Awareness CampaignHeathcare

Sunnybrook Foundation launches campaign in support of the new Garry Hurvitz Brain Sciences Centre

TORONTO, ON–Sunnybrook Foundation launched the “For Everyone with a Brain” campaign to drive the final push of a multi-year fundraising effort for Sunnybrook’s new Garry Hurvitz Brain Sciences Centre. Once complete, the Centre will be a state-of-the-art facility for patient care and interdisciplinary research across mental health and brain sciences …

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FundingGovernmentHeathcare

Calls for proposals to create lasting impact, greater opportunities for persons with disabilities

GATINEAU, QC–Building accessible and inclusive communities, where persons with disabilities have equal opportunities to thrive and succeed, will be an essential part of Canada’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. That is why the Government of Canada is supporting community projects to provide greater access and opportunities for persons with disabilities. …

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Awareness CampaignHeathcare

On World Cancer Day, championing needs of those affected by cancer never more important

As the pandemic enters its third year, the Canadian Cancer Society invites Canadians to share their experience with cancer during the pandemic TORONTO, ON–World Cancer Day is a time to come together to honour and remember everyone affected by cancer and take action to change the future of cancer forever. …

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Awareness CampaignHeathcare

Montreal Firefighters’ Association calls for increase in which cancers are occupational diseases

MONTREAL, QC–Recalling that the rates of specific cancers among firefighters are statistically higher, Montreal Firefighters Association President Chris Ross called for an urgent and significant improvement in the list of cancers recognized as occupational diseases, noting that the proliferation of cancers has become an epidemic within the Montreal Fire Department …

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Family FoundationsHeathcare

Thistledown Foundation grants $26 million gift to Canada’s Children’s Hospitals

TORONTO, ON–Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations (CCHF) together with Children’s Healthcare Canada (CHC) are thrilled to announce a $26 million investment from Thistledown Foundation to support Canada’s 13 acute care children’s hospitals across the country. This historic gift recognizes the immense impact of the pandemic on Canadian children, youth, and their …

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Giving TuesdayHeathcare

Creative Arts Financial delivers $10,000 to The AFC as part of GivingTuesday

Donation responds to need for services to support health and well-being of arts and entertainment professionals HAMILTON, ON–In recognition of GivingTuesday, Creative Arts Financial is donating $10,000 to The AFC in support of those in the arts and entertainment industry who need assistance, especially during the pandemic. Creative Arts Financial …

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HeathcareMarket Research

New Study: Health Care Philanthropy for the Rich?

TORONTO, ON–A new study published in the Journal of Business Ethics has found that corporate charitable foundations tend to direct healthcare funding to richer communities rather than to regions with the greatest health-care needs. The study, titled “Putting the ‘Love of Humanity’ Back in Corporate Philanthropy: The Case of Health …

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Corporate PhilanthropyHeathcare

Alectra Utilities launches paperless ebilling campaign to donate $50,000 to frontline workers

Customers also have the opportunity to win free electricity for a year MISSISSAUGA, ON–As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, and more customers are switching to paperless ebilling, Alectra is launching a new ‘Go online for our frontline’ campaign aimed at supporting Ontario’s frontline healthcare workers. Alectra will donate the …

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Funded ResearchHeathcare

Foundation survey: Canadians concerned about the impacts of a major health event, yet few are covered

Research from Medavie Blue Cross shines a light on the priorities of Canadians when it comes to protection from a critical illness or major injury – Health insurer launches benefits plan solution to give members more choice in coverage TORONTO, ON—After more than a year of living through a pandemic, …

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CharitiesHeathcare

TRF, TGWHF merge to form new legal entity

TORONTO, ON–After a long and thorough process, University Health Network’s Toronto Rehab Foundation and Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation are amalgamating to form a new legal entity. As of April 1, 2021, our new legal name will be UHN Foundation. Going forward, donors will be able to support research, …

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