Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba

134 Plaza Drive
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5K9
Executive Director: Darryl Loewen
Board Chair: Catherine Enns

Charitable Reg. #:10769 0885 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 4/5]



Audited financial statements for current and previous years 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) 88 cents are available for programs.

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About Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba:

Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba (MCC Manitoba) is a Christian charity which helps communities to develop, provides disaster relief, and promotes justice and peace. MCC Manitoba supports vulnerable people in Manitoba and grants money to Mennonite Central Committee Canada for use in international programming.  

In F2018, MCC Manitoba granted $8.1 million to MCC Canada, representing 83% of program spending. Projects in eight countries provide emergency food and supplies in areas affected by disasters, including South Sudan, Iraq, and El Salvador. In poor countries, MCC Canada works to improve people’s long-term access to food, water, healthcare, education, and income sustainability. Through peacebuilding and justice restoration projects, MCC Canada helps addicts, survivors of physical or sexual abuse, and criminals to reintegrate into society. It also teaches mediation and conflict management techniques to reduce violence. 

In F2018, MCC Manitoba used 17% of program spending on projects in Canada. The charity supports a café and book store called Sam’s Place which provides youth an opportunity to develop career skills. MCC Manitoba cooperates with local charities of different cultures to support newcomers to Canada, prevent and respond to abuse, advocate for affordable housing, and promote positive changes in the lives of Indigenous Peoples. MCC Canada also assists Low German speaking Mennonites in accessing social services and improving literacy.

Results and Impact: Mennonite Central Committee Canada supported Bangladeshi farmers to raise livestock. The farmers’ income increased by an average of seven times, and nutrition has improved with people consuming 12% more protein. In Ethiopia, 1,529 people learned better farming techniques, improving crop yield from 1.5 tonnes/hectare to 8.7.

MCC Canada served daily meals to 21,400 children in South Sudan. School enrollment increased by 300% and the children’s concentration improved.

In DR Congo, 375 people from two opposing groups were trained in conflict management. After the program, 52% of trainees shared food with a previous enemy, 50% let an enemy stay in their home, and 45% took part in future conflict resolution meetings.

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Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba is a Large charity, with donations and special events revenue of $10.8m in F2018. Administrative costs are 5% of revenues and fundraising costs are 7% of donations. For every $1 donated, 88 cents go to the cause. This falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. MCC Manitoba has $1.7m in funding reserves which could cover programs and granting at the F2018 level for two months. This indicates a need for funding.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 22, 2018 by Madison Kerr.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 5.2%4.8%4.0%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 6.9%7.1%4.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 17.4%22.3%20.4%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 10,5769,81912,084
Goods in kind 581819
Fees for service 247252268
Special events 180257313
Investment income 182317
Other income 79(8)58
Total revenues 11,15710,36112,759
Program costs 1,6281,6371,472
Grants 8,0617,4319,994
Administrative costs 574495506
Fundraising costs 738710607
Cash flow from operations 15788181
Funding reserves 1,6882,0212,340

Note: Ci included change in investment from Initiative for Just Communities, affecting revenues by $68k in F2018, ($14k) in F2017, and $53k in F2016.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 16

Avg. Compensation: $73,437

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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Comments & Contact

Comments added by the Charity:

Operating reserves are managed collaboratively across the MCC agencies in Canada.  The operating reserve of a particular MCC entity, such as MCC Manitoba, is not necessarily reflective of the resources available to the agency at a given point in time.  Across the MCC system in Canada, it is policy to target operating reserves to a minimum level of four (4) months of operating budget to a maximum level of six (6) months of operating budget.  When particular regional MCC entities fall outside of these guidelines, transfers of equity may be negotiated.

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