George Hull Centre for Children and Families

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

Website: www.georgehullcentre.on.ca
Charitable Reg. #: 10808 2918 RR0001
Sector: Social Services
Operating Charity

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

95¢
75¢
avg
65¢
50¢
2016 2017 2018
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #89

Avg. Compensation $78,969

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 F2018

About George Hull Centre for Children and Families:

Founded in 1985, George Hull Centre for Children and Families offers mental health services to families in Toronto and Etobicoke, working to reduce suffering, provide hope, and enhance quality of life. George Hull Centre (GHC) reports that 70% of adults with mental health issues started experiencing them before the age of 18. The charity also reports that of Ontario children aged 2-5 years, 17% display behavioural signs which are symptoms of mental health problems. George Hull Centre offers mental health services to treat illness and uses programming to protect mental health before illnesses arise.

GHC's Community Clinic assesses and treats the families of children with behavioural, emotional, or developmental difficulties. In F2018, the clinic served 749 individuals in individual treatment and 362 in group treatment. A team from George Hull Centre's Day Treatment Program works in local schools with youth who have difficulties. They provide students with a healthy learning environment where they can develop necessary social and communication skills. In F2018, 62 elementary and secondary students participated in the Day Treatment Program.

For youth between the ages of 12 and 18 with complex mental health issues, George Hull Centre operates two residential treatment homes. Housing up to six youth at Libby’s Place and eight at Boy’s Place, the program aims to improve the relationship between these youth and their families. Residents stay for approximately 1-2 years.

George Hull Centre reports that over 3,000 children under six years old and their families access prevention and early intervention programming each year. Some of this programming is offered for a fee of up to $100 but the rate can be reduced based on family income. The Preschool Speech and Language Program reached 1,406 children in F2018, assessing each child’s communication skills and creating individual treatment programs. George Hull Centre’s EarlyON program organizes learning activities for children where adults are encouraged to improve their parenting skills. Through the Toronto Family Group Conferencing Program, families develop a plan to improve the safety and wellbeing of children when there are concerns identified by child welfare services. In F2018, 458 people participated in 39 family conferences.

Results and Impact:

Of the 62 Day Treatment Program participants in F2018, 80% (50) reported that the program helped them academically.

In May 2018, George Hull Centre surveyed 712 parents participating in the Preschool Speech and Language Program, of whom 248 responded. More than 90% (223) of respondents reported an improved relationship with their child and that the child’s communication skills had increased with treatment sessions. All parents agreed that they were given strategies or recommendations to practice at home which aimed to further the language development of their child.

Within the Toronto Family Group Conferencing Program, 78% (357) of participants reported that the conference setting helped professionals and families get along and 90% (412) believe that the individual plan protects children’s safety.

Financial Review:

Charity Intelligence has consolidated the audited financial statements from George Hull Centre for Children and Families and George Hull Centre Foundation.

George Hull Centre is a small charity measured by donations of $900k in F2018. The charity received $9.1m in government funding, representing 86% of total revenues. Administrative costs are 4% of revenues and fundraising costs are 18% of donations. For every dollar donated, 78 cents go to the cause, which is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. GHC's audited financial statements do not allocate costs by activities, namely spending on programs, administration and fundraising. 

George Hull Centre has $2.3m in funding reserves which covers almost three months of program costs.

George Hull Centre maintains a defined benefit pension plan for employees hired prior to September 6, 2010. In F2018, the plan held $14.4m in fair value assets while having an accrued benefit obligation of $16.8m. The pension fund and its solvency are discussed further in Note 8 of the charity’s audited financial statements.

This charity report is an update which has been sent to George Hull Centre for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming. 

Updated on May 14, 2019 by Madison Kerr.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
201820172016
Administrative costs as % of revenues 3.6%3.1%2.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 17.9%16.3%13.8%
Program cost coverage (%) 23.8%28.2%21.5%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
201820172016
Donations 900712707
Government funding 9,0669,1109,101
Investment income 1374
Other income 539409391
Total revenues 10,51910,23710,204
Program costs 9,5549,2289,289
Grants 111
Administrative costs 377317297
Fundraising costs 16111698
Other costs 166
Cash flow from operations 425570512
Funding reserves 2,2702,6001,998
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 and expenses by ($249k) in F2018, ($nil) in F2017, and ($43k) in F2016. 

Comments added by the Charity:

Previously 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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