Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada)

2010 Winston Park Drive, Suite 500
Oakville, ON L6H 5R7
Chief Executive Officer: Andrew Murie
Board Chair: Gregg Thomson

Charitable Reg. #: 13907 2060 RR0001
Sector: Social Services
Operating Charity

Social Results Reporting

Grade: A-

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 ]

Program Cost Coverage

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #18

Avg. Compensation $81,611

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 1
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 3
$40k - $80k 6
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2013

About Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada):

Founded in 1989, MADD Canada's mission is to stop impaired driving and to support people affected by this violent crime. Drunk driving remains the leading criminal cause of death in Canada, claiming approximately 1000 lives each year*. More than 60,000 people are injured as a result of impaired driving and MADD estimates that the annual economic costs run into the billions of dollars.

MADD Canada works to achieve its mission through programs aimed at improving legislation, boosting public awareness, engaging with youth, and providing comprehensive support to survivors and to the families and friends of victims. In F2013, MADD's youth programs were delivered in 1400 schools across the country and their support programs helped more than 20,000 victims.

Since CI's last review of MADD Canada, the organization has made great strides. Today MADD Canada has audited financial statements that are publicly posted, its website has data on traffic fatalities, and significant changes have been made in counting the value of its public advertising and differentiating fundraising costs from public awareness campaigns.

*Traffic Injury Research Foundation of Canada: "Alcohol-Crash Problem in Canada: 2010"

Financial Review:

In F2013, administrative costs were 2% of revenues, while fundraising costs were 28% of donations. Funding reserves were $4.8m and cover 31% of annual program costs.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending June
Administrative costs as % of revenues 2.3%3.1%6.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 27.8%30.2%28.5%
Program cost coverage (%) 31.4%45.7%89.7%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 6,5546,8446,141
Goods in kind 10,8075,6530
Government funding 229203117
Fees for service 4611360
Lotteries (net) 10511574
Investment income 646072
Other income 172934
Total revenues 17,82213,0176,499
Program costs 15,27310,2754,245
Administrative costs 410406443
Fundraising costs 1,8242,0671,752
Cash flow from operations 31526960
Funding reserves 4,8024,6953,808
Note: Amortization expenses have been removed from program costs, reducing them by $17k in F2013, $35k in F2012, and $60k in F2011. F2011 is based on restated figures included in the F2012 audited financial statements.

Comments added by the Charity:

MADD Canada is one of the leading charitable organizations on financial transparency. MADD Canada each year puts on its website ( its approved budget, audited financial statements and its charitable tax return filed with the Canada Revenue Agency. MADD Canada’s goal each year is to spend 65% of its revenues on its charitable programs and keep its fundraising and administrative expenses below 35%. Some of the information completed by Charity Intelligence Canada (Ci) on MADD Canada requires further details and clarifications.

Average Compensation:

This average compensation formula used by Ci includes both salary and benefit costs. So the reader must be aware that the average compensation in MADD Canada’s case is higher by 18% to reflect the costs of benefits provided by MADD Canada to its employees. The formula used by Ci only averages the 18 full-time employees so the average compensation is much higher than it would be if all MADD Canada staff were included in the formula used by Ci.

Funding Reserves:

MADD Canada’s net assets were $3,555,516 as of June 30, 2013. There are three components that make up MADD Canada’s net assets. One, MADD Canada Chapters and Community Leaders have net assets of $1,141,000. Two, MADD Canada has a Victim Bursary Fund of $372,000 which provides post-secondary scholarships to students whose parent/guardian/sibling were killed in an impaired driving crash. Three, MADD Canada has general operating reserves of $2,043,000.

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