Alliance Canada

7560 Airport Road, Unit 10
Mississauga, ON L4T 4H4
President: Darren Herbold
Board Chair: Jeff Sensenstein

Charitable Reg. #:13306 3859 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 3/5]



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) 91 cents are available for programs.

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About Alliance Canada:

Alliance Canada is a 3-star charity with a below average results reporting grade and reasonable overhead costs. It is financially transparent, and with current reserves the charity can cover six months of annual program costs.

Founded in 1887, Christian and Missionary Alliance, operating as Alliance Canada, is an Evangelical Christian faith charity. Alliance Canada is part of the Alliance World Fellowships, made up of 22,000 churches around the world. In 1981, Alliance Canada became autonomous, separating from the US Alliance while still maintaining a close relationship with the group. The goal of followers is to see Matthew 24:14 fulfilled: “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come”.

Alliance Canada has not yet posted its 2022 annual report at the time of this update. These results are from the 2021 annual report.

Alliance Canada works to spread the word of God throughout the world. In F2021, the charity sent 219 international workers to 30 countries. Of these, 75 workers were sent to creative access countries, meaning countries that restrict regular ministry activities. The responsibilities of International Workers may include establishing churches; applying their business or teamwork support skills; and helping with the healthcare, food security, or economic development of a community. In F2021, the international workers engaged people from 66 least-reached groups. Least-reached means that they do not have access to a church that preaches the gospel in their language. Of these groups, 21 were in Latin America and the Caribbean, 25 were in the African continent, 55 were in Europe, Central Asia, and Middle East, and 23 in East and Southeast Asia.

In F2021, Alliance Canada included 427 churches in Canada, with an additional 81 congregations, eight affiliated churches and eight sites. There were also 51 new ventures, meaning new churches. The charity encourages the growth of member churches through reaching new Canadians, expanding missionary areas, and creating new churches. In F2021, the charity had 1630 workers amongst its churches, and trained 100 new workers.

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Results and Impact

Alliance Canada funded Protect Bright Hope through its international funding in F2021. The project is a four-day course that offers mental health support to young adult refugees. The charity reports that the project led to a 23% reduction in the participants’ anxiety, a 7% decrease in depression, and a 10% decrease in feelings of hopelessness.

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Alliance Canada’s results and impact. This charity is not yet rated on impact (n/r).

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Alliance Canada received $22.8m in donations during F2022. Administrative costs are 7% of revenues less investment income, and fundraising costs are 2% of donations. This results in total overhead spending of 9%. For every dollar donated, 91 cents go to the cause, which is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

Alliance Canada had $10.1m in reserve funds in F2021. These are the charity’s cash and investments. The charity has six months of annual program costs covered by its current reserves.

Ci has sent this profile update to Alliance Canada for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 31, 2023 by Alessandra Castino.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 7.3%8.5%7.1%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 1.5%2.0%2.2%
Total overhead spending 8.8%10.4%9.2%
Program cost coverage (%) 47.8%66.4%51.7%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 22,78820,73720,295
Government funding 04991,893
Fees for service 29100
Business activities (net) 1331310
Investment income (283)164382
Other income 9810887
Total revenues 23,02721,63922,657
Program costs - International 10,5189,6129,232
Program costs - Canada 9,9206,3467,141
Grants 760836823
Administrative costs 1,6921,8141,577
Fundraising costs 341409437
Total spending 23,23019,01719,210
Cash flow from operations (203)2,6233,447
Capital spending 944278,588
Funding reserves 10,12611,1528,896

Note: Ci removed administrative and fundraising costs built into program costs and reported them separately, decreasing program costs by $1.0m in F2022, $1.2m in F2021, and $941k in F2020. Amortization was removed on a pro-rata basis from Canadian programs and international programs.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 239

Avg. compensation: $42,876

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