Why Give?
Fundraising is an essential part of health care.

Why We Need You

Glance around any patient room or treatment area and you will see the impact of your donation. Every dollar raised advances care for you, your loved ones and your community.

Your support is always vital because it helps us:
Doesn’t the government provide the funding needed?

The government funds hospital salaries and operating costs, and contributes to capital projects.

Donors fund the equipment used to diagnose, treat and care for patients – from replacing the most basic necessities to investing in sophisticated new technologies.

Your Impact in Action
  • Hamilton Health Sciences serves a region of 2.3 million people across south-central Ontario
  • Nearly 936,000 patient visits to Hamilton Health Sciences
  • Nearly 230,000 patient visits to McMaster Children’s Hospital, including Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre
  • More than 210,000 cancer patient visits to Juravinski Cancer Centre
  • More than 172,000 patient visits to the Emergency Departments
  • More than 26,000 cancer patients received treatment
Learn more by reading our latest Donor Report.

*All numbers based on fiscal 2019/20 data, excluding West Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
A page of infographics from our 2021 annual report.
Donor dollars making a difference
Donors have contributed nearly $93 million over the last 5 years and we are truly grateful for their ongoing commitment.

Thanks to the generosity of donors, we raised nearly $19.5 million in 2020 and disbursed $13.55 million to Hamilton Health Sciences.

Disbursements to Hamilton Health Sciences are based on urgent needs, funding priorities, donor-designated support and multi-year commitments.

Our audited financial statements are available here.
A disbursement graph from our annual report in 2021
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 funded by donor dollars in 2020:
  • 3C Redevelopment
  • Colposcope
  • Cortical Stimulator
  • ENT Surgical Microscope
  • Fetal Monitor Carts
  • ICU Beds
  • Intra-aortic Balloon Pump
  • Isolation Medical Carts
  • Mattress Replacements
  • Mobile Coach Funding Support
  • Orthopedic Surgical Equipment
  • Phlebotomy Reclining Chairs
  • Point-of-Care Ultrasound
  • Postural Chairs
  • Stem Cell Unit Construction
  • Transport Stretchers
  • TOFSCAN Kits
  • Vital Signs Machines

Connect with us at 905-522-3863 or info@hamiltonhealth.ca to learn more about our highest-priority fundraising needs.

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.