Mennonite Central Committee Ontario

50 Kent Ave Suite 203
Kitchener, ON N2G 3R1
Executive Director: John Head
Board Chair: Lynn Rempel

Charitable Reg. #:11903 8263 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 5/5]



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) 90 cents are available for programs.

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About Mennonite Central Committee Ontario:

Mennonite Central Committee Ontario is a top-rated five-star charity with an excellent results reporting grade and reasonable overhead spending. The charity is financially transparent and has funding reserves that can cover less than a year of program costs.

Founded in 1967, Mennonite Central Committee Ontario (MCC Ontario) is a Christian charity that provides aid to people in vulnerable communities. MCC Ontario is one of five provincial divisions of Mennonite Central Committee Canada (MCC Canada). MCC Canada works with Mennonite Central Committee U.S. to form Mennonite Central Committee International (MCC). MCC works with local churches across the globe to provide basic necessities and peacebuilding training to people. MCC Ontario’s main charitable programs are Refugee Resettlement, Restorative Justice, and Poverty. In addition to its own programs, it provides funding to MCC Canada for its programs. In F2021, MCC Ontario spent $12.0m on programs.

In F2021, the charity spent 78% of total program spending on MCC Canada programs. MCC Canada’s three main program areas are Sustainable Development, Disaster Response, and Peacebuilding. Sustainable Development aims to increase people’s long-term access to food and water, education, and healthcare. Disaster Response provides aid to meet the immediate needs of individuals in conflict or disaster areas. The Peacebuilding program involves teaching conflict resolution strategies through local church partners. In F2021, MCC Canada supported 92 education projects, 84 food security projects, 80 health projects, 67 disaster relief projects, and 72 peacebuilding projects.

MCC Ontario spent 6% of total program spending on Refugee Resettlement in F2021. MCC Ontario sponsors refugees and works with churches, municipalities, and neighborhood associations to welcome newcomers to the province. It reports that it has been active in sponsoring refugees from the Middle East in recent years. In F2021, the charity helped 215 newcomers establish their lives in Ontario.

The charity spent 5% of program spending on Restorative Justice in F2021. This program focuses on reintegrating people who have gone to prison into the community and addressing the needs of those who have been impacted by crime. In F2021, 69 formerly incarcerated people were supported to move back into a community.

In F2021, MCC Ontario spent 5% of total program spending on its Poverty program. The Circle of Friends initiative has a group of two or three volunteers meet each week with a person who is transitioning from homelessness to independent living. The aim is to create a network of support for the homeless to help them manage their needs and plan for the future. The remaining 6% of spending was allocated to other small programs.

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Results and Impact

In F2021, Mennonite Central Committee Ontario reports that it gave 24,533 cups of soup to six people with disabilities. It reports that it provided 305 indigenous individuals with emergency food assistance and helped 42 people maintain stable housing. In F2021, MCC Canada reports that it provided 161,046 people with emergency food assistance and shipped 550,400 lb of canned meat to people in need.

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

This charity is not yet rated on impact (n/r).

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In F2021, Mennonite Central Committee Ontario received $14.9m in Canadian donations and fundraising revenue. It received $2.6m in government funding (14% of total revenue) and $453k in business activity income (2% of total revenue). 

Administrative costs are 5% of total revenue excluding investment income. Fundraising costs are 5% of donations. This results in total overhead spending of 10%. For every dollar donated to the charity, 90 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

MCC Ontario has $1.9m in net funding reserves ($9.7m in liquid assets less $7.8m in interest-bearing debts). The charity’s net funding reserves can cover annual program costs for around two months.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to MCC Ontario for review. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 22nd, 2022 by Arjun Kapur.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 4.5%4.1%5.5%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 5.1%5.5%6.3%
Total overhead spending 9.6%9.6%11.8%
Program cost coverage (%) 15.8%(6.3%)(24.0%)

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 14,67912,3539,269
Goods in kind 306792536
Government funding 2,552531523
Business activities (net) 4533,7283,931
Special events 188450499
Investment income 936771
Other income 435753699
Total revenues 18,70618,67415,528
Program costs 2,5843,6153,769
Grants 9,37711,3418,877
Administrative costs 845769853
Fundraising costs 757704619
Other costs 285298340
Total spending 13,84816,72814,457
Cash flow from operations 4,8581,9461,071
Capital spending 964431239
Funding reserves 1,895(948)(3,039)

Note: Thrift shop sales are reported net of expenses in Business Activities, decreasing total revenue and expenses by $5.2m in F2021, $5.0m in F2020, and $4.5m in F2019. Other revenue consists of rent and capital reserve contributions reported in the Capital Fund, and other income reported in the Operating Fund that relates to direct support for Ontario programs. Ci adjusted for deferred donations, affecting revenues by $3.0m in F2021, $1.5m in F2020, and $100k in F2019. Ci did not include a write off of leasehold improvements in expenses to report on a cash basis. This affects expenses by ($323k) in F2021.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 101

Avg. compensation: $58,113

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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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001