Suite 300, 75 Albert St.
Ottawa, ON K1P 5E7
Executive Director: Eleanor Fast
Board Chair: Richard Yank

Charitable Reg. #:11883 4704 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.

B+

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.

87%

CENTS TO THE CAUSE

For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 87 cents are available for programs.



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Programs

About Nature Canada:

Founded in 1939, Nature Canada’s mission is to connect Canadians to nature. It works to teach a respect and appreciation for nature and create the will to defend it. Nature Canada focuses on conservation, raising awareness, and development around climate change, species at risk, wind energy, and hunting. Nature Canada runs both Conservation programs and Conservation Education and Communication programs.

Nature Canada’s Conservation programs made up 84% of total program spending in F2018. Working with Bird Studies Canada, nature Canada advanced 13 bird conservation projects in 7 provinces in F2018. It also protected two new areas: an 11,546 square kilometer marine environment surrounding the Scott Islands (British Columbia), and 110,000 square kilometers of ocean in the Lancaster Sound area (Nunavut).

In F2018, Conservation Education and Communication programs made up 16% of Nature Canada’s total program spending. The charity reports that kids and families participated in 158 nature events in F2018. Additionally, Nature Canada engaged 100 school classes in NatureHood activities and promoted 48 local Bird Day events across Canada. Nature Canada reports that 21,000 Canadians were connected through its NatureHood program in F2018.

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Results and Impact

Nature Canada reports that two laws were passed in F2018 which are overall victories for nature. Bill C-68 restores protections to fish habitat and Bill C-69 includes a new law that should improve environmental reviews of development projects.

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

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Finances

Nature Canada is a ­­­­medium-sized charity, with total donations of $2.1m in F2018. Administrative costs are 3% of revenues (excluding investment income) and fundraising costs are 10% of donations. For every dollar donated, 87 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves of $1.8m can cover just over one year of annual program costs.

­­Nature Canada paid external fundraisers $15k in F2017 to raise $86k for a cost of 18 cents per dollar raised.

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

Updated on July 17, 2019 by Lauren Chin.

Financial Review


Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
201820172016
Administrative costs as % of revenues 3.5%8.6%8.4%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 10.0%16.9%12.7%
Program cost coverage (%) 106.8%75.6%58.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
201820172016
Donations 2,143,0931,488,2021,323,647
Government funding 345,684325,623431,592
Investment income 70,42521,71762,657
Other income 16,47254,84216,482
Total revenues 2,575,6741,890,3841,834,378
Program costs 1,653,5931,408,4001,243,561
Administrative costs 86,380161,227148,574
Fundraising costs 214,621250,889167,823
Cash flow from operations 621,08069,868274,420
Capital spending 000
Funding reserves 1,766,5051,064,475724,471

Note: Ci included unrealized loss from investments, affecting revenues by $42k in F2018, ($56k) in F2017, and $73k in F2016.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 17

Avg. Compensation $50,934

Top 10 staff salary range

$350k +
0
$300k - $350k
0
$250k - $300k
0
$200k - $250k
0
$160k - $200k
0
$120k - $160k
0
$80k - $120k
2
$40k - $80k
8
< $40k
0

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2018

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