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This profile originally appeared in the 2020-21 Giving Guide. Read the full magazine here.

While our acute care hospital partners can save your life, at Bruyère, we work with you to maximize your quality of life. Together, with our partners, we are building a future model of care through state-of-the-art technology and research. As one of the largest health care centres of its kind in Canada, Bruyère plays a key role in addressing the health care needs of the aging population in the Champlain region, delivering a wide variety of services in aging and rehabilitation, medically complex, palliative, residential and primary care. Fueled by research and innovation, Bruyère is a bridge to home for many and committed to maximizing the quality of life of our patients and residents. We provide care at our three sites: Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital in the ByWard Market, Saint-Vincent Hospital in Centretown and Bruyère Village in Orléans. Every day, we are making a difference. You can help too. Find out more at Bruyere.org 

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At a glance

Year founded: 1995  

Geographic region of focus: Ottawa, Eastern Ontario and the Outaouais region  

Total revenue for last fiscal year: $8,722,000

Top funding sources:

  • Individual donations: 69%
  • Other charities: 28%
  • Corporate donations: 3%

As Bruyère begins to look ahead, we want to take a moment to thank you for your incredible support.

We want to assure you that your generosity continues to make a significant impact, offering better care options for generations of patients.

The covid-19 pandemic has been a pivotal time for Bruyère. We continue to face challenges due to underlying issues in our health care system, which have been amplified by the pandemic. But with challenges also come opportunities. Now is the time for us to rise to the occasion and innovate to provide tangible solutions that will transform health care in our region. 

The next generation of research, innovation and teaching strengthens everything we do. The importance of this has never been more evident as we continue to navigate our new reality in the face of COVID-19 and look ahead at the challenges of tomorrow.

We are grateful for the support of community builders and innovators, like you, who are willing to take an active role in improving the quality of life of those we serve.

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How your dollars can help

COVID-19 Relief

With your support, we can make significant changes to health care delivery that will impact the entire system. This includes creating more capacity in long-term care, alternate levels of care, and post-acute care. Your support will also help us to ensure our teams of experts are appropriately armed with personal protective equipment that has been proven to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses, and minimize the impact on our community.

Brain and Memory Health

In less than 20 years, the number of Canadians living with dementia will double. This increase will put enormous strain on the health care system and cost billions of dollars. By further investing in life-changing research, preventive programs, strategic partnerships and world-class expertise, we will help reduce the incidence of dementia within the next 20 years.

Care of the Elderly

For the first time in history, there are more people over the age of 65 than under the age of 15. As a leader in geriatrics, Bruyère is in an ideal position to redefine the experience of aging by investing in prevention, treatment and innovation.

Rehabilitation

Each year in our region, more than 1,800 people suffer a stroke, resulting in hundreds of patients who require various levels of stroke rehabilitation. With your support, we will make strategic investments in research and promising technologies, expand capacity with regional partners, and become the regional hub for integrated rehabilitation services.

Board members and executives

Peggy and Daniel
President Peggy Taillon (left), and Chair Daniel C. Fernandes

John Wright 
Treasurer, Vaive and Associates Professional Corp. 

Dr. Alykhan Abdulla 
The Kingsway Health Centre 

Brad Ezard 
Keynote Group 

Clifford T. Lebarron 
Laurentian Bank of Canada 

Lesley Mackay 
Ottawa Tourism 

Mark White 
Colonnade BridgePort 

Nik Lemieux 
Mirabel Management 

Patrick Kennedy
Earnscliffe 

Ralph Neumann 
Excel Private Wealth 

Scott Brooker 
Cushman & Wakefield Ottawa

Guy Chartrand 
Bruyère Continuing Care 

Heidi Sveistrup, PhD 
Bruyère Research Institute

Get in touch

43 Bruyère St.
Ottawa, Ont.
K1N 5C8

bruyere.org
foundation@bruyere.org

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