The George Hull Centre for Children and Families

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

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

Charity Rating

[Charity Rating: 4/4]

Results Reporting

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

Cents to the Cause

2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #84

Avg. Compensation $77,656

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 5
$40k - $80k 4
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About The George Hull Centre for Children and Families:

Founded in 1985, the George Hull Centre for Children and Families’ (GHC) 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 a variety of mental health problems, such as anxiety, depression and substance abuse.

The 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 F2016, 51 children and youth were served 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 and Libby’s Place, which are residential treatment programs 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 a range of prevention and early intervention programs, including preschool speech and language services, Special Needs Resourcing, 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 small-cap charity with donations of $707k in F2016. Its administrative costs are 3% of revenues. Its fundraising costs are 10% of donations. For every $1 donated to the charity, 87 cents go towards its programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. The charity’s funding reserves of $2.0m result in a program cost coverage ratio of 21%. This means that it can cover 2.5 months of its annual programs using its existing reserves, indicating a need for funding.

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

Updated on June 26, 2017 by Kevin Silberberg.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 2.6%2.4%2.3%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 10.4%6.4%8.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 21.3%21.5%15.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 7071,4641,039
Government funding 9,1018,8638,574
Fees for service 376686643
Investment income 438
Other income 155681
Total revenues 10,20411,07210,345
Program costs 9,3569,5549,447
Grants 101
Administrative costs 260261234
Fundraising costs 749386
Cash flow from operations 5121,163577
Funding reserves 1,9932,0531,413
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 ($43k) in F2016, ($141k) in F2015, and by ($89k) in F2014. Ci has adjusted amortization and donations from the foundation affecting expenses by ($206k) in F2016, ($1.7m) in F2015, and by ($128k) in F2014.

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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