Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

85 Israel Asper Way
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0L5
Vice-chair: Arni Thorsteinson
Board Member: Donald MacDonald

Charitable Reg. #:85511 4732 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 1/5]


Audited financial statements available only through official request for information from Charities Directorate.



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) 20 cents are available for programs.

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About Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights:

Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is a 1-star charity. It is not financially transparent, has a below average results reporting grade, and has high overhead costs. Before you give, read Charity Intelligence's report.

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). CMHR is a museum that works to engage people in discussion and act against hate and oppression. CMHR is located in Winnipeg and opened its doors on September 20, 2014. Through its work, FCMHR hopes to help the museum strengthen its programs and activities. In F2018, FCMHR granted $183k to the museum, up from $104k in F2017.

The museum offers public programs and exhibitions, school programs, and hosts events. In F2018, the museum welcomed 291,800 visitors of which, 30,400 were students, teachers, and chaperones. This was a 1% decrease in visitors from F2017. The museum conducted a survey in 2017 and found that 95% of visitors were either satisfied or very satisfied with their experience and 93% were inspired by their visit. In F2018, 70% of visitors were from outside of Winnipeg.

In 2017, CMHR presented four Canada-150 themed exhibitions. The exhibits were based on Confederation and human rights stories in Canada. Through these exhibits, the museum’s goal was to give a voice to people who were left out of the confederation debates such as Indigenous people and women.

This is Charity Intelligence's most recent report on Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Ci requested FCMHR's most recent financial statements but did not receive them. Information in this report reflects F2018 as we are not able to update this profile.

August 31, 2022.

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Results and Impact

In F2018, CMHR unveiled its new design for the $10 bank note which featured Viola Desmond on the front and an image of the museum on the back.

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Friends of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights is a medium-sized charity, with donations of $1.9m in F2018. Its administrative costs are 40% of revenues and fundraising costs are 40% of donations in F2018. For every dollar donated, 20 cents go to the cause. The charity’s funding reserves are ($4.4m) due to a $7m line of credit. The charity also has donor-endowed funds of $48k.

This charity report has been sent to Friends of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 12, 2019 by Stefan Tetzlaff.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 39.7%35.4%34.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 40.1%30.7%31.5%
Total overhead spending 79.8%66.1%65.8%
Program cost coverage (%) (1,000.0%)(3,547.7%)(252.0%)

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 1,8602,8293,184
Investment income 00(1)
Other income 86540
Total revenues 1,9462,8833,183
Program costs 71112315
Grants 1831044,008
Administrative costs 7731,0201,089
Fundraising costs 7468691,004
Total spending 1,7732,1056,416
Cash flow from operations 173778(3,233)
Capital spending 055
Funding reserves (4,387)(7,663)(10,894)

Note: Ci reconciled the charity’s T3010 filing to present program, admin, and fundraising expenses.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 10

Avg. compensation: $82,639

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 F2018

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Comments & Contact

Comments added by the Charity:

Charity comments are from a previous profile:

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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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001