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

March / April 2021

As I write this message, donors will have just received our annual Donor Report, and it is with pride and appreciation that I reflect on the last year. I encourage you to read the report and be inspired by the impact that our donor community has enabled.

With spring in the air comes a sense of hope and renewal. We remain grateful for the wonderful support for our work. If you aren’t currently a donor, we invite you to consider joining our family.

As we have all learned over the last year, health and health care are critical. The quality of that care is enhanced when we all work together to ensure that vital equipment is in place – when it is needed most.

Our support for vital research at Hamilton Health Sciences was bolstered by UNPLUGGED – An Unforgettable Virtual Concert Experience‍, which replaced our in-person gala. Most importantly, proceeds from the event are supporting some innovative and highly relevant projects.

We recently launched Season 2 of our webinar series, Innovations in Vital Care, and I encourage you to watch the series if you haven’t had the opportunity to do so. The episodes are designed to provide behind-the-scenes insights from the specialized teams at Hamilton Health Sciences that are impacted by donor dollars.

We are driven to inspire you and the community at large with the stories we share from patients and clinicians. The impact of your support touches countless lives across a vast region of 2.3 million people. It is these stories that reaffirm the vital importance of our work and keep us focused.

Please join us so we can enable vital care together when it matters most. 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.

Finance Manager, Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation
Deadline for receipt of applications is Monday April 5, 2021
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, CFO of the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, The Finance Manager is an experienced professional with an in depth knowledge of the financial responsibilities of a Not-For-Profit organization.This position has the overall responsibility for the ongoing daily financial activities.
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