300 Princess Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1M3
CEO: Jim Bell
Board Chair: Dr. Riley Coulter

Charitable Reg. #:11915 0043 RR0001


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

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Most recent Audited financial statements 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) 73 cents are available for programs.

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About Siloam Mission:

Founded in 1987, Siloam Mission serves the immediate needs of homeless people in Winnipeg and helps them escape homelessness in the long term. Siloam Mission supplies food and clothing, short-term and transitional housing, employment courses, healthcare, and spiritual care.  

In F2017, Siloam Mission’s 110 emergency beds were filled every night. The 309 men and 122 women who used the service stayed for between 10 days and 3 months. Siloam serves meals 3 times a day, with over 515,000 meals served last year. The 132 volunteers in Siloam’s health services addressed 3,600 physical and mental health concerns. Siloam houses 85 people with mental illness or disabilities in Madison Supportive Housing. The average length of stay at Madison House was about 7 months.

Siloam Mission is in the middle of a capital campaign. The first part of the campaign is complete, with the newly-expanded dining room accommodating over 400 people. There is also room for 100 people to line up inside instead of standing outside to wait for food. The second part of the campaign will add 50 emergency shelter beds including a private shelter for 33 women. There will be 50,000 sq. ft. of additional space to provide programming.


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Results and Impact

By providing health services, Siloam Mission reduces the number of people going to an emergency room. Every emergency visit that is avoided saves the government $618. In F2017, Siloam was able to transition 111 people into permanent housing.

Charity Intelligence has rated Siloam Mission as Fair impact based on demonstrated social impact per dollar spent.

Impact Rating: Fair

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Siloam Mission is large, with donations of $7.7m in F2017. Its administrative costs are 10% of revenues and fundraising costs are 17% of donations. For every $1 donated to the charity, 73 cents go to programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. Siloam Mission has funding reserves of $3.2m, resulting in a program cost coverage ratio of 53%. This means that the charity can cover 6 months of programming using reserves, indicating a need for funding. Siloam reported spending $86k on third party fundraising in F2017, but reported no gross revenue collected by the fundraisers. 

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Siloam Mission for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 6, 2018 by Madison Kerr.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending April
Administrative costs as % of revenues 9.8%13.8%6.5%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 16.7%18.7%13.4%
Program cost coverage (%) 53.2%43.7%29.7%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 7,7237,1855,974
Goods in kind 321341261
Government funding 1,6301,3641,281
Business activities (net) 611604676
Investment income 726535
Total revenues 10,3589,5598,228
Program costs 6,0845,5775,881
Administrative costs 1,0101,313531
Fundraising costs 1,2921,345801
Cash flow from operations 1,9721,3241,014
Funding reserves 3,2372,4341,747

Note: Ci has adjusted for gain/loss on disposal of assets, affecting revenue by ($440) in F2017, $2,551 in F2016, and $596 in F2015. Adjustments for amortization of deferred capital contributions affect revenues by ($20k) in F2015. There is an $180 adjustment on F2017 revenue to reverse a mistype on the financial statements. Ci has included government fees for service as government revenue.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 104

Avg. Compensation $42,564

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 F2017

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