Perley Health Foundation

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Editor's Note

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

Perley Health is a community where over 600 Seniors and Veterans thrive – from independent living to long-term care. We support each resident with a person and family-centric approach to the continuum of care to improve not only their physical well-being but their mental and emotional health, too.

Our commitment to empowering Seniors and Veterans to reach their full potential is a pledge without bounds. We actively invest in research and new methodologies in frailty-informed care and share our findings, best practices, and breakthroughs with the greater community – so we can help all eniors live life to the fullest.

We know that good is never good enough. Our culture of self-improvement ensures that we’re always seeking a higher standard of excellence. Be it a daily quality improvement, safety standards or long-term planning; we prioritize excellence across every facet of our organization to benefit Seniors and Veterans.

The Centre of Excellence in Frailty-Informed Care at Perley Health exists to set new benchmarks in seniors care, facilitating applied research that fuels innovation in education, best practices, and knowledge transfer.

The Perley Health Foundation is the engine powering our mission to achieve excellence in the health, safety, and well-being of Seniors and Veterans. Every donation empowers us to provide exceptional care while pursuing the research needed to deliver transformative advances.

At a glance:

Year founded: 1988

Total revenue for last fiscal year: $1,723,833

Twitter: @PerleyHealth 

Facebook: @PerleyHealth 

LinkedIn: @PerleyHealth

Top funding sources:

  • Donations: 73%
  • Capital Campaign: 8%
  • Other Revenue: 19%

Geographic region of focus: National Capital Region


Recent success

A group of women, some in scrubs, raise their hands in celebration while standing near a large cardboard cheque.
Staff celebrate Commissionaires Ottawa's trailblazing gift on June 15.


On June 15, Commissionaires Ottawa announced a gift of $2 million to fund critically needed research and innovation in the care of Veterans and Seniors living with frailty, a medical condition that increases our vulnerability as we age. It is the largest philanthropic gift in the history of both Commissionaires Ottawa and Perley Health.

“To a great extent, the freedom and peaceful way of life enjoyed by Canadians today is the result of sacrifices made by Veterans and their families for generations,” said Captain (N) Paul A. Guindon (Ret’d), CEO of Commissionaires Ottawa. “Our aging loved ones deserve the best possible care to help them enjoy their lives to the fullest. We hope others join us in donating to this cause.”

In 2018, Perley Health established Canada’s first Centre of Excellence in Frailty-Informed Care. Raising funds for the Centre of Excellence is a key goal of the Answering the Call campaign. 

“The gift supports our vision of becoming Canada’s leading provider, educator, and innovator in frailty-informed care for Veterans and Seniors,” said Akos Hoffer, CEO of Perley Health.

In recognition of the gift the research chair will now be known as the Commissionaires Ottawa Research Chair in Frailty-Informed Care.  The position is currently held by Dr. Annie Robitaille, an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa’s Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences. Dr. Robitaille has dedicated her career to researching a broad spectrum of aging-related issues. 

Fundraising campaigns

Answering the Call 

Answering the Call is a $10-million fundraising campaign to transform care for our country's fast growing population, Seniors and Veterans  living with frailty.   

This campaign will invest in much needed research and evidence based innovation to improve and influence care for Seniors and Veterans  living with frailty across Canada while sustaining exceptional care for those who call Perley  home. 

We're asking our community to answer the call to ensure that Seniors and Veterans  receive the care they have earned and deserve.

Board members and executives

Two headshots of two women, both smiling at the camera.
Delphine Haslé is executive director of Perley Healthè Louise Mercier is chair

Delphine Haslé, CFRE

Executive director

Louise Mericer

Chair

Carol Ann Banks

Doug Brousseau 

Maj. Daniel Charron (Ret'd)

Keith De Bellefeuille Percy

Past Chair 

Lt.-Col. Bob Eagan (Ret'd) 

Treasurer 

Jeff Hill

Akos Hoffer

CEO Perley Health

J.L. Gilles Levasseur 

Col. Dominic McAlea (Ret'd)

Louise Mercier

Chair

HLt.-Col. Sandra Perron 

Nancy Schepers

Vice-Chair

Sheila Venman

Margaret Tansey

Chair, Perley Health

Peter Mansbridge 

Honorary Campaign Chair 

John Jarvis

Campaign Co-Chair 

Micheal Burch

Campaign Co-Chair

Get in touch

1750 Russell Rd.

Ottawa, Ont.

K1G 5Z6

 

PerleyHealthFoundation.ca

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