Wilderness Committee

46 East 6th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5T 1J4
Board Chair: Shannon Daub
Director: Gwen Barlee

Website: www.wildernesscommittee.org
Charitable Reg. #: 11929 3009 RR0001
Sector: Environment
Operating Charity

Charity Rating

[Charity Rating: 4/4]

Donor Accountability

Grade: B+

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 #26

Avg. Compensation $30,481

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 1
< $40k 3
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Wilderness Committee:

Founded in 1980, Wilderness Committee (Western Canada Wilderness Committee) is a grassroot organization dedicated primarily to preserving the British Columbia environment.  The charity is focused on its mission  to protect British Columbia’s biological diversity through strategic research, legal precedents, innovative tactics, and public education. Volunteers play an important role: the charity  has  over  60,000 members, donors and volunteers.  The foundation claims it is Canada’s largest membership-based, citizen-funded wilderness protection group.  The charity has a very broad mandate, including wilderness areas, parks, fisheries, logging, endangered species, climate change and toxic substances.  



Financial Review:

In F2015, Wilderness Committee   spent 10% of revenues on administrative costs and 5% of donations on fundraising costs.  Total overhead costs of 15% fall within Ci's reasonable range.  Wilderness Committee  has funding reserves $732k in F2015, which can cover annual grants and programs for 5 months.

Analysis updated by Ruoxi Gao in 2016, currently under review by  Wilderness Committee.


Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending April
Administrative costs as % of revenues 10.0%12.2%11.0%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 4.5%5.4%5.6%
Program cost coverage (%) 44.2%43.8%44.5%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,985,3251,716,6161,775,612
Business activities (net) 49,27360,30872,882
Total revenues 2,034,5981,776,9241,848,494
Program costs 1,654,5341,480,4091,552,006
Administrative costs 203,957217,563204,052
Fundraising costs 88,38092,49899,498
Cash flow from operations 87,727(13,546)(7,062)
Funding reserves 731,702648,327690,425
Note: Ci included sales costs in fundraising costs. In its F2015 T3010 CRA filing, the charity only listed 4 of the top 10 highest compensated employees.  

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