Toronto, ON M5T 2T2
CEO: Owen Sharp
Board Chair: John Hughes
Charitable Reg. #: 84821 5604 RR0001
Grade: B-The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to the Cause
Full-time staff #16
Avg. Compensation $83,627
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About Movember Canada:
Established in 2011, Movember Canada (MVC) is the Canadian arm of the Movember Foundation (MVF). MVF is an Australian-based charity that raises awareness and funds for men’s health issues, specifically prostate cancer, men’s health including physical inactivity, mental health, and testicular cancer. Movember Canada runs the annual Movember campaign across Canada and uses the proceeds to fund Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) as well as programs run directly by Movember Canada. MVF states that prostate cancer is the second most common cancer globally, and the number of men affected by this cancer is expected to double to 1.7m by 2030. Before 2030, MVF aims to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25% and aims to halve the number of men facing serious ongoing side effects from prostate cancer treatment.
Movember Canada granted $13.7m to PCC in F2017, making up 88% of annual program and granting costs. Grants went to projects that distinguished between aggressive and slowly-growing prostate cancer forms, developed ways to prevent disease progression or improve the quality of life, enriched understanding of prostate cancer, studied ways to reduce or eliminate undesirable side effects of prostate cancer treatments, and more. A Canadian research study, led by Dr. Bapat at Mount Sinai Hospital, funded by MVF, has identified two or three changes in gene expression that may allow detection through urine samples of aggressive forms of prostate cancer. Urine samples are non-invasive and cost-effective forms of detection.
The remaining $1.8m of program costs in F2017 went to men’s health, mental health and suicide prevention, and testicular health programs. The World Health Organization reports that globally one man commits suicide each minute. Under Canadian Men’s Health & Wellbeing Innovation Challenge, MVF tries to break stereotypes of men and their health to ultimately improve their health. Research funded by MVF indicated that lack of social connectedness in males leads to social isolation and loneliness, which are factors that are linked to anxiety, depression, and suicide. Therefore, through the Social Innovators Challenge, MVF attempts to improve male social connectedness. The current testicular cancer project in Canada attempts to better understand why some men with early stage testicular cancer relapse after treatment and other don’t.
Results and Impact: A mental health research study funded by Movember Canada conducted focus groups with 64 men over the age of 54. The study revealed the need for male-focused community programs. The study also showed the need for improved program access by increasing contact points and sustaining attendance. A men’s health research study supported by MVF reported that 65% of men surveyed don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables daily, and 60% of men feel confident that they can find information if they experience a severe health problem.
Movember Canada is a Large charity with total donations of $14.8m in F2017. Donations are on a significant decline, falling 12% in F2017, 28% in F2016, and 29% in F2015 for an overall drop of 65% since the peak in F2013. Administrative costs are 7% of revenues and fundraising costs are 14% of donations. For every dollar donated, 78 cents go to the cause, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Cents to the cause have fallen from 86 cents in F2015 to 78 cents in F2017.
MVC’s grant figures come from the charity’s T3010 CRA filing and refer to money given to PCC.
MVC holds $55.1m in funding reserves, which can cover annual program and granting activities for 3.5 years.
The charity used external fundraisers in F2017. The charity paid $46k to raise $197k from external fundraisers for a cost of $0.23 per dollar raised.
This charity report is an update that has been sent to Movember Canada for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on May 16, 2018 by Joeyanne Cheung.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending April
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||7.2%||7.0%||3.8%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||14.4%||11.2%||10.5%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||353.7%||340.5%||475.2%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Business activities (net)||102||70||21|
|Cash flow from operations||(3,290)||(3,993)||5,856|