Mennonite Central Committee Ontario

50 Kent Ave Suite 203
Kitchener, ON N2G 3R1
Executive Director: John Head
Board Chair: Lynn Rempel

Charitable Reg. #:11903 8263 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) 91 cents are available for programs.

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About Mennonite Central Committee Ontario:

Mennonite Central Committee Ontario is a 5-star charity with high results reporting grade and reasonable overhead spending. The charity is financially transparent and has funding reserves that can cover less than a year of program costs.

Founded in 1967, Mennonite Central Committee Ontario (MCC Ontario) is a Christian charity that provides aid to people in vulnerable communities. MCC Ontario is one of five provincial divisions of Mennonite Central Committee Canada (MCC Canada). MCC Canada works with Mennonite Central Committee U.S. to form Mennonite Central Committee International (MCC). MCC works with local churches across the globe to provide basic necessities and peacebuilding training to people. In addition to MCC Canada's own programs, MCC Ontario provides funding to MCC Canada for its programs.

A Charity Intelligence 2023 Top 100 Rated Charity

In F2022, the charity spent 78% of program and grant spending on MCC Canada programs. MCC Canada’s three main program areas are Sustainable Development, Disaster Response, and Peacebuilding. MCC Canada worked on 496 projects in 45 countries during F2022. Its programs reached 925,662 people.

MCC Ontario spent 7% of program and grant costs on Migration and Resettlement. In F2022, it supported 136 active sponsoring groups as they went through the refugee sponsorship process. It helped 569 newcomers establish themselves in Canada.

In F2022, MCC Ontario spent 7% of program and grant costs on Food and Sustainable Livelihoods. 15 People’s Action Group Members advocated for affordable housing.

MCC Ontario spent 4% of program and grant costs on Restorative Justice. It helped 61 recently released individuals find communities and addressed their spiritual needs. It supported 45 people convicted of sex offenses in maintaining crime-free lives. It also gave 11 individuals active bystander training.

The remaining 4% of program spending was spent on humanitarian relief, peacebuilding, and education.

Read more about Mennonite Central Committee Canada

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Results and Impact

Internationally, the funding provided in F2022 to MCC Canada helped give 169,603 people emergency food assistance, give 68,680 people access to water, and helped 279 refugees come to Canada. MCC Canada’s work on education in South Sudan helped 97% of vulnerable children in the program advance to the next grade. Its health program in Haiti helped ensure that 90% of new mothers in a region get pre- and post-natal health screenings and are referred to other care if needed.

Locally, MCC Ontario helped six individuals secure meaningful employment through its Raw Carrot Soup enterprise.

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

This charity is not yet rated on impact (n/r).

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In F2022, MCC Ontario received $17.2m in donations and special events revenues. It also received $1.1m in government funding and $482k in donated goods in kind. In F2022, net thrift shop revenues were $2.7m (12% of total revenues).

Fundraising costs are 5% of donations and administrative costs are 4% of revenues (less investment income). Total overhead costs are 9%. For each dollar donated, 91 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

MCC Ontario has gross reserve funds of $15.3m and interest-bearing liabilities of $7.0m. Net reserve funds of $8.3m can cover program and grant costs for just under seven months.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to MCC Ontario for review. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 27, 2023 by Emily Downing.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 4.2%3.5%3.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 4.6%5.4%5.9%
Total overhead spending 8.8%8.9%9.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 56.9%15.7%(6.3%)

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 16,89614,67912,353
Goods in kind 482306792
Government funding 1,0992,559506
Business activities (net) 2,7434533,728
Special events 284188450
Investment income 919367
Other income 793435753
Total revenues 22,38818,71318,649
Program costs 3,1822,7333,750
Grants 11,3449,37711,341
Administrative costs 934648589
Fundraising costs 794805749
Other costs 253285298
Total spending 16,50713,84816,728
Cash flow from operations 5,8804,8661,922
Capital spending 92964431
Funding reserves 8,2641,895(948)

Note: To report on a cash basis, Ci adjusted for changes in deferred designated donations and other grants, affecting donations and total revenues by $1.9m in F2022, $3.0m in F2021, and $1.5m in F2020. Ci adjusted for deferred government funding, affecting total government funding by $19k in F2022, $7k in F2021, and ($25k) in F2020. Ci reported thrift shop revenues net of expenses, affecting total revenues and expenses by ($5.0m) in F2022, ($5.2m) in F2021, and ($5.0m) in F2020. Ci did not include write off of leasehold improvements in expenses, affecting expenses by ($244k) in F2022 and ($323k) in F2021. 

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 104

Avg. compensation: $59,193

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 F2022

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Comments & Contact

Comments added by the Charity:

Added on October 11, 2023:

In addition to the work highlighted above, MCC Ontario focuses on intentionally creating community system change so that fewer individuals become vulnerable or continue to be vulnerable. In fiscal 2022/2023 MCC Ontario worked with 3,932 individuals with this goal in mind resulting in healthier and more peaceful communities and greater social inclusion.

Other highlights include:

  • 48 formerly homeless or shelter-living individuals were supported in remaining homed.
  • 2000 Indigenous-led households in Northern Ontario were assisted with food sovereignty initiatives.

More information about MCC Ontario, our strategic plan, our programs and their impact is available on our year-end strategic plan dashboard report.

Charity Contact

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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001