Toronto Humane Society

11 River Street
Toronto, ON M5A 4C2
President: Krista Bulmer
Board Chair: Martin Buckle

Charitable Reg. #:11925 9513 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

[Charity Rating: 5/5]



Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity’s website.



Grade based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.



The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.


Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 80 cents are available for programs.

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About Toronto Humane Society:

Toronto Humane Society is a top-rated 5-star charity. It has an average results reporting grade and low funding reserves. The charity is financially transparent and has reasonable overhead costs.

Founded in 1886, Toronto Humane Society (THS) works to promote the humane care and protection of all animals and to prevent cruelty and suffering. THS runs two main programs: Animal Care & Shelter Services and a Spay/Neuter Clinic. It also runs Education & Advocacy programs and subsidizes veterinary costs for low-income pet owners.

In F2021, Animal Care & Shelter Services made up 83% of Toronto Humane Society’s total program spending. THS helped over 1,500 animals to be adopted into new homes in F2021. In addition, the charity supplied over 42,000 pounds of food through its Pet Food Bank in F2021.

In F2021, the Spay/Neuter Clinic made up 11% of Toronto Humane Society’s total program spending. THS reports that it provided over $400,000 worth of subsidized and free veterinary care, including preventative wellness services, dental, and spay/neuter surgeries. 

Toronto Humane Society’s Public Education program made up 7% of total program spending in F2021. THS helped publish 4 medical studies that will help to improve the lives of animals.


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Results and Impact

In F2021, over 1,500 animals were adopted into new homes. In addition, the charity's Animal Transport and Relocation Program cared for over 700 animals who otherwise would have faced uncertain outcomes.

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Toronto Humane Society’s results and impact.

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Toronto Humane Society received total donations of $11.2m in F2021. Administrative costs are 10% of revenues (excluding investment income) and fundraising costs are 11% of donations. For every dollar donated, 80 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

Toronto Humane Society has net funding reserves of $6.6m that can cover roughly seven months of annual program costs. This indicates a need for funding.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Toronto Humane Society for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 3, 2022 by Lin Zhu.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 9.5%9.3%10.7%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 10.7%11.6%12.3%
Total overhead spending 20.3%20.8%23.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 56.9%65.7%51.4%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 11,20810,5288,208
Goods in kind 00275
Fees for service 1,3341,7482,408
Investment income 359313694
Other income 7291,8010
Total revenues 13,63014,39011,586
Program costs 10,94910,50911,075
Donated goods exp 00275
Administrative costs 1,2661,3021,167
Fundraising costs 1,2011,2171,006
Other costs 38370
Total spending 13,45413,06513,524
Cash flow from operations 1761,325(1,938)
Capital spending 136469536
Funding reserves 6,5907,2626,048

Note: Ci adjusted for deferred capital contributions, affecting revenues by ($147k) in F2021, ($147k) in F2020, and $85k in F2019. Ci removed the amortization of capital assets from program, administrative, and fundraising costs on a pro-rata basis.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 170

Avg. compensation: $51,047

Top 10 staff salary range:

$350k +
$300k - $350k
$250k - $300k
$200k - $250k
$160k - $200k
$120k - $160k
$80k - $120k
$40k - $80k
< $40k

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2021

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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001