Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

 July 8, 2014

The BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has received four stars – the highest rating possible – in Charity Intelligence Canada’s annual list of top charities announced today.

The BC SPCA was one of only 72 Canadian charities to receive a four-star rating from Charity Intelligence, which assesses hundreds of non-profit organizations across the country. “Our research has found charities that are exceptional,” says Charity Intelligence’s managing director Kate Bahen. “This list of four-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.”

The BC SPCA is also one of only 109 of Canadian charities, and the only animal welfare organization, accredited by Imagine Canada for demonstrated excellence in financial accountability and transparency, board governance, fundraising, staff management and volunteer involvement.

Craig Daniell, chief executive officer for the BC SPCA, says the society’s board of governors, staff and volunteers are committed to upholding the highest standards in its policies and programs. “The BC SPCA is able to carry out its work on behalf of abused, injured and homeless animals through the generosity of individuals, businesses, foundations and others in the community who support us. It is extremely important to us to be able to demonstrate that these donations are being stewarded as effectively as possible.”  

For further details on Charity Intelligence Canada ratings, please visit For more information on other awards and accreditations that the BC SPCA has received, visit our awards page.

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a not-for-profit organization reliant on public donations. Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

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