Mercy Ships Canada
Victoria, BC V8X 1R1
National Director: Tim Maloney
Board Chair: Marilyn Collette
Charitable Reg. #: 89064 8249 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
Cents to The Cause
Full-time staff #6
Avg. Compensation $54,746
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Mercy Ships Canada:
Founded in 1978, Mercy Ships Canada (MSC) raises funds in Canada to provide health care and surgeries to poor people in developing countries, notably in Africa. MSC operates a ship, called the Africa Mercy, which goes from country to country. The ship contains full hospital facilities, in which doctors can perform surgeries. Africa Mercy is 152 metres long, contains 5 operating theatres and an 82-bed ward. The charity estimates that 85% of children in developing countries need treatment for a condition before they turn 15. Further, 69% of the people in Sub-Saharan nations live with daily incomes of less than $2.
In F2015, Mercy Ships Canada spent $2.2m on its programs. MSC arranged 288 health care education programs and served 3,779 patients in Congo. It conducted 124 such programs and treated 899 patients in Madagascar. In F2015, it carried out over 16,000 surgeries in Sub-Saharan nations, including maxillofacial, plastic and general surgeries. MSC also provided mental health services and eye care facilities. To date, Mercy Ships Canada has visited 581 ports and reached 2.58 million people with its programs.
Mercy Ships Canada is a Mid-Cap charity, which received donations of $3.3m in F2015, including contributed services worth $1.3m. Administrative costs are 4% of total revenues and fundraising costs are 20% of monetary donations. Total overhead costs come to 24%, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. MSC has total funding reserves of $1.3m that can cover the charity’s annual program costs for 7 months.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by the charity. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated July 4th, 2016 by Mirza Ali Shakir.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||4.0%||3.2%||3.3%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||20.1%||22.6%||22.8%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||59.0%||26.3%||25.3%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Goods in kind||1,320,435||1,025,978||879,572|
|Fees for service||77,025||96,266||199,498|
|Cash flow from operations||597,260||146,144||169,614|