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
A Bright New Year Awaits

Welcome to 2022. With my heart still warmed by the spirit of the Holiday Season, I look to the coming year with a sense of hope and gratitude.

With the new year comes a fresh start and a renewed commitment to health and health care. Each of us can make a real difference by stepping forward and supporting philanthropic causes we hold dear, and health care is a particularly important cause because it affects every one of us. At some point in our lives, we all benefit from the expertise of medical professionals to help us through an illness or injury.

That is why your support of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation is so important. With your gift, you can make a real difference in the lives of patients and families by enhancing patient care. The support of donors helps to ensure that the health care professionals at our hospitals have the right equipment, tools and resources to provide excellent care.

Thank you for your continued support as we embark on a new year. Every gift you make matters. I invite you to join us and help to make 2022 a year of hope and well-being. Thank you!


Pearl F. Veenema, FAHP
Chief Executive Officer
Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation
Honours & Memberships
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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.

Senior Manager, Digital & Content
Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation
Deadline for receipt of applications:
Tuesday January 4, 2021
The role will be responsible for developing and executing compelling digital marketing campaigns and communications to drive deeper digital engagements, support traditional mail campaigns, and amplify owned media content.

With a strong analytics background, candidates will have demonstrated experience in brand management, integrated marketing communications, campaign development and execution (particularly in digital channels), managing high impact website and mobile properties, and a passion for creative, impact-driven storytelling.
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Manager, Direct Response
Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation
Deadline for receipt of applications:
Tuesday January 4, 2021
In this role, the individual is responsible for developing, implementing, maintaining and monitoring integrated direct response donor strategies from acquisition to retention and stewardship. Our integrated direct response program plays a significant role in generating revenue from and engaging this donor base, while also strengthening donor relationships and commitments to Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation.

The Manager, Direct Response is responsible for attaining the annual fundraising goals for all elements of an integrated direct response program. This includes managing the strategy and executing the day-to-day functions of our direct response, telemarketing and tribute giving campaigns, and managing a call centre staff of three.
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