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Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

85 Israel Asper Way
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0L5
CEO: Diane Boyle
Board Chair: John Stefaniuk

Charitable Reg. #: 85511 4732 RR0001
Sector: Arts & Culture
Public Foundation

Results Reporting

Grade: C+

The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements available only upon request [Audited financial statement for most recent year]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to the Cause

2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #15

Avg. Compensation $79,275

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 5
$40k - $80k 4
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights:

Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (FCMHR) engages and develops relationships with donors, funders and supporters for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR). This allows the CMHR to access “stories that underscore the importance of equality, freedom and democracy to promote respect for others and encourage reflection and dialogue.”


Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights’ mission is “to attract and sustain all forms of philanthropic contributions for the Museum from a broad range of supporters across Canada and around the world.” Construction for the Museum began in 2009, and the Museum officially opened in September, 2014.


FCMHR reports the Museum’s current projects requiring funding. The Museum’s Level 1 Gallery showcases temporary and travelling exhibits. FCMHR would like to gain support for outfitting, operating and maintaining this Gallery. FCMHR also garners support for visiting exhibitions. Its additional ongoing projects include free Wednesday evenings, community access programs, educational programming and public programming.


In F2015, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights had 212,000 visitors, which included 20,000 kindergarten to grade 12 students. The Museum also reported that, in a visitor survey, 94% of respondents were either satisfied or very satisfied with their experience.

Financial Review:

Friends of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights is a medium-sized charity, with donations of $3.2m in F2016. The 69% decrease in donations is due to the end of the capital campaign, which resulted in the Museum opening in September, 2014. Its administrative costs are 43% of revenues, up from 14% in F2015. Its fundraising costs are 18% of donations, up from 3% in F2015. These higher overhead costs are due to a 69% decrease in donations in F2016. The charity’s funding reserves are ($10.9m) due to three lines of credit totalling $15.9m. The charity also has donor-endowed funds of $48k.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Friends of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 14, 2016 by Lynn Tay.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 43.0%13.9%20.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 18.0%2.9%5.2%
Program cost coverage (%) (264.9%)(58.4%)(4.7%)

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 3,183,62510,282,1537,122,352
Investment income (1,059)103,48058,043
Total revenues 3,182,56610,385,6337,180,395
Program costs 104,163101,980158,003
Grants 4,008,02218,446,73314,115,549
Administrative costs 1,369,6481,430,3911,487,417
Fundraising costs 574,367301,431372,714
Other costs 83,93438,72724,783
Cash flow from operations (2,957,568)(9,933,629)(8,978,071)
Funding reserves (10,893,749)(10,835,919)(664,779)
Note: Ci has used the restated 2014 financial statements in the charity’s F2015 audited financial statements. Ci has adjusted amortization and allowance for doubtful pledges receivable and gifts to the museum affecting expenses by ($4m) in F2016, by ($18.4m) in F2015, and by ($14.1m) in F2014.

Comments added by the Charity:

For the fiscal year 2016 non-cash contributions of goods and services of $426K are included, $250K of which are fundraising expenses. The lines of credit and funding deficit are secured by a Provincial Government guarantee and offset by pledges receivable of $11.3M

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