World Animal Protection

90 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 960
Toronto, ON M4P 2Y3
Director: Edith Myers
Board President: Dominique Bellemare

Charitable Reg. #: 12971 9076 RR0001
Sector: Animal Welfare
Operating Charity

Charity Rating

[Charity Rating: 4/4]

Donor Accountability

Grade: A

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 for current and previous years available on the charity's website [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to The Cause

2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #16

Avg. Compensation $77,285

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 5
$40k - $80k 5
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About World Animal Protection:

Founded in 1980, World Animal Protection (formally known as World Society for the Protection of Animals Canada) works in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America to protect animals in four priority areas: animals in farming, animals in the wild, animals in disasters, and animals in communities. Its mission is to move the world to protect animals, as billions of animals suffer around the world. Goals for 2020 include helping at least 1 billion farm animals, helping 50 million dogs in global communities, saving at least 100,000 wild animals, and helping at least 5 million animals through disaster response work. World Animal Protection also runs education and awareness programs – by 2020, World Animal Protection hopes to have 15 million digital subscribers for its annual newsletter.

With Protecting Animals in Farming, World Animal Protection works to eliminate inhumane practices in the food industry. In its most recent F2016 Global Report, World Animal Protection states that it improved the welfare of 63,423,491 farm animals by working with Betagro, a major food producer in Thailand.

World Animal Protection’s Protecting Wild Animals program combats exploitation of wild animals in tourism and trade. The charity saw success in F2016 when it convinced 70 major tour operators to stop offering elephant rides (bringing the cumulative total to 158 operators), saved seven bears from cruel conditions by giving them a safe place to live at its Romanian Bear Sanctuary that currently holds 80 bears, protected eight bears from bear-baiting activities in Pakistan by providing their owners alternative livelihoods so that the bears could be handed over to its Balkasar sanctuary, and shut down six covert bear baiting events in Pakistan. This priority area also addresses the dangers that discarded fishing gear in oceans poses on marine animals.

Through Protecting Animals in Disasters, World Animal Protection responds to floods, droughts, earthquakes and other natural disasters that leave animals in need of medical care, food, shelter and/or evacuation services. In its F2016 Global Report, World Animal Protection states that it responded to disasters in 10 countries, saving over 606,000 animals directly and 265,7000 indirectly through its training programs, funding and equipment.

Protecting animals in Communities is World Animal Protection’s fourth priority area – the charity focuses on reducing rabies in dog populations in 7 countries. It reached a milestone in F2016 when it performed its one-millionth rabies vaccination in Kenya. Within the year, the charity vaccinated or helped vaccinate more than 79,000 dogs against rabies in Kenya.  World Animal Protection ended its rabies vaccination activities in Zanzibar in 2016, after three years of work on the island – the charity states that it ended inhumane culling of Zanzibar's roaming dogs, and the government now has the capacity to give regular vaccinations itself to keep the island rabies-free.

Financial Review:

World Animal Protection is a medium-sized charity with total donations of $4.8m in F2016. Administrative costs are 3% of revenues and fundraising costs are 22% of donations. Per dollar donated to the charity, $0.74 goes towards its programs, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

World Animal Protection’s funding reserves of $3.9m can cover 87% of annual program costs.

Updated on June 26, 2017 by Katie Khodawandi.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 3.3%3.1%4.0%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 22.5%22.3%32.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 86.8%95.2%111.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 4,8095,8034,904
Goods in kind 6021610
Investment income 204222235
Total revenues 5,6156,1865,138
Program costs 4,5154,1082,983
Administrative costs 179187198
Fundraising costs 1,0801,2951,585
Cash flow from operations (159)596373
Funding reserves 3,9193,9113,319
Note: Ci reported foreign exchange loss in investment income. Ci included affinity income in donations. Ci reported program, administrative and fundraising costs gross of amortization to report on a cash basis.

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