300 - 61 Juno Street
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1T1
President & CEO: Ron Brown
Board Chair: Doug Stephen

Charitable Reg. #:13063 6962 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 5/5]



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) 93 cents are available for programs.

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About BGC Winnipeg:

Boys and Girls Club of Winnipeg (BGC Winnipeg) is a 5-star charity. It has an above average results reporting grade of A-. Its overhead spending is 7%, within Ci’s reasonable range. Its reserve funds can cover ten months of annual program costs. 

Founded in 1977, BGC Winnipeg (formerly known as Boys and Girls Club of Winnipeg) runs free youth development programs to keep children occupied outside of school hours. It aims to teach children healthy living, personal growth, and social development. Youth aged 6-18 participate in its programs. Most of these youth are affected by social or economic hardship. BGC Winnipeg reports that of its participants, 65% of their families receive income assistance and 44% were born to a teenage mother.  

BGC Winnipeg operates five programs: Sport, Recreation, & Physical Activity; Arts & Cultural Appreciation; Education & Career Exploration; Health Awareness & Life-Skills; and Leadership & Service to Community. The charity does not report a program spending breakdown.  

Sport, Recreation, & Physical Activity promotes healthy and active lifestyles for youth. In 2023, the charity registered a girl’s basketball team. It provided coaching, uniforms, and trophies.  

Arts & Cultural Appreciation offers art programs for children to develop their creativity. BGC Winnipeg also provided Indigenous cultural art programs.  

Education and Career Exploration equips kids with skills for school and career development. Its Clean Machines Streets and Waterways sub-program employed 26 youth to clean up over 265 bags of garbage from sidewalks. Its partnership with Old Navy led to Old Navy stores employing 14 youth. BGC Winnipeg also runs Community School Investigators (CSI), a five-week summer learning program designed to combat summer learning loss.  

Health Awareness & Life-Skills promotes healthy lifestyles. In 2023, BGC Winnipeg reports distributing 76,399 healthy snacks and meals. 

Leadership & Service to the Community teaches kids to support their local communities. Teen mentors, primarily local high school students, volunteer at BGC programs. Mentors who attend at least 75% of events earn a bursary of $1,000 towards post-secondary education. In 2023, 30 teens earned this bursary. 

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Results and Impact

In 2020, BGC Winnipeg partnered with the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy. The study compared outcomes of 8,990 children and youth who have participated in a BGC Winnipeg program to 69,980 children and youth who had not participated in a BGC Winnipeg program. It researched the impact of participation in BGC Winnipeg programs on several social outcomes. These included academic performance, graduating from high school, involvement in the justice system, teen pregnancy, and rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The study found that the higher the number of visits to BGCW, the less likely youth in the BGCW group were to be involved in the justice system. Similar results were found for teen pregnancy rates and testing positive for an STI. Furthermore, the probability of students performing well in grade three numeracy and grade seven engagement increased with participation in BGC Winnipeg’s programs. 

In its CSI program, the charity reported that of the 177 grade three children surveyed, 76% reported that they made new friends at CSI. 67% reported that they are more prepared to do their schoolwork because of CSI. 75% reported being more physically active because of CSI.  

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of BGC Winnipeg’s results and impact. The charity is not yet rated on impact (n/r). 

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BGC Winnipeg had total donations and special events revenues of $2.0m in F2023 and $1.7m in F2022. The charity also received $2.2m in government funding (47% of total revenue) in F2023. Total revenue, less investment income, was $4.6m in F2023. 

In F2023, administrative costs were 6.1% of revenue (excluding investment income), and fundraising costs were less than 1% of donations and special events revenue. This results in total overhead spending of 7%. For every dollar donated, 93 cents are available to go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. BGC Winnipeg has $3.9m in funding reserves. This amount could cover ten months of annual program costs. 

BGC Winnipeg's F2023 T3010 filing with the Charities Directorate had not been released at the time of this report. When the filing for F2023 becomes available, the reported administrative costs will be changed accordingly. 

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

Updated June 3, 2024, by Stellar Zhang. 

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 6.1%12.4%10.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 0.7%1.1%0.1%
Total overhead spending 6.8%13.5%10.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 88.8%91.1%106.4%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,906,6961,558,0421,938,120
Government funding 2,240,7002,230,0222,142,026
Fees for service 419,055487,164444,653
Special events 55,600101,8426,685
Investment income 140,274(30,238)77,101
Total revenues 4,762,3254,346,8324,608,585
Program costs 4,388,8184,024,2013,782,497
Administrative costs 283,862541,879491,214
Fundraising costs 13,30718,2341,875
Total spending 4,685,9874,584,3144,275,586
Cash flow from operations 76,338(237,482)332,999
Capital spending 000
Funding reserves 3,898,3643,665,6614,022,788

Note: Ci adjusted for deferred contributions, affecting revenue by $39k in F2023, ($196k) in F2022, and $121k in F2021. Ci also adjusted for net increase of investments held by Winnipeg Foundation, affecting revenue by $65k in F2023, ($50k) in F2022, and $72k in F2021. In F2022, the charity received $2k from the Manitoba Pandemic Sick Leave Program. Ci recorded this under government funding.  

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 30

Avg. compensation: $51,685

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 F2022

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Charity Contact

Website: www.bgcwinnipeg.ca
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