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

Charitable Reg. #:13063 6962 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) 89 cents are available for programs.

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About BGC Winnipeg:

Boys and Girls Club of Winnipeg is a 4-star charity. It has an above-average results reporting grade and overhead spending within the reasonable range. 

Founded in 1977, BGC Winnipeg (formerly known as Boys and Girls Club of Winnipeg) runs clubs and offers free youth programs to promote healthy living, personal growth, and social development. BGC Winnipeg operates 12 clubs that provide a safe and supportive place for children to visit when they are not in school. Its programs target youth aged 6-18 with poor circumstances affecting their health, education, and social and recreational opportunities.

BGC Winnipeg offers programs in five areas: sports and physical recreation; arts and cultural appreciation; education and career exploration; health awareness and life-skills development; and leadership and community service. The charity does not provide a breakdown of spending on its programs.

BGC Winnipeg’s Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity programs promote fitness as well as social and interpersonal skills development. Programs in this area include after-school sports teams, running clubs, and summer camps. In F2021, 25 girls ages 9-12 participated in BGC Winnipeg’s girls’ soccer program.

BGC Winnipeg’s Arts and Cultural Appreciation programs include free workshops in music, dance, photography, and more. In F2021, BGC Winnipeg organized an eight-week art program for ten youth.  

The charity’s Education and Career Exploration programs help youth develop skills to improve in school and find employment. In F2021, BGC Winnipeg’s Clean Machine Streets and Waterways program employed 20 youth and collected 200 bags of garbage. Furthermore, BGC Winnipeg’s Community School Investigators (CSI) Summer Learning Program worked with 396 youth to combat summer learning loss. In F2021, 85 people used BGC Winnipeg’s employment services.

The charity’s Health Awareness and Life Skills programs encourage healthy lifestyle choices. These programs offer personal mentorship regarding health, as well as offering snacks to students.

BGC Winnipeg’s Leadership and Service to Community programs offer volunteering opportunities to teenagers and young adults. These programs include Lead UP, which connects club members to community service initiatives. In F2021, Lead UP members assembled 72 toiletry kits for the elderly and 50 school supply kits for newly arrived families in Canada.

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Results and Impact

In 2019, the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) assessed the health, social, and education outcomes of BGC Winnipeg’s programs. 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. The study found that participation in BGC Winnipeg’s programs reduces a child’s risk of justice system involvement, teen pregnancy, and testing positive for a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Furthermore, the probability of students performing well in Grade 3 numeracy and Grade 7 engagement increased with participation in BGC Winnipeg’s programs.

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 $1.8m in F2021. The charity also received $2.1m in government funding, representing 48% of total revenue. Administrative costs are 11% of revenue (excluding investment income), and fundraising costs are less than 1% of donations and special events revenue. This results in total overhead spending of 11%. For every dollar donated, 89 cents go to the cause, which is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

BGC Winnipeg’s annual T3010 filing with the Charities Directorate has not been released for F2021. The charity’s CRA filing includes important financial information on administrative costs, which are not reported in full on its audited financial statements. Ci reported a difference in administrative costs of $97k in F2020 and $104k in F2019 between the CRA filing and the charity’s financial statements. When the filing for F2021 becomes available, the reported administrative costs will increase accordingly.

BGC Winnipeg has $3.8m in funding reserves. The charity could cover 100% or one year of its annual program costs with reserves.

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

Updated June 23, 2022, by Sydney Olexa.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 11.1%11.9%11.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 0.1%0.2%0.8%
Total overhead spending 11.2%12.0%11.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 99.7%105.0%80.7%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,816,9051,862,0272,084,805
Government funding 2,142,0261,948,2682,275,041
Fees for service 444,653362,920450,183
Special events 6,68515,21986,292
Investment income 77,10178,39496,173
Total revenues 4,487,3704,266,8284,992,494
Program costs 3,782,4973,457,7634,146,245
Administrative costs 491,214497,026545,779
Fundraising costs 1,8753,30816,948
Total spending 4,275,5863,958,0974,708,972
Cash flow from operations 211,784308,731283,522
Capital spending 05,6520
Funding reserves 3,772,7883,630,6783,345,344

Note: Ci has included net changes in investments held at the Winnipeg Foundation, affecting total revenues by $72k in F2021, $57k in F2020, and $58k in F2019. Ci removed unrealized gains on investments from expenses and recorded them in revenues, affecting revenues and expenses by ($nil) in F2021, ($nil) in F2020, and $2k in F2019. Ci reported F2020 and F2019 administrative costs from the charity’s T3010 filing with the CRA.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 31

Avg. compensation: $48,787

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

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Charity Contact

Website: www.bgcwinnipeg.ca
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