Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
Ottawa, ON K1R 6K7
Executive Director: Éric Hébert-Daly
President: Mike Robinson
Charitable Reg. #: 10686 5272 RR0001
Grade: BThe grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to the Cause
Full-time staff #24
Avg. Compensation $62,536
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About Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society:
Founded in 1963, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) works to protect Canada's public environment. Its main goal is to help Canada protect at least 17% of our land and lakes, and 10% of our ocean by 2020. The charity has both Conservation programs and Conservation Awareness programs.
In F2018, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society's Conservation programs made up 86% of total program spending. CPAWS works with the government to increase protection of Canadian wildlife, parks, forests, oceans, and grasslands. F2018 highlights include $1.3b of new project funding for the next five years and the announcement of the largest protected area in eastern North America (over 26,000 km²) in Québec. Canada's new largest Marine Protected Area (109,000 km²) was also announced in Nunavut.
In F2018, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society's Conservation Awareness programs made up 14% of total program spending. CPAWS runs educational programs in its 13 chapters across Canada. The Southern Alberta chapter received a national award in 2016 from The Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication.
Results and Impact: CPAWS advised the introduction a new 10,000 km² Caribou-protected area in Québec. This will help the recovery of woodland caribou without harming the forestry industry in the region. The St. Anns Bank (4,364 km²) in Nova Scotia became an official Marine Protected Area in F2018. The area is important for protecting leatherback sea turtles, deep-sea corals, Atlantic cod and wolfish, and over 100 other species.
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society is a large charity, with total donations of $6.6m in F2018. Administrative costs are 13% of revenues (excluding investment income) and fundraising costs are 7% of donations. For every dollar donated, $0.80 goes to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves of $5m can cover 1.3 years of annual program costs.
This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on May 16, 2019 by Lauren Chin.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||12.5%||14.2%||12.6%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||7.4%||9.3%||9.3%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||131.6%||95.0%||93.1%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Cash flow from operations||1,783||296||293|