588 Richmond Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 1Y9
CEO: Michelle Terry
Board Chair: Nick Reece

Charitable Reg. #:84821 5604 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) 81 cents are available for programs.

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About Movember Canada:

Movember Canada is a good, 3-star charity with reasonable overhead spending and an average results reporting grade. The charity has large funding reserves of $56.1m that can cover over four years of annual programing. 

Established in 2011, Movember Canada (MVC) is the Canadian arm of the Movember Foundation (MVF). MVF is an Australian-based charity that raises awareness and funds for men’s health—specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health. According to the charity, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide, and across Canada, more than 205,000 men are living with and beyond prostate cancer. In relation to mental health, the charity states males account for 75% of suicide globally.

Movember Canada runs the annual Movember campaign where participants grow a moustache during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues. According to the charity, MVC has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects worldwide since inception. MVC does not disclose how much was spent on each focus area.

Mental health and suicide prevention programs: Movember Canada funds mental health and suicide prevention projects in collaboration with local health partners. MVC has launched a “Breaking the Ice” program to promote mental health discussions among young hockey players. It has also developed an online tool to help men start conversations about mental health during covid-19 isolation. 

Prostate and testicular cancer programs: Movember Canada funds research on causes, detection, and treatment of prostate and testicular cancer. MVC also funds programs providing information and support to adults with prostate and testicular cancer.


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Results and Impact

Movember Canada funds and reports on promising cancer research projects every year.

Movember-funded researchers have discovered that a new type of radionuclide therapy is six times more effective than chemotherapy at keeping advanced prostate cancer at bay. Updated trial results have shown that men who had Lu-PSMA radionuclide therapy had better response rates, a better quality of life, and were less likely to see their cancer progress after a year than men who received standard chemotherapy.

Movember also funded research on two new medicines, olaparib and rucaparib. Olaparib was the world’s first precision medicine for prostate cancer. Several countries, including Canada, have approved it for use. MVC reports that olaparib could benefit one-third of people with advanced prostate cancer.

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

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Movember Canada received $23.7m donations in F2021. Administrative costs are 5% of revenues and fundraising costs are 15% of donations. This results in 19% of donations going towards overhead spending. For every dollar donated, 81 cents go to the cause. This falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

Funding reserves of $56.1 m can cover 4.5 years of annual program costs or just under 3.5 years based on average program costs over the past three years.

In F2021, Movember Canada granted $2.0m ($2.3m in F2020) to Canadian Cancer Society, which amalgamated with Prostate Cancer Canada in  2020. 

From our financial review in June 2022, we highlight Financial Notes 4 and 6 in Movember's audited financial statements. These notes are about Movember Canada's related party transactions: 

  • Movember Canada paid Movember Australia $4.6m in F2021, $4.4m in F2020, and $5.6m in F2019. These payments are 19%, 22%, and 32% of Movember Canada's total donations, respectively. These payments are for services provided to Movember Canada by Movember Australia.  
  • Movember Canada has the same directors as Movember Australia. The auditor notes that, due to this overlap in governance, the fair value of these related party transactions cannot be determined. 
  • Movember Canada allocates these payments to Australia's headquarters as program costs, fundraising costs, and administrative costs. Charity Intelligence's analysis has presented these payments as reported. 
  • Also, Movember Canada is part of the global Movember network along with Movember USA, Movember UK, Movember Germany, Movember Europe (Netherlands), and Movember New Zealand. These national chapters are all governed by the same directors as Movember Australia. Movember Canada pays and receives money from these other Movember charities. Financial Note 4 doesn't disclose the total amount of payments between the Movember charities. It does disclose that, at year-end of F2021, Movember Canada was owed $138k from Movember Australia, it owed $246k to Movember USA, and $129k to Movember Europe. 

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

Updated on June 13, 2022 by Ann Lei. 

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending April
Administrative costs as % of revenues 4.6%5.2%6.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 14.8%18.2%21.0%
Total overhead spending 19.4%23.4%27.2%
Program cost coverage (%) 453.2%331.6%263.5%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 23,65420,01817,406
Government funding 57600
Business activities (net) 02026
Investment income 486728758
Total revenues 24,71620,76618,190
Program costs 10,36511,6129,557
Grants 2,0192,2846,655
Administrative costs 1,1021,0311,084
Fundraising costs 3,5023,6493,653
Total spending 16,98818,57620,949
Cash flow from operations 7,7282,189(2,759)
Capital spending 124545
Funding reserves 56,12346,08342,721

Note: Ticket sales and sales of goods revenue are reported gross of expenses in business activities as expenses are not reported separately. Payments to Canadian Cancer Society are reported as grants while all other programs are included in program costs. Ci backed out amortization on a pro-rata basis from program, administrative, and fundraising costs to report on a cash basis. Ci included foreign exchange gain (loss) in investment income.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 20

Avg. compensation: $89,059

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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Comments & Contact

Comments added by the Charity:

The following comment is from a previous profile. Additional comments may be forthcoming. 

[Ci Note: this profile has been updated since the following comment was added by the charity]

In regards to funding reserves, implementing the quantum of funds raised by Movember is a task that we take seriously. Movember invests funds in programs aligned with its strategic goals through an open and transparent process and includes peer reviews with experts around the world. Once an award is given, funding is provided on an agreed-upon basis, pending the program meeting stated deadlines and objectives. The funds raised by Movember in Canada are exclusively spent or committed to Canadian programs. Movember Canada also retains a balance of unrestricted funds for future campaign expenditures.  This is a responsible practice for charitable fundraisers to ensure continuity of annual fundraising efforts.


You can see a list of all programs ever funded and their outcomes here - http://ca.movember.com/report-cards

Charity Contact

Website: www.ca.movember.com
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