Trout Unlimited Canada

6712 Fisher St. SE Suite 160
Calgary , AB T2H 2A7
CEO: Jeff Surtees
Board Chair: David Byler

Charitable Reg. #: 11927 1690 RR0001
Sector: Environment
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

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 for current and previous years available on the charity's website [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #12

Avg. Compensation $51,983

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 1
$40k - $80k 8
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2012

About Trout Unlimited Canada:

Trout Unlimited Canada (TUC) is focused on the protection of cold water streams and riparian environments, including the benefits of improved water quality for the general population. Established in 1972, TUC has operations in every province in the county, working primarily on watershed renewal. TUC scientists have recognized expertise in the field and participate in many national and local working groups. In 2004, TUC established the Coldwater Conservation Fund which provides funding for scientific rehabilitation programs and obtains matching funding from corporate sponsors. Education is also a major focus, aimed at both school programs and community groups. TUC works through local volunteer chapters; the charity estimates that it has 4,000 volunteers. TUC is also a membership-based organization.

TUC obtains a modest amount of its funding from various levels of government (11% in F2012) but the vast majority comes from individual and corporate donations. Conservation program spending was $1.0m in F2012, down from $1.3m in F2011.  The charity has twelve full-time employees. CEO Jeff Surtees is a lawyer with an extensive environmental background; he joined TUC in 2010.

Financial Review:

TUC has negative funding reserves, making the charity dependent on continued support from donors at levels similar to prior years. Administrative costs are 21% of revenue and fundraising costs 35% of donations and special events (including expenses for fundraising dinners).

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 20.5%13.3%13.6%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 35.1%31.5%38.9%
Program cost coverage (%) (6%)3.0%(9.6%)

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 742,751998,466834,468
Government funding 240,245404,255206,020
Fees for service 30,41929,57031,503
Special events 1,152,2721,088,252965,535
Investment income 2187,2119,575
Other income 0021,950
Total revenues 2,165,9052,527,7542,069,051
Program costs 1,230,1791,445,8981,238,100
Administrative costs 444,297335,626280,080
Fundraising costs 665,821657,631701,078
Cash flow from operations (174,392)88,599(150,207)
Funding reserves (73,735)43,732(118,795)
Note: Ci included in other income the allocation from the Cold Water Conservation Fund in F2010.

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