Pacific Assistance Dogs Society

9048 Stormont Ave.
Burnaby, BC V3N 4G6
Executive Director: Laura Watamanuk
Board President: Nancy Kemble

Charitable Reg. #: 89225 2347 RR0001
Sector: Social Services
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 upon request [ 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 #12

Avg. Compensation $39,109

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 5
< $40k 5
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2014

About Pacific Assistance Dogs Society:

Founded in 1982, Pacific Assistance Dogs Society's (PADS) breeds, raises and trains dogs. These dogs are used to aid handicapped individuals with a disability other than blindness.


Upon graduation, dogs perform one of three functions. Service Dogs help people with disabilities to perform daily activities such as opening and closing doors and picking up dropped items. Hearing Dogs alert their owners to a variety of sounds such as the sounding of a doorbell. Canine Assisted Intervention (CAI) Dogs assist with goal-directed interventions designed to promote improvement in physical, social, emotional and/or cognitive functioning or designed to improve cognitive functioning of the persons involved.


Currently, PADS is striving towards a graduation rate of over 50%. The most recent graduation year saw 16 teams and 3 breeding dogs graduate. The dogs who do not graduate are generally placed as Very Important Pets and are called VIP Dogs. These dogs are placed in a home where there is a child with a developmental or physical disability. Occasionally, some dogs are released to the general public.

Financial Review:

The administrative costs were 9% of revenues and the fundraising costs were 7% of donations in F2015.  The charity has $451k of funding reserves, enough to cover 56% of annual program costs.


This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by PADS. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated July 27, 2015 by Yash Ahuja.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending February
Administrative costs as % of revenues 8.7%10.0%7.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 7.2%18.4%4.2%
Program cost coverage (%) 55.7%51.3%83.9%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 580,651196,933751,020
Goods in kind 67,04759,96238,380
Fees for service 33,89521,83316,815
Business activities (net) 250,000500,000203,473
Investment income 1,0021,8893,683
Total revenues 932,595780,6171,013,371
Program costs 809,946814,724658,122
Administrative costs 81,18277,90578,842
Fundraising costs 41,62536,28731,625
Other costs 2,736316(720)
Cash flow from operations (2,894)(148,615)245,502
Funding reserves 451,046417,815552,363
Note: Revenues have been adjusted to reflect deferred contributions in the year received, affecting donations by ($8k) in F2015, ($259k) in F2014 and $238k in F2013.

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