This profile originally appeared in the 2020-21 Giving Guide. Read the full magazine here.
The Ottawa Hospital Foundation raises funds to support cutting-edge research and patient care at The Ottawa Hospital. Canada’s busiest academic healthcare centre is also one of the top five research hospitals in the country, and the funds we transfer to the hospital change the lives of millions of Canadians every year.
From world-first research breakthroughs that move quickly from lab to bedside to tackling the most complex healthcare issues with compassion, our Foundation helps ensure our people are equipped with the very best to succeed so that when you or your loved ones need care, The Ottawa Hospital is ready.
At a glance
Year founded: 1999
Geographic region of focus: Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec and Nunavut
Total revenue for last fiscal year: $17.4 million
Top funding sources:
- Individual: 49%
- Corporate: 25%
- Other charities: 13%
- Endowments: 9%
- Other sources: 4%
How you can help
Throughout the coming decade, we will embark on a quest that will change Ottawa’s healthcare landscape for the next century as we build a new hospital for our community. Our goal is, and will remain, providing exceptional care to every patient who walks through our doors. To do so, we must continue to fund research, equipment and care — not all of which is covered by the province.
With community support we can continue to buy new, cutting-edge equipment, to treat our patients, enable our researchers to lead world-first clinical trials, and develop better therapies and cures for the most debilitating diseases.
Create a fundraiser
With our user-friendly online tool, you can create your fundraiser in a matter of minutes! From birthday celebrations to t-shirt sales, to golf tournaments, galas, and workplace giving — event creation has never been easier. Our online tool gives you the flexibility to customize your event with just a few clicks. Visit tohf.crowdchange.co to get set up today!
Monthly donations provide us with predictable funding when we’re faced with the unpredictable. It is a critical source of revenue. Right now, your monthly donation will be matched for a year (up to $100,000) thanks to the generosity of the Walsh Clarke Family Foundation. Visit GiveMonthly.ca to make your donation.
Honour a hospital staff member
Our staff are there to stand by us during some of the most unpredictable and challenging times of our lives. Thanking them is a great way to show your support and help fund patient care and research. Visit ottawahospitalheroes.ca to say “thank you” today!
Leave a legacy
A gift in your will can be the most powerful and meaningful gift of all. We can help you through the process and ensure your gift makes the greatest impact for future generations.
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our new hospital campus: Support the future of healthcare in Ottawa with the construction of our new state-of-the-art Civic development site on Carling Avenue.
Research: Advance our research and clinical trials aimed at discovering new ways to improve patient care across all diseases.
Equipment: Help provide the newest equipment and technological innovations that will maintain world-class healthcare and research for cancer and other diseases.
COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund: This fund helps us fast-track research projects and execute innovative ideas to help combat COVID-19. Early donor impact can be found at
Board members and executives
Dr. Pradeep Merchant
Dr. Emily Segal