Canadian Mental Health Association
Toronto, ON M5T 2Z5
CEO: Patrick Smith
Board Chair: Cal Crocker
Charitable Reg. #: 10686 3657 RR0001
Grade: BThe grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to the Cause
Full-time staff #18
Avg. Compensation $81,640
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Canadian Mental Health Association:
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), founded in 1918, is one of the oldest voluntary health organizations in Canada. For 100 years, the charity has been providing resources people need to maintain and improve their mental health, integrate into their community, and support recovery from mental illness. The charity emphasizes that while 1 in 5 people in Canada personally experience mental illness, 5 in 5 people have mental health that needs to be taken care of.
The majority of Canadian Mental Health Association’s program funds are allocated to its work providing services and raising awareness. CMHA reports that it is the go-to source for mental health information and resources, with 5.4 million website users in F2018. The Not Myself Today initiative is an evidence-based solution that helps employers build awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health in the workplace. In F2018, 321 companies with 329,064 employees participated. In 2017, Peer Support Canada transferred its operations to CMHA to expand its scope across Canada. The Peer Support program allows a trained peer supporter, who has lived experience with mental health challenges, to listen and provide emotional support to another person going through mental health issues.
Canadian Mental Health Association plays a role to advocate for policies that work to improve mental health in Canada. The charity hosted its Mental Health 4 All conference in 2017 and its National Conference on Peer Support in 2018. This year, CMHA published three policy papers targeted at governments, policy makers, and health organizations., as well as a policy paper in response to the high rates of opioid-related harms in Canada.
CMHA notes that many Canadians do not have access to mental health services due to barriers including geographic location, stigma, and wait times. In 2018, CMHA started its project developing digital mental health services including online self-assessment tools, peer support, and validated curative tools.
Results and Impact:
The following financial analysis represents the financial standing of CMHA’s national branch.
Canadian Mental Health Association is a medium-sized charity, receiving $2.4m in government funding in F2018. Administrative costs were 18% of revenues, excluding investment income. Fundraising costs were 26% of donations. For every dollar donated, 64 cents go to CMHA’s programs. This is outside of Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. CMHA has $2.0m in funding reserves, which can cover program costs for 9 months.
This charity report is an update that was sent to CMHA for review. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on May 31, 2019 by Caroline McKenna.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||18.3%||26.0%||28.1%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||17.7%||16.0%||8.3%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||77.6%||138.9%||179.5%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Fees for service||1,030,106||66,469||37,529|
|Cash flow from operations||464,771||5,755||115,255|