119 Spadina Avenue, PO Box 65
Toronto, ON M5T 2T2
CEO: Owen Sharp
Board Chair: John Hughes

Charitable Reg. #:84821 5604 RR0001


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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) 73 cents are available for programs.

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About Movember Canada:

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 issues, specifically prostate cancer, men’s health including physical inactivity, mental health, and testicular cancer.  Movember Canada runs the annual Movember campaign across Canada and uses the proceeds to fund Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) as well as programs run directly by Movember Canada. MVF states that prostate cancer is the second most common cancer globally, and the number of men affected by this cancer is expected to double to 1.7 million by 2030. Before 2030, MVF aims to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25% and aims to halve the number of men facing serious ongoing side effects from prostate cancer treatment.

Movember Canada granted $13.2m to PCC in F2018. Grants went to projects that distinguished between aggressive and slowly-growing prostate cancer forms, developed ways to prevent disease progression or improve the quality of life, enriched understanding of prostate cancer, studied ways to reduce or eliminate undesirable side effects of prostate cancer treatments, and more.  A Canadian research study, led by Dr. Bapat at Mount Sinai Hospital, funded by MVF, has identified two or three changes in gene expression that may allow detection, through urine samples, of aggressive forms of prostate cancer. Urine samples are non-invasive and cost-effective forms of detection.

Movember Canada highlights that it is part of the Movember Foundations’ Global Action Plan. The Global Action Plan (GAP) is an international research initiative that brings researchers together to tackle the toughest challenges in prostate and testicular cancer. Since GAP launched in 2011, it has formed 7 large-scale global initiatives supporting 350 researchers from 90 institutions across 20 countries.

The remaining program costs in F2018 went to men’s health, mental health and suicide prevention, and testicular health programs. The World Health Organization reports that globally one man commits suicide each minute. With the Canadian Men’s Health & Wellbeing Innovation Challenge, MVF tries to break stereotypes of men and their health to ultimately improve their health. Research funded by MVF indicated that lack of social connectedness in males leads to social isolation and loneliness, which are factors that are linked to anxiety, depression, and suicide. Therefore, through the Social Innovators Challenge, MVF attempts to improve male social connectedness. One initiative Movember Canada is engaged in is the TrueNTH program. TrueNTH Digital Health provides awareness, knowledge and solutions to people through digital resources. These resources are used to improve quality of life of those living with and beyond prostate cancer. It helps educate men on their prostate cancer journey and provide support. The objective for Movember is to reach 250,000 men with prostate cancer across the world with prostate cancer by December 2022.

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Results and Impact

A mental health research study conducted by Movember Canada conducted focus groups with 64 men over the age of 54. The study revealed the need for male-focused community programs. The study also showed the need for improved program access by increasing contact points and sustaining attendance. A men’s health research study supported by MVF reported that 65% of men surveyed don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables daily, and 60% of men feel confident that they can find information if they experience a severe health problem.

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Movember Canada is a large-sized charity with total donations of $16.7m in F2018. Administrative costs are 7% of revenues (excluding investment income) and fundraising costs are 20% of donations. For every dollar donated 73 cents go to the cause, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

MVC’s grant figures come from the charity’s T3010 CRA filing and refer to money given to PCC.

MVC holds $44.5m in funding reserves, which can cover annual program and granting activities for just under 2 years.

The charity used external fundraisers in F2017. The charity paid $66k to raise $318k from external fundraisers for a cost of $0.21 per dollar raised.

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

Updated on July 30, 2019 by Parker Thomlinson.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending April
Administrative costs as % of revenues 7.0%7.2%7.0%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 20.4%14.5%11.2%
Total overhead spending 27.4%21.7%18.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 194.6%354.0%340.5%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 16,67314,79516,791
Business activities (net) 6210270
Investment income 477597651
Total revenues 17,21215,49417,512
Program costs 9,6885,5759,158
Grants 13,1649,9919,275
Administrative costs 1,1691,0781,188
Fundraising costs 3,4022,1401,884
Total spending 27,42218,78421,505
Cash flow from operations (10,211)(3,290)(3,993)
Funding reserves 44,46555,10862,760

Note: Ticket sales and sales of goods revenue is reported gross of expenses in business activities. Ci gathered the Foundation’s expense breakdown from its T3010 CRA filings. Grant figures in F2016 and F2017 include the CRA T3010 filing figure and the change in distribution payable to Prostate Cancer Canada, as Ci reports on a cash basis.  Total program costs consist of amount spent on charitable activities and other costs. Ci backed out amortization on a pro-rata basis from program, administrative and fundraising costs.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 11

Avg. Compensation $89,946

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 F2018

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Comments & Contact

Comments added by the Charity:

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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

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