***Update: Due to the popularity of this promotion and because Canada rocks, we’re extending the promotion for the entire month of July!***
In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, HustleCo Workspace is offering a daily minimum donation drop-in rate of just $1.50 from June 26th-July 7th during reception hours. All proceeds raised will be donated to support the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society to help preserve Canada’s beautiful public land, water, and wilderness for generations to come. Our goal is to raise $1500 for CPAWS, Canada’s only nationwide charity dedicated solely to the protection of Canada’s public land and water. We support and encourage additional donations beyond the $1.50 minimum for drop-ins.
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June 26th – July 7th from 9am – 5pm on weekdays
WEEKDAYS IN JULY | 9am – 5pm
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Information on the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
Established in 1963, CPAWS is the largest private charity in Canada focused on preserving wilderness habitats, with a focus on National and Provincial parks and other protected areas. In contrast to other large habitat protection charities, CPAWS receives almost no government funding. The charity is therefore in a position to advocate aggressively for habitat protection and to speak out against government policies with which it disagrees. However, CPAWS avoids being adversarial, and maintains good working relationships with Parks Canada and other public-sector partners. CPAWS operates through a network of provincial “chapters” (local associations) and has both national and local programs. These chapters are able to access 500 local volunteers and some 15,000 members. CPAWS has 59 full-time staff who are experienced and well-qualified, many of them being biologists. Total F2011 program spending was $2.5m, of which 60% went toward forestry programs, 15% to parks, 15% to ocean programs and 10% to education and youth engagement. CPAWS’ most impressive achievements have been in the fields of national park creation and forest preservation.
*Summarized from data from the Charity Intelligence Canada report on Environmental Charities 2013 and charityintelligence.ca
In 2015, CPAWS established the Nááts ́ihch ́oh National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories. The reserve protects roughly 5,000 square kilometers of land. On the North Pacific coast of British Columbia, CPAWS implemented marine plans that now protect 100,000 square kilometers of shoreline water. The charity also brought about the rejection of a hotel proposal on Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park. This project would have otherwise harmed marine life, wildlife and parklands in the region.
CPAWS has 13 chapters across Canada that also run conservation awareness programs that explain how important protecting Canadian land and water truly is.
CPAWS is a medium-sized charity that collected $4.6m in Canadian donations in 2015. Administrative costs are 14% of revenues and fundraising costs are 10% of donations, which falls within CI’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves total just over $2m and 31% are donor-endowed. Excluding donor-endowed funds, the charity’s funding reserves cover only 31% of program costs. Low program cost coverage highlights a need for donations.