Mission Services of Hamilton
Hamilton, ON L8L 7W2
Executive Director: Carol Cowan
Board Chair: Thomas Ferns
Charitable Reg. #: 11904 3206 RR0001
Grade: B-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 #73
Avg. Compensation $54,237
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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|$120k - $160k||1|
|$80k - $120k||2|
|$40k - $80k||7|
About Mission Services of Hamilton:
Mission Services of Hamilton (MSH) is a Christian charity founded in 1956. It works to end poverty and provide a safe place for learning and healing in Hamilton, Ontario. To accomplish its mission, MSH seeks to meet safety, shelter, food and support needs for poor men, women and youth. Hamilton faces higher food insecurity levels than the Canadian average. Mission Services reports providing help to “more than 20,000 people” each year.
In F2016, Mission Services of Hamilton's food bank distributed 10,613 food hampers to 884 poor families each month. Each hamper contains 3-4 days of food and basic toiletries. MSH’s food bank served over 10,000 adults and 6,000 children over the year. Its Good Food Centre served 100,000 hot meals. Food distribution increased 60% in F2016 due to a new walk-in freezer.
MSH's shelter for homeless men has 58 beds and helped 540 men for a total of 1,618 nights/stays in F2016. MSH’s addiction recovery program treated 403 men each month with group counselling. It also provided 2 homes for second-stage housing, helping men in addiction recovery have stable housing. MSH's women's program runs a 24-hour distress call line, receiving 225 crisis phone calls in F2016. Its Inasmuch House women's shelter housed 242 women and children last year. In addition, 158 women used its drop-in centre, Willow's Place. MSH provides after-school programs, meals, snacks and homework assistance to help kids graduate from school.
The financial review represents the consolidated statements of Mission Services of Hamilton and its associated Foundation, Mission Services of Hamilton Foundation. MSH is a medium-cap charity with $3.2m in donations in F2016. Fundraising costs are 27% of donations and administrative costs stand at 9% of total revenues in F2016. 63 cents of every donated dollar goes to the cause. This falls just outside of Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. MSH’s funding reserves stand at 40% of annual program costs, demonstrating a need for funding.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Mission Services of Hamilton. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on May 8th 2017 by Josh Lam.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||9.4%||10.4%||4.1%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||27.4%||26.9%||5.4%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||39.6%||39.3%||25.3%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Goods in kind||51||96||63|
|Fees for service||71||67||103|
|Business activities (net)||51||19||5|
|Cash flow from operations||148||488||(215)|