Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

16586 Woodbine Avenue
Stouffville, ON L4A 2W3
CEO: Kate MacDonald
Board Chair: Catherine MacNeill

Website: www.ontariospca.ca
Charitable Reg. #: 88969 1044 RR0002
Sector: Animal Welfare
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

Cents to The Cause

2013 2014 2015
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #173

Avg. Compensation $54,587

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 1
$160k - $200k 1
$120k - $160k 4
$80k - $120k 4
$40k - $80k 0
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals:

Founded in 1873, the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) works to eliminate animal abuse and ensure every animal has a home across Ontario. OSPCA envisions a future where all Ontarians respect and appreciate animals. The charity's main headquarters are in Newmarket, Ontario, with over 50 Ontario SPCA Communities across the province.

The OSPCA is the only charity in Ontario that operates under the Ontario SPCA Act and can conduct animal cruelty investigations to enforce animal cruelty laws. The charity’s Cruelty Investigations program promotes proper animal care, saves animals suffering from abuse or neglect, and holds people accountable for cases of animal mistreatment across Ontario. OSPCA Community Investigators receive cruelty complaint calls from the public and conduct investigations to shed light on unacceptable practices that harm animals. The charity investigated 17,357 complaints in 2015 and of these complaints, the Rescue and Relief team saved 1,974 animals from abuse or neglect. The charity’s investigation activities resulted in 21 criminal charges.

The Society also has an Animal Welfare program that offers adoption, shelter and spay/neuter services. OSPCA Spay and Neuter clinics provide their services to reduce animal over-population in Ontario. In total, the clinics performed 15,498 procedures in 2015.

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals launched an iAdopt campaign in 2013 to increase public awareness of the benefits of adoption and ultimately increase adoption rates. iAdopt let people share their adoption experiences to readers who voted on their favourite story. The winning story was featured in the charity’s ‘iAdopt for the Holidays’ campaign. OSPCA ran three iAdopt campaigns in 2015, and from 2014 to 2015, adoptions increased by 3% (from 6,879 to 7,056).

Financial Review:

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a ‘big-cap’ charity with donations totalling $12.8m in F2015. Administrative costs are 13% of revenues and fundraising costs are 16% of donations. Per dollar donated to the charity, $0.71 goes towards its programs, which falls within Ci's reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves of $15.2m (including $189k of donor-endowed funds) can cover 87% of annual program costs.

Updated on July 27, 2017 by Katie Khodawandi.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 12.7%11.0%12.3%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 16.0%18.8%14.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 86.8%81.3%129.4%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 12,81610,68112,929
Government funding 5,5807,9152,223
Fees for service 5,5485,5705,265
Investment income 362399480
Other income 462457515
Total revenues 24,76825,02021,412
Program costs 15,75214,42412,546
Grants 1,8093,422175
Administrative costs 3,0942,7012,580
Fundraising costs 2,0512,0021,853
Other costs 164164162
Cash flow from operations 1,8982,3064,095
Funding reserves 15,23714,51116,461
Note: Legacies have been added to revenues to reflect donations received on a cash basis, increasing donations by $5.7m in F2015, $3.9m in F2014 and $6.5m in F2013. Distributions of grants to affiliates and Humane Societies in other provinces is reported as a grants expense, increasing total expenses by $1.8m in F2015, $3.4m in F2014 and $175k in F2013.

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