National Service Dogs
Cambridge, ON N1R 5S5
Executive Director: Danielle Forbes
Board President: Alison Archambault
Charitable Reg. #: 89802 9228 RR0001
Grade: B-The 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 #4
Avg. Compensation $50,293
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About National Service Dogs:
Founded in 1998, National Service Dogs (NSD) provides service and companion dogs for individuals with disabilities. It provides service dogs for children living with Autism and Canadian Military veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). As part of the Canine Assisted Intervention program started in 2013, the charity places service dogs with treatment professionals, working as therapy teams to aid in the recovery of abuse, trauma and physical disorders in children and adults. The charity also provides companion dogs to families and individuals in need. The charity’s office is in Cambridge, Ontario.
In F2017, National Service Dogs reports that 13 dogs graduated as Certified Service Dogs for Autism, 10 as Certified Service Dogs for PTSD, 3 Canine Assisted Intervention Dogs, and 10 Companion Dogs. 48 new puppies were born through the NSD’s Breeding Program. It states that 33 new dogs were placed with clients across Canada in F2017 and 264 clients are now being serviced. A total of 45 dogs entered the charity’s training programs in F2017, down from 52 dogs in F2016.
NSD runs a Career Change program that transitions dogs that are not suitable to be a service dog into pet dogs. In F2017, the charity states that 11 dogs were released into its Career Change program.
National Service Dogs is a Small charity with donations and special event fundraising revenue of $810k in F2017. The charity received $118k in donated goods in kind and $70k in fees from clients, which is a 388% increase compared to F2016. Administrative costs are 16% of total revenues and fundraising costs are 9% of donations. Per dollar donated to the charity, $0.75 goes towards its programs, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. National Service Dog’s funding reserves of $203k can cover 4 months of annual program costs, indicating a need for donations.
National Service Dogs uses external fundraisers as part of its fundraising activities. In F2016, NSD reported paying $2k to external fundraisers that raised $17k. For every dollar raised from external fundraisers, it paid $0.14 to the third party.
This charity report is an update that has been sent to National Service Dogs for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on August 16, 2018 by Derek Houlberg.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||16.2%||14.1%||15.6%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||8.8%||14.0%||10.1%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||37.0%||(5.1%)||17.7%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Goods in kind||118,645||139,997||100,827|
|Fees for service||69,931||14,327||11,599|
|Cash flow from operations||211,689||(112,386)||(11,391)|