Vancouver, BC V5T 1R1
Board President: Marylee Davies
CEO: Craig Daniell
Charitable Reg. #: 11881 9036 RR0001
Grade: A-The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Full-time staff #232
Avg. Compensation $57,445
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About BC SPCA:
Founded in 1895, the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) protects and improves the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals across British Columbia. The charity’s programs are designed to protect five essential freedoms for animals: freedom from hunger and thirst; freedom from pain, injury and disease; freedom from distress; freedom from discomfort; and freedom to express behaviours that promote well-being.
The BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is the only charity in BC formed under the British Columbia Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. With this, the society has three major capabilities: the ability to enforce laws related to animal cruelty; the ability to prepare cases for the prosecution of people who inflict suffering on animals; and the ability to investigate complaints of abuse towards animals.
BC SPCA’s Cruelty Investigations program responded to 10,205 suspected animal cruelty complaints in 2015, which has increased by 30% over the past two years. The program removed 1,110 animals from dangerous situations in 2015. This is a 13% decrease from 2014 and 17% decrease from 2013. A combined increase in reporting of suspected mistreatment and decrease in truly abusive situations shows an improvement in animal safety across the province.
The majority of BC SPCA’s spending is on sheltering and kenneling programs. The charity reports that its shelters took in 27,187 animals in 2015 – a 10% increase from 2013. The shelter found homes for 15,811 of these animals with its adoption program. Based on the animal intake in 2015, the BC SPCA was able to find a safe home for 58% of the animals it cared for.
With donations of $35m in F2015, the BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is one of Canada’s 100 largest charities in terms of donations. Administrative costs are 7% of revenues and fundraising costs are 11% of donations, falling within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. The Society has $34.8m in funding reserves, of which $1.5m are donor-endowed. Total funding reserves can cover program costs for 1.5 years. Omitting donor-endowed funds, the charity's reserves can cover program costs for 1.4 years.
Updated on June 7, 2016 by Katie Khodawandi.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||6.6%||9.6%||8.4%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||11.1%||16.7%||13.7%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||148.4%||107.2%||102.0%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Fees for service||8,260||7,451||7,202|
|Cash flow from operations||13,796||3,136||4,660|