About the Organization
Toronto Wildlife Centre promotes the peaceful coexistence of people and wildlife by providing education and expert advice about wildlife situations, and providing medical care to sick, injured and orphaned wild animals with the ultimate goal of releasing healthy animals back into the wild.
Toronto Wildlife Centre’s Wildlife Hotline is the busiest service of its kind in Canada. Staff handle up to 40,000 calls per year, advising the community about a huge diversity of wildlife situations—from medical emergencies to wildlife conflicts to natural history.
Climbing trees, wading into rivers, and crawling over ice—Toronto Wildlife Centre’s rescue team carries out challenging, life-saving wildlife rescues every day of the year.
Providing medical care for wildlife requires skill and innovation: repairing a crushed turtle shell, diagnosing lead poisoning in a loon and stitching a fox’s wounds is just a day in the life of Toronto Wildlife Centre’s expert veterinary team.
From admission to release, Toronto Wildlife Centre’s skilled wildlife rehabilitation staff provide supportive care to thousands of animals a year representing over 300 different species, including many listed as species-at-risk.
Toronto Wildlife Centre’s education program promotes healthy human-wildlife relationships through informational websites, media campaigns, presentations and workshops in schools and at local events, and through development of training tools and programs for educators.