Toronto Humane Society
Toronto, ON M5A 4C2
CEO: Dr. Jacques Messier
Board Chair: David Bronskill
Charitable Reg. #: 11925 9513 RR0001
Grade: AThe grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Full-time staff #105
Avg. Compensation $46,161
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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|$80k - $120k||7|
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About Toronto Humane Society:
Founded in 1887, Toronto Humane Society (THS) is an animal welfare charity that works to protect and care for animals. THS runs two core programs: animal care and shelter services, and spay and neuter clinic services. THS also runs an education and advocacy program, which accounted for 3% of program costs in F2015. By educating the community and advocating for animal rights, THS believes that its actions help reduce pet overpopulation, improve animal health and prevent animal cruelty.
Toronto Humane Society’s shelter and animal care services made up 86% of program costs in F2015. THS runs a no-kill shelter in downtown Toronto, meaning that the charity does not euthanize animals due to limited space or prolonged length of stay. In its 2015 annual newsletter, THS reports that its euthanasia rate is 5%, a 2% decrease from 2014. The THS shelter took in 4,252 animals during the year – 43% were transfers from other rescues, shelters and animal service organizations. Animal intake increased by 8.6% compared to 2014. The shelter’s adoption services found forever homes for 3,477 animals in 2015 and 234 pets were returned to their owners. THS reports that in 2015, the average length of stay per animal taken in decreased by over 60%, indicating that adoption and animal return rates are improving.
Toronto Humane Society’s spay and neuter clinic services made up 10% of program costs in F2015. THS runs one clinic in Toronto. On top of serving animals in Toronto, the THS clinic also serves animals in Durham through a transportation service run in partnership with the Humane Society of Durham Region. Toronto Humane Society’s website reports that the clinic has performed 1,591 spay/neuter procedures to date this year (January to July 2016). THS recently added a second surgical suite in its clinic to increase its capacity. As a member of the Toronto Feral Cat Coalition, THS also runs a Trap Neuter Return program that spays/neuters feral cats in an attempt to reduce feral cat overpopulation in the city.
Toronto Humane Society is a big-cap charity with total donations of $9.3m in F2015. Administrative costs are 10% of revenues and fundraising costs are 10% of donations. $0.20 of every donated dollar goes toward overhead costs, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.
Toronto Humane Society holds funding reserves of $4.1m, net of $166k in long-term debt related to an equipment loan. Included in funding reserves are endowed funds of $370k, held to generate interest income. Excluding endowed funds, the charity’s reserves can cover only 47% of annual program costs, indicating a funding need.
This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Toronto Humane Society. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on August 4, 2016 by Katie Khodawandi.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||10.1%||9.8%||10.1%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||10.2%||11.4%||17.0%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||51.2%||57.7%||41.1%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Fees for service||1,565||1,216||839|
|Cash flow from operations||912||1,658||1,281|