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: 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) 86 cents are available for programs.

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About Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba:

Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba (MCC Manitoba) is a Christian charity that helps communities sustainably develop, provides disaster relief, and promotes justice and peace. It is one of the six provincial divisions of Mennonite Central Committee Canada (MCC Canada), which works with Mennonite Central Committee US to form MCC International (MCC). MCC Manitoba supports vulnerable people in Manitoba through Migration and Resettlement and other community development programs, as well as grants money to MCC Canada for use in international programming.

International Programming (MCC Canada): Granting to MCC Canada accounted for 81% of MCC Manitoba's program spending in F2020. MCC Manitoba granted MCC Canada $7.4m in F2020 for its sustainable development, disaster response, and peacebuilding work across 51 countries. MCC Canada worked with 511 partners to reach 318,110 people with humanitarian assistance, 149,638 people with food security and sustainable livelihoods initiatives, and 61,882 people with peacebuilding projects, in F2020. Of the material resources collected from local MCC partners, MCC Canada distributed 49,024 lb of canned meat, 94,073 school kits, 55,180 hygeine kits, and 1,200 sewing kits to those in need.

Local Programs (MCC Manitoba): Local programs not including Migration and Resettlement accounted for 14% of MCC Manitoba's program spending in F2020. MCC Manitoba cooperates with local charities of different cultures to prevent and respond to abuse, advocate for affordable housing, and promote positive changes in the lives of Indigenous Peoples. In F2020, MCC Manitoba collected over 3,200 comforters to send internationally to those in need, held 12 peacebuilding and advocacy presentations, and strengthened its relationships with four First Nations communities in the province. It also had 300 people attend its abuse response and prevention training.

Local Migration and Resettlement (MCC Manitoba): This program accounted for 5% of total program spending in F2020. With over 68.5 million people forcibly displaced from their homes, MCC Manitoba works to support newcomers to Canada, and help them integrate into the community after arriving. In F2020, MCC Manitoba held seven events to support newcomer families and build cultural awareness.

The information provided above reflects Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba's F2020 Annual Report, while the most recent financials available to Ci (F2021) were used for financial analysis below.

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Results and Impact

Internationally, participant surveys from MCC Canada's work captured 100% of members in one South Sudanese peace club stating that they applied learnt peacebuilding or conflict resolution techniques in their lives following one of MCC's programs, with 65% of parents seeing an improvement in how their daughters handled challenges after an empowerment project in Jordan, and 79% of women in a farming group in Burkina Faso able to access a loan when they couldn't before. MCC Canada also provided 158,021 people emergency food relief, 46,171 people emergency supplies, and 48,065 people access to an improved water source, in F2020.

Locally, MCC Manitoba supported 124 newcomers (up from 102 in F2019) to come to Canada in F2020. MCC Manitoba also runs a social enterprise café and book store, Sam’s Place, which provides youth an opportunity to develop career skills. In F2020, more than 75 youth and young adults gained employable skills through this program, while 20 participants graduated the program and moved onto either employment or found a job as a supervisor at Sam's Place.

Charity Intelligence highlights these key results. They may not be a complete representation of Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba's results. Charity Intelligence has not assessed impact on MCC Manitoba. This shows as n/r, meaning not rated.

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Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba had donations and special events revenue of $8.5m in F2021. It also received $385k in covid-19 government wage subsidies. Government funding in past years was adjusted for using the charity's T3010 filing with the CRA, which is not yet available for F2021. Government funding thus may be underreported. Administrative costs are 5% of revenues and fundraising costs are 9% of donations. For every $1 donated, 86 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

MCC Manitoba has $3.0m in funding reserves, which could cover programs and granting at the F2021 level for just under four months.

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 3, 2021 by Rachel Leteta.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 4.6%5.0%5.4%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 9.1%12.3%14.3%
Total overhead spending 13.6%17.2%19.7%
Program cost coverage (%) 31.8%24.5%24.2%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 8,4696,8175,670
Goods in kind 245599537
Government funding 385150154
Fees for service 111254293
Business activities (net) 1,8212,9022,984
Special events 4228224
Investment income 182327
Other income 22521069
Total revenues 11,27811,1849,958
Program costs 1,1771,7841,800
Grants 8,1907,3746,592
Administrative costs 516556540
Fundraising costs 767864841
Total spending 10,65010,5789,773
Cash flow from operations 628606185
Capital spending (3)1534
Funding reserves 2,9782,2462,032

Note: Ci included change in investment from Initiative for Just Communities in other revenue, affecting revenues by $193k in F2021, $207k in F2020, and $62k in F2019. Thrift Shop revenue was included in business activities, but could not be reported as a net figure as total Thrift Shop expenses were not reported by the charity. The charity's T3010a filing with the CRA was used to adjust for government funding in F2020, and F2019. Amortization was removed from program, administrative, and fundraising costs on a pro-rata basis. To report on a cash basis, changes in accounts payable to MCC Canada were adjusted for in grants, affecting total expenses by ($25k) in F2021, ($409k) in F2020, and ($30k) in F2019.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 17

Avg. compensation: $60,935

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 F2020

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Comments & Contact

Comments added by the Charity:

This comment was added by the charity to a previous profile update and thus may reflect outdated information.

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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