George Hull Centre

81 The East Mall, Third Floor
Toronto, ON M8Z 5W3
Executive Director: Susan Chamberlain
Board Chair: Darryl Yates

Charitable Reg. #: 10808 2918 RR0001
Sector: Social Services
Operating Charity

Charity Rating

[Charity Rating: 4/4]

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 for current and previous years available on the charity's website [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #73

Avg. Compensation $114,641

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 3
$40k - $80k 6
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About George Hull Centre:

Founded in 1985, the George Hull Centre (GHC)’s mission is to “reduce suffering, provide hope and enhance the quality of life of children, youth and families.” GHC offers clinical mental health services to address mental health problems, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse in the Greater Toronto Area.


George Hull Centre’s Community Clinic offers specialized assessments, family treatment, and psychological and psychiatric consultation for families with children under 18. In F2016, 594 families were served in clinical treatment, with 541 clients served in treatment, psycho-educational and support groups. GHC reported that clients who completed long-term treatment showed an 86% improvement in functioning using the Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale.


George Hull Centre’s School Program offers therapeutic academic programs for clients who are unable to manage in their local schools. It aims to further academic achievement by developing cognitive, social and linguistic skills. In F2015, 51 clients took part in 2 secondary classrooms and 1 elementary classroom. Following the program, 65% of clients moved back into community schools and 6% became employed. 83% of clients in the secondary classrooms earned high school credits.


George Hull Centre also offers The Boys House, a residential treatment program for teens aged 12 to 18. Its Clear Directions program provides treatment to teens aged 13 to 18 who struggle with serious substance abuse and mental health issues. It also offers preschool speech and language programs, special needs resources, an Ontario Early Years Centre, and many other resources and programs.

Financial Review:

This report presents the consolidated financial statements of George Hull Centre and George Hull Centre Foundation.

George Hull Centre is a medium-sized charity with donations of $1.5m in F2015. Its administrative costs are 2% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 6% of donations. For every $1 donated to the charity 91 cents is put towards its programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. The charity’s funding reserves of $2.1m result in a program cost coverage ratio of 21%. This means that it can cover 3 months of its annual programs using its existing reserves.

The charity reports that it had total compensation expenses of $9.3m and 73 full-time employees in F2015. This results in an average full-time employee salary of $114,641. However, the charity reports that only 4 of its 73 employees were paid more than $80k.  

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by George Hull Centre. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 17, 2016 by Lynn Tay.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 2.4%2.3%2.7%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 6.4%8.3%19.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 21.5%15.0%10.8%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 1,4641,039501
Government funding 8,8638,5746,917
Fees for service 686643725
Investment income 385
Other income 568128
Total revenues 11,07210,3458,175
Program costs 9,5549,4479,638
Grants 011
Administrative costs 261234223
Fundraising costs 938695
Cash flow from operations 1,163577(1,783)
Funding reserves 2,0531,4131,042
Note: Ci has consolidated the audited financial statements of George Hull Centre and George Hull Centre Foundation. Ci has adjusted donations from the foundation affecting revenues by ($141k) in F2015, by ($89k) in F2014, and by ($375k) in F2013. Ci has adjusted amortization and donations from the foundation affecting expenses by ($1.7m) in F2015, by ($128k) in F2014, and by ($402k) in F2013.

Comments added by the Charity:

Compensation includes benefit and pension costs, and as a result of pension disclosure rules as explained in the audited financial statements, average compensation costs are misleading.

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