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CPAWS receives top rating from Charity Intelligence Canada

CPAWS is pleased to have received a 4-star rating, the highest mark given, from Charity Intelligence Canada, in its new charity ratings released today. Out of the 400 charities rated, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society is one of only 72 charities, and one of three national environmental organizations, to receive top marks based on excellence in financial transparency, accountability to donors and cost-efficiency.

"We are honoured to have been recognized in this way. It takes a dedicated team and hard work, and everyone at CPAWS has played a part in creating the organization that we are today," says  CPAWS National Board President Oliver Kent.

"Charity Intelligence’s research has found charities that are exceptional. This list of 4-star charities shows Canadians 72 charities that excel in accountability to donors, financial transparency and cost-efficiency. We hope Charity Intelligence’s ratings help donors get accurate, independent information in making important giving decisions”,  says Kate Bahen, Managing Director of Charity Intelligence.

Charity Intelligence reserves the 4-star rating for those charities that are in the top 33% of social results reporting, rated 1 or above in financial transparency, and have a program cost coverage of below 35% and an administrative cost ratio of below 30%. Only 15% of the charities rated earned a 4-star rating. Read the ratings methodology.

Read CPAWS' full charity rating profile.

"As the only nationwide organization dedicated to protecting at least half of Canada's public land and water, we thank our donors for supporting our mission and helping us work collaboratively across Canada with other sectors to achieve conservation gains," adds Kent.

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Contact: Ellen Adelberg, Director of Communications,