902 Saint-Laurent Blvd
Montreal, QC H2Z 1J2
President & CEO: Matthew Pearce
Board Chair: Eric Maldof

Charitable Reg. #:12392 0324 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) 78 cents are available for programs.

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About Old Brewery Mission:

Founded in 1890, Mission Old Brewery (MOB) tackles homelessness in Montreal by helping people find stable housing and break the homeless cycle. MOB offers emergency shelters and affordable housing options to meet the immediate needs of homeless people. The charity also runs transition programs and physical and mental health programs to help prevent people from falling back into the cycle of homelessness. In F2020, Mission Old Brewery helped over 2,000 people experiencing homelessness.
The charity reports it is the largest provider of emergency and housing-focused services for men in Quebec. MOB has three main programs: Emergency Services and Support, Preventing and Ending Homelessness, and Services for Women. The charity does not provide a breakdown of its spending on its programs.
Emergency Services and Support aims to provide people basic life necessities like water, food, shelter, and clothing. Patricia Mackenzie Pavilion and Webster Pavilion are MOB’s two major emergency shelters for women and men, respectively. MOB also offers the Accueil program out of Webster Pavilion for men who are homeless for the first time. This program welcomed 791 homeless people in F2020 who stayed for an average of 31 days.  
Preventing and Ending Homelessness offers a variety of services in efforts to end chronic homelessness. Included are five affordable housing programs in Montreal totalling 112 apartments, of which 14 are for seniors and 38 are for women. The program also offers services for mental and physical health. In F2020, 166 men and women received help with their chronic mental health problems. In F2020, MOB began Opération Chez Toit, a program to support homeless veterans or those at risk of homelessness. Since its creation, 11 veterans have stayed in housing for an average of 102 days. 
Services for Women focuses on women-only housing units and transition services. In F2020, 536 women used these services including 486 women who stayed in emergency shelters. As well, 36 women participated in Les Voisines program, which focuses on preparing women to move out on their own.

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Results and Impact

Mission Old Brewery reports that 96% of previously homeless clients have reintegrated into the community and are still living in their own apartments. 85% of homeless women who took part in the charity’s transition program, Les Voisines, have reintegrated into the community and no longer use MOB’s emergency servicesIn addition, MOB also helped 18 men move into apartments in the community and housed 45 otherwise homeless women in long-term housing. 
While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Mission Old Brewery’s results and impact. This charity is not yet rated on impact (n/r).  

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This financial analysis reflects the consolidated financial position of Old Brewery Mission and The Old Brewery Mission Foundation (the Foundation). Old Brewery Mission also exerts effective control over the Patricia Mackenzie Pavilion and Maison Roger Beaulieu, which are two separate registered charities. Neither charity is included in this analysis. 

Mission Old Brewery and the Foundation have donations and special event revenues of $9.1m in F2020. The charity received $1.1m in government funding representing 10% of total revenues. Administrative costs are 12% of revenues (less investment income) and fundraising costs are 10% of donations and special events. This results in total overhead spending of 22%. For every dollar donated, 78 cents go to the cause. This falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

Mission Old Brewery and the Foundation have $11.2m in funding reserves. The charity could cover 117% or around 14 months of annual program costs with current reserves.

Compensation information reflects combined compensation schedules from MOB and the Foundation based on F2020 T3010 CRA filings. 

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

Updated on June 14, 2021 by Brenleigh Jebb.  

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 12.1%10.4%10.6%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 10.2%8.2%6.3%
Total overhead spending 22.3%18.6%16.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 117.1%132.6%128.5%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 4,4865,3014,548
Goods in kind 1,4951,4241,268
Government funding 1,089806890
Fees for service 762736709
Business activities (net) 15014642
Special events 4,6074,1955,299
Investment income (1,541)58510
Other income 3615221
Total revenues 11,08412,82013,287
Program costs 8,7347,8507,630
Grants 842761899
Administrative costs 1,5271,3261,358
Fundraising costs 929779620
Total spending 12,03210,71510,507
Cash flow from operations (948)2,1052,779
Capital spending 3388581,388
Funding reserves 11,21011,41610,961

Note: Ci included MOB occupancy revenues in fees for service. MOB rental revenues are reported gross of direct expenses in business activities. Ci reported administrative and fundraising costs from the charity’s and foundation's T3010 filings with the CRA. Ci removed amortization from program, administrative, and fundraising costs on a pro-rata basis. Total revenues decreased by $3.6m in F2020, $3.0m in F2019, and $2.6m in F2018 and total expenses decreased by $3.6m in F2020, $3.6m in F2019, and $3.9m in 2018 during consolidation. These figures represent the transfer of funds from the foundation to the charity to fund charitable activities, which were recognized in revenues by MOB and expenses by the Foundation. 

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 118

Avg. Compensation: $55,117

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 F2020

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Charity Contact

Website: www.missionoldbrewery.ca
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