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


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

[Charity Rating: 4/4]



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) 89 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 develop sustainably. MCC Canada works with Mennonite Central Committee U.S. to form MCC International, which works with local churches to reach developing communities in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, the United States, and Canada. In F2018, MCC International worked with 508 churches to run 716 projects (down from 767 in F2017) in 57 countries (up from 56 in F2017).  

A Charity Intelligence 2019 Top 10 International Impact Charity

Mennonite Central Committee Canada spent $35.9m on international programs in F2018: it allocated $19.5m (54%) to development projects, $12.7m to disaster responses (35%), and $3.7m to justice and peacebuilding projects (11%). Major disaster responses during the year included Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, the drought in Kenya, and the conflict in Jordan. MCC International shipped 24,530 relief kits (up 46% from 16,787 kits in F2017) and reports that 186,650 people received emergency food assistance, 5,720 people received financial support such as cash transfers, and 3,490 people received housing assistance.  

MCC Canada’s development projects focus on improving education, health, and food and water access in developing countries. In F2018, MCC International shipped 78,035 school kits (51,062 kits in F2017), 774,069 lb of canned meat (579,643 lb in F2017), 69,375 hygiene kits (55,115 kits in F2017) and 10,396 infant care kits (9,992 kits in F2017). It also built 2,606 latrines and reached 47,339 children through early childhood, formal, and non-formal education. It trained 991 healthcare workers and caregivers, tested 24,507 people for HIV, provided 69,822 people with food assistance, gave 31,281 people agricultural supplies, offered agricultural training sessions to 43,611 people, and connected 10,152 households to an improved water source.  

Mennonite Central Committee Canada spent $1.8m on programs in Canada: it allocated $689k to peacebuilding projects (39%), $302k to migration assistance (17%), $262k to restorative justice projects, and the remainder to education, food security, health, relief, and conflict prevention initiatives. It helped 715 refugees resettle in Canada during the year (120,000 refugees total from 1979 to 2018 through its private refugee sponsorship program) and trained 27,327 people in conflict transformation, peacebuilding or mediation.  

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Results and Impact

By providing cash transfers for food to people affected by the drought in Kenya, MCC Canada reports that acceptable food consumption has increased from 10% of the affected population to 53%. After working with 450 families affected by the hurricane in Haiti, corn crop yields doubled, and bean yields are four times higher. To improve education in Rwanda, MCC Canada helped 80 youth develop social, entrepreneurial and small business skills, and 95% of these youth went on to pass their exams and complete internships in skilled trades. In Bangladesh, MCC Canada helped 264 kids in high dropout areas stay in school, pass year-end school assessments, and move on to the next grade. MCC Canada’s work in Afghanistan has increased access to safe drinking water by 17%. In Haiti, MCC International and its partners reduced the number of deaths from cholera from 291 to zero per year through education and construction of latrines.  

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

Impact Rating: High

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Mennonite Central Committee Canada is a Major 100 charity, meaning it is one of Canada’s 100 largest charities in terms of donations. MCC Canada received $26.1m in donations in F2018. Government funding of $8.9m represents 24% of total revenue for the year. Administrative costs are 8% of revenue (excluding investment income) and fundraising costs are 3% of donations. Per dollar donated to the charity, 89 cents go to the cause, which is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.  

Funding reserves of $8.9m can cover annual program spending for under 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 July 24, 2019 by Katie Khodawandi   

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 8.4%5.9%5.4%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 2.5%2.3%2.4%
Program cost coverage (%) 23.5%23.9%15.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 26,11029,38230,243
Goods in kind 2,1051,7581,761
Government funding 8,94517,07516,070
Business activities (net) (1,172)(417)333
Investment income (337)220(249)
Other income 8971,0141,624
Total revenues 36,54949,03349,782
Program costs - International 35,86034,37648,804
Program costs - Canada 1,5481,5411,497
Grants 2087791,233
Administrative costs 3,1082,8962,702
Fundraising costs 661674718
Cash flow from operations (4,835)8,768(5,172)
Capital spending 629628601
Funding reserves 8,8548,7537,707

Note: Investment income includes foreign exchange gain (loss) and interest income. Business activities includes Fair Trade Sales net of direct expenses, decreasing total revenue and expenses by $13.5m in F2018, $13.4m in F2017, and $12.6m in F2016. Other revenue includes admin fees received from Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Global Affairs Canada, and MCC USA, house sale proceeds from MCC USA, and 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: 182

Avg. Compensation: $35,644

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 F2018

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