By Gary Thomas
Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has received top rankings in the environmental charity rankings in Canada. MoneySense has placed NCC on top of the 2012 Charity 100 rankings.
For NCC, this recognition is the third consecutive year in a row. The campany has been awarded an overall grade of A+. The MoneySense magazine utilizes the data that it collects from the charities, websites and the Canada Revenue Agency. The ranking is done based on a number of criteria, including the charity’s fiscal efficiency, transparency, size of its reserve fund, efforts for raising funds and governance. The ranking is done for the 100 largest charities in Canada.
Nature Conservancy of Canada’s President and CEO, John Lounds stated that this recognition by MoneySense Magazine has made them proud. NCC utilizes 85% of its funds specifically for conservation work. It implements prudent management that enables efficient fund usage. The ranking and the utilization of 85% of the funds for conservation is important for the land conservation work, animals, and plants, and for the organization’s supporters.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada is a notable organization for land conservation in Canada. NCC is celebrating its 50th year of activities with the Charity 100 award. The organization endeavors to protect critical natural areas as well as the plants and animals species in that area. It has been active from 1962, and has assisted in protecting over a million hectares of natural area.