Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Canada

95 Melbert Rd
Toronto, ON M9C 3P8
National Director: Sandra Pallin
President: Russell Nelson

Charitable Reg. #:82634 4632 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 1/5]


Audited financial statements available only through official request for information from Charities Directorate.



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) 98 cents are available for programs.

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About Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Canada:

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Canada is a 1-star charity. The Church is not financially transparent and reports very little about its programs and results. Before you give, read Charity Intelligence's report.  

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a Christian faith that was first brought to Canada in 1830. It spreads teachings from the Old Testament, New Testament, and Book of Mormon. The Church of Jesus Christ aims to use religious commandments to care for those in need. The Church has informally been referred to as Mormon Church or LDS, but these titles are discouraged.  

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Canada has two main programs: Spreading the Religion and Caring for Those in Need. The charity does not provide a breakdown of its spending on its programs. 

In F2021, it appears that the majority of program spending went towards Spreading the Religion. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Canada is part of the worldwide religion based out of Utah. Globally, the Church has over 30,000 congregations. In Canada, there are 499 congregations and nine temples. In F2021, the Church announced 105 new mission leaders that will travel around the world to spread the teachings of the Church. 

In F2021, the minority of program spending went towards Caring for Those in Need. This program focuses on helping people who are in need around the world. In F2021, the Church led 3,909 humanitarian projects in 188 countries and territories. It reached 1.8 million people with clean water and sanitation projects. In F2021, the Church also led seven campaigns to end diseases including diabetes, polio, and measles.

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Results and Impact

Charity Intelligence found that Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Canada reported many stories but few numeric results on its work. Through its Caring for Those in Need program, it helped 2,658 people find jobs in Canada and the US. 

This may not be a complete representation of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Canada’s results and impact. This charity is not yet rated on impact (n/r).

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Canada is not financially transparent. Financial analysis is based on unaudited and unreviewed financial statements provided by the CRA. The financial statements received from the CRA are incomplete; they do not include notes, nor a cash flow statement. 

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Canada is a Major 100 charity, one of Canada’s largest charities in terms of donations. It received $190m in cash donations in F2021. Church of Jesus Christ’s administrative costs are 2% of revenues (less investment income), and the Church does not report fundraising costs. For every dollar donated, 98 cents go to the cause, which is outside Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. When a charity reports overhead spending of less than 5%, it sometimes suggests that the numbers are inaccurate or misreported. 

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Canada has $125m in reserve funds. The Church could cover 83% or almost ten months of its annual program costs with reserves. 

This charity report is an update that has been sent to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming. 

Updated on June 30, 2023, by Clive Stevens.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 1.6%2.1%2.5%
Total overhead spending 1.6%2.1%2.5%
Program cost coverage (%) 83.2%87.4%65.8%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 190,063179,465177,674
Investment income 1,5471,7374,010
Other income 18,4383,9037,867
Total revenues 210,048185,105189,551
Program costs 56,94354,23663,422
Grants 93,63567,96876,764
Administrative costs 3,3263,9294,628
Other costs 13,81819,11743,379
Total spending 167,722145,250188,193
Cash flow from operations 42,32639,8551,358
Capital spending 000
Funding reserves 125,342106,78392,243

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 155

Avg. compensation: $22,799

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 F2021

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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001