Mennonite Central Committee Canada

134 Plaza Drive
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5K9
Executive Director: Rick Cober Bauman
Board Chair: Peggy Snyder

Charitable Reg. #: 10769 0877 RR0001
Sector: International Aid
Operating Charity

Charity Rating

[Charity Rating: 4/4]

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]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to the Cause

2015 2016 2017
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Impact Rating: Good

Full-time staff #186

Avg. Compensation $41,902

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 10
$40k - $80k 0
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2017

About Mennonite Central Committee Canada:

Founded in 1920, Mennonite Central Committee Canada (MCCC) is a Christian charity which helps communities to develop, provides disaster relief, and promotes justice and peace. It cooperates with Mennonite Central Committee U.S. to form MCC International. Through working with local churches, MCC International worked on 767 projects in 56 countries during F2017.

MCCC allocated 54% of F2017 program spending to community development, working to improve people’s long-term access to food, water, healthcare, and education. Over $5 million worth of goods were shipped to 10 countries including Ukraine, Jordan, and Ethiopia. These goods include blankets, canned meat, school supplies, and sanitation products. In F2017, MCCC helped bring 1,140 refugees to Canada. More than half of the refugees helped came from Syria. MCCC’s Ten Thousand Villages project sells products made by workers from 27 countries. The program provides over 20,000 people with fair wages.

In F2017, 32% of program spending went to disaster responses in DR Congo, Bangladesh, Syria, Iraq, South Sudan, Haiti, Cuba, and Ukraine. MCCC provided emergency food and shelter, while helping people heal from trauma and working to reduce conflict. In F2017, MCCC distributed food to 94,519 people, clothing and home items to 25,834 people, and 10,335 heaters for cold weather.  

Mennonite Central Committee Canada allocated 14% of program spending to justice and peacebuilding. Peacebuilding programs teach mediation and conflict management techniques to reduce violence. With justice restoration, MCCC helps addicts, survivors of physical or sexual abuse, and criminals to reintegrate into society.

Results and Impact: Mennonite Central Committee Canada supported Bangladeshi farmers to raise livestock. The farmers’ income increased by an average of seven times, and nutrition has improved with people consuming 12% more protein. In Ethiopia, 1,529 people learned better farming techniques, improving crop yield from 1.5 tonnes/hectare to 8.7.

MCCC served daily meals to 21,400 children in South Sudan. School enrollment increased by 300% and the children’s concentration improved.

In DR Congo, 375 people from two opposing groups were trained in conflict management. After the program, 52% of trainees shared food with a previous enemy, 50% let an enemy stay in their home, and 45% took part in future conflict resolution meetings.

Financial Review:

Mennonite Central Committee Canada is a Major 100 charity with donations of $29.4m in F2017. The charity received $17.1m in government funding, representing 35% of total revenue. Administrative costs are 6% of revenues and fundraising costs are 2% of donations. For every $1 raised, 92 cents go to the cause, falling within Ci’s reasonable range.

MCCC reports $14.6m in donor-endowed funding reserves but holds $5.0m in funding reserves. This creates a negative donor-endowed program cost coverage, showing a need for funding.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Mennonite Central Committee Canada for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 3, 2018 by Madison Kerr.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 5.9%5.4%6.0%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 2.3%2.4%2.7%
Program cost coverage (%) 13.7%8.4%17.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 29,43130,51024,522
Goods in kind 1,7581,7611,508
Government funding 17,07516,07016,938
Business activities (net) 238630152
Investment income 220(249)712
Other income 3101,059884
Total revenues 49,03349,78244,718
Program costs - International 34,37648,80438,326
Program costs - Canada 1,5411,4971,484
Grants 7791,233400
Administrative costs 2,8962,7022,635
Fundraising costs 674718654
Cash flow from operations 8,768(5,172)1,219
Funding reserves 5,0344,3246,941
Note: Ci reports fair trade income as net of expenses in other revenue, affecting revenues and expenses by ($13.4m) in F2017, ($12.6m) in F2016, and ($11.4m) in F2015. Amortization was removed from Canadian program costs, administration, and fundraising on a pro-rata basis.

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