WCS Canada

Our Conservation Successes

  • WCS Canada research on habitat use by caribou and grizzly bear demonstrated the need to expand Nahanni National Park. In 2009 the federal government followed our recommendations, increasing the park size sevenfold -- from 4,766 sq. km to 30,745 sq. km.
  • Research by WCS Canada on the ecological importance of the Flathead River Valley, on the B.C.-Montana border, led to a ban on mining and oil and gas exploration in the upper basin.
  • WCS Canada’s Dr. Don Reid was a special advisor to the Peel Watershed Commission, which recommended protection for 81% of this pristine Yukon watershed, based on his conservation assessment.
  • WCS Canada played a major role guiding the development of a National Recovery Strategy for Boreal Caribou. This groundbreaking plan will benefit many boreal species.
  • WCS Canada has advised the Province of Ontario on development of conservation legislation, including the Endangered Species Act and the Lake Simcoe Conservation Act, by ensuring both acts were based on solid conservation science.

Our Finances

WCS Canada audited financial statements are available for the last three fiscal years. Our fiscal year ends 30th June annually. As all charities are required to do, we report additional financial information to the Canada Revenue Agency annually.

2013 Financial Report

For more information please contact our Assistant Director, Gillian Woolmer.

Key Staff

Justina C. Ray
WCS Canada President & Senior Scientist


WCS Canada
344 Bloor Street West, Suite 204 Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3A7
(416) 850-9038