One thing is for sure. Harold Leslie Wilson loved and was loved. Married to Sheila Quinn in 1955 in Toronto, he was father of five children and lived a full life in Toronto. He was a Chartered Accountant with a successful practice and was devoted to his faith, family and friends. He loved sports, music and movies with a passion and relished sharing that love with everyone in his life.
Providence Healthcare Foundation held its annual “Women in Philanthropy for Providence” (WIPP) voting meeting on April 12, 2018. This is the meeting when Providence Healthcare employees pitch their ideas to WIPP donors for innovative projects they are hoping to fund over the next year. WIPP raises money to fund projects that will cost $100,000 – usually one $100,000 project per year, however this is a special year because enough money was raised to fund two projects!
May is National Leave a Legacy Month. A legacy is how you will be remembered after you are gone. It can be something physical and real – like money or property, or it could be something less tangible – like a legacy of kindness that other people try to live up to.
The 18th annual Cuisine & Cuvée, presented by The Cooperators and TD Commercial Banking, was a smash hit! Attended by over 1,000 savvy foodies, we are thrilled to announce that we raised $230,000(net expenses) for Providence Healthcare’s patients, residents and clients! The event was held Friday, April 20 at REBEL in Toronto.
On April 13, 2018, the new $2.5-million Knowledge Centre at Providence Healthcare officially opened. What began as an idea about staff education grants back in 2005 progressed to the creation of a 14,645-square-foot Knowledge Centre under the Hope Starts Here campaign which kicked off in 2013.
Philanthropic lumberjacks. Two words that don’t commonly go together, but that’s exactly what happened on March 29, 2018 in Toronto for MAPP’s Great Canadian Axe Battle! It was a special night as the toughest lumberjacks from across the Greater Toronto Area gathered to compete for the axe-throwing championship and ultimate bragging rights.
Congratulations are in order for the Cuisine & Cuvee team at Providence Healthcare Foundation! Last year’s event – the 17th Annual Cuisine & Cuvee – won the award for Most Outstanding Event up to $200,000 (Corporate/Business/Association/Non-Profit) presented at the Canadian Special Events Industry Awards Gala on March 21, 2018.
The new year began with heart-crushing news. Having just started walking after a leg amputation brought on by complications of life-long type 1 diabetes, Bryan Rickey had to absorb the news that his other leg would have to be amputated. It’s an awful thought. Something most of us would rather avoid thinking about. But just imagine if it happened to you. How would you cope? Would you have the courage to fight to regain your independence?
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