Nature Conservancy of Canada
Toronto, ON M4R 1A1
President & CEO: John Lounds
Board Chair: Bill Caulfeild-Browne
Charitable Reg. #: 11924 6544 RR0001
Grade: A-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 #265
Avg. Compensation $57,978
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About Nature Conservancy of Canada:
Founded in 1962, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) conserves Canada’s most important natural areas and the species they sustain. With national headquarters in Toronto, NCC is the largest charity in Canada involved in land conservation. As of 2015, it has helped conserve over 1.1 million hectares (2.8 million acres) of land. NCC follows a structured, science-based conservation process. First, the charity determines areas in greatest need of protection. NCC then acquires this land through purchase, donation or conservation agreement. Following acquisition, NCC develops management plans that ensure the natural area is cared for over the long-term. After taking action, the NCC continually evaluates the effect of its stewardship actions and makes strategic changes if necessary.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada has conservation projects and offices running in all ten provinces of Canada. The charity’s F2014-F2015 annual report states that NCC-conserved land provides habitat for 28% of species classified as ‘at risk of extinction’ by COSEWIC (the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada).
The Natural Areas Conservation Program (NACP) is one of NCC’s staple programs. The Canadian government launched the five-year program in 2007 and selected NCC to lead the matching funds program. The government renewed the NACP in 2014 for another five years, providing NCC with an additional $100 million in funding. As of March 31, 2016, NCC and partners have conserved more than 410,000 hectares (1 million acres) of land under the NACP. The program’s renewal will target an additional 130,000 hectares (321,000 acres) for conservation.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada also runs a Conservation Volunteer program that engages Canadians in conservation activities. Volunteers get hands-on experience in activities such as restoring damaged environments and removing invasive species. The charity reports that 2,650 Canadians participated in the program in F2014-F2015.
With total donations of $63.6m in F2015, the Nature Conservancy of Canada is one of Canada's 100 largest charities. Administrative costs are 12% of revenues and fundraising costs are 15% of cash donations. $0.27 of every donated dollar goes toward overhead costs, which falls within Ci's reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves total $118.4m, of which $63.9m (54%) are donor-endowed. Excluding donor-endowed funds, the charity's funding reserves cover annual program costs (excluding the cost of donated land) for 1.2 years
The charity changed its fiscal year end in F2014, making F2014 figures based on 11 months. Ci adjusted the F2014 program cost coverage ratio to be based on 12 months of programming.
Goods in kind represents land and conservation agreements donated to NCC. Ci included donated land and conservation agreements in program costs to provide a more accurate representation of operating cash flows.
Updated on August 9, 2016 by Katie Khodawandi.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending May
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||11.9%||8.5%||8.6%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||14.6%||11.0%||8.8%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||245.3%||129.3%||147.6%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Goods in kind||9,538||21,056||11,729|
|Business activities (net)||5||11||600|
|Cash flow from operations||4,666||(7,179)||2,249|