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Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation

Bell Gateway Building, 100 Stokes Street, 5th Floor
Toronto, ON M6J 1H4
President & CEO: Darrell Louis Greger
Board Chair: Thomas Milroy

Charitable Reg. #: 10693 2320 RR0001
Sector: Health - Hospital Foundation
Public Foundation

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

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 #46

Avg. Compensation $112,504

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 1
$300k - $350k 1
$250k - $300k 2
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 2
$120k - $160k 4
$80k - $120k 0
$40k - $80k 0
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation:

Founded in 1988, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation (CAMH Foundation) generates funds for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). CAMH is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction hospital. Mental illness is a leading cause of disability in Canada and CAMH predicts a 60% increase in patient intake within the next twenty years. CAMH Foundation reports that mental health care in Ontario is underfunded by roughly $1.5 billion. In 2016, CAMH Foundation reports granting $15.5m to CAMH and $420k to other organizations, including SickKids, Women’s College Hospital Foundation, and Toronto Homeless Youth Transitions Collaborative. The Foundation classifies its grants into three main groups – Research & Care, Infrastructure & Redevelopment, and Education & Public Awareness.

The Foundation’s Research and Care grants helped CAMH care for 31,125 people and handle 9,243 emergency services visits during the year. CAMH Foundation reports that the average inpatient length of stay was 24 days. Research grants funded 13 research chairs and led to 509 scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals. The Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute is one of CAMH’s major research facilities. Key research findings include a new peptide treatment for depression developed by Dr. Fang Lui, head researcher of Molecular Neuroscience at the Institute. The peptide offers a novel way to treat depression and is administered via a nasal spray. The research team is working with Impel NeuroPharma to bring the drug to clinical trial.

CAMH Foundation’s Education grants helped CAMH train 455 psychiatric residents and medical students, 257 nursing students and 205 other healthcare students in 2016. CAMH also had 422 research fellows and student research trainees during the year. CAMH helped over 7,000 professionals through training sessions and reports 25,267 visits to its mental health and addiction online courses. In terms of CAMH’s public awareness efforts, the hospital’s website had 3,357,100 visits and was mentioned 4,607 times in the media in 2016.  

In 2014, CAMH Foundation launched its $200 million Breakthrough Campaign to improve treatment facilities and further research for mental illness and addiction. The campaign is Canada’s largest for mental health. As of April 2017, CAMH Foundation is $30 million away from its fundraising goal. Plans for 2017 include building two facilities in Toronto – the Complex Care & Recovery Building and the Crisis and Acute Care Building. These facilities will be for people who are acutely ill and people with the most complex forms of mental illness, especially patients with schizophrenia. These facilities will also support the Foundation’s mission to advance mental health and promote positive change in social attitudes.

Financial Review:

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation is a Major 100, meaning it is one of Canada’s 100 largest charities in terms of donations. CAMH Foundation collected $38.5m in donations and special events fundraising in F2016. Total administrative and fundraising expenses are 27% of revenues. Per dollar donated to CAMH Foundation, $0.73 goes towards its grants, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Ci included special events costs of $1.1m in total fundraising and administration expenses, which is 48% of special events fundraising revenue for F2016.

CAMH Foundation reports using external fundraisers as part of its fundraising activities. In F2016, CAMH Foundation paid external fundraisers $2.7m that raised $38k. This means that per dollar donated through external fundraisers on behalf of CAMH Foundation, the Foundation paid $71. 

Funding reserves of $96.4m can cover annual granting costs for 7.3 years. Omitting donor-endowed funds of $15.1m, the Foundation’s reserves can cover annual granting costs for 6 and a half years.

This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by CAMH Foundation. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 7, 2017 by Katie Khodawandi.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Fundraising & admin costs as % of revenues 27.2%29.9%32.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 728.2%1,068.1%810.6%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 36,15725,44322,112
Special events 2,3801,6891,480
Investment income (284)5,0022,216
Total revenues 38,25332,13425,809
Grants 13,2447,6628,062
Fundraising & administrative costs 10,4698,1007,558
Cash flow from operations 14,54016,37210,188
Funding reserves 96,44181,83865,349
Note: Ci adjusted for changes in amounts due to CAMH, affecting grants by ($2.7m) in F2016, ($3.6m) in F2015 and ($739k) in F2014. Total fundraising and administrative expenses includes special events fundraising costs. Amortization of capital assets has been backed out of total fundraising and administrative expenses. Ci did not include $11.0m of unrestricted funds restricted for endowment purposes by the Board of Directors included in the F2016 endowed fund balance.

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