Mission Aviation Fellowship of Canada

264 Woodlawn Rd. W.
Guelph, ON N1H 1B6
President & CEO: Brad Bell
Board Chair: Bill Watson

Charitable Reg. #:12994 2561 RR0001


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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) 80 cents are available for programs.

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About Mission Aviation Fellowship of Canada:

Founded in 1945, Mission Aviation Fellowship of Canada (MAF Canada) is a Christian, humanitarian, relief and development organization. Its mission is to fly light aircrafts into developing regions, bringing supplies and help to people living in remote areas. MAF Canada has a formal alliance with Mission Aviation Fellowship of the United States, and is an associate member of Mission Aviation Fellowship International. MAF Canada supports missions in over 30 countries in Africa, Asia, and Central and South America. MAF Canada also reports that its global fleet has over 130 aircrafts.

MAF Canada’s primary contributions to MAF’s global work is in sending Canadians to fill key roles, such as pilots, aircraft mechanics, teachers, business administrators and IT specialists. In F2015, 55 Canadian missionaries worked in 17 countries, with the highest concentration in Indonesia (9 Canadians), Papua New Guinea (6 Canadians) and Angola (5 Canadians). Of the 55 Canadians, 24 are pilots, 13 are engineers,  7 are pilot mechanics, and the remaining 11 are scattered among aviation and non-aviation related roles. Further, MAF Canada also reports that 24 Canadian missionaries have been serving for 5 to 10 years.

In F2015, MAF Canada made 64,357 flights carrying 178,301 passengers and 6,323,650 kilograms of people and supplies.

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Results and Impact

Charity Intelligence has given Mission Aviation an impact grade of Fair based on demonstrated social value created per dollar spent.

Impact Rating: Fair

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Mission Aviation Fellowship of Canada is a large charity, with donations of $6.1m in F2015. Its administrative costs are 10% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 10% of donations. For every $1 donated to the charity, 80 cents is put towards its programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. The charity’s funding reserves of $599k result in a program cost coverage ratio of 11%. This means that it can cover 1 month of its annual programs using its existing reserves.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Mission Aviation Fellowship of Canada. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 27, 2016 by Lynn Tay.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending September
Administrative costs as % of revenues 10.0%7.0%9.0%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 10.4%11.2%11.8%
Program cost coverage (%) 10.9%20.4%8.6%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 6,1037,3475,372
Goods in kind 42490
Fees for service 61319
Investment income 120
Other income 824742716
Total revenues 6,9388,3536,107
Program costs - International 5,5175,3824,992
Program costs - Canada 000
Administrative costs 691583548
Fundraising costs 637820636
Cash flow from operations 931,567(70)
Funding reserves 5991,101432

Note: Ci has adjusted amortization and loss on disposal of capital assets affecting expenses by ($27k) in F2015, by ($40k) in F2014, and by ($147k) in F2013.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 67

Avg. Compensation: $69,907

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 F2015

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