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) 80 cents are available for programs.

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About Siloam Mission:

Founded in 1987, Siloam Mission serves the basic needs of homeless people in Winnipeg. The charity also provides support services to help clients escape long-term homelessness. As one of the largest homeless shelters in Canada, Siloam Mission supplies food and clothing, short-term and transitional housing, employment courses, healthcare, and spiritual care.  

The core services Siloam Mission provides are its drop-in meals and emergency housing. In F2019, Siloam Mission's 110 emergency beds were filled every night, totalling 40,150 stays at its emergency shelter by 852 different men and women. Siloam Mission serves drop-in meals three times a day, with 503,253 meals served in F2019.

Siloam Mission provides health services at the Saul Sair Health Centre, which is attached to the emergency shelter. In F2019, clients made 2,500 visits to the health centre and 24,675 health-related items – such as a toothbrush – were distributed. Clients also made 21,940 visits to Siloam's clothing room, but it is unclear how many articles of clothing were provided.  

In F2019, 213 people met regularly with a social worker to help them change their lives. Some of these people were provided temporary employment from Siloam's 'Mission Off the Streets' program, which employed 116 clients in public beautification (cleaning) jobs in F2019.

Siloam mission is in a capital campaign. It has raised $17.5m towards its $19m goal to build a 54,000 square foot building linked to the current shelter. The first part of the campaign completed in October 2017, with a 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. Other additions include showers, laundry facilities, expanding the clothing room, and expanding the health centre to include recovery beds.

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Results and Impact

Clients of Siloam Mission often lack access to basic needs of food, shelter, and water. The 503,253 meals served and 40,150 stays at the emergency shelter in F2019 are believed to have improved the physical and mental health of many clients.

Transition services helped 95 people find alternative housing. Staff help clients find housing, provide in-home supports to prevent eviction, and assist clients in maintaining positive relationships with landlords.

Separate from the main facility, the Madison building provides residence to 85 people who face barriers to employment, have physical or cognitive disabilities, or struggle with mental illnesses.

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

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 a large charity with donations of $11.7m in F2019, which is a 22% increase from F2018. Administrative costs are 8% of revenues (excluding investment income) and fundraising costs are 12% of donations. This means overhead costs are 20%. For every $1 donated to the charity, 80 cents go to programs. This is within Ci's reasonable range.

Siloam Mission has funding reserves of $3.0m, which can cover five months of program costs at the F2019 level. This indicates a need for funding, but program costs are also higher in F2019 due to the construction of the new building as part of the capital campaign.

According to Siloam Mission's annual filing with the Charities Directorate, it paid external fundraisers $88k in F2019. It does not report how much these external fundraisers raised. After being contacted by Ci, a spokesperson for the charity stated that this was because the external fundraiser Siloam Mission hired contributed to multiple fundraising efforts, making it difficult to attribute a dollar figure to how much she raised. 

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

Updated on May 29, 2020 by Eric Jose.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending April
Administrative costs as % of revenues 7.8%7.8%9.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 12.3%14.0%16.7%
Total overhead spending 20.1%21.8%26.5%
Program cost coverage (%) 38.5%41.1%53.2%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 11,6859,5797,723
Goods in kind 1,2271,287321
Government funding 1,2121,6121,630
Business activities (net) 671583611
Investment income 806872
Total revenues 14,87613,12810,358
Program costs 7,8767,4576,084
Administrative costs 1,1471,0171,010
Fundraising costs 1,4371,3391,292
Total spending 10,4619,8148,386
Cash flow from operations 4,4153,3151,972
Capital spending 5,2173,7431,038
Funding reserves 3,0323,0663,237

Note: Ci has adjusted for gain/loss on disposal of assets, affecting revenue by ($440) in F2017. There is an adjustment of $180 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: 87

Avg. Compensation: $52,733

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 F2019

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Charity Contact

Website: www.siloam.ca
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