Breakfast Club of Canada

135-G de Mortagne Blvd.
Boucherville, QC J4B 6G4
Vice President: Marie-Claude Bienvenue
Board Chair: Pierre Riel

Charitable Reg. #: 86607 3133 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Youth
Public Foundation

Results Reporting

Grade: A

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 available only upon request [Audited financial statement for most recent year]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to the Cause

2015 2016 2017
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #76

Avg. Compensation $44,035

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 3
$80k - $120k 6
$40k - $80k 1
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2017

About Breakfast Club of Canada:

Founded in 1994, Breakfast Club of Canada (Club des petits déjeuners) feeds healthy breakfasts to children across Canada. Up to 1 million children may not eat breakfast daily because their families do not have enough money to buy nutritious food. When children do not eat until lunch there are negative effects on their behavior, concentration, and overall academic performance. Additionally, children who go hungry are at greater risk of chronic illness and mental health issues.

Breakfast Club of Canada operates as a collection of 1,598 clubs at different schools. The charity provides food and supplies, funding, kitchen equipment, and volunteers to the individual clubs. Working as a group, Breakfast Club of Canada can buy food and supplies for a lower unit cost than if the clubs worked independently.

Breakfast Club of Canada operates in 4 regions: Western Canada, Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada. As a whole, the charity served 33 million meals to 203,852 students in F2017. Having served 19 million meals in F2017, the largest region is Ontario.

Results and Impact: Starting in 2015, Breakfast Club of Canada decided to compile and analyze data related to programming. In F2017, 30 schools with new breakfast clubs were surveyed to find the program’s impact. Of these schools, 53% (16) reported greater attendance, 47% (14) saw significantly fewer late students, and 44% (13) saw fewer incidents relating to bullying or drugs. Teachers saw students’ attention spans more than double. There were also half as many physical and mental health issues.

Financial Review:

Breakfast Club of Canada is large, with donations of $11.7m in F2017. Funding from governments totaled $855k, representing 5% of revenue. Administrative costs were 2% of revenues, and its fundraising costs were 24% of donations. For every dollar donated, 74 cents go towards the charity’s programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. Breakfast Club of Canada has $5.4m in total funding reserves, resulting in a program cost coverage ratio of 47%. This means that the charity can cover less than 6 months of its annual program costs using its existing reserves, showing a need for funding.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Breakfast Club of Canada. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on May 23, 2018 by Madison Kerr.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending June
Administrative costs as % of revenues 2.2%2.3%2.1%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 23.8%23.8%23.6%
Program cost coverage (%) 47.0%32.6%14.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 11,72611,72910,196
Goods in kind 2,6953,1603,062
Government funding 855626440
Fees for service 415401460
Investment income 352431
Other income 32020
Total revenues 15,72915,96114,209
Program costs 7,7707,8069,447
Grants 3,8193,4134,184
Administrative costs 340370296
Fundraising costs 2,7912,7922,405
Other costs 0088
Cash flow from operations 1,0081,580(2,211)
Funding reserves 5,4433,6591,913
Note: Ci has adjusted amortization of deferred capital contributions affecting revenues by ($29,103) in F2017, ($295k) in F0216, and ($294k) in F2015. Ci has adjusted for the loss on write-off of deferred contributions by ($51k) in F2017, ($nil) in F2016, and ($nil) in F2015. Ci has adjusted loss on write-off of intangible assets and loss on disposal of tangible capital assets, affecting expenses by ($58k) in F2017, ($10k) in F2016, and ($55k) in F2015.

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