Vancouver, BC V6B 6E3
President & CEO: Jean Pogge
Board Co-Chair: Julia Levy
Charitable Reg. #: 89474 9969 RR0001
Grade: B+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 #17
Avg. Compensation $60,632
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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|$80k - $120k||1|
|$40k - $80k||9|
About Ecotrust Canada:
Founded in 1995, Ecotrust Canada focuses on developing a sustainable ‘conservation economy’ in Canada by coming up with innovative solutions to current economic and environmental problems. Ecotrust Canada works closely with communities across Canada and the United States, with a very strong presence in British Columbia. Ecotrust Canada currently works alongside communities in 52 projects, of which 45 are located in British Columbia.
Ecotrust Canada divides its projects into four major sectors: business innovation, community development, social finance and information democracy. Through its 18 listed Business Innovation projects, Ecotrust Canada tries to turn unique and new economic ideas into successful ventures. The charity recently saw success in one such project called Cheakamus Community Forest Carbon Offsets. The project created 65,663 tonnes of carbon offsets in 2015 and Ecotrust Canada states that these offsets will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by roughly 10,000 tonnes annually.
Ecotrust Canada lists 10 Community Development projects on its website. Ecotrust Canada aims to strengthen the country’s economy by increasing community participation in economic activities. One of the charity’s Community Development projects is for the LEDlab program, which allows graduate students of Simon Fraser University to help businesses and organizations in Downtown Eastside Vancouver increase capacity and improve performance. In 2015, the first year of the LEDlab project led to subsequent development of the Knack alternative employment program in the city.
Ecotrust Canada is a small-cap charity with total donations of $585k in F2015. Administrative costs are 18% of revenues and the charity does not report fundraising costs in its audited financial statements. Its most recent F2014 T3010 CRA filing also reports no fundraising costs. The F2015 T3010 filing was not available when this report was created.
Ecotrust Canada holds funding reserves of $1.6m, covering only 78% of annual program costs and indicating a funding need.
This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Ecotrust Canada. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on August 10, 2016 by Katie Khodawandi.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||17.6%||14.6%||8.3%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||78.0%||55.5%||50.9%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Fees for service||1,698,066||1,189,692||1,055,572|
|Business activities (net)||240,656||84,926||0|
|Cash flow from operations||201,508||89,846||(353,981)|