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?
At Providence Healthcare, we talk a lot about inspiration, hope and celebrating life. We know that recovery is greatly helped when people feel valued and understand that a fulfilling life can be lived in many different ways. In honour of World Social Work Day, we thought we’d share the following. Social worker Tammy Ciuclaru provides a perfect example of how we make that happen.
To mark International Women’s Day, it seems fitting to salute a woman being helped at Providence Healthcare, and shine a light on the women who do the helping. Providence was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph, so the care of women, by women, has always been top of mind here. It’s an approach that has imbued the hospital’s caring culture, our celebration of courage and our commitment to the dignity of all people.
When I first started working at Providence, the first question I asked, after “where are the washrooms?” was “where is the multifaith room?” as daily prayers are a central component of my faith. The answer I got back was “there isn’t one.”
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