Bissell Centre

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Through our vision to eliminate poverty in our community, and guided by a passionate concern for the dignity and well-being of each individual, Bissell Centre’s work is based on building relationships, hope, and trust. Our mission is to work with communities to empower people to move from poverty to cultural, social and economic prosperity. We enable people to meet their own basic daily needs, participate in community, have sustainable livelihoods, feel hope for the future, and make plans for a prosperous life.


  • map-pointCharitable Organization

  • map-pointBusiness Number: 118810829RR0001

  • map-point117 full-time staff

  • map-pointfundraising@bissellcentre.org

2018 Revenues: $9,834,914

<b>1031103</b>: Total cash given to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>171688</b>: Total amount of non-cash gifts (e.g. securities, equipment, buildings, artwork, other in-kind gifts) made to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>720203</b>: Total amount received from other registered charities.
<b>295963</b>: Charities don’t issue tax receipts when a donor can’t be identified or doesn't want one. This category also includes collection boxes.
<b>2592548</b>: Total amount received from any level of government in Canada.
<b>5023409</b>: Income that doesn’t fit into other categories, such as sales revenue, interest and investment income, membership fees, etc.

2018 Expenditures: $10,026,445

<b>7480000</b>: Total amount spent on charitable programs. "Programs" cover all charitable activities the organization carries out on its own.
<b>890215</b>: Total amount spent on fundraising, including office expenses, overhead, promotion costs, etc.
<b>958837</b>: Total amount spent on management and administration, including board meetings, accounting, rent, office supplies, etc.
<b>0</b>: Total amount of gifts to qualified organizations. The majority of these donees are registered charities but some other organizations qualify as well.
<b>697393</b>: Expenses that don’t fit into another category, including political activities.

Assets, 2018 Year End: $10,860,719

<b>2057304</b>: Total cash readily available.
<b>610775</b>: Amounts owed by individuals and organizations.
<b>135550</b>: Amounts invested in individuals and organizations
<b>8003182</b>: Land and buildings at fair market value as well as equipment, vehicles, etc. The figure is net accumulated ammortization.
<b>53908</b>: Assets not falling under one of the other categories.

Liabilities, 2018 Year End: $6,671,880

<b>907828</b>: Short-term portion of debt obligations such as loans, mortgages, notes, and payments due for goods and services received.
<b>0</b>: Amounts owing to founders, directors/trustees and like officials, non-arm’s length employees or members.
<b>5764052</b>: Liabilities not falling under one of the other categories.

Worldwide Locations

Bissell Centre's headquarters is located at 10527 96 St NW, Edmonton AB, T5H2H6.

Breakdown of Programs

43 19 13


External Fundraising

Fundraising Methods

Ads Collection Plate Sales Internet Mail Planned Giving Corporate Contacts Cause Marketing