Who We Are

Mission

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.

Vision

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 guiding values

  • In providing professional, compassionate care for injured and orphaned wildlife by using the most currently accepted national and international best practices. This includes rescue, rehabilitation, and release.
  • In abiding by and working within the current laws, policies, and regulations of municipal, provincial, and federal bodies.
  • In participating in conservation and preservation of healthy wildlife populations.
  • In providing education to the community about native and migratory wildlife and human/wildlife interactions.
  • In supporting like-minded organizations through collaboration, participation, and inclusion.
  • In maintaining a high standard of donor accountability and financial reporting.
  • In providing a healthy and respectful working environment for our staff and volunteers.
  • In inspiring our staff and volunteers to build knowledge and feel responsible for the mission and vision of the organization.

Our Hospital & Rehabilitation Centre

Our Edmonton wildlife hospital is equipped with a treatment room; on-site radiology and on-site surgery and short-term housing. Our veterinarians, RVTs, and trained staff,  provide immediate critical care and stabilization. The Parkland County Rehabilitation Centre, consisting of flight pens, pools, and housing, provides long term rehabilitation 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.  We adhere to the Wildlife Rehabilitators Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

Background

Since 1989, WILDNorth (formerly the Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton) has helped over 30,000 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
  • Responds to over 800 rescue requests each year
  • 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