Providence Healthcare Foundation
Providence Healthcare Foundation

Milestone Celebration for the Hope Starts Here campaign!

Sep 26, 2017

On Monday, September 18, we celebrated a milestone achievement in the Hope Starts Here campaign, with the Official Campaign Public Launch and symbolic Knowledge Centre Groundbreaking ceremony.

To mark the official public launch of the campaign, we revealed a newly installed 40 foot wall banner outside Providence Healthcare. This banner will remain up for the duration of the campaign, publicly announcing Providence Healthcare’s $16M campaign to transform the future of care to the GTA community.

We also symbolically “broke ground” on the new Knowledge Centre, which is the third and final chapter of our fundraising campaign, and shared our vision of how this investment in our most precious asset – our people – will translate into hope and healing for all patients and their families long into the future. Over 40 guests attended this event, including lead Knowledge Centre donors, long-time friends and partners of Providence, and executives from the new integrated network. They were also given an exclusive sneak peek of the new space (currently under construction) with a “hard hat” tour, helping them envision the spaces that will foster innovation, growth, collaboration and learning for our staff.

Because of our supporters and friends, we have raised over $13 million of our goal and broken ground on our third and final campaign initiative – the Knowledge Centre – helping us invest in our future. The Foundation is grateful to our loyal supporters who have empowered Providence to lead the charge in providing hope and healing for all who enter our doors, for today and tomorrow.

Relive the celebration by visiting our online photo gallery.

About The Campaign:
In 2013, we accepted the challenge of the Hope Starts Here campaign – to raise $16 million to launch a major remodel of Providence Hospital to transform the future of care. Since then, we have transformed 6 rehab units in our hospital and successfully implemented a new model of patient flow and care at Providence, embracing the philosophy of "rehab, everywhere, always, one patient at a time." We also redefined palliative care in October 2016 with the grand opening of our new Palliative Care unit, providing extraordinary compassionate care for patients and families in a welcoming and home like environment. Today, we are embarking on the final chapter of the campaign – Investing in Our Future – through a new Knowledge Centre which will be available 24/7 for all staff.

Should you wish to support this initiative by helping Providence Healthcare cross the finish line with the remaining $3 million, your donations are always welcome. To donate today, please visit or contact Nona Bourgeois at

Hope starts with YOU!