Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation

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Editor's Note

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

People tell us all the time that if they need to be in hospital, they want to be at Queensway Carleton Hospital. That’s because we are focused on healing people. We’ve built our reputation as one of the region’s leading acute care hospitals by seeing the person in each of the nearly 500,000 patients who come to us each year. Our agility and collaborative culture allow us to respond quickly to today’s pressing healthcare challenges by investing in advanced programs and services that put the person at the centre of patient care.

Queensway Carleton Hospital is home to one of Ottawa’s busiest emergency departments with more than 80,000 visits per year, the Myers Automotive Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) Unit for seniors – one of only two in Ontario that are transforming geriatric care – and is a leader in people-centered advances in orthopedic surgery.

Located in fast-growing west Ottawa, Queensway Carleton Hospital helps to create vibrant and healthy communities that we can be proud to call home. By supporting Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation, you are investing in advanced patient care and healthcare excellence for our community.

Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation is the only accredited hospital foundation in the Ottawa region under Imagine Canada’s National Standards Program. This accreditation demonstrates to our community that our Foundation is a leader in best practice governance and donor accountability.

QCHF staff
Queensway Carleton Hospital staff from the Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) unit. In March 2020 the ACE unit became the hospital’s first designated unit for the care of patients with COVID-19.

At a glance

Year founded: 1986

Geographic region of focus: Western Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley

Total revenue for last fiscal year: $10.5 million

Top funding sources:

  • Individual donations: 43%
  • Corporate donations: 33%
  • Foundations and other charities: 13%
  • Endowments: 11%
QCHF Event
Séan McCann, founder of Great Big Sea and ensemble, with Dr. Andrew Falconer, Queensway Carleton Hospital President and CEO, and Judith Scott, Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation VP Operations, at the GREAT BIG CHRISTMAS PARTY concert at the Algonquin Commons Theatre, December 2019. Funds raised will enhance acute mental health services for adults of all ages at Queensway Carleton Hospital, as part of the HOPES RISING Campaign.

How you can help


Currently our focus is to upgrade our 11 surgical suites with the best and latest equipment and technology through the Advancing Surgery Campaign. With a growing west Ottawa population, our services are in demand now more than ever. Your investment in our ORs will benefit every surgical patient, from simple diagnostic procedures to life-saving care.

 In March 2020, Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation launched its COVID-19 Fund in support of urgently needed equipment and other hospital priorities. The response has been tremendous. In six months, our amazing donors, including our local business community, have helped raise over $500,000 in support of this critical fund, as well as generously donating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), meals for our staff, and sending in many messages of gratitude. “The overwhelming support we have received for our hospital and frontline team during this pandemic has been inspiring. I am truly honoured to be part of such a kind and giving community,” says Shannon Gorman, Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation President and CEO.


Volunteers play a key role in helping Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation achieve its mission, and we are grateful to receive support from volunteers throughout the year in a variety of different ways. There are a number of volunteer opportunities available, including board, committee and advisory group roles, as well as fundraising event support, hospital volunteer roles and opportunities to act as ambassadors in the community on behalf of the Foundation.

Events and fundraising

Hopes Rising 

Thanks to Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation’s amazing community of supporters, a staggering $6 million has been raised for the HOPES RISING campaign, in support of a renovated Mental Health unit at Queensway Carleton Hospital.

Board members and executives

Shannon and Ronald
President and CEO Shannon Gorman; Chair of the board of directors Ronald Richardson

Dr. Andrew Falconer

Ed Herweyer

Doug Hewson

Mischa Kaplan

Dr. Kathi Kovacs

Ryan Kelahear

Cal Kirkpatrick

Barbara Lippett

Amy MacLeod

Lorraine Mastersmith

Jagdeep Perhar

Chad Schella

Fred Seller

Art Slaughter

Jennifer Spallin

Karen Sparks

Shaina Watt

Get in touch

3045 Baseline Rd.
Ottawa, Ont.
K2H 8P4


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