lists: Biggest educational charitable organizations in B.C. in 2012

Biggest educational charitable organizations in B.C. in 2012

RANKED BY | 2012 expenditures

Rank '12Organization
Year foundedArea of focusTop staff executiveTop volunteer executiveAssets '12
Liabilities '12
Revenue '12
Expenses and distributions '12/'11
1Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre
845 Avison Way, Vancouver V6G 3E2
P: 604-659-3474 F: 604-659-3515
1956Self-supporting, non-profit association dedicated to effecting the conservation of aquatic life through display and interpretation, education, research and direct actionJohn Nightingale, presidentMargot Spence, board chairNP
$29.42 million1
$29.74 million1
$29.74 million
2Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby St, Vancouver V6Z 2H7
P: 604-662-4700 F: 604-682-1086
1931Non-profit organization with more than 10,000 artworks in its permanent collectionKathleen Bartels, directorGeorge Killy, board chair$57.7 million1
$57.7 million1
$14 million1
$14.81 million1
$14.81 million
3Knowledge Network
4355 Mathissi Pl, Burnaby V5G 4S8
P: 604-431-3200 F: 604-431-3387
1981B.C.'s public education broadcasterRudy Buttignol, president and CEONini Baird, board chair$14.83 million
$4.81 million
$11.71 million
$10.63 million
$10.08 million
4Science World British Columbia
1455 Quebec St, Vancouver V6A 3Z7
P: 604-443-7440 F: 604-443-7430
1977Education and leadership in science and technologyBryan Tisdall, president and CEOAndrew Harries, board chair$48.19 million
$3.74 million
$9.19 million
$9.84 million
$10.44 million
5Arts Umbrella
1286 Cartwright St, Vancouver V6H 3R8
P: 604-681-5268 F: 604-681-5285
1979Arts education for young peopleLucille Pacey, president and CEORichard Prokopanko, board chair$3.52 million2
$1.66 million2
$4.98 million1
$5.06 million1
$5.06 million
6Western Canadian Universities Marine Sciences Society
PO Box 100 Bamfield Marine Sciences, Bamfield V0R 1B0
P: 250-728-3301 F: NP
1972Operates the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre, a permanent base for marine and coastal-oriented field operations on the west coast of CanadaBradley Anholt, directorNP$6.67 million1
$2.5 million1
$3.86 million1
$3.65 million1
$3.65 million
7BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation
1767 Angus Campbell Rd, Abbotsford V3G 2M3
P: 604-556-3088 F: 604-556-3030
1996Working with educators to bring B.C.'s agriculture to our studentsLinday Babineau, executive directorSarah Ryall, president$6.01 million1
$5.05 million1
$3.22 million1
$3.34 million1
$3.34 million
8BC Technology for Learning Society
6741 Cariboo Rd Suite 206, Burnaby V3N 4A3
P: 604-250-9936 F: NP
1995To practise ethical recycling of computer waste by providing refurbished computers for students and learners of all ages, and give youth interns job skills in hardware repair, team-building and mentorshipMary-Em Waddington, executive director, Wayne Johnson, operations managerNP$944,994
$2.82 million
$3.1 million
$2.68 million
9Junior Achievement of BC
475 Georgia St W Suite 110, Vancouver V6B 4M9
P: 604-688-3887 F: NP
1955World's largest organization dedicated to educating young people about business. Our three educational pillars for student success: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacyJan Bell-Irving, president and CEO, JA BCTim Manning, board chair$2.33 million1
$2.08 million1
$2.01 million1
$1.8 million3
10Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy
1535 - 14th St RR 4 #2, Invermere V0A 1K4
P: 250-342-3210 F: 250-342-9221
2001Literacy services to communities within the Columbia Basin with programs ranging from early childhood to seniors computers, English as a second language and volunteer tutoringAli Wassing, executive directorMarilyn Peterson, chair$784,4311
$1.72 million1
$1.65 million1
$1.65 million
11HR MacMillan Space Centre
1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver V6J 3J9
P: 604-738-7827 F: 604-736-5665
1968To educate, inspire and evoke a sense of wonder about the universe, our planet and space explorationRob Appleton, executive directorEric Pringle, president$221,978
$1.52 million
$1.62 million
$1.6 million
12Forrex Forum for Research and Extension in Natural Resources Society
235 1St Ave Unit 702, Kamloops V2C 3J4
P: 250-371-3746 F: NP
1998Founded to help people develop science and knowledge-based solutions to complex natural resource challengesSasko Despotovski, CEOGrant Parnell, chair$1.11 million
$1.36 million
$1.57 million
$1.96 million
13Leading Edge Endowment Fund
1188 Georgia St W Suite 900, Vancouver V6E 4A2
P: 604-438-3220 F: NP
2003The fund's objective is to encourage social and economic development in B.C. through university research chairsMax Cairns, executive directorMartha Salcudean, chair$15.28 million
$8.06 million
$1.52 million
$7.01 million
14Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society
645 Fort St Suite 1094, Victoria V8W 1G2
P: 250-381-5532 F: 250-480-1129
2004Provides scholarships to students attending post-secondary institutionsNPHugh Gordon, board chairNP
$1.47 million1
$1.47 million
15DSRF Down Syndrome Research Foundation
1409 Sperling Ave, Burnaby V5B 4J8
P: 604-444-3773 F: 604-431-9248
1995To empower individuals with Down syndrome to reach their full potential throughout life by pioneering and providing educational programs and services, grounded in foundational researchDawn McKenna, executive directorVictor Giacomin, board chair$3.7 million1
$3.25 million1
$1.64 million1
$1.44 million1
$1.54 million3
16Pacific Centre Family Services Association
345 Wale Rd, Victoria V9B 6X2
P: 250-478-8357 F: 250-478-3699
1979Dedicated to maintaining outstanding services for the people we work with through education, counselling and creative programmingMitzi Dean, executive directorBill McElroy, board chair$3.7 million1
$1.24 million1
$1.27 million1
$1.27 million
17Vancouver Maritime Museum
1905 Ogden Ave, Vancouver V6J 1A3
P: 604-257-8300 F: 604-737-2621
1958To educate and preserve the region's maritime heritageSimon Robinson, executive directorCraig Beattie, president$1.14 million1
$1.14 million1
$1.05 million1
18Disabled Workers Foundation of Canada
4755 Cherry Creek Rd, Port Alberni V9Y 0A7
P: 778-421-0821 F: 778-421-0823
1992An education, training and research organization committed to reducing the human, social and economic costs of disabilityWolfgang Zimmermann, executive directorTrevor James, Ken Neumann, co-chairsNP
19Hippy Canada (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters)
1030 Denman St Suite 125, Vancouver V6E 3W1
P: 604-676-8250 F: 6046768250
2002Early childhood education program supporting families and children at riskDebbie Bell, executive directorTim Casgrain, board chair$185,563
$1.32 million
20People's Law School: The Public Legal Education Society
900 Howe St Suite 150, Vancouver V6Z 2M4
P: 604-331-5400 F: 604-331-5401
1974Our goal is helping people throughout B.C. gain a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities under the lawTerresa Augustine, executive directorTim Timberg, chair$516,103
$1.02 million

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