338 Dundas Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 2A1
Executive Director: Laura Pearson
Board Chair: Jann Houston

Charitable Reg. #:11920 0541 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

[Charity Rating: 5/5]



Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity’s website.



Grade based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.



The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.


Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 86 cents are available for programs.

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About Street Health:

Street Health is a top-rated, 5-star charity with an above-average results reporting grade and Good demonstrated impact. The charity has reasonable overhead costs and is financially transparent. 
Founded in 1986, Street Health is a frontline service to help Toronto’s homeless. It provides nursing care, mental health counselling, identification (ID) services, and harm reduction and overdose prevention for drug users. Street Health reports that Toronto Public Health identified its neighbourhood as a ‘hot spot’ for overdose.
Street Health allocated 36% of total program spending to mental health counselling in F2021. The charity’s Community Health Workers provide long-term case management support for people with mental health issues. The program serves people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
In F2021, Street Health spent 31% of total program spending on harm reduction for drug users. Through its programs, Street Health aims to reduce the negative consequences of drug use, without necessarily reducing drug use itself. Services include street outreach, safe drug kit distribution, and drop-ins. In F2021, the Community Harm Reduction Response Team made 3,500 contacts.
In F2021, Street Health allocated 14% of total program spending to nursing services. Registered nurses and a nurse practitioner are available for drop-in visits. A health card is not required to access the clinics. The charity reports that its Nursing and Community Mental Health Workers made 8,900 client contacts in F2021.
Street Health spent 10% of total program spending on its overdose prevention site (OPS) in F2021. Street Health describes the site as a safe place for people to inject drugs under supervision
In F2021, Street Health allocated 7% of total program spending to identification (ID) services. Street Health helps homeless people get and store ID. Without ID, it is difficult to see a doctor and open a bank account. The charity's ID team made 4,000 contacts in F2021.
Street Health allocated the remaining 1% of program spending to covid-19 response. The charity reports that opioid-related deaths in Ontario increased 38% in the first 3.5 months of the pandemic.

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Results and Impact

In F2019, Street Health surveyed 175 clients. Of the 175 clients, 95% reported that their life had been positively affected due to Street Health. Additionally, 95% felt seeing a Street Health nurse improved their health, 91% said seeing a Community Health Worker helped them better manage their mental health issues, and 92% believed their life improved from obtaining ID.
While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Street Health’s results and impact.
Charity Intelligence has rated Street Health as Good impact based on demonstrated impact per dollar spent.

Impact Rating: Good

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Street Health had total donations of $3.2m in F2022. Of these donations, $1.9m were other agency contributions. It is unclear what other agency contributions consist of. The charity's T3010 filings with the CRA indicate that a portion of these contributions may be revenue from the sale of goods and services; however, Ci cannot confirm this. 
Administrative costs are 11% of revenues and fundraising costs are 3% of donations. This results in total overhead spending of 14%. For every dollar donated, 86 cents go to the cause, which is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. 
Street Health has $4.8m in funding reserves, compared to $4.0m in F2021. Street Health can cover 1.3 years of program costs at the F2022 level.
This charity report and analysis is generously funded by the E.W. Bickle Foundation to share with other Canadian donors interested in supporting health charities in Ontario.
Charity Intelligence sent an update of this report to Street Health for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on July 19, 2022 by Lin Zhu.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 10.9%10.5%9.9%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 2.9%3.7%4.1%
Total overhead spending 13.8%14.2%13.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 126.1%129.4%68.7%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 3,1762,5242,097
Government funding 1,8662,7321,817
Investment income 30383(75)
Total revenues 5,0725,6393,838
Program costs 3,7913,1272,673
Administrative costs 550550386
Fundraising costs 939385
Total spending 4,4343,7703,143
Cash flow from operations 6371,869695
Capital spending 000
Funding reserves 4,7814,0471,837

Note: Ci adjusted for deferred donations, affecting total revenues by ($38k) in F2022, $257k in F2021, and $596k in F2020.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 37

Avg. compensation: $72,644

Top 10 staff salary range:

$350k +
$300k - $350k
$250k - $300k
$200k - $250k
$160k - $200k
$120k - $160k
$80k - $120k
$40k - $80k
< $40k

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2021

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Comments & Contact

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Charity Contact

Website: www.streethealth.ca
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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001