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

July / August 2021

Summer is in full swing, and as COVID numbers continue to decline I hope that you are able to safely enjoy some of this wonderful weather.

As part of our repositioning of this year’s Strides event (September 17-26), my team recently asked the staff at Hamilton General Hospital and St. Peter’s Hospital to nominate a health care hero from amongst their colleagues. The response was remarkable and made it very difficult to select the few ambassadors that will be featured for this year’s event.

While we have all heard or read about health care heroes during this pandemic, reading the tributes from within Hamilton Health Sciences was so inspiring. Just seeing how colleagues acknowledged each other for their passion, dedication and selflessness was truly heartwarming.

We are incredibly grateful for the community’s response during the COVID crisis. Seeing clinical services that had been paused resume is another sign of the return to some form of normal; but with that return comes the reality that patient care needs are tremendous and ongoing… having the right equipment in place is essential for a speedy return to service.

Your ongoing support of our work is appreciated and we are grateful that you understand that It’s Vital to Care.

Sincerely,

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.

Development Coordinator
Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation
Deadline for receipt of applications:
Friday August 6, 2021
A dedicated fundraising professional, this role has an assigned portfolio of individual, corporate and community organization donors and third-party events and is responsible for building strong and productive relationships to maximize revenue generation opportunities.

This front-line support position also provides a wide range of administrative and office support that requires exceptional organizational talents, database management skills and professional communication in person, by phone and in writing.
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Development Officer
Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation
Deadline for receipt of applications:
Friday August 6, 2021
A dedicated fundraising professional, the Development Officer proactively manages an assigned portfolio of individual, corporate, foundation and community organization donors and is responsible for building strong and productive relationships to maximize revenue generation opportunities.

This position is required to function independently, exercising a considerable amount of initiative, innovation and resourcefulness to achieve strategic and impactful outcomes to realize the Foundation’s goals.
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