214 - 131 Water Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 4M3
Executive Director: Devon Page
Board Chair: Leonard Schein

Charitable Reg. #:13474 8474 RR0001

STAR RATING

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

[Charity Rating: 4/4]

✔+

FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY

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

A-

RESULTS REPORTING

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

n/r

DEMONSTRATED IMPACT

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

NEED FOR FUNDING

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

68%

CENTS TO THE CAUSE

For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 68 cents are available for programs.



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Programs

About Ecojustice:

Founded in 1991, Ecojustice Society of Canada (Ecojustice) was started after the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska. Ecojustice was initially called the American Sierra Club Legal Defence Fund. Ecojustice uses the law to fight climate change and advocate for a healthier environment. The charity’s advocacy can be grouped into three categories: climate change, healthy communities, and nature.

The charity reports that humans have just 11 years to act in order to stop permanent climate change. This means halving emissions by 2030 and producing zero emissions by 2050. Ecojustice’s climate change program fights against dirty energy projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The climate change program currently has four open court cases.

Ecojustice states that Canada has fallen behind 110 countries that legally recognize having a healthy community as a human right. Through its healthy communities’ program, the charity works to keep harmful chemicals out of homes and ensure polluters are held accountable. Ecojustice hopes that the government will establish a Charter right to a healthy environment for all Canadians. Ecojustice’s healthy communities program currently has 12 open court cases.

The charity’s nature program ensures the government protects oceans, watersheds, forests, and other habitats that wildlife depend on. Ecojustice protects national parks from commercial development encroaching on them to ensure that the native species threatened by these projects will be protected. The charity hopes to bring an end to the practice of focusing on short term financial gain and instead think of long-term environmental interests. The charity’s Nature program currently has 19 open court cases.

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Finances

Ecojustice is a large charity with donations of $7.3m in F2018. Ci calculated administrative costs to be 14% of total revenues and fundraising costs to be 18% of donations in F2018. For every dollar donated, 68 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Ecojustice Society of Canada has funding reserves of $4.7m. Funding reserves can cover program expenses for one year.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Ecojustice for review. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 11, 2019 by Stefan Tetzlaff.

Financial Review


Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending October
201820172016
Administrative costs as % of revenues 14.0%14.3%15.3%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 17.7%20.0%17.1%
Program cost coverage (%) 105.5%128.1%120.1%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
201820172016
Donations 7,3496,2365,787
Investment income 791109
Other income 867878
Total revenues 7,4426,4055,974
Program costs 4,5013,3113,326
Administrative costs 1,043905895
Fundraising costs 1,3021,249987
Other costs 14611898
Cash flow from operations 450822669
Capital spending 000
Funding reserves 4,7474,2413,995

Note: Ci reconciled the charity’s T3010 filings with its audited financial statements to allocate expenses across program, administration, and fundraising.  

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 33

Avg. Compensation $97,251

Top 10 staff salary range

$350k +
0
$300k - $350k
0
$250k - $300k
0
$200k - $250k
0
$160k - $200k
0
$120k - $160k
0
$80k - $120k
6
$40k - $80k
3
< $40k
1

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2018

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Charity Contact

Website: www.ecojustice.ca
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