Providence Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors is currently welcoming applications for membership from qualified candidates. Complete the online application form here.
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Providence Healthcare Foundation is looking for exceptional, passionate leaders to join our Foundation Board. To meet the needs of our changing demographics, we want to take our work to the next level and we are looking for people like you to do it. If you are a highly effective leader who wants to contribute to the transformation of our healthcare system and make a difference in people’s lives, please read on.
As of August 1, 2017, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care approved the integration proposal, officially uniting Providence Healthcare, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital under one corporate entity - Unity Health Toronto. This has created a new hospital Network in Toronto with an annual operating budget of $1.1 billion. Each of the three hospitals has a dedicated Foundation that will continue to build relationships and raise funds separately for our respective hospitals.
It is an inescapable reality that our population is aging rapidly. As the proportion of Canadians over 65 gets set to double within the next 20 years, the strain on our healthcare system will be enormous. Providence has been anticipating this situation for several years.
Providence Healthcare is a leader in providing rehabilitation, palliative care, long-term care and community programs in Toronto. We offer both inpatient and outpatient programs, with a special focus on rehab for stroke and neurological conditions, hip fractures, lower limb amputations, and geriatric conditions associated with aging. Across the board, the people who come to us have faced despair and need our help to find hope again. We work with them to set personal goals and then we help them to achieve them. It’s all about celebrating the strength of the human spirit.
As our population ages, demand for the kinds of care and services provided by Providence continues to grow. Keeping Providence at the forefront of providing exceptional rehabilitation, palliative care, long-term and innovative services to our community requires investing in the future of Providence. The Providence Healthcare Foundation will always rise to this challenge, and ensure Providence has the funds needed to meet the ever growing demands for exceptional health care for our vulnerable patients.
The Providence Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors approves all fundraising priorities by deliberating on the strength of projects requested by the new Network’s Governing Board. This ensures our annual objectives are clearly defined and that donor dollars are directed to the areas of greatest need to Transform the Future of Care at Providence.
This year, in support of our Foundation’s Strategic Plan, the Foundation will raise $3.6 million (net of expenses) for the fiscal period ending March 31, 2020 to directly support the most urgent needs of Providence. We have never missed achieving our annual fundraising goals, and as we look to the future, we are gearing up to double our annual fundraising objectives, and fund the future dreams of Providence Healthcare. We need a dynamic and committed Board of Directors to achieve our future goals.
P.S. To understand the important role Providence plays for the patients we serve, watch Mike Edgar’s story.