Canadian Bible Society
Toronto, ON M4A 2S4
National Director: Don Hutchinson
Board Member: Beverly Daniels
Charitable Reg. #: 11882 9647 RR0001
Grade: C+The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Full-time staff #54
Avg. Compensation $70,135
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Canadian Bible Society:
Founded in 1904, the Canadian Bible Society (CBS) aims to promote and encourage the translation, publication, distribution and use of the Scriptures throughout Canada and Bermuda, and to co-operate with the United Bible Societies in its worldwide work.
The charity claims that the Bible as a whole is currently translated into 511 languages and is aiming to translate it into more of the over 7,100 languages that exist globally. CBS is also working towards breaking down the barriers to Bible accessibility by providing Bibles in appropriate formats to select groups such as prison inmates, new immigrants and visually impaired individuals.
In 2013, CBS distributed 183,143 Bibles, 165,748 New Testaments, 62,432 Scripture Portions and 1,256,476 Scripture Selections. The focus countries for Bible distribution currently are China, Cuba and Egypt. CBS also runs initiatives that are designed to help people engage further with the Scripture such as the ‘You’ve Got the Time Challenge’ wherein readers are challenged to go through the New Testament in 40 days and ‘Mission: Literacy’ wherein CBS offers 30 Bible stories designed to increase a child’s reading level.
Administrative costs were 16% of revenues and fundraising costs were 28% of donations in F2015. CBS has funding reserves of $25m, which include $1.3m of endowment funds, covering annual program costs 4 times.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by CBS. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated July 30, 2015 by Yash Ahuja.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||16.4%||15.2%||13.2%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||27.9%||29.0%||26.7%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||404.1%||391.9%||389.7%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Fees for service||528||607||588|
|Business activities (net)||234||245||292|
|Cash flow from operations||1,205||162||1,058|