About Us
We raise funds and manage donor gifts to support outstanding clinical care and research for the communities served by Hamilton Health Sciences.

A Message From Our CEO

January / February 2021

As we start 2021, COVID-19 continues to challenge us all. The health care teams across Hamilton Health Sciences are working around the clock to provide vital care to patients. Together with city partners, the vaccination program is underway. There are reasons to be hopeful amidst all of the difficulties that we face as individuals and as a community; we must remain united in our resolve to beat this virus. As a result of your donations, we have the ability to support our colleagues at Hamilton Health Sciences by enabling the purchase of vital equipment and patient amenities, supporting critical redevelopment initiatives, providing funding for critical research, and ongoing training and education.  

Throughout this crisis, we have been touched by the generosity of our donor family, and we have been grateful for those new donors who have now joined the family. None of us have lived through a health care crisis like the one we face now. Together, we must stay strong and unite.

It is the passion we feel for our mission, the inspiration we draw from our colleagues, and the stories from patients that reaffirm each and every day the vital importance of our work. We are not on the frontlines, but we are proud of our ability to support them and the countless other team members across Hamilton Health Sciences who are working selflessly to provide the best patient care possible. YOUR SUPPORT is what makes that possible. THANK YOU and please stay safe.   


Pearl F. Veenema, FAHP
Chief Executive Officer
Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation
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It’s Vital To Care

Each dawn brings into our world a new mosaic of people, patients, staff, and critical needs. Needs for funding to support patient care, medical equipment, specialized programs, education and research. It is a unique blend of needs that inspires us to do our very best.

While we are a mosaic, each one of us unique in our skills and talents, we unite in our desire to make a difference as we bring our own passion and commitment to our roles. We inspire those we encounter on our daily journey to join with us, as we raise funds to support our region’s health and well-being.

We seek to inspire by telling the stories of patients and staff. They are the friends, families and loved ones of people who rely on the care we support. It is their stories that have the power to influence why It’s Vital to Care.

Gifts come in many forms, each with its own unique value and role in supporting our Foundation. We remain focused building the community’s confidence as their charity of choice. A charity that welcomes contributions great and small, providing for the needs of our hospitals. A contribution that enables each hospital in our family to have the equipment and environment that enables caring and compassionate health care.

An environment, where through funding for world-leading research, the next treatment, cause or cure can be found. Each day we remain focused on those who can help us to impact a life. The life of today’s patient or tomorrow’s.

Together, we are committed to inspiring donors to understand why It’s Vital to Care.

Our mission is to raise funds and manage donor gifts for the purpose of supporting outstanding clinical care and research for the communities served by Hamilton Health Sciences.
To see a community of inspired and committed donors who embrace It’s Vital to Care.
The Foundation believes that relationships and partnership are the basis of excellence in fundraising. Therefore we will:
  • Treat all donors, the Hospital and others with integrity, respect and appreciation
  • Be accountable to our donors and the community
  • Encourage creativity and innovation in our activities

Donor Policies

We take pride in our accountability to donors and the community. Please view our policies below:

Privacy Policy

The guiding principles reflect our commitment to safeguarding our donors’ personal information.

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Tax Receipt Policy

We have been issued a Charitable Registration Number by the CRA, which permits us to issue charitable donation or gift receipts for income tax purposes.

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Complaint Policy

We are committed to creating a transparent and fair method of receiving and responding to external complaints.

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Our Leadership

Our leaders are community ambassadors who work tirelessly to help us raise funds for patient care.

Board of Directors

Our board members are passionate advocates for our mission and serve an important governance role.

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Our Management

Meet the team that oversees the daily operations of The Foundation.

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Careers - Current Opportunities

We are an equal opportunity employer and will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested.

Until Friday, March 5, 2021
Special Events Officer (12 month full-time contract position)

Reporting to the Vice President, Marketing & Communications, the Special Events Officer will contribute to the ongoing success of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation by identifying, cultivating, soliciting sponsors and managing sponsor relationships, planning and managing the coordination and execution of all signature events including administration and logistics.

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