Calgary Humane Society
Calgary, AB T2C 2T7
Executive Director: Carrie Fritz
Board Chair: Deanna Steblyk
Charitable Reg. #: 11882 3632 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 #70
Avg. Compensation $49,623
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
|$300k - $350k||0|
|$250k - $300k||0|
|$200k - $250k||0|
|$160k - $200k||0|
|$120k - $160k||1|
|$80k - $120k||2|
|$40k - $80k||7|
About Calgary Humane Society :
Founded in 1922, Calgary Humane Society (CHS) is Alberta's original animal welfare charity. It is the only animal shelter in Calgary with its doors open to all animals in need, regardless of their physical or behavioural state.
The Animal Care program accounts for most of Calgary Humane Society’s program spending. The charity admitted and provided care for 5,580 animals in 2014. The majority of animals were from pet-owner surrenders. Based on the charity’s total operating costs, Calgary Humane Society spent $1,244 per animal in 2014. The Health Team performed 3,322 surgeries (including neutering, dental work and lump removal) to care for the sheltered animals. The Behaviour Team worked with the animals to improve personal skills and increase the chance of successful adoption.
CHS's Adoption program found homes for 3,293 animals in 2014. Based on a total intake of 5,580 animals, Calgary Humane Society was able to find a safe, stable home for 59% of the animals it cared for. 2013 results were around the same – with 5,327 animals taken in and 3,216 adopted, 60% of CHS animals found homes. Calgary Humane Society's 2015 results are not yet posted.
CHS's Protection and Investigation team protects animals by investigating reported concerns of abuse, neglect and abandonment. CHS Peace Officers operate under the Animal Protection Act and Criminal Code. In 2014, the CHS team charged 30 people and saved 723 animals from inhumane care.
Calgary Humane Society was a key charity in the rescue of 1,177 pets from the Fort McMurray wildfires.
Calgary Humane Society is a ‘big-cap’ charity with donations of just over $5m in F2015. Administrative costs are 10% of revenues and fundraising costs are 8% of donations, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves total $16.7m ($333k are donor-endowed) and can cover annual program costs for 3 years.
This report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Calgary Humane Society. Changes and updates may be forthcoming.
Updated on May 31, 2016 by Katie Khodawandi.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||9.6%||8.3%||11.1%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||8.3%||5.6%||9.6%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||303.8%||303.3%||236.3%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Fees for service||1,879||1,911||1,851|
|Cash flow from operations||1,311||4,944||1,804|