WILDNorth (formerly the Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton) is committed to proper environmental stewardship and recognizes the important role we play in conserving Alberta’s native species through the services and programs we provide to the community.
WILDNorth is a charitable organization that provides compassionate care for injured, contaminated and orphaned wildlife and educates the public on the importance of wildlife in our community. WILDNorth has been serving the Edmonton and surrounding communities since 1989 and is considered an essential service. We provide the best care and housing possible for a wide variety of native and migratory birds and native small mammals and are permitted through the Canadian Wildlife Service and Alberta Environment Sustainable Resources Development.
To deliver services to people of Northern Alberta with wildlife-related concerns by providing compassionate care to injured and orphaned wildlife and by educating our communities about humanely coexisting with wildlife.
To provide world-class care for wildlife in need and to become Alberta’s champion and resource for a respectful co-existence between people and wildlife.
Our Hospital & Rehabilitation Centre
Our wildlife hospital is equipped with a treatment room; on-site radiology and on-site surgery and short-term housing. Our goal is to be able to provide immediate treatment and arrange surgery if required through our network of volunteer veterinarians with transfer to the rehabilitation centre when the patient is stable. The Rehabilitation Centre provides the facilities for longer term rehabilitation (confined housing, flight pens, and pools) to take our patients through the recovery process until release. The hospital and rehabilitation centre are open 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
WILDNorth is a member of the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association and the International Wildlife Council is a founding member of the Alberta Wildlife Rehabilitators Association. We adhere to the Wildlife Rehabilitators Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
Since 1989, WILDNorth (formerly the Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton) has helped over 20,000 birds and small mammals receive proper medical treatment with the ultimate goal of returning these wild animals to their natural habitat.
Facts and Figures
- Over 2900 wildlife patients are treated at WILDNorth annually
- In 2019, WILDNorth treated over 150 different species
- WILDNorth annually fields over 10,000 wildlife related calls a year
- WILDNorth relies heavily on over 200 active volunteers, including post-secondary students, to help run a majority of our programs
- WILDNorth educated over 9000 students in 2019.
- WILDNorth has partnerships with over 65 organizations and vet clinics around the city of Edmonton and in Northern Alberta, many of which accept wildlife for us and/or partner on programs