101 Amber Street, Unit 16
Markham, ON L3R 3B2
Executive Director: Phil Barnes
President: Russell Sutherland

Charitable Reg. #:11904 2489 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 2/5]



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) 95 cents are available for programs.

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About MSC Canada:

MSC Canada is a 2-star rated charity. The charity has a D+ grade in results reporting, meaning it publicly reports little of its programs and results. Before you give, read Charity Intelligence's report.

Founded in 1940, MSC Canada (Mission + Service Connections Canada) supports Christian missionaries with money and donated goods. MSC workers are sent out from their local churches and MSC provides both the church and the workers with logistical and financial support. MSC Canada helps active mission workers in their work but also offers financial assistance for retired mission workers and the education of their children.

In F2021, MSC Canada granted $3.1m to 103 registered charities. Its two largest grant recipients were Royal York Christian Foundation ($1.1m) and Ethnos Canada ($154k).

MSC Canada provides support for over 400 missionaries in Canada and 250 missionaries working internationally. Mission workers introduce people to the Christian faith while undertaking a variety of projects relating to children, disaster relief, and healthcare in low-income communities.

In response to the covid-19 pandemic, MSC Canada distributed over 6,000 face masks to 53 missionary worker units in 23 different countries.

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Results and Impact

Ci could not find any quantified outcomes on the MSC Canada website. This may not be a complete representation of MSC Canada's results and impact.

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MSC Canada received $18.9m in donations in F2021. Administrative costs are 5% of revenues and fundraising costs are less than 1% of donations, based on reported fundraising costs of $23k. For every dollar donated, just over 95 cents go to the cause. This falls just outside Ci's reasonable range for overhead spending.

Funding reserves of $7.5m can cover five months of annual program costs.

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

Updated on August 23, 2022 by Ann Lei.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending June
Administrative costs as % of revenues 4.8%4.2%5.5%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 0.1%0.1%0.3%
Total overhead spending 4.9%4.3%5.8%
Program cost coverage (%) 42.3%37.5%43.4%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 18,94718,96813,283
Investment income 444188226
Total revenues 19,39019,15513,509
Program costs - International 11,5399,3438,269
Program costs - Canada 3,0913,1553,076
Grants 3,0514,659872
Administrative costs 902792735
Fundraising costs 232033
Total spending 18,60617,96912,984
Cash flow from operations 7841,186525
Capital spending 211417
Funding reserves 7,4856,4375,305

Note: Canadian program costs were based on the charity's designated funds account in the audited financial statements. International program costs were reallocated from Canadian program costs based on the charity's T3010 filings. Grants were reallocated from Canadian program costs based on the charity's audited financial statements. Administrative costs were based on the charity's operations and administrative fund account. Fundraising costs were reallocated from administrative to fundraising costs based on the charity's T3010 filings. Ci backed out amortization from administrative costs.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 9

Avg. compensation: $67,928

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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Comments & Contact

Comments added by the Charity:

No comments have been added by the charity.

Charity Contact

Website: www.msccanada.org
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Tel: 905-947-0468


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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001