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Atlantic Salmon Federation

P.O. Box 5200
St. Andrew's, NB E5B 3S8
President & CEO: Bill Taylor
Board Chair: Michael A. Meighen

Charitable Reg. #: 11879 6150 RR0001
Sector: Environment
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: B

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 #1

Avg. Compensation $37,222

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 0
< $40k 1
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Atlantic Salmon Federation:

Founded in 1948, Atlantic Salmon Federation Canada (ASF Canada) supports wild Atlantic salmon across North America. Its programs focus on conservation, protection and restoration of wild Atlantic salmon populations and ecosystems. ASF Canada shares a close relationship with Atlantic Salmon Federation USA – the charities present combined annual reports for donors. ASF Canada’s website provides an update report on the state of North American Atlantic salmon populations based on 2014 data. The report states that the 2014 salmon population decreased by 13% from 2013 and did not reach the North American conservation limit.

ASF Canada includes advocacy efforts as part of conservation programming. The Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) was formed in 2015 to address dropping salmon population trends in North America. ASF Canada’s president is the committee’s vice-chair. The MAC submitted 61 recommendations to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada in 2015. The recommendations propose conservation, enforcement, predation, science and strategy changes for fisheries that affect North American salmon populations. In response to this advocacy effort, the Quebec Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks announced mandatory catch and release of large Atlantic salmon in recreational fisheries starting in 2016.

Atlantic Salmon Federation Canada is also a part of the Collaboration for Atlantic Salmon Tomorrow (CAST) partnership between industry leaders, conservation charities and scientists. ASF’s annual report states that CAST is one of the largest and most comprehensive wild Atlantic salmon recovery initiatives ever run.

Atlantic Salmon Federation Canada’s research program surgically tagged and tracked 279 salmon from three Canadian rivers in 2015. This tracking program gathers important information about salmon migratory and mortality patterns. New information on regions of high salmon mortality has led to new research studying the impact of striped bass predation on salmon in these regions.

Atlantic Salmon Federation Canada spent $619k on conservation programs, $294k on education programs and $311k on research programs in 2015. ASF’s annual report does not provide details on its education programs.

Financial Review:

Atlantic Salmon Federation Canada is a medium-sized charity with donations and special events fundraising totalling $1.9m in F2015. Administrative costs are 4% of revenues and fundraising costs are 30% of donations, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Raffles expenses are included in fundraising costs as the charity reported dinners and raffles together, accounting for 68% of total fundraising costs.

ASF Canada’s funding reserves of $1.4m (of which $1.1m are donor-endowed) cover annual program costs for 1 year. When donor-endowed funds are excluded, the charity’s reserves cover only 18% of annual program costs, which indicates a funding need.

This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by ASF Canada. Edits and changes may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 8, 2016 by Katie Khodawandi.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending September
Administrative costs as % of revenues 4.3%8.4%4.0%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 30.4%27.2%30.1%
Program cost coverage (%) 104.7%74.9%76.4%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 910,4491,269,0001,062,742
Fees for service 111,629129,391119,351
Business activities (net) 103,63082,54990,792
Special events 988,4211,088,8131,093,038
Investment income 56,246207,37573,148
Other income 39,13769,31775,813
Total revenues 2,209,5122,846,4452,514,884
Program costs 1,292,9511,953,7221,808,651
Administrative costs 91,662220,93598,051
Fundraising costs 578,046641,736649,043
Cash flow from operations 246,85330,053(40,862)
Funding reserves 1,353,0741,463,1481,380,983
Note: Amortization of deferred capital contributions has not been included in Ci analysis, reducing revenues by $31k in F2015, $33k in F2014, and $34k in F2013. The audited financial statements do not report endowment contributions and interest on the income statement. Ci has made adjustments to include these figures in revenues, increasing investment income by $51k in F2015, $1k in F2014 and $1k in F2013. Ci adjusted for deferred donations and contributions, increasing revenues by $252k in F2015, ($86k) in F2014 and ($42k) in F2013. The audited financial statements report advertising revenue of $104k in F2015, $83k in F2014 and $91k in F2013. These figures have been included in business activities revenue and are reported gross of expenses, as the audited financial statements do not provide advertising costs. Included in fundraising costs are dinners and raffles costs of $393k in F2015, $473k in F2014 and $475k in F2013. Amortization of capital assets has been removed from program, administrative and fundraising costs based on % of total expenses.