Frequently Asked Questions

Who pays for wildlife rehabilitation in Ontario?

The MNRF is not permitted to compensate custodians for the rehabilitative work they do for Ontario's wildlife. This work is funded by individual donations, charitable grants or corporate partnerships. Our Annual Gala and direct donations are the main sources of our animal care budget, but we also generate funds from our gift shop, kids camps, educational seminars and membership dues.


Fish & Wildlife Conservation Act 1997;


PART III: LIVE WILDLIFE AND FISH - No Remuneration

44.3 A wildlife custodian is not entitled to any remuneration from the Minister.