Boys and Girls Clubs Winnipeg

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

Charitable Reg. #:13063 6962 RR0001


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For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 90 cents are available for programs.

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About Boys and Girls Clubs Winnipeg:

Founded in 1977 Boys & Girls Clubs Winnipeg’s mission is “to provide safe, supportive places where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life”. Founded on the belief that if kids are busy in their spare time they stay out of trouble, Boys and Girls Clubs Winnipeg (BGCW) has grown from 2 sites to 11 sites. In 2016, over 3,000 kids and youth came through its doors. Despite growing and offering many programs, participation has dropped 28% from over 4,100 reported in 2012. Boys & Girls Clubs Winnipeg is a local frontline charity working with children and youth facing barriers and disadvantages.

Boys & Girls Clubs Winnipeg programs: BGCW's after-school program and summer camps focus on giving kids 5 core activities: education with its after-school programs, like Rogers Raising the Grade and PowerUp!, provide mentors and tutors to help kids in grade 7-12 with schoolwork, reinforces reading, math, writing and science skills. Partnerships with Design in Science visits each site 3 times every 2 months leading creative science projects, problem solving and physics. Sports and physical activity programs include a city championship basketball team. In artwork, 130 kids expressed their Indigenous culture. Working with local artists this spread colour and healing through neighbourhoods. In leadership and service, many youth get jobs with Boys & Girls Clubs Winnipeg, engaging in civic work and helping run the children’s programs. In 2016 the Clean Machine-hired youth picked up 280 bags of garbage from Winnipeg’s city sidewalks and weeded garden lots.

In addition to summer camps doing outdoor adventures, BGCW runs a Summer Learning program to improve the school grades for children living in poverty. Learning loss happens over the summer and summer “school” helps disadvantaged kids narrow the education gap. In 2016, 654 children attended more than 80% of a 5-week summer learning program. Taught by 66 university students, morning lessons teach skills in math, reading, writing, and problem solving followed by afternoon activities. This summer program helped 96% of the kids maintain or improve in math, 92% improved in literacy.

In February 2017, Boys and Girls Clubs America released an extensive program evaluation. External impact assessment shows a high impact SROI of 10:1. It is highly likely that some Canadian Boys and Girls Clubs have similar high impact but this is not possible to ascertain with current data reporting.

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With annual donations of $1.9m (including United Way funding, corporate sponsorship, and fundraising events), BGCW is a medium-sized charity. Boys & Girls Clubs Winnipeg is a cost-efficient charity. Administrative costs are 10% of revenues and fundraising costs are less than 1% of donations. For every dollar donated, 89 cents go to the cause which falls well within Charity Intelligence’s reasonable range – far better than the average 74 cents for charities in Charity Intelligence’s database. Boys & Girls Clubs Winnipeg has funding reserves of $2.3m that cover 57% of its annual program costs, showing a need for donations.

Boys & Girls Clubs Winnipeg has total operating costs of $4.4m and with programs for 3,000 kids, this is $1,470 program costs per participant. Boys and Girls Clubs Winnipeg is distinctive because no fees are charged for participation; all the operating costs are paid for by funders.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Boys and Girls Clubs Winnipeg. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated May 24, 2017 by Kate Bahen.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 9.8%7.2%7.3%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 0.7%0.8%0.7%
Program cost coverage (%) 56.8%51.7%48.9%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,900,0231,918,3431,893,773
Government funding 2,324,2022,193,1502,202,649
Fees for service 250,124250,838321,811
Investment income 52,09715,61616,892
Total revenues 4,526,4464,377,9474,435,125
Program costs 3,967,5853,943,4473,996,490
Administrative costs 437,293312,082320,104
Fundraising costs 12,76215,54513,708
Cash flow from operations 108,806106,873104,823
Funding reserves 2,255,2492,039,3131,953,782

Note: Ci has included unrealised gains on investments held at Winnipeg Foundation ($36.4k in 2016) but not included deferred capital contributions in revenues as deferred revenues are less than 10% of donations and it is not disclosed if deferred revenues are government funded or donor funded: $31.1k in 2016, $30.4k in 2015. 

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 27

Avg. Compensation $48,602

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 F2016

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