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Making the most of every drop: Using Canada’s blood supply wisely

When #blood donors roll up their sleeves to give, they do so with trust in our commitment to put their donation to the best...

An opioid crisis?

One in every eight deaths among young adults is related to #opioid overdose The misuse and abuse of opioids -- strong painkillers such as morphine,...

Volunteer greeters enhance the patient experience

Like many health care providers, Mackenzie Health offers volunteer greeters to welcome patients and families as they enter the hospital as well as in...

Fundraising efforts embrace diversity

Variety is the spice of life. This phrase definitely applies to the recent fundraising efforts of The Scarborough Hospital Foundation (TSHF). From hosting its second Scarborough...

Why Bill 117 is needed

The recent Ontario election meant that much legislation died on the table; but we can expect some bills to resurface. Bill 117, which would...

Spine Centre helps patients get back in action

There’s a new way to deal with back pain, thanks to Trillium Health Partners’ interprofessional team-based model at the Kingsway Financial Spine Centre. The...

Why do donors support your hospital? It’s all about Give and Tell.

Mark is there for the birth of his daughter Amanda. He cuts the umbilical cord. Mark is also there when 23 too-short years later, she...

Sixty years of volunteer work

The first association of volunteers at Hôpital Montfort was created in the spring of 1955 when Ms. LeFort, wife of the hospital’s architect, founded...

Volunteers enhance the health and well-being of patients

From high school and university students to young professionals and recent retirees, volunteers at Runnymede Healthcare Centre play an integral role in enhancing the...

Meshing virtual care and fundraising events

We believe that our events should be educational tools that benefit our participants both physically and socially. This year, the University of Ottawa Heart...

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