Winnipeg Humane Society
Winnipeg, MB R3T 0R3
CEO: Javier Schwersensky
Board Chair: Jeff Eckstein
Charitable Reg. #: 11964 7907 RR0002
Grade: A-The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to the Cause
Full-time staff #63
Avg. Compensation $42,287
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Winnipeg Humane Society:
Founded in 1894, Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) operates out of Winnipeg, Manitoba and protects animals across the province. It is the largest animal welfare charity in Manitoba and runs an open admission shelter, which means that it accepts any animal in need of care. WHS’s major programs include animal care, clinic services and investigation and emergency response services.
Winnipeg Humane Society’s focus area is animal care – combined shelter, adoptions, and intake costs accounted for 45% of total program costs in F2015. WHS took in 8,832 animals in 2015, the majority of which were cats (6,044). The shelter experienced a 22% increase in incoming animals compared to 2014. The charity’s adoption center found homes for 4,607 animals in 2015, of which 3,238 were cats. Adoptions increased by 18% compared to 2014 and represent 52% of animals taken in during the year.
The WHS clinic is Winnipeg Humane Society’s health services program that treats animals in need of medical care. Clinic expenses accounted for 29% of program costs in F2015. WHS reports that its clinic performs 5,000 to 6,000 procedures annually, which includes spay and neuter surgeries. The charity’s most recent newsletter reports that its clinic spayed and neutered 1,341 cats between February and March 2016.
Winnipeg Humane Society’s Investigations and Emergency Response program accounted for 10% of total program costs in F2015. Through this program, WHS helps injured, abused and distressed animals in partnership with the Winnipeg Police Service. The WHS Emergency Response team handled 435 calls regarding animals in extreme weather conditions, 375 calls of malnutrition and 226 calls of animals locked in vehicles in 2015. The team also made 625 emergency pick-ups in 2015.
This report represents the consolidated financial position of Winnipeg Humane Society and the Winnipeg Humane Society Foundation (the Foundation), a separate registered charity that fundraises for WHS.
Winnipeg Humane Society is a big-cap charity with total donations and special events fundraising of $5.8m in F2015. Administrative costs are 9% of revenues and fundraising costs are 18% of donations. $0.27 of every donated dollar goes toward overhead costs, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.
Combined, WHS and the Foundation hold funding reserves of $5.5m, of which $0.5m are donor-endowed. Total reserves can cover annual program costs for 1.3 years, which drops to 1.2 years when donor-endowed funds are not included.
This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Winnipeg Humane Society. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on July 26, 2016 by Katie Khodawandi.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||9.0%||12.5%||10.8%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||18.0%||22.8%||20.9%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||128.9%||126.0%||133.3%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Goods in kind||135||107||161|
|Fees for service||1,473||1,390||1,308|
|Business activities (net)||136||116||133|
|Cash flow from operations||1,614||319||1,153|