Canadian Parks And Wilderness Society La Société Pour La Nature Et Les Parcs Du Canada

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We are at an important crossroads for nature conservation in Canada. For the first time in over 20 years, provincial, territorial, indigenous and federal governments are focused and collaborating on creating new protected areas. This unified effort was spawned by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity target of protecting 17% of our land and 10% of our oceans by 2020. Canada currently sits at 10% and 1%. CPAWS worked tirelessly in the last few years to make this a government priority and our success means we must now turn to implementation. CPAWS is the most effective and qualified organization to seize the current conservation opportunity and deliver outcomes. We were made for this. CPAWS is Canada’s only nation-wide charity focused exclusively on the protection of public land and water. 90% of Canada’s land and 100% of our oceans are public. If we are to reach these ambitious targets by 2020 and drive to what nature needs beyond that, public land and ocean conservation is the only path to success in Canada. In its 54 years, CPAWS has been Canada’s most effective conservation organization, leading in the creation of more than half a million square kilometres of protected areas.


  • map-point506 250 City Centre Ave, Ottawa ON, K1R6K7

  • map-point(613) 569-7226

  • map-pointhttp://www.cpaws.org

  • map-pointContact person: Emily Smith

  • map-pointCharitable Organization

  • map-pointBusiness Number: 106865272RR0001

  • map-point24 full-time staff

  • map-pointesmith@cpaws.org

2018 Revenues: $6,300,524

<b>2937700</b>: Total cash given to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>417277</b>: Total amount of non-cash gifts (e.g. securities, equipment, buildings, artwork, other in-kind gifts) made to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>915428</b>: Total amount received from other registered charities.
<b>352779</b>: Charities don’t issue tax receipts when a donor can’t be identified or doesn't want one. This category also includes collection boxes.
<b>298591</b>: Total amount received from any level of government in Canada.
<b>1378749</b>: Income that doesn’t fit into other categories, such as sales revenue, interest and investment income, membership fees, etc.

2018 Expenditures: $5,131,234

<b>3771014</b>: Total amount spent on charitable programs. "Programs" cover all charitable activities the organization carries out on its own.
<b>488747</b>: Total amount spent on fundraising, including office expenses, overhead, promotion costs, etc.
<b>867173</b>: Total amount spent on management and administration, including board meetings, accounting, rent, office supplies, etc.
<b>165391</b>: Total amount of gifts to qualified organizations. The majority of these donees are registered charities but some other organizations qualify as well.
<b>-161091</b>: Expenses that don’t fit into another category, including political activities.

Assets, 2018 Year End: $5,611,696

<b>4352676</b>: Total cash readily available.
<b>193808</b>: Amounts owed by individuals and organizations.
<b>971255</b>: Amounts invested in individuals and organizations
<b>24196</b>: Land and buildings at fair market value as well as equipment, vehicles, etc. The figure is net accumulated ammortization.
<b>69761</b>: Assets not falling under one of the other categories.

Liabilities, 2018 Year End: $3,262,401

<b>95843</b>: Short-term portion of debt obligations such as loans, mortgages, notes, and payments due for goods and services received.
<b>590096</b>: Amounts owing to founders, directors/trustees and like officials, non-arm’s length employees or members.
<b>2576462</b>: Liabilities not falling under one of the other categories.

Worldwide Locations

Canadian Parks And Wilderness Society La Société Pour La Nature Et Les Parcs Du Canada's headquarters is located at 506 250 City Centre Ave, Ottawa ON, K1R6K7.

Breakdown of Programs

80 20


Where the Money Goes

Receiving Organization Amount


Wildlands League $105,761.00

Foundation For Canadian Parks And Wilderness $59,628.00

2 gifts to qualified organizations totalled$165,391.00

External Fundraising

Fundraising Methods

Auctions Dinners Sales Internet Mail Planned Giving Corporate Contacts Phone Other