Alliance Canada

7560 Airport Road, Unit 10
Mississauga, ON L4T 4H4
President: David Hearn
Board Chair: Bernie Van De Walle

Charitable Reg. #:13306 3859 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 2/5]


Most recent Audited financial statements 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) 88 cents are available for programs.

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About Alliance Canada:

Founded in 1887, The Alliance Canada (formerly known as Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada) is an Evangelical Christian faith charity. In 1981, The 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”.

The Alliance Canada includes approximately 440 churches in Canada. The charity encourages the growth of member churches through reaching new Canadians, expanding missionary areas, and creating new churches. Every two years, the General Assembly event brings together 1,000 congregants to worship, re-connect with faith, and discuss key items of business related to the Canadian Alliance.

In F2020, The Alliance allocated $8.7m to global ministries, working to spread the word of God throughout the world. The charity pays the cost of living for approximately 250 international workers (IWs). The ministry of IWs may include establishing churches; applying their business or teamwork support skills; and helping with the healthcare, food security, or economic development of a community. More than 40% of IWs are in countries that do not allow foreign missionaries or restrict Christian evangelism.

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Results and Impact

The Alliance is one of 15 church-based agencies that partners with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB). The charity reported that together with the CFGB, it provided food for 15,000 food insecure individuals in Niger.

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

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The Alliance has not posted its audited financials for F2019 or F2018 and thus figures for 2018 are not available. Ci used the posted F2020 audited financials for review.

The Alliance Canada received $15.3m in donations during F2020. Administrative costs are 9% of revenues less investment income, and fundraising costs are 3% of donations. For every dollar donated, 88 cents go to the cause, which is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. The Canadian Alliance has $8.9m in funding reserves which could cover nine months of program costs.

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

Updated on July 22, 2021, by Shira Wine.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 9.1%10.8%7.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 2.9%3.0%3.5%
Total overhead spending 12.0%13.9%0.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 71.3%102.3%52.8%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 15,33114,55318,860
Government funding 1,89300
Investment income 284475395
Other income 8776142
Total revenues 17,59515,10419,401
Program costs - International 8,7319,66510,148
Program costs - Canada 2,9162,8456,667
Grants 823808742
Administrative costs 1,5771,5841,505
Fundraising costs 437440650
Total spending 14,48515,3420
Cash flow from operations 3,110(238)(311)
Capital spending 8,588(380)0
Funding reserves 8,89613,6179,271

Note: Ci removed administrative and fundraising costs built into program costs and reported them separately, decreasing program costs by ($941k) in F2020 and ($1.1m) in F2019.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 236

Avg. compensation: $38,760

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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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001