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Mennonite Central Committee British Columbia

201-33933 Gladys Avenue
Abbotsford, BC V2S 2E8
Executive Director: Wayne Bremner
Board Chair: Peter A Wolfe

Charitable Reg. #: 10769 0927 RR0001
Sector: Social Services
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: C

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

2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #39

Avg. Compensation $64,728

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 4
$40k - $80k 6
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Mennonite Central Committee British Columbia:

Mennonite Central Committee British Columbia (MCCBC) 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.  MCCBC 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 F2016, MCCBC granted $3.8 million to MCC Canada and spent $1.8 million on its own programs.  

Mennonite Central Committee British Columbia has three main programs: Disaster Relief (29% of program costs), Sustainable Community Development (59% of program costs), and Justice and Peace (12% of program costs).

In F2016, MCCBC shipped $296,772 of material aid for its Disaster Relief program. Its Sustainable Community Development program provided 136 single parents with skills training, employment readiness training, and social support to aid in ending child poverty, and 26 homeless people were assisted with finding housing. Its Justice and Peace program saw 83 participants in its ten-week “When Love Hurts” support groups, 50 participants in its three-day “Understanding Abuse in Relations” course, and 19 men participated in its “Men in Relationships” support groups.

MCC Canada runs 108 thrift shops across Canada with 300 management staff. In F2016, MCCBC earned a net profit of $1.9 million from the thrift shops in British Columbia.

Financial Review:

Mennonite Central Committee British Columbia is a medium sized charity with donations of $3.4m in F2016. Its administrative costs were 10% of revenues, and its fundraising costs were 10% of donations. For every dollar donated, 80 cents go towards MCCO’s programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. MCCO has negative funding reserves of ($6.4m) in F2016 due to having $11.6m in bank debt, resulting in a program cost coverage ratio of -116%. This means that MCCO cannot cover any of its annual program costs using its reserves, showing a need for funding.

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

Updated June 15, 2017 by Kevin Silberberg.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 10.0%16.9%13.3%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 9.9%6.9%7.8%
Program cost coverage (%) (115.7%)(175.9%)(31%)

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 3,3663,0004,246
Goods in kind 562483622
Fees for service 13300
Business activities (net) 3,5432,2862,110
Investment income 781,4741,290
Other income 1253661
Total revenues 7,8077,2798,328
Program costs 1,7521,5301,541
Grants 3,8132,3842,893
Administrative costs 773978936
Fundraising costs 333208329
Cash flow from operations 1,1362,1782,629
Funding reserves (6,438)(6,887)(1,373)
Note: Ci has adjusted the revenue from the thrift shops and retailers to be net of expenses excluding amortization, affecting both revenues and expenses by ($5.6m) in F2016, ($4.9m) in F2015, and by ($4.5m) in F2014. Ci has included in the gain (loss) on disposal of assets and income from subsidiaries in revenues, affecting revenues by $821k in F2016, $1.9m in F2015, and $1.1m in F2014. In F2016, MCCBC stopped including the remittances to MCC Canada in its total expenses. As a result, Ci has also adjusted to include the F2016 remittances to MCC Canada in expenses, affecting expenses by $3.8m in F2016.

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