Northwest Territories Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

PO Box 2278
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2P7
President: Nicole Spencer
Vice-President: Rod Brown & Dana Martin

Charitable Reg. #: 88610 0791 RR0001
Sector: Animal Welfare
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 available only through official request for information from Canada Revenue Agency [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #0

Avg. Compensation $0

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 0
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2012

About Northwest Territories Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals:

Founded in 1988, the NWT SPCA is a volunteer-run organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all pets in the North. The charity’s programs include: public education and awareness, lobbying government for stronger animal protection legislation, offering various programs and services to the residents in the NWT such as animal rescue and protection initiatives, loans for spay/neuter operations, and adoptions and fostering of abandoned, abused and neglected animals. The charity also runs the Northern Dog Transfer Network, which transports dogs from the NWT to southern rescue organizations.

The charity opened its shelter in F2012 and has since taken in over 200 dogs and 20 cats. Since its founding, the charity has transferred over 400 dogs out of the NWT/Nunavut by partnering with 16 organizations in the NWT, Alberta, and British Columbia. The NWT SPCA continues its efforts to lobby the NWT government for stronger animal protection legislation.

Financial Review:

The financial statements used in Ci’s analysis are unaudited. Fundraising costs are 6% of donations and administrative costs are 2% of revenue. The charity has funding reserves of $25k, which cover annual program costs 1.1 times. The decrease in funding reserves in F2012 is due to the purchase of land for the shelter, valued at $204k. Excluding its mortgage, the charity can cover its annual program costs 8.7 times.

The significant increase in revenue in F2012 is due to increased donations, grant funding and company sponsorship following the opening of the charity’s new shelter. The charity has reported no compensation costs in any of its fiscal years.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 2.2%13.4%22.1%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 5.8%22.8%56.5%
Program cost coverage (%) 110.9%515.9%440.5%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 608,21484,04016,806
Government funding 3,00000
Fees for service 8,2174,529735
Business activities (net) 3,7876,178(834)
Special events 75,06722,53510,812
Other income 19,5952,8972,703
Total revenues 717,880120,17930,222
Program costs 22,72322,78813,000
Administrative costs 15,43716,1096,667
Fundraising costs 39,88524,27915,616
Cash flow from operations 639,83557,003(5,061)
Funding reserves 25,203117,56257,269
Note: Ci removed non-tax-receipted items, decreasing revenue by ($25k) in F2012, ($4k) in F2011, and ($4k) in F2010. Ci reported business revenue (calendar and merchandise) net of expenses and decreased total expenses by the same amount, changing both revenue and expenses by ($4k) in F2012, ($5k) in F2011, and ($11k) in F2010. Ci removed bad debt of $3k in F2012 and $1k in F2011 from expenses. The breakdown between program, fundraising and administrative costs is taken from the charity’s T3010 filing, as the financial statements do not provide a breakdown.

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