119 Isabella St.
Toronto, ON M4Y 1P2
CEO: Joanne Simons
Board Chair: Jennifer A. Dewling

Charitable Reg. #:11884 0230 RR0001


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

[Charity Rating: 4/5]



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) 79 cents are available for programs.

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About Casey House:

Casey House is a 4-star charity with an above average results reporting grade. It is financially transparent and its overhead costs are within Ci's reasonable range for overhead spending. 

Founded in 1988, Casey House (CH) is the only stand-alone hospital for people with HIV/AIDS in Toronto. CH provides judgement-free medical care and social support tailored to HIV-positive individuals. Statistically speaking, 2-3 Ontarians are diagnosed with HIV every day. Casey House focuses on caring for HIV-positive people through integrated health care and reducing HIV stigma. In F2021, Casey House cared for 400 patients (down from 409 in F2020). CH programs include three streams of health services: Inpatient Care, a Day Health program and Community Care. It also runs research, education for service providers, and advocacy programs. The charity does not provide a breakdown of its spending on its programs.

Day Health supports clients Monday to Friday through one-on-one care and group sessions led by an interdisciplinary clinical team. It connects patients with resources intended to improve their quality of life such as access to hot lunches or substance use workers. In F2021, 150 Day Health clients received 120 hours of phone calls to connect and 110 hours more from peers delivering food packages.

Strategic Initiatives include harm reduction services, advocacy efforts, and planning for supervised consumption services. In F2021, CH assembled and distributed 94,268 free safer injection, inhalation and crystal meth pipe kits to clients and members of the public (72% increase from F2020).

Peer Program offers peer mentoring for its clients in its health services. It pairs individuals with lived experience with clients who could benefit from additional one-on-one support regarding different aspects of living with HIV. In F2021, CH's clients received a total of 1,275 hours of peer support from 11 individuals, including 26 Day Health clients who received 461 hours of support from nine peers.

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Results and Impact

Casey House was involved in the publication of a third-party evaluation, Health care utilization in medically complex people living with HIV before and after admission to an HIV-specific community facility: a pre–post comparison study. The study reviewed pre-post outcomes of 268 people living with HIV who were admitted to Casey House between 2009 and 2015. The study found that emergency department use declined from 4.6 to 2.5 visits per person-year after discharge from CH, and hospitalization rates declined from 1.4 to 1.1 admissions per person-year.

Casey House was involved in five peer-reviewed research publications in F2021. CH also reported that 88% of those who watched the re-written episodes of Friends and The Office designed to reduce HIV stigma felt more empathetic to people living with HIV.

Charity Intelligence highlights these key results. They may not be a complete representation of Casey House's results. Charity Intelligence has not assessed impact on CH. This shows as n/r, meaning not rated.

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Charity Intelligence has consolidated the audited financial statements from Casey House and Casey House Foundation.

All donations from the public are received by Casey House Foundation. The Foundation had donations and special events revenue of $5.7m in F2021. CH received $9.4m in government funding, representing 57% of total revenues. Administrative costs are 10% of revenues and fundraising costs are 12% of donations. This results in total overhead spending of 21%. For every $1 donated, 79 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

Casey House and its Foundation hold $15.5m in funding reserves, of which $6.5m is donor-endowed. Excluding donor-endowed funds, CH could run its programs for just under a year with current funding reserves.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Casey House for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 9, 2021 by Rachel Leteta.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 9.6%12.2%11.4%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 11.6%16.0%14.4%
Total overhead spending 21.2%28.2%25.7%
Program cost coverage (%) 98.1%89.3%138.5%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 5,7025,0914,580
Goods in kind 51356390
Government funding 9,3858,6878,592
Fees for service 0211
Special events 29465780
Investment income 1,00848349
Other income 257125200
Total revenues 16,43314,77414,902
Program costs 9,2998,7357,689
Grants 167130
Donated goods exp 51356390
Administrative costs 1,4821,8011,651
Fundraising costs 667888771
Other costs 71162
Total spending 11,67211,80410,563
Cash flow from operations 4,7602,9704,339
Capital spending 19838449
Funding reserves 15,50513,25712,150

Note: Ci has adjusted for amortization of deferred capital contributions and deferred revenues, affecting revenues by $1.5m in F2021, F2020, and F2019. Ci also adjusted for unrealized losses (gains) on investments, affecting revenues by $563k in F2021, ($24k) in F2020, and $290k in F2019. Grants to third parties affecting revenues by $167k in F2021 and $13k in F2020 were removed. The gain on the sale of the 9 Huntley Street House ($3.2m) in F2019 was also excluded. Donations and goods in kind transferred between the foundation and hospital were removed to avoid double counting within revenues and expenses.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 48

Avg. compensation: $118,134

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 F2020

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Comments & Contact

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Charity Contact

Website: www.caseyhouse.com
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