 by Victoria Allder.


Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending June
Administrative costs as % of revenues 3.5%2.3%3.4%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 22.1%18.2%17.2%
Total overhead spending 25.6%20.5%20.7%
Program cost coverage (%) 62.1%86.0%85.8%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 17,66817,83115,421
Goods in kind 4,0123,5614,364
Government funding 46,66931,96414,460
Investment income 252177166
Other income 70139
Total revenues 68,67153,53434,450
Program costs 13,01312,83710,727
Grants 41,76725,41513,748
Donated goods exp 3,9113,5614,364
Administrative costs 2,3941,2271,178
Fundraising costs 3,9053,2422,657
Total spending 64,98946,28132,674
Cash flow from operations 3,6827,2531,775
Capital spending 117261473
Funding reserves 34,01432,88820,997

Note: Ci did not adjust for changes in deferred contributions of ($2.5m) in F2022, $8.0m in F2021 and $600k in F2020 because the audited financial statements do not disclose what proportion of contributions are Canadian donations versus government funding. Ci reported administrative and fundraising costs from the charity’s T3010 filings with the CRA. Ci adjusted for loss on write-off of intangible assets and loss on disposal of tangible capital assets, affecting expenses by ($28k) in F2022, ($58k) in F2021 and ($17k) in F2020.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 78

Avg. compensation: $78,380

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 F2022

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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001