Pacific Assistance Dogs Society

9048 Stormont Ave.
Burnaby, BC V3N 4G6
Executive Director: Laura Watamanuk
Board President: Rick DeHart

Charitable Reg. #: 89225 2347 RR0001
Sector: Social Services
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: C+

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

2015 2016 2017
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #18

Avg. Compensation $37,232

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 1
$40k - $80k 4
< $40k 5
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2017

About Pacific Assistance Dogs Society:

Founded in 1987, Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS) breeds, raises, trains, and supports dogs to then partner them with people with disabilities and community care professionals.

Upon graduation, dogs perform one of three functions. Service Dogs help people with disabilities to perform daily activities such as opening and closing doors, switching lights on and off, and carrying groceries. Hearing Dogs alert their owners of sounds, including doorbells, telephones, and smoke alarms. Accredited Facility Dogs are provided to assist community care professionals in situations where dogs would provide physical, social, or emotional improvements to groups or individuals; specific goals with the dog’s involvement are outlined and progress along these goals are documented and evaluated.

Financial Review:

Pacific Assistance Dogs Society is a Small charity with donations of $873k in F2017. F2016 donations include $1.5m from a trust, $1.0m of which was restricted by the charity for future expansion and capital projects. In F2017, the charity’s administrative costs were 8% of revenues and fundraising costs were 10% of donations. For every dollar donated to the charity, 82 cents go to the cause, falling within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Administrative and fundraising expenses may be understated as the charity did not disclose the breakdown of its salaries and wages, which Ci has included in program costs. Administrative and fundraising cost ratios are lower in F2016 because of the $1.5m donation.

PADS has $1.9m in funding reserves of which $50k are donor-endowed. Its funding reserves can cover 1.6 years of program costs.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Pacific Assistance Dogs Society. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 17, 2018 by Joeyanne Cheung.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending February
Administrative costs as % of revenues 7.7%3.4%6.7%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 10.1%2.2%10.1%
Program cost coverage (%) 159.1%173.8%55.7%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 872,7582,239,275588,409
Goods in kind 94,19675,98067,047
Government funding 335,164(5,935)250,000
Fees for service 49,56332,34533,895
Business activities (net) 14,0373,4330
Investment income 2,4366,35815,989
Other income 12,12011,6880
Total revenues 1,380,2742,363,144955,340
Program costs 1,195,3831,019,158809,946
Administrative costs 106,21779,13363,148
Fundraising costs 87,95449,89359,659
Other costs 9,1671,5262,736
Cash flow from operations (18,447)1,213,43419,851
Funding reserves 1,901,2161,771,371451,046
Note: Ci included interest income and gain on disposal of investments in investment income, increasing revenues by $2k in F2017, $6k in F2016, and $16k in F2015. Ci included interest from other sources in other revenue, increasing revenues by $12k in F2017 and $12k in F2016. Ci included direct costs in expenses, increasing expenses by $9k in F2017,  $2k in F2016, and $3k in F2015. Ci included amortization in expenses. Ci included sales of promotion items in net business activities but it is unclear whether associated expenses have been removed, so Ci may be reporting this amount gross of expenses.

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