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, education and a broad spectrum of patient care at UHN through a single foundation. This is an incredible opportunity to make an even bigger impact on the lives of those who need UHN – on every step of their journey.

The name reflects our expanded fundraising mandate and the fact that the new foundation will be responsible for raising funds for four of UHN’s five major institutions: Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, and The Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Fundraising for the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre will remain with the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

“This is an exciting new chapter for the Toronto Rehab community,” says Gillian Howard, Interim President and CEO of Toronto Rehab Foundation. “We are grateful to our donors, board and volunteers who have made incredible happen over the years, and for those who will be instrumental in enabling the impact of rehabilitation at UHN to continue.”

Donor support through both Toronto Rehab Foundation and Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation over the years has helped UHN become the number-one research hospital in the country and home to the number-four hospital in the world. By becoming UHN Foundation, we can enable the incredible life-saving work at UHN to continue – so our healthcare heroes can pursue more knowledge, find new and better treatments and cures, train the next generation of medical leaders, and support patients on their road to recovery.

“We’re so thrilled to be joining forces with Toronto Rehab Foundation to create UHN Foundation,” says Tennys Hanson, CEO of Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation. “Rehabilitation is a critical part of the patient journey at UHN, and we look forward to making an even bigger impact on lives through this amalgamation.”

There will be more updates on the amalgamation to come, but in the meantime, we’re so excited to build an even healthier world together.

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