Sources of revenue for nonprofit mental health and addictions organizations in Canada

Carissa Escober-Doran, Philip Jacobs, Carolyn S Dewa

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Objective: In Canada charitable or nonprofit organizations provide government-contracted mental health and addictions services, and they augment government funding by raising charitable revenues. This study estimated by source the revenues of nonprofit mental health and addictions organizations in Canada. Methods: A list of nonprofit, service-providing organizations in Canada was developed, financial returns to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) in 2007 were obtained, and data were analyzed in aggregate. Results: Information was obtained from 369 Canadian organizations, which had $915.4 million (Canadian dollars [CAD]) in total revenues: 85% were from the government, 4% were from charitable giving, and 11% were from other sources. Conclusions: The ratio of charitable giving to government funding of mental health care was about .55% ($35 million to $6.3 billion CAD). This charitable giving level cannot compensate for the relatively low levels of total government mental health spending identified in government reports.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1032-1034
Number of pages3
JournalPsychiatric Services
Volume61
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Sources of revenue for nonprofit mental health and addictions organizations in Canada. / Escober-Doran, Carissa; Jacobs, Philip; Dewa, Carolyn S.

In: Psychiatric Services, Vol. 61, No. 10, 01.01.2010, p. 1032-1034.

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Escober-Doran, Carissa ; Jacobs, Philip ; Dewa, Carolyn S. / Sources of revenue for nonprofit mental health and addictions organizations in Canada. In: Psychiatric Services. 2010 ; Vol. 61, No. 10. pp. 1032-1034.
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