Mennonite Central Committee Canada

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

Charitable Reg. #:10769 0877 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 5/5]



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) 94 cents are available for programs.

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About Mennonite Central Committee Canada:

Founded in 1920, Mennonite Central Committee Canada (MCC Canada) is a Christian charity that helps communities around the world respond to disasters and pursue sustainable development. MCC Canada works with Mennonite Central Committee U.S. to form MCC International. It partners with local churches to reach communities across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the United States, and Canada. In F2019, MCC International worked with 453 partners to run 646 projects in 53 countries (down from 716 projects in 57 countries in F2018). 

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Mennonite Central Committee Canada spent $38.4m on international programs in F2019. It allocated $21.8m (57%) to sustainable development projects, $12.0m (31%) to disaster responses, and $4.7m (12%) to justice and peacebuilding initiatives. Major disaster responses during the year included Cyclone Idai in southeast Africa and conflict in eastern Ukraine. In F2019, MCC shipped 22,029 relief kits to regions undergoing disaster or conflict (down 10% from 24,530 kits in F2018). It also reported that 144,956 people received emergency food assistance while 5,206 people received financial support or cash transfers.  

MCC Canada’s development projects focus on improving access to education, healthcare, food, and water in developing countries. In F2019, MCC International shipped 129,100 school kits (78,035 kits in F2018), 667,830 pounds of canned meat (774,069 pounds in F2018), 63,560 hygiene kits (69,375 kits in F2018), and 10,934 infant care kits (10,396 kits in F2018). It also built 1,743 latrines and reached 50,267 children through early childhood, formal, and non-formal education. It tested 20,881 people for HIV, gave 42,649 people agricultural supplies, and connected 54,161 people with an improved water source.

Mennonite Central Committee Canada spent $1.6m on programs in Canada in F2019. It allocated 60% to peacebuilding and restorative justice, 32% to development and migrant resettlement programs, and 7% to disaster relief. It helped to resettle 637 refugees in Canada during the year and train 25,652 people in conflict transformation, peacebuilding, or mediation strategies.  

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Results and Impact

Charity Intelligence has given Mennonite Central Committee Canada a High impact rating for demonstrated impact per dollar spent.

In F2019, MCC Canada operated in two remote regions of Haiti to combat cholera infections. During the year, it states that it reduced the number of local cholera deaths from 291 to zero. By providing food relief amid conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, MCC Canada also increased the average food consumption in displacement camps by 57%.

In F2019, MCC Canada states that its education partners in Serbia saw 97% of students successfully finish their grade level, with no students dropping out. In Kolkata, India, MCC Canada’s education funding helped to improve Bengali, English, and math scores by 13% and raise attendance by 12% at 11 schools during the year.

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

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Impact Rating: High

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Mennonite Central Committee Canada is a Major 100 charity, one of Canada’s largest charities, with $28.9m in donations in F2019. It received $7.9m in government funding, representing 20% of total revenues in F2019. Administrative costs are 5% of revenues (less investment income) and fundraising costs are 1% of donations. This results in total overhead spending of 6%. For every dollar donated to the charity, 94 cents go to the cause. This falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

MCC Canada has $8.2m in net funding reserves, which can cover annual program costs for between two and three months.

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

Updated on August 25, 2020 by Eric Zhao. 

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 4.6%8.4%5.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 1.0%2.5%2.3%
Total overhead spending 5.6%11.0%8.2%
Program cost coverage (%) 20.2%23.5%23.9%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 28,94526,11029,382
Goods in kind 1,7492,1051,758
Government funding 7,8658,94517,075
Business activities (net) (186)(1,172)(417)
Investment income 217(337)220
Other income 9008971,014
Total revenues 39,49036,54949,033
Program costs - International 38,43235,86034,376
Program costs - Canada 1,5901,5481,541
Grants 698208779
Administrative costs 1,7893,1082,896
Fundraising costs 295661674
Total spending 42,80441,38440,265
Cash flow from operations (3,314)(4,835)8,768
Capital spending 162629628
Funding reserves 8,2178,8548,753

Note: Within business activities, Ci reported fair trade sales as net of expenses. This affected total revenues and expenses by ($10.5m) in F2019, ($13.5m) in F2018, and ($13.4m) in F2017. Business activities also include revenues from Ten Thousand Villages Canada. Investment income includes interest and foreign exchange gains (losses). Other revenue includes administrative fees received from Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Global Affairs Canada, MCC U.S., and other international contributions and grants. Ci backed out amortization of capital assets on a pro-rata basis from Canadian program, administrative, and fundraising costs.  

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 178

Avg. Compensation: $37,773

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 F2019

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