Mennonite Central Committee Ontario

50 Kent Ave
Kitchener, ON N2G 3R1
Executive Director: John L. Head
Board Chair: Karen Cornies

Charitable Reg. #: 11903 8263 RR0001
Sector: Social Services
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: B

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.

Full-time staff #69

Avg. Compensation $52,305

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 4
$40k - $80k 5
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Mennonite Central Committee Ontario:

Mennonite Central Committee Ontario (MCCO) is a provincial division of Mennonite Central Committee, a global Anabaptist organization that strives to share God’s love and compassion through relief, development, and peace-building.  The charity's focus includes caring for vulnerable people, providing hunger relief and access to education, and promoting justice and preventing violence.  MCCO grants a significant portion of its revenues to Mennonite Central Committee Canada (MCC Canada), which is active in providing relief and services in the developing world.  In F2017, MCCO granted $10.9m to MCC Canada and spent $5.3m on its own programs.  

In F2016, MCCO provided 4,308 blankets to displaced families around the world, supported 3,499 families in Syria with monthly cash assistance, and restocked goat herds of 198 drought-affected households in Ethiopia.  MCCO provided winter home heating to 465 displaced families in Ukraine and winter supplies to 1,284 displaced families in Nepal.  MCCO enabled 134 disadvantaged Roma children in Serbia to continue elementary school and achieved 95% elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS at the Mengo Hospital in Uganda.  In F2016, MCCO submitted 210 refugee sponsorship applications and welcomed 466 refugees to Ontario.

MCC Canada runs 108 thrift shops across Canada with 300 management staff. In F2017, MCCO earned a net profit of $4.0m from thrift shops.

Financial Review:

Mennonite Central Committee Ontario is a big-cap charity with donations and special events revenues of $13.7m in F2017. Its administrative costs were 5% of revenues, and its fundraising costs were 4% of donations. For every dollar donated, 91 cents go towards MCCO’s programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. MCCO has gross funding reserves of $6.2m in F2017 and owes $10.4m in interest-bearing debts, resulting in a negative program cost coverage ratio, indicating a need for funding.

This charity profile is an update currently under review by Mennonite Central Committee Ontario.

Updated July 18, 2017 by Kevin Silberberg.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 5.1%5.0%7.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 3.7%4.1%3.7%
Program cost coverage (%) (32.3%)(34.2%)(73.6%)

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 13,09312,9349,360
Business activities (net) 4,0343,3603,050
Special events 588649590
Investment income 402410
Total revenues 17,75416,96813,009
Program costs 5,3253,6542,896
Grants 7,6285,8405,345
Donor-designated donations 3,3174,1332,763
Administrative costs 9048381,015
Fundraising costs 510556364
Cash flow from operations 701,946626
Funding reserves (4,189)(3,245)(6,068)
Note: Ci included business activities (thrift shops) net of expenses, decreasing revenues and expenses by $3.1m in F2017, $2.9m in F2016, and $2.6m in F2015.

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