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Canadian Bible Society

10 Carnforth Rd
Toronto, ON M4A 2S4
National Director: Don Hutchinson
Board Member: Beverly Daniels

Charitable Reg. #: 11882 9647 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 upon request [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 #54

Avg. Compensation $70,135

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 3
$40k - $80k 7
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2014

About Canadian Bible Society:

Founded in 1904, the Canadian Bible Society (CBS) aims to promote and encourage the translation, publication, distribution and use of the Scriptures throughout Canada and Bermuda, and to co-operate with the United Bible Societies in its worldwide work.


The charity claims that the Bible as a whole is currently translated into 511 languages and is aiming to translate it into more of the over 7,100 languages that exist globally. CBS is also working towards breaking down the barriers to Bible accessibility by providing Bibles in appropriate formats to select groups such as prison inmates, new immigrants and visually impaired individuals.

In 2013, CBS distributed 183,143 Bibles, 165,748 New Testaments, 62,432 Scripture Portions and 1,256,476 Scripture Selections. The focus countries for Bible distribution currently are China, Cuba and Egypt. CBS also runs initiatives that are designed to help people engage further with the Scripture such as the ‘You’ve Got the Time Challenge’ wherein readers are challenged to go through the New Testament in 40 days and ‘Mission: Literacy’ wherein CBS offers 30 Bible stories designed to increase a child’s reading level.

Financial Review:

Administrative costs were 16% of revenues and fundraising costs were 28% of donations in F2015. CBS has funding reserves of $25m, which include $1.3m of endowment funds, covering annual program costs 4 times.


This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by CBS. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated July 30, 2015 by Yash Ahuja.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 16.4%15.2%13.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 27.9%29.0%26.7%
Program cost coverage (%) 404.1%391.9%389.7%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 8,7438,5369,431
Fees for service 528607588
Business activities (net) 234245292
Investment income 1,803914923
Total revenues 11,30810,30211,234
Program costs 6,1056,2436,292
Administrative costs 1,5601,4261,363
Fundraising costs 2,4382,4712,521
Cash flow from operations 1,2051621,058
Funding reserves 24,66824,46724,522