Why choose to support The Fur-Bearers?
The Fur-Bearers is a wildlife protection organization that has been working to protect fur-bearing animals in the wild and confinement since 1953. We are one of the oldest animal protection organizations in Canada!
Our supporters help us end cruel trapping, shut down fur farms, influence laws and government practices, provide non-lethal solutions to co-exist with wildlife, and educate the public through our website, blogs, videos and podcast, Defender Radio.
Over the decades, our achievements have ranged from speaking out against trapping cruelty through TV commercials, billboards and newspaper ads to protecting individual families of beavers in municipalities across Canada.
To read about our current victories, please visit: https://thefurbearers.com/about-us/victories
How will your donation be spent?
The Fur-Bearers is governed by a volunteer board of directors and campaigns are guided with the wisdom from a board of advisors. We have a staff of 3 people and do our very best to stretch every dollar as far as possible!
Last fiscal year (April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020):
The breakdown of our expenses are as follows: 54% of revenue directly supported our two major campaigns including Make Fur History and Living With Wildlife. Make Fur History is aimed at ending the commercial fur trade, and Living with Wildlife promotes human co-existence efforts with wildlife, particularly involving beavers, coyotes and urban black bears.
To make this work possible, it takes lots of resources - 34% of our revenue was spent on infastructure which includes our software, website, office supplies (printer ink, photocopy paper, pens), IT support, travel, subscriptions and professional support (accounting & legal etc). This past year, 7% of revenue was used for fundraising and member development, and 5% was spent on event fees at community events and conferences.
This fiscal year (2020-2021), we are hoping to regain our charitable status which would make us eligilble for foundations and grant money. It would give us an added boost to expanding our reach by growing our campaigns. Stay tuned for updates!