Vancouver, BC V5T 1J4
Executive Director: Beth Clarke
Board Chair: Kegan Pepper-Smith
Charitable Reg. #: 11929 3009 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 #26
Avg. Compensation $60,252
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Wilderness Committee:
Founded in 1980, Western Canada Wilderness Committee (WCWC) protects Canada’s natural environment. WCW’S mission is to preserve Canada’s variety of plants and animals through research and public education. In F2018, WCWC spent $1,278,015 on its projects and educational work. WCWC has offices in Manitoba, Ontario and British Columbia with over 60,000 supporters, volunteers, and donors across Canada. It has 5 main programs: protecting parks, preserving the wilderness, saving wildlife, fighting climate change, and protecting natural resources.
WCWC calls for the protection and maintenance of provincial parks. It works to ensure that the parks will be around for future generations to enjoy. WCWC advocates for the protection of forests, grasslands, and rivers across Canada. By protecting these ecosystems, WCWC hopes to reduce the human effects on the environment. WCWC also campaigns for the creation of animal rights laws. WCWC’s goal is to save animals from losing their homes or being killed for sport. WCWC raises awareness about the impacts of climate change. It works to stop environmentally harmful projects from being built in Canada. Canada has a large amount of natural resources. WCWC works to ensure sustainable practices are used when extracting these resources.
Since 1980, WCWC’s work has resulted in millions of hectares of land becoming protected from industrial development. It has successfully ensured the survival of many endangered animals. WCWC presents its work to 100,000 people per year by hosting lectures, meetings and community events. WCWC also publishes and hands out informational newspapers, and calendars.
Results and Impact: After years of opposing liquified natural gas (LNG) projects, WCWC’s campaigns resulted in a large corporation cancelling their proposed project near Prince Rupert, BC. This resulted in saving salmon habitat in surrounding rivers. In F2018, WCWC’s work resulted in the government banning the grizzly bear hunt in BC. This will save the lives of about 300 bears each year. In 2017, WCWC’S campaign against the proposed Energy East pipeline resulted in the project being stopped. This will help reduce climate change in the future.
Western Canada Wilderness Committee is a medium-sized charity with $2.5 million in donations in F2018. WCWC’s administrative costs are 11% of revenue and fundraising costs are 27% of donations. For every dollar donated, 62 cents goes to the cause. This falls outside Ci’s reasonable range. WCWC has $668,286 in funding reserves. This will cover program costs for 6 months.
This charity report is an update that has been sent to Western Canada Wilderness Committee for review. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated May 17, 2018 by Stefan Tetzlaff.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending April
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||10.8%||12.9%||12.7%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||27.1%||22.3%||25.5%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||52.3%||26.8%||30.2%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Business activities (net)||(22,740)||10,058||(33,957)|
|Cash flow from operations||288,626||(17,397)||(296,934)|