Mennonite Central Committee Canada

134 Plaza Drive
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5K9
Executive Director: Rick Cober Bauman
Board Chair: Ron Ratzlaff

Charitable Reg. #:10769 0877 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 5/5]


Most recent Audited financial statements 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) 68 cents are available for programs.

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About Mennonite Central Committee Canada:

Mennonite Central Committee Canada is a top-rated five-star charity and one of Canada's largest charities in terms of donations. It has an A results reporting grade and reasonable overhead spending. The charity is financially transparent and has funding reserves that can cover just over a year of program costs. Its programs have high demonstrated impact. 

Founded in 1920, Mennonite Central Committee Canada (MCC Canada) is a Christian charity that provides aid to vulnerable communities and works to minimize conflict. The charity works in partnership with Mennonite Central Committee U.S. (MCC U.S.) to run its programs. MCC Canada and MCC U.S. have entered into an agreement to share ownership of every MCC international program. The charity also has provincial bodies that help it raise money and deliver domestic program services. MCC Canada’s main charitable programs are Sustainable Development, Disaster Response, and Peacebulding. In F2022, it spent $32.9m on its programs, including $28.3m in international costs, $1.1m in domestic costs, and $3.5m in grants to provincial MCC bodies.

A Charity Intelligence 2023 Top 100 Rated Charity

MCC Canada spent 40% of program spending on Sustainable Development. This program aims to increase people’s long-term access to food and water, healthcare, and education. In F2022, it had 102 education projects, 94 food security projects, and 70 health projects. As part of its food security project, the charity gave farming training to 43,253 people. In F2022, it funded direct clinical health care for 41,979 people. 15,754 children participated in its K-12 formal education program. 

The charity spent 38% of program spending on Disaster Response. This program helps meet the immediate needs of people during natural disasters and conflicts. It funded 99 projects in 27 countries in F2022. 169,603 people received food assistance and 2,555 people received cash or rent assistance. 

MCC Canada spent 12% of program spending on Justice and Peacebuilding. The charity works with church partners and other organizations to teach conflict resolution skills and support peace education. In F2022, it had 102 peacebuilding projects in 39 countries. 16,237 participated in peace clubs or other peace education programs. 

The remaining 11% of program spending in F2022 was grants to provincial MCCs.


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Results and Impact

In F2022, MCC Canada distributed 491,940 lb of canned meat as part of its disaster response program. As part of its sustainable development program, it built or repaired 83 drinking water systems bringing water to 68,680 people. It also gave 21,081 access to new or improved latrines/sanitation facilities. In India, MCC Canada worked to improve reporting of gender-based violence. At the end of F2022, 45% of victims wanted to participate in Restorative Justice Mediation, compared to 20% at baseline.

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

Ci has given MCC Canada a High impact rating on demonstrated impact per dollar spent.

A Charity Intelligence 2022 Top 10 International Aid Impact Charity

Impact Rating: High

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Mennonite Central Committee Canada is a Major 100 charity, one of Canada’s largest charities in terms of donations. In F2022, it received $40.8m in Canadian donations. It also received $7.0m in government funding (14% of total revenue) and $1.3m in international donations (3% of total revenue) during the year. MCC Canada’s total revenue includes $38.4m in funding (76% of total revenue) from provincial Mennonite Central Committees through a predetermined revenue-sharing agreement. 

Administrative costs are 4% of total revenue excluding investment income. Fundraising costs are 28% of Canadian donations (excluding funding from the provincial MCC charities). This results in total overhead spending of 32%. For every dollar donated to the charity, 68 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

In F2022, MCC Canada had $35.8m in net reserve funds (up 47% from $24.4m in F2021) which can cover annual program costs for just over one year.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Mennonite Central Committee Canada for review. Comments and edits may be forthcoming. 

Updated on July 12, 2023 by Emily Downing.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 4.2%3.6%4.5%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 27.6%18.2%32.6%
Total overhead spending 31.9%21.8%37.1%
Program cost coverage (%) 108.9%75.4%39.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 40,81331,55830,283
International donations 1,2852,098652
Goods in kind 1,3321,0401,901
Government funding 7,0148,8328,454
Business activities (net) 02,757(4,680)
Investment income 113(290)252
Other income 275312228
Total revenues 50,83146,30637,091
Program costs - International 28,32627,26534,928
Program costs - Canada 1,1021,0971,208
Grants 3,4874,0002,387
Administrative costs 2,1521,6891,649
Fundraising costs 661545673
Total spending 35,72934,59640,844
Cash flow from operations 15,10311,710(3,753)
Capital spending 379(4,408)201
Funding reserves 35,83224,39415,139

Note: Within business activities, Ci reported fair trade sales as net of expenses. This affected total revenues and expenses by ($14.3m) in F2020. MCC Canada reports business revenue net of expenses in F2021. Other revenue includes administrative fees received from Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Global Affairs Canada and MCC U.S. The charity's T3010 filing with the CRA was used to report international donations. Ci backed out amortization of capital assets on a pro-rata basis from international program costs, Canadian program costs, administrative costs, and fundraising costs. In F2020, MCC Canada made the decision to discontinue operations at Ten Thousand Villages Canada. In F2021, the charity received $4.5m in proceeds from the sale of buildings and equipment related to Ten Thousand Villages Canada. This results in a negative capital spending number for F2021.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 92

Avg. compensation: $50,318

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 F2022

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