Toronto Wildlife Centre

60 Carl Hall Rd, Unit 4
Toronto, ON M3K 2C1
Executive Director: Nathalie Karvonen
Board Chair: Nancy Patterson

Charitable Reg. #: 14114 6290 RR0001
Sector: Environment
Operating Charity

Social Results Reporting

Grade: C

The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements available only upon request [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Program Cost Coverage

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #23

Avg. Compensation $29,347

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 0
$40k - $80k 2
< $40k 8
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2012

About Toronto Wildlife Centre:

TWC is the largest wildlife centre in Canada, and the only one servicing the six million residents of the Greater Toronto Area. TWC was established in 1993 by several partners; one of these, Nathalie Karvonen, remains today as Executive Director. TWC's work is carried out by a small  group of highly skilled paid staff, including 3 part-time veterinarians, who are supported by some 200 dedicated volunteers. The charity’s focus is on creating successful co-habitation between humans and wildlife. In addition to its core wildlife rehabilitation mandate, TWC does educational and outreach work, and has trained personnel working in other organizations.

TWC treats approximately 5,000 animals yearly and fields over 200 calls per day on its wildlife     hotline during peak season. The City of Toronto and neighbouring municipalities rely heavily on TWC for wildlife rescue, rehabilitation, and education, but the charity receives no financial support from any of these municipalities.

Financial Review:

TWC raises adequate donation funds to cover its annual program expenses, but is carrying a funding reserve deficit of $228k. To cover this deficit the charity is planning to sell a surplus property. TWC is planning to move out of its current rented space to new facilities within two years and will be launching a capital campaign to raise at least $4m. In F2013, TWC's administrative costs were 7% of revenues, while fundraising costs were 13% of donations.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 6.8%8.8%10.7%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 12.7%13.3%13.6%
Program cost coverage (%) (23.3%)(26.5%)(30.8%)

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,014,2841,057,736963,823
Goods in kind 30,59228,01724,195
Government funding 44,83140,87238,681
Business activities (net) 37,56861,12728,010
Special events 5,95362,09857,734
Other income 40,86924,09989,264
Total revenues 1,174,0971,273,9491,201,707
Program costs 982,130908,257987,334
Administrative costs 80,192112,151128,695
Fundraising costs 129,604148,768138,910
Other costs 18,80621,74122,179
Cash flow from operations (36,635)83,032(75,411)
Funding reserves (228,391)(240,650)(304,534)

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