101 Amber Street, Unit 16
Markham, ON L3R 3B2
Executive Director: Phil Barnes
President: Russell Sutherland

Charitable Reg. #:11904 2489 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) 94 cents are available for programs.

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About MSC Canada:

Founded in 1940, MSC Canada (Mission + Service Connections Canada) supports Christian missionaries with money and donated goods. MSC workers are sent out from their local churches and MSC provides both the church and the workers with logistical and financial support. MSC Canada helps active mission workers in their work but also offers financial assistance for retired mission workers and the education of their children.

MSC Canada provides support for over 400 missionaries in Canada and 250 missionaries working internationally. Mission workers introduce people to the Christian faith while undertaking a variety of projects relating to children, disaster relief, and healthcare in low-income communities.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, MSC Canada distributed over 6,000 face masks to 53 missionary worker units in 23 different countries. Since 2010, the charity's Worker Care program has provided on-the-ground support to 221 mission workers in 43 countries.

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Results and Impact

Ci was unable to find any quantified outcome data for MSC Canada.

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MSC Canada is a Large charity, receiving $13.3m in donations in F2019. Administrative costs are 6% of revenues and fundraising costs are 0.3% of donations, based on fundraising costs of $33k. For every dollar donated, 94 cents go to the cause. This is just within Ci's reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves of $5.3m can cover 5.2 months of annual program costs.

According to the charity's audited financial statements, MSC Canada granted $872k to Canadian charities in F2019 and $706k in F2018. Grant information was aggregated with program costs in the charity's 2017 financial statements. The charity's F2017 T3010 reported grants of $659k.

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

Updated on July 24, 2020 by Tenzin Shomar.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending June
Administrative costs as % of revenues 5.5%5.3%5.1%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 0.3%0.1%0.1%
Total overhead spending 5.8%5.4%5.2%
Program cost coverage (%) 43.4%38.4%42.2%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 13,28312,81312,015
Investment income 226174193
Total revenues 13,50912,98612,209
Program costs - International 8,2698,3628,117
Program costs - Canada 3,0763,0932,582
Grants 872706659
Administrative costs 735679615
Fundraising costs 331710
Total spending 12,98412,85711,982
Cash flow from operations 525130226
Capital spending 172022
Funding reserves 5,3054,6664,793

Note: Canadian program costs were based on the charity's designated funds account in the audited financial statements. International program costs were reallocated from Canadian program costs based on the charity's T3010 filings. Grants were reallocated from Canadian program costs based on the charity's audited financial statements (F2019 and F2018) and T3010 (F2017). Administrative costs were based on the charity's operations and administrative fund account. Fundraising costs were reallocated from administrative to fundraising costs based on the charity's T3010 filings. Amortization was backed out of administrative costs.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 8

Avg. Compensation: $62,971

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 F2019

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Website: www.msccanada.org
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