Trout Unlimited Canada

4000 Glenmore Court SE, Suite 180
Calgary, AB T2C 5R8
CEO: Silvia D'Amelio
Chairman: Brian Mellor

Charitable Reg. #:11927 1690 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 4/5]



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) 71 cents are available for programs.

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About Trout Unlimited Canada:

Trout Unlimited Canada is a 4-star rated charity with best practice in financial transparency and average accountability to donors as seen in the B results reporting grade. For every dollar donated to this charity, 71 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci's reasonable range for overhead spending.

Founded in 1972 Trout Unlimited Canada (TUC) works to conserve Canada’s water and fish. Its mission is to conserve, protect, and restore Canada’s freshwater ecosystems and cold-water resources for current and future generations. Since its inception, TUC has saved over 895,000 fish. TUC has 22 chapters across Canada and runs two major programs: conservation and education.

TUC’s conservation program aims to protect Canada’s waterways and save fish. TUC repaired over 7km of streams and rivers, and planted over 3,750 trees to help fight climate change. In F2021, the charity rescued 36,930 fish across Ontario and dedicated 6,114 hours of research to the development of restoration plans for Canada’s water.   

Through the education program, TUC improves people’s knowledge and awareness of water pollution, water quality, and stream restoration. In F2021, TUC educated 8,000 people. The charity also reports that over 20 people received electrofishing training.


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Results and Impact

Trout Unlimited Canada reports that for $1 received from donors, it produces $4 of “on the ground change.” The charity does not disclose whether the value created relates to conservation activities, education activities, or both.

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

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Trout Unlimited Canada reported total donations and special events fundraising of $509k in F2021. Administrative costs are 14% of revenues and fundraising costs are 15% of donations and special events fundraising. For every dollar donated to the charity, 71 cents go to its programs. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

TUC has funding reserves of $441k that can cover annual program costs for four months at the F2021 level.

This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Trout Unlimited Canada. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 15, 2022 by Angelina Curwin.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 14.4%10.1%12.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 14.5%12.8%18.3%
Total overhead spending 28.9%22.9%31.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 41.4%36.8%(8.5%)

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 463,346766,211658,797
Government funding 606,505629,286397,818
Special events 45,367103,663366,636
Other income 39,79921,4842,905
Total revenues 1,155,0171,520,6441,426,156
Program costs 1,065,754928,026956,065
Administrative costs 166,181153,048181,783
Fundraising costs 73,679111,710187,283
Total spending 1,305,6141,192,7841,325,131
Cash flow from operations (150,597)327,860101,025
Capital spending 8,5141,1790
Funding reserves 441,320341,071(81,732)

Note: The charity's audited financials did not break out government funding from donations. Ci used the charity's T3010 filing to re-allocate government grants and backed the amount out of donations. 

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 10

Avg. compensation: $52,320

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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Comments & Contact

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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001