Your Giving Matters
Your donation to Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation is important. Here’s why.

Imagine a hospital without the latest life-saving equipment or spaces for patients and families to connect in peace and comfort during the most difficult moments of their lives. Consider a hospital where the health care workers receive minimal ongoing training and education opportunities with innovative tools and technologies or where experts aren’t empowered to explore and drive knowledge and innovation forward.

Your gifts bridge the gap between government-funded operating costs, salaries, and capital project contributions, and the top tier excellence in health care that is the hallmark of Hamilton Health Sciences hospitals.

Donor Support...
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Impacts Patient Care

From life-saving treatments to compassionate support programs, your donation helps provide exceptional care to patients and their families during their most vulnerable moments.

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Advances Research and Innovation

Your gifts fund groundbreaking research initiatives that lead to innovative treatments, better understanding of diseases, and advancements in medical technology that save and improve lives.

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Acquires State-of-the-Art Equipment

Advanced medical equipment is crucial for accurate diagnosis and effective treatments. Your contributions get these tools and technologies into the hands of health care workers and improve the outcomes of their patients.

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Sponsors Education and Training

Donor support helps fund education and training programs, scholarships and fellowships that allow us to attract and retain top talent and invest in the next generation of health care professionals.

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Goes Beyond our Hospital Doors

Through our collaborations with community partners, your giving helps to address health disparities, promote preventive care, and support community wellness initiatives that support an intersectional health care model.

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Invests in Your Community

When you donate to HHSF, you are directly supporting health care services in the Hamilton region, giving your neighbors and loved ones the best possible care in their time of need.

Donor Stories

Every donor has a personal reason for why they choose to make a vital difference. We hope you are inspired by their stories. 

Stories of Care

Read the stories of patients whose lives were touched by donor support.
This is Caring in Action
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Just last year, thanks to our incredible donor community, we disbursed $17.1 Million across dozens of diverse and innovative initiatives including:

Examples of Equipment and Projects Supported by Donors

From those first newborn breaths to those advancing in age, we are committed to fundraising for the tools and resources required to provide outstanding care for all stages of life.

Below are examples of equipment, amenities and initiatives recently funded by donor dollars:

  • a laser that treats burns at Hamilton General Hospital
  • a replacement Cyberknife for precision radiation treatment at Juravinski Cancer Centre
  • multi-sensory mobile carts and projectors to reduce stress for child patients at McMaster Children's Hospital
  • a new pollinator garden outside St. Peter's Hospital
  • a portable ultra-sound for St. Peter's Hospital