Edmonton Humane Society
Edmonton, AB T5V 0B2
CEO: Miranda Jordan-Smith
Board Chair: Scott Boyer
Charitable Reg. #: 11923 1066 RR0001
Grade: B+The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
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Full-time staff #86
Avg. Compensation $48,959
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About Edmonton Humane Society:
Founded in 1907, Edmonton Humane Society (EHS) enriches the lives of people and animals through animal sheltering, programs and services, and community engagement. EHS runs an open-admission shelter that takes in animals regardless of age, injury, behavior or medical history. The shelter does not euthanize based on time or lack of space, but supports humane euthanasia when an animal is in pain and beyond medical treatment. Besides the shelter, EHS’s activities include fostering, animal health, animal protection, humane education, behavior training and public engagement. In its 2016 annual report, EHS reports spending $4.3m on shelter operations, making up 80% of total program costs, and $1.0m on other programs and services, making up the remaining 20%.
Edmonton Humane Society’s shelter took in 9,083 animals in 2016 and transferred 298 animals to other shelters. EHS reports 6,275 adoptions during the year – 760 at offsite partners, 105 through its Barn Buddies program, and 149 through its Cattitude Cat program. EHS’s live release rate in 2016 was 89%, which the charity states is one of the highest in North America. Through its Lost & Found program, EHS returned 997 animals to their homes in 2016. EHS’s Foster program cared for 1,477 animals in 2016, up 10% from the year before.
Edmonton Humane Society’s Animal Health programs underwent major changes in 2016 when EHS was one of two shelters across Canada selected to take part in the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies’ pilot project on Capacity for Care (C4C). Based on the changes made, EHS’s Animal Health team improved practices to maximize its animals’ outcomes. Both of EHS’s pet-overpopulation operations, Prevent Another Litter (PAL) and Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), saw growth in 2016. EHS performed 916 surgeries through PALS – up 61% from the year before – and 204 surgeries through TNR – up 176% from the year before. EHS also performed 4,377 spay and neuter surgeries at its animal shelter and 433 specialized surgeries.
EHS’s Animal Protection program investigates cases of animal neglect and cruelty – the charity’s Animal Protection officers enforce the Animal Protection Act of Alberta. EHS received 1,635 animal concern calls in 2016, up 29% from the year before. EHS’s Humane Education efforts had a daily reach of 21 people a day in 2016. The charity ran 11 education presentations that reached 4,227 people, 188 birthdays that reached 2,443 people, four camps that reached 391 people, and 45 classes and programs that reached 708 people. EHS runs a Behavior Training program to help animals with behavior issues. The charity conducted 2,059 behavior assessments in 2016 and placed 521 dogs in its behavior modification program. EHS reports a 94% success rate for dogs rehomed after behavior modification.
Fort McMurray efforts: During the Fort McMurray wildfire disaster, EHS took in 250 animals as part of rescue/relief efforts and returned 97% to their owners. The charity worked with the City of Edmonton’s Animal Care and Control Centre and the Alberta SPCA to help those affected by the wildfires.
Edmonton Humane Society is a medium-sized charity with donations of $4.7m in F2015. Ci could not report administrative costs for the charity – the audited financial statements report no administrative costs and the charity’s expense breakdown in its T3010 CRA filings did not reconcile with total expense figures reported in the audited financials. F2015 fundraising costs, as reported in the financial statements, are 25% of donations, meaning that of every dollar donated, $0.75 goes towards the charity's programs. Fundraising costs as reported in the charity's T3010 are only $129k while administrative costs are $1.0m in F2015. EHS’s funding reserves of $6.7m can cover annual program costs for 1.1 years.
EHS uses external fundraisers as part of its fundraising activities. In F2015, external fundraisers raised $425k on behalf of EHS. EHS reports no costs for these fundraisers, indicating that it received 100% of externally-fundraised dollars.
This charity report is an update that has been sent for review to Edmonton Humane Society. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on June 19, 2017 by Katie Khodawandi.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||24.9%||29.0%||21.5%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||114.1%||101.8%||113.0%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Fees for service||3,332||3,628||3,488|
|Cash flow from operations||1,150||1,076||1,343|