1 - 6120 Montevideo Road
Mississauga, ON L5N 3W5
Executive Director: Shaukat Hussain
Chair: Mohammad Ijaz

Charitable Reg. #:11895 1169 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 4/5]



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 ICNA Canada:

Islamic Circle of North America (Canada) is a 4-star charity. It has an average results reporting grade and is financially transparent. The charity's funding reserves can cover annual program costs for 1.4 years. 

Founded in 1970, Islamic Circle of North America (Canada) (ICNA Canada) runs programs to support the Muslim community in Canada and around the world. It is the Canadian branch of Islamic Circle of North America, which is headquartered in New York and runs programs focused on self-development, education, outreach, and social services. ICNA Canada’s mission is to “provide immediate response in times of disaster, and to implement programs that alleviate human suffering.”  

ICNA Canada spent $10.2 million on programs in F2020, including $6.0 million internationally. ICNA Relief Canada (ICNA Relief) is the department of ICNA Canada that delivers humanitarian relief and development programs, accounting for the majority of ICNA Canada’s mission activities. $8.5 million was spent on ICNA Relief’s activities in F2020. ICNA Relief works to reduce human suffering, helping the poor regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background or political affiliation. 

ICNA Relief Canada’s 2020 annual report states that $1.3 million was spent on international disaster and emergency responses. This includes an ongoing response in Bangladesh for Rohingya refugees. So far, ICNA Canada has brought 17 Rohingya families to settle in Canada. In F2020, the charity built 4 children care homes to protect and educate 1,000 Rohingya children. ICNA Canada has built thousands of shelters, provided food and set up three medical camps.  

ICNA Canada also spent $1.9m on its international orphan sponsorship program. 5,573 orphans from 17 different countries were sponsored in F2020. The charity spent $457k on educational relief for over 100,000 children in F2020. It built a Center of Excellence for Orphans in Pakistan which is a school and housing facility for 500 students.  

Islamic Circle of North America (Canada) served over 400,000 people with fresh meat in F2020. It built three Mother and Child Health Centres in Pakistan and built two mobile dental clinics. The charity also built one hospital in India for a community of over one million people living in extremely poor conditions.  

In Canada, ICNA Relief runs ten resource centres in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, and British Columbia. These centres offer 13 programs, a food bank, family services, seniors support, matrimonial services, funeral support, foster parenting, Zakat, youth programs, women’s shelter, emergency relief, settlement and refugee sponsorship (SRS), healthcare, feed the hungry, and emergency relief. ICNA Relief reports that its 11 food banks served over 44,250 individuals (11,241 families) in F2020. Through the SRS program, sponsor groups provide full settlement and financial support to refugee families for at least one year once they arrive in Canada. In F2020, the charity settled three families in Canada, and it supported 100 Syrian refugee families.  

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Results and Impact

In F2020, ICNA Canada invested over $500k to ensure easy access to clean water for over one million people in Somalia, Pakistan and India. It also reports that it helped 174 families find their match for marriage. Domestically, the charity served over 5,000 hot meals to the homeless through different shelters.  

While Charity Intelligence highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of ICNA Canada’s results.  

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Islamic Circle of North America (Canada) received $13.5m in donations in F2020. The charity received $481k in government funding in F2020. It also received $1.3m in tuition and other fees. Administrative costs are 7% of revenue and fundraising costs are 3% of donations. For every dollar donated to ICNA Canada, 90 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.  

ICNA Canada has $13.9m in funding reserves which can cover annual program spending at the current level for 1.4 years.  

This report is an update that has been sent to Islamic Circle of North America (Canada) for review. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.  

Updated on August 16, 2022 by Emma Saganowich.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 6.9%9.2%9.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 3.3%4.1%4.2%
Total overhead spending 10.3%13.3%13.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 137.0%107.3%80.2%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 13,46912,74211,475
Goods in kind 8341,0291,629
Government funding 48100
Fees for service 1,3391,4521,379
Business activities (net) 2864121
Other income 41527
Total revenues 16,19315,33914,611
Program costs - International 5,9904,9566,406
Program costs - Canada 4,1904,3303,100
Administrative costs 1,1241,4181,430
Fundraising costs 449520477
Total spending 11,75311,22413,042
Cash flow from operations 4,4404,1151,570
Capital spending 6071,345990
Funding reserves 13,9469,9657,627

Note: Ci reported bookstore sales net of expenses in business activities, reducing total revenue and expenses by $59k in F2020, $68k in F2019, and $57k in F2018. Ci also adjusted for deferred revenue to report on a cash basis. This affected total revenues by $2.0m in F2020, $1.5m in F2019, and ($534k) in F2018. Ci gathered international program spending from the charity’s T3010 filings with the CRA Charities Directorate. 

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 33

Avg. compensation: $44,342

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.icnareliefcanada.ca
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