George Hull Centre for Children and Families
Toronto, ON M8Z 5W3
Executive Director: Susan Chamberlain
Board Chair: Paul Simonette
Charitable Reg. #: 10808 2918 RR0001
Grade: BThe grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
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Full-time staff #89
Avg. Compensation $78,969
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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. With the Day Treatment Program, a team from George Hull Centre works with youth having difficulties in local schools. The students are provided 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 6 girls at Libby’s Place and 8 boys at Boy’s Place, the program aims to improve the relationship between these youth and their families. Youth stay for approximately 1-2 years.
George Hull Centre reports that over 3,000 children under 6 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 having been helped academically by the program.
In May 2018, George Hull Centre surveyed 712 parents participating in the Preschool Speech and Language Program, of which 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 developed protects children’s safety.
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 $1 donated, 78 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. GFC'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 2010. GHC’s financial statements disclose a pension deficit of $2.4 million. To cover this deficit, GHC plans to make special payments of $600k in both 2019 and 2020. The most recent pension fund valuation is dated December 2016. The pension fund was required to be revalued in December 2017, but no information is disclosed. See Financial Note 8 in the 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 RatiosFiscal year ending March
|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 StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Cash flow from operations||425||570||512|