130, avenue de l'Épée
Montreal, QC H2V 3T2
Executive Director: Richard Veenstra
Board Chair: André Dufour

Charitable Reg. #:11892 3689 RR0001


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

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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) 43 cents are available for programs.

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About Mission Inclusion:

Founded in 1981, Mission Inclusion (officially The Jules and Paul-Emile Leger Foundation) raises funds to finance projects in Quebec, Africa, Asia and Latin America that help people living in hunger and poverty or reduce social exclusion of marginalized people. Mission Inclusion divides its program spending into Canadian and International activities – in F2019, international programs were 72% of program costs and Quebec programs were the remaining 28%.

Mission Inclusion ran 26 international projects which supported a total of 569,000 people in 13 countries in F2019.  In F2019, the charity has been working with Kesho Kenya in Kenya’s Kilifi county in helping children develop knowledge and skills about their own rights. According to the charity, 2,511 people were supported through this initiative.

Mission Inclusion also supported 235,882 people in 11 regions of Quebec. To promote equality, the charity’s pre-employability program helps women immigrants integrate into Quebec society and develop their independence. Since Fall 2019, 30 women have registered and 12 have graduated. Also, the L’ADOberge program provides temporary housing services to troubled teens aged 12 to 17. According to the charity, 2,000 young people have been supported by the program.

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Results and Impact

In 2019, six partner organizations in Burkina Faso, Bolivia, and Peru reported that people who receive support from Mission Inclusion’s Food Security Innovation and Mobilization project are constantly improving their incomes and diets thanks to greater diversity of health and nutritious foods.

Charity Intelligence has given Mission Inclusion a Low impact rating based on demonstrated impact per dollar spent.

Impact Rating: Low

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Mission Inclusion is a Medium-sized charity, receiving $3.9m in donations in F2019. The charity also received $5.3m in government funding. Administrative costs are 14% of revenues and fundraising costs are 43% of donations. For every dollar donated, 43 cents go to the cause. This is not within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. The charity holds $47.9m in funding reserves, of which $8.1m is donor-endowed. Excluding donor-endowed funds, Mission Inclusion can cover 4.3 years of annual program costs.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Mission Inclusion for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 28, 2020 by Tenzin Shomar.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 13.6%9.5%10.5%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 43.2%35.0%51.4%
Total overhead spending 56.8%44.5%61.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 428.8%342.9%421.6%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 3,9105,2993,280
Government funding 5,2737,0516,238
Business activities (net) (618)(1,004)(6)
Investment income 5,932783,464
Total revenues 14,49811,42412,976
Program costs - International 6,9489,0908,072
Program costs - Canada 2,7342,6042,503
Administrative costs 1,1611,078994
Fundraising costs 1,6901,8531,686
Other costs 384048
Total spending 12,57214,66613,303
Cash flow from operations 1,926(3,242)(327)
Capital spending 97939
Funding reserves 47,91145,83450,261

Note: Charity Intelligence has analyzed the charity’s French audited financial statements to the best of our abilities but recognizes that detailed financial information is beyond our linguistic expertise. Material omissions may be reflected in Charity Intelligence’s analysis. Ci reported annuities contracted net of annuities paid in business activities, decreasing revenues and expenses by $2.1m in F2019, $2.2m in F2018, and $2.2m in F2017. Ci backed out amortization of capital assets on a pro-rata basis from program, administrative and fundraising costs. Ci adjusted for fundraising allocations to program costs, increasing fundraising by $198k in F2019, $231k in F2018, and $350k in F2017. Life insurance premiums are reported in other costs.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 34

Avg. Compensation: $80,050

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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Website: www.missioninclusion.ca
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