Muslim Association of Canada

2270 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 1B4
Executive Director: Sharaf Sharafeldin
Board Chair: Nabil Sultan

Charitable Reg. #:88049 5163 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 3/5]


Audited financial statements available only upon request.



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) 76 cents are available for programs.

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About Muslim Association of Canada:

Muslim Association of Canada is a 3-star rated charity that is not financially transparent and that has average accountability to donors as seen in the B results reporting grade. For every dollar donated to this charity, 76 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci's reasonable range for overhead spending.

Founded in 1997, Muslim Association of Canada (MAC) is a faith-based charity that runs education and social programs for Canadian Muslims. Its mission is to establish an Islamic presence in Canada that is balanced, constructive, and integrated into the social fabric and culture of Canada. MAC is a national charity with local chapters in 13 cities in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia.

Muslim Association of Canada operates community centres that offer recreational, spiritual and leisure activities for the surrounding communities. These programs are available to all Canadians and aim to decrease stress as well as improve family and community bonds among Muslim Canadians. MAC acquired its first community centre in Toronto in 1997 and it currently runs 20 mosques and centres as well as 30 schools and daycares across Canada. 

MAC Youth, which is a department of Muslim Association of Canada, engages with young Muslim Canadians to encourage them to connect to their community roots and help others in the community. MAC runs youth camps in the summer and winter months as well as sisters’ and brothers’ youth groups that meet weekly for social bonding. MAC also runs several schools. In F2020, Muslim Association of Canada ran nine full-time Islamic Day schools in Ontario and Alberta. Day schools cover provincial education curriculum as well as Quran, Arabic and Islamic studies. MAC also runs 11 part-time (weekend) schools that teach Arabic and Islamic customs, and two Quran schools that teach Arabic language (reading, writing, grammar) through the Sunnah of Prophet Mohamed. MAC collected $12.2 million in school fees revenue for the year.

MAC also runs multiple projects and campaigns as part of its community building efforts. iRISE is an education program for MAC’s full-time Islamic Days schools where students are educated on Islamic values and life skills to develop a strong relationship with Allah SWT. In its 2020 Community Impact report, MAC states that 24 workshops were delivered to 264 teams across nine schools. In 2020, the charity launched its FoodShare program in response to the pandemic. MAC reports that it partnered with 30 community organizations across 10 major population centers to deliver over 10,000 food hampers and hot meals.

In response to the pandemic, MAC convened virtual iftars and virtual Eid, that saw 35,000 attendees. The charity also established an eLearning channel that recorded 10,300 hours of viewership and Connect Hub that saw 71,750 page views. In F2020, MAC published ten opeds and 11 media stories with the goal of sharing its narrative.

Muslim Association of Canada reports that it serves 49,250 people directly each year, with a total reach of 110,000 people. 

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Results and Impact

Muslim Association of Canada provides multiple client survey outcomes in its 2020 Community Impact report. 60% of students studying at Olive Grove School, a full time school run by MAC, report feeling at ease with their Muslim identity. This survey also states that 52% of students report learning skills to deal with real life situations, and 52% of parents equate the quality of instruction to a top-tier private school in the GTA. In a separate survey, 83% of respondents were satisfied with covid-19 measures taken at MAC centres and 85% of respondents were satisfied with measures taken at MAC schools.

MAC reports that in a study conducted by SIMPACT, every $1 paid in tuition generates $1.62 in value. 

MAC also reports its community's satisfaction, receiving a 46 Net Promoter Score for schools and 57 Net Promoter Score for centres.

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Muslim Association of Canada's results and impact.

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Muslim Association of Canada received $10.8m in donations in F2021. It also received $13.7m in tax-receipted school fees, which are included in fees for service. Administrative costs are 9% of total revenue (excluding investment income) and fundraising costs are 15% of donations. For every dollar donated to MAC, 76 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

MAC’s funding reserves are negative due to $5.0m in liquid assets (cash, investments) and $21.6m in long-term debt (mortgages). Gross reserves of $5.0m can cover annual program costs and grants at the current level for two months. 

This report is a new profile that has been sent to Muslim Association of Canada for review. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.

Created on August 5, 2022 by Angelina Curwin.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 9.0%4.6%8.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 14.8%23.3%15.2%
Total overhead spending 23.8%27.9%23.4%
Program cost coverage (%) (81.1%)(73.4%)(70.7%)

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 10,8467,77510,478
Government funding 7,3389,5924,341
Fees for service 17,31714,73717,510
Business activities (net) 597738499
Investment income 408372
Other income 1,66159108
Total revenues 37,80032,98333,009
Program costs 20,16319,60623,088
Grants 2582,978335
Administrative costs 3,3791,5152,683
Fundraising costs 1,6091,8141,597
Other costs 843960904
Total spending 26,25126,87428,607
Cash flow from operations 11,5496,1094,402
Capital spending 10,2684,80311,881
Funding reserves (16,552)(16,568)(16,567)

Note: Please note that at the time of report, Ci requested MAC's audited financial statements from the CRA. Ci received unaudited F2021 and F2020 financial statements. Ci used the charity’s T3010 CRA filings to determine fundraising costs, and removed this amount from program costs. Rental income is reported net of rental expenses for halls and facilities in business activities, decreasing total revenue and expenses by $562k in F2021, $436k in F2020, and $845k in F2019. Ci reported unrealized gains (losses) on foreign exchange in investment income, affecting total revenue and expenses by $1k in F2021, ($938) in F2020, and ($522) in F2019.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 242

Avg. compensation: $65,535

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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