Breakfast Club of Canada

135-G De Mortagne, Blvd
Boucherville, QC J4B 6G4
President & CEO: Tommy Kulczyk
Board Chair: Jacques Mignault

Charitable Reg. #:86607 3133 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 4/5]



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) 67 cents are available for programs.

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About Breakfast Club of Canada:

Breakfast Club of Canada is a 4-star charity. It has an above average results reporting grade and its overhead costs are within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Ci has given this charity an Average rating for demonstrated impact. The charity has $25.4m in reserve funds, which can cover its annual program costs and grants for around eleven months. Breakfast Club of Canada is financially transparent.

Founded in 1994, Breakfast Club of Canada / Club des petits déjeuners (BCOC) runs breakfast programs in schools in every province in Canada. BCOC aims to provide breakfasts to children so that hunger is not an obstacle to their success. The charity explains that children might skip breakfast because of rushed mornings, limited food access or family emergencies. It reports that a third of children are at risk of skipping breakfast in the morning.

The charity partners with school boards, local community groups, organizations and volunteers to run school nutrition programs. BCOC provides funding, food, equipment and transportation services to its partners. In F2023, Breakfast Club of Canada reports supporting 3,196 school nutrition programs. Of these, 359 were in Indigenous communities. It reaches 426,594 children each day, of which 45,976 are Indigenous.

In F2023, Breakfast Club of Canada granted $12.1m to schools and other organizations to run breakfast programs. The organizations that received the biggest grants were Cantine Pour Tous ($825k),  Toronto Foundation for Student Success ($566k),and PEI School Food Program ($348k).

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Results and Impact

In F2023, Breakfast Club of Canada surveyed 916 schools that received its services. 31% of these reported improved learning capacities and academic achievement in their students. 23% reported that BCOC helped them meet students’ basic needs for food and reducing hunger. 20% reported that BCOC helped build a positive school climate, relationships and a sense of community. 12% reported improved wellbeing, mood and behaviour from their students.

In March 2018, HEC Montréal’s Department of Marketing polled 160 parents whose children were in school nutrition programs. 75% of these parents reported that the programs helped their mornings feel less stressful. 59% said they are less worried about their child’s nutrition. 32% reported their child asked them to buy more fruits and vegetables.

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Breakfast Club of Canada’s results and impact.

Charity Intelligence has given Breakfast Club of Canada an impact rating of Average for demonstrated social impact per dollar spent.

Impact Rating: Average

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Breakfast Club of Canada received $18.6m in donations in F2023. The charity also received $15.6m in government funding, representing 50% of total revenues. Government funding decreased by 67% from F2022. The charity received $5.7m worth of goods in kind in F2023. These include food donations and other goods.

Administrative costs are 9% of revenues (excluding investment income), and fundraising costs are 24% of donations, amounting to 33% spent on overhead spending in F2023. This means that for every dollar donated to the charity, 67 cents are available for its program. This is within Ci's reasonable range for overhead spending.

In F2023, BCOC spent $14.9m in its programs and $12.1m in grants (a 71% decrease from F2022). Its programs and grants were 86% of its revenues. It also had $54k in capital expenditures.

In addition to reported salary information, BCOC spent $890k on professional and consulting fees in F2023 ($1.1m in F2022, $740k in F2021). Compensation figures for staff do not include these consulting fees.

BCOC has funding reserves of $25.4m which can cover around eleven months of annual program costs and grants.

This report is an update that has been sent to Breakfast Club of Canada for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on May 17, 2024 by Alessandra Castino.


Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending June
Administrative costs as % of revenues 9.2%3.5%2.3%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 23.9%22.1%18.2%
Total overhead spending 33.1%25.6%20.5%
Program cost coverage (%) 93.7%62.1%86.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 18,57117,66817,831
Goods in kind 5,6594,0123,561
Government funding 15,62346,66931,964
Investment income 1,041252177
Other income (9,482)701
Total revenues 31,41268,67153,534
Program costs 14,93213,01312,837
Grants 12,12841,76725,415
Donated goods exp 5,3133,9113,561
Administrative costs 2,8012,3941,227
Fundraising costs 4,4363,9053,242
Total spending 39,61064,98946,281
Cash flow from operations (8,198)3,6827,253
Capital spending 54117261
Funding reserves 25,36734,01432,888

Note: DEFERRED REVENUE:  Ci adjusted for changes in deferred contributions, affecting total revenues by ($9.5m) in F2023, ($2.5m) in F2022, and $8.0m in F2021. Deferred contributions are in other revenue because the charity’s financial statements do not separate government deferred contributions from non-government deferred contributions. ACTIVITY-BASED COSTING: Ci reported administrative and fundraising costs from the charity’s T3010 filings with the CRA. TANGIBLE CAPITAL ASSETS: Ci adjusted for loss on disposal of tangible capital assets, affecting expenses by ($2k) in F2022 and ($58k) in F2021.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 100

Avg. compensation: $74,774

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 F2023

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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001