Canadian Mental Health Association

1110-151 Slater Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5H3
CEO: Peter Coleridge
Board Chair: Irene Merie

Charitable Reg. #: 10686 3657 RR0001
Sector: Health
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

Grade: B

The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements available only upon request [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #5

Avg. Compensation $106,951

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 1
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 2
$40k - $80k 2
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2014

About Canadian Mental Health Association:

Founded in 1918, The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), National is a charity that facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve their mental health, integrate into the community, build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness. CMHA National is the nationwide leader and champion for mental health and delivers on its mission through a federated structure consisting of 105+ incorporated autonomous community and provincial branches across Canada – each with its own Board of Directors and charitable registration number.

CMHA National improves the mental health literacy of Canadians through programs such as its Mental Health Week, a nationally recognized health awareness week held annually the first week of May, on-line information and tools, and targeted programs in key settings such as workplaces. In addition, CMHA National influences the design and implementation of policies and services related to mental health, mental illness and addiction.

CMHA’s community and provincial divisions and branches/regions assist in improving mental health literacy and influencing policies and services while delivering services and supports such as suicide prevention services, housing support programs, children and youth programs, and employment and vocational services.


Financial Review:

Figures presented below are for the national branch of the CMHA. In F2014 administrative costs were 24% of revenues, while fundraising costs were 15% of donations. Contributions from provincial branches were $268k in F2014, $309k in F2013, and $237k in F2012. In F2014 CMHA had funding reserves of $1.5m, which cover annual program costs 1.7 times.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to the charity for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated August 21, 2015 by Zoe Best.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 23.8%39.3%40.3%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 15.3%26.5%17.2%
Program cost coverage (%) 170.3%338.6%300.6%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 944,248785,527748,055
Fees for service 64,43396,782106,210
Investment income 46,21062,59741,823
Other income 213,674110,08682,642
Total revenues 1,268,5651,054,992978,730
Program costs 867,270413,623427,191
Administrative costs 290,979389,529377,488
Fundraising costs 103,667126,14088,002
Other costs 10,61913,43311,990
Cash flow from operations (3,970)112,26774,059
Funding reserves 1,476,6161,400,6401,283,903
Note: Ci adjusted donations for the change in deferred revenues, changing revenues by $74k in F2014, $72k in F2013, and ($83k) in F2012. Ci excluded contributions from provincial branches when calculating fundraising ratios. Expense breakdown obtained from the charity’s CRA T3010 filing.

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