Bruce Trail Conservancy
Hamilton, ON L8N 3N9
Executive Director: Beth Gilhespy
President: Janice McClelland
Charitable Reg. #: 11921 7578 RR0001
Social Results Reporting
Grade: A-The 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 #15
Avg. Compensation $67,310
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About Bruce Trail Conservancy:
Founded by a group of naturalists in the 1960s, Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) was set up to raise awareness of the need to protect Ontraio's Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. By building a pedestrian hiking trail along the 800 km length of the Escarpment, BTC hopes to educate the population about the unique geology, flora and fauna of this region, and to contribute to interest in its preservation. BTC is assisted by the policies of the Niagara Escarpment Commission, an Ontario Government body that regulates activities on the Escarpment, and supports the BTC in its mandate (but provides no financial support). Over the last decade, BTC has accelerated a land acquisition strategy, which began in 1974 and is now a major land trust. In F2014, 11 new properties were acquired, preserving 121 acres (49 ha) and securing 3,874 metres of the Bruce Trail according to the annual report. The charity currently owns or manages 8,800 acres on 234 properties. Stewardship of this land is provided by two full-time ecologists and a large network of volunteers. Management is experienced and stable.
Administrative costs are 17% of revenues and fundraising costs are 12% of donations. The funding reserves of $3.1m in F2014 cover the program costs 2 times.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by BTC. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on August 10, 2015 by Rohan Bhargava
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending June
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||17.1%||13.5%||11.0%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||12.2%||8.5%||8.9%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||203.5%||100.1%||70.7%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Business activities (net)||51,209||86,669||64,773|
|Cash flow from operations||487,945||156,584||(48,992)|