The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre is one of Canada’s most progressive and successful long-term care homes. Perley Rideau is home to more than 600 seniors and veterans who access a range of care and living options. The Perley Rideau Foundation raises money to improve the quality of life for seniors and veterans in direct and significant ways. Donations to the Foundation support and meet the long-term needs of our aging population through Canada’s first Centre of Excellence in Frailty-Informed Care.
At a glance
Year founded: 1988
Geographic region of focus: Ottawa
Total revenue for last fiscal year: $1,974,316
Top funding sources:
- Donations: 72%
- Capital campaign: 7%
- Other revenue: 21%
How you can help
Answering the Call is a major fundraising campaign to transform care for our country’s fastest-growing population, frail seniors.
This campaign will invest in much-needed research and evidence-based innovation to improve and influence care for frail, older Canadians at The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre and beyond.
Canadians in the military, on the front lines of healthcare and elsewhere, have a long history of answering the call in times of conflict, human suffering and crisis.
We’re hoping our community will answer the call to address this urgent crisis and to help ensure that seniors receive the care they have earned and deserved.
Board members and executives
Carol Ann Banks
Director, operations and finance, International Actuarial Association
Doug Brousseau (Past-chair)
Former senior policy advisor, Office of the Mayor
Maj. Daniel Charron, (Ret'd) (Campaign co-chair)
Keith De Bellefeuille Percy (Chair)
Past-president, Ottawa Tourism Authority
Former deputy mayor and city councillor, City of Ottawa
Lt.-Col. Bob Eagan, (Ret'd)
Former chief financial officer, Commissionaires Ottawa
Senior compliance officer, compliance advisory, MD Management Ltd.
Vice-president and managing director, The Strachan-Hill Wealth Advisory Group
J.L. Gilles Levasseur, O.Ont., LLD, LSM, CD.
Business and law professor, University of Ottawa, President of the Institute of Public Administration
Col. Dominic McAlea (Ret'd)
Vice-chairperson, Military Grievances External Review Committee
Louise Mercier (Liaison board/campaign)
Senior vice-president, Rubicon Strategy Inc.
Maj. Sandra Perron (Ret'd)
Senior partner, A New Dynamic Enterprise Inc.
Nancy Schepers (Vice-chair)
Former deputy city manager, City of Ottawa
Principal consultant, Sparked Solutions Inc.
Kristan K. Birchard (Chair)
Perley Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre
Perley Rideau publishes an annual priority needs list comprised of equipment and services not funded by government but essential to excellent care.
One service on the list is our Therapeutic Recreation and Creative Arts program--among the finest in any Canadian long-term care home— this program contributes greatly to resident’s quality of life and compelling evidence suggests that recreation and creative arts activities trigger significant mental and physical health benefits.
In appreciation of the important work done by staff at the Perley Rideau, CN Rail donated $10,000 as a matching gift to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund — a gift matched in no time at all thanks to the generosity of the community. The COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund ensures residents, staff and their loved ones stay safe during the pandemic by providing additional PPE and housekeeping staff to enhanced cleaning measures and new meal helpers.