Vancouver, BC V6A 1R3
Executive Director: Brenda Reid-Kuecks
Board Co-Chairs: Dr. C. Bataille Dr. J. Levy
Charitable Reg. #: 89474 9969 RR0001
About Ecotrust Canada:
Founded in 1995, Ecotrust Canada is focused on social innovation and sustainable economic development. Ecotrust Canada is independently governed and funded from its American sister organization Ecotrust. The two share the same mission - to build a conservation economy that creates greater economic resilience and certainty for communities and regions. Ecotrust believes a conservation economy supports good livelihoods, recognizes Aboriginal title and rights, and is structured to enhance and restore the environment. To design and operate proof-of-concept initiatives that demonstrate how this approach works in real time and place, Ecotrust Canada works closely with local communities, typically in remote locations of B.C., and with many First Nations.
Programs focus on forestry, fisheries, "green" building and community development services, including mapping and housing. One example of Ecotrust's work is the tagging and tracing of fish and lumber that are harvested in a sustainable manner, and persuading retailers to purchase these products. Ecotrust is looking for unique niches where it can demonstrably add value. Ecotrust is one of 11 organizations selected by the Federal Government for its "Forest Communities" program.
Ecotrust derives revenue from donations, US foundations, Federal Government funding, and consulting fees (45% of F2011 revenue). Funding reserves of $0.9m provide 37% program cost coverage. Administrative costs are 12% of revenue and fundraising expense 9% of Canadian donations. It will be important for Ecotrust to see the Forest Communities Program (currently expiring in 2014) renewed.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||12.4%||11.0%||4.0%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||9.5%||48.2%||19.4%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||36.8%||30.4%||31.7%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Fees for service||1,169,068||789,314||622,080|
|Cash flow from operations||(343,862)||(573,936)||41,182|
Social Results Reporting
Grade: BThe grade is based on the charity’s public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Program Cost Coverage
Full-time staff #23
Avg. Compensation $59,081
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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