Calgary, AB T2E 5T2
President & CEO: Jennifer Martin
Board Chair: Brent Poohkay
Charitable Reg. #: 11878 1079 RR0001
Grade: NRCharity not yet rated on the public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Full-time staff #100
Avg. Compensation $40,235
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About TELUS Spark:
The Calgary Science Centre and Creative Kids Museum Society (CSCS), operating as TELUS Spark, is an organization committed to promoting the arts, science and technology by providing fun-filled learning experiences. Its mission is to be a role model and force for innovation that drives positive change.
In October 2011, the CSCS moved to the New Science Centre, a 153k square-foot location that is the first purpose-built Science Centre in Canada in over 25 years. The construction of the new facility was a $160m initiative, with 75% of funding coming from the government and 21% from corporate donations. In its first full year of operation at the new location, the CSCS welcomed over 383k visitors, and exceeded its targets by 21% by attracting over 20k active annual members. In F2012, the CSCS piloted 170 programs, including astronomy nights, a planetarium show at the HD Digital Dome Theatre, spring and summer camps, and corporate team building programs.
In F2012, the CSCS’s administrative costs were 9% of revenues, while fundraising costs were low at 8% of donations. Revenues include $13.8m in donations and grants restricted to the New Science Centre Fund. The CSCS has negative funding reserves in the amount of ($1.5m), owing to $7.3m in long-term debt associated with the construction of the New Science Centre. While not presented below, the CSCS has had significant capital expenditures in recent years associated with the new facility, in the amount of $16.7m in F2012, $55.5m in F2011 and $40.1m in F2010.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||8.8%||10.3%||10.0%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||8.0%||7.8%||16.1%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||(19.4%)||(2.5%)||197.5%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Fees for service||5,142||2,313||3,243|
|Business activities (net)||1,175||503||385|
|Cash flow from operations||12,489||0||937|