The Ottawa Hospital Foundation

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Editor's Note

This profile originally appeared in the 2021 Giving Guide. Read the full magazine here.

The Ottawa Hospital Foundation raises funds to support the critical work of The Ottawa Hospital. Today, a major priority is raising money for the hospital of tomorrow: our new Civic development on Carling Avenue. 

From a cutting-edge facility to compassionate patient care to world-leading health research, every aspect of our new campus will be a testament to innovation.

Whether leading the way with our research or tackling the most complex healthcare issues with compassion, our Foundation helps Canada’s busiest academic healthcare centre create tomorrows for millions of Canadians every year.

At a glance:

Year founded: 1999

Total revenue for last fiscal year: $60 million

Twitter: @OttawaHospital

Facebook: /OttawaHospital

Instagram: @ottawahospital

Top funding sources:

  • Individual: 73%
  • Other Charities: 10%
  • Government: 10%
  • Corporate: 17%
  • Other: 0%

A collection of various clipart images of a hospital building, microscope, beaker, syringe, lightbulb, and test-tube.

How you can help


Over the coming decade, we 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 diseases — from the most common to the rarest, and from the least severe to the most debilitating.

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  To get set up today!

Give monthly

Monthly donations provide us with predictable funding when we’re faced with the unpredictable. It is a critical source of revenue that our hospital team relies on. Visit to make your donation.

Honour a hospital staff member

From nurses to security, doctors to cafeteria workers — our staff are there to stand by us during some of the most challenging times of our lives. A Gratitude Award is a great way to show your support, while helping fund patient care and research. Visit 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: or call 613-761-4295

Board members and executives

Tim Kluke

President and CEO

Michael Runia


Board Members

Denise Carruthers

Jeffrey Clarke

Bryce Conrad

Kevin Ford

Tom Froggatt

Sarah Grand

Russell Jones

Vanessa Kanu

Michael McGahan

Janet McKeage

Dr. Pradeep Merchant

Mychelle Mollot

Ross Rowan-Legg

Tim Saunders

Dr. Emily Segal

Julie Taggart

Fundraising priorities

  • Our new hospital: Support the future of healthcare in Ottawa with the construction of our state-of-the-art new Civic development on Carling Avenue, opening in 2028.
  • Research: Advance our research and clinical trials aimed at discovering new ways to improve patient care and outcomes across a huge range of diseases.
  • Equipment: Help provide the newest equipment and technological innovations that will maintain world-class healthcare and research for cancer, neurological conditions, and other diseases.

Get in touch

737 Parkdale Ave., 1st Floor

Box 610

Ottawa, Ont.

K1Y 1J8