Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation

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This profile originally appeared in the 2019-20 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 Ottawa’s busiest emergency department 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 photo
Event EMCEE Jason MacDonald, MacDonald Moussa Team, Event co-chair Sara Cinq-Mars, Judith Scott, Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation Interim President & CEO, and Dr. Andrew Falconer, Queensway Carleton Hospital President & CEO at the Harvesting Hope at the Farm Gala, September 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.

At a glance

Year founded: 1986

Geographic region of focus: Western Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley

Total revenue for last fiscal year: $5.5 million

Top funding sources: 

  • Individual donations: 49%
  • Corporate donations: 29%
  • Foundations and other charities: 21%
  • Endowments: 1%

How you can help


Advancing Care for All Ages is a $30-million campaign to enhance the delivery of care for patients at the Queensway Carleton Hospital.  

Currently our focus is to transform our Mental Health Unit to provide enhanced care through the Hopes Rising Campaign, and to upgrade our 11 surgical suites with the best and latest equipment and technology through the Advancing Surgery Campaign.  

Your donations will allow us to double the space of our Mental Health Unit, provide a more welcoming and healing atmosphere, and improved emergency care for people in the midst of a mental health crisis. Your investment in our ORs will benefit every surgical patient, from simple diagnostic procedures to life-saving care.   


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:

HOPES RISING is a campaign to enhance and improve mental healthcare for a rapidly growing number of adults and families in our region. It is a campaign inspired by the hopes of families throughout our community to enhance acute mental health services for adults of all ages at Queensway Carleton Hospital.

Women in Philanthropy
Catherine Clark, honorary chair, with founding members at the Women In Philanthropy launch, at the Château Laurier in December 2018. This new program helps fund urgent healthcare challenges within our community.

Women In Philanthropy:

WOMEN IN PHILANTHROPY is an exciting new program that brings together like-minded women who want to help transform healthcare for Ottawa and our region. Collectively, members will invest in advanced programs and services at Queensway Carleton Hospital that respond to our community’s most pressing healthcare challenges.

Board members and executives

Scott and Sparks
Interim president and CEO Judith Scott (Left); Board of Directors Chair Karen Sparks

Dr. Andrew Falconer

Ed Herweyer

Doug Hewson

Mischa Kaplan

Dr. Kathi Kovacs 

Ryan Kelahear

Cal Kirkpatrick

Barbara Lippett 

Amy MacLeod

Lorraine Mastersmith

Jagdeep Perhar

Ronald Richardson 

Chad Schella 

Fred Seller

Art Slaughter

Jennifer Spallin 

Wynand Stassen

Shaina Watt

Newsweek Best Hospital

Queensway Carleton Hospital has been ranked the #1 Ottawa hospital, and 25th nationally in Newsweek Magazine’s 2019 ‘World’s Best Hospitals’ rankings.

Imagine Canada

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.

Get in touch

3045 Baseline Rd.
Ottawa, Ont.
K2H 8P4


Twitter: @QCHFoundation
Facebook: Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation