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The Ottawa Hospital Foundation

What we do

The Ottawa Hospital Foundation raises funds to support the critical work of The Ottawa Hospital. Much of this critical work began 100 years ago, when the hospital’s Civic campus welcomed its first patients and launched what would become a century of remarkable healthcare advances. Whether it’s tackling the most complex healthcare issues with compassion or leading the way with research, we are proud to support The Ottawa Hospital and help create a better tomorrow for millions of Canadians every year.


In April 2022, we launched our Campaign to Create Tomorrow — the largest fundraising campaign in Ottawa’s history with an ambitious goal of $500 million. Our Campaign will help build a new campus of The Ottawa Hospital and take healthcare research to unprecedented heights.

This $2.8-billion, world-class academic healthcare centre will push our hospital to the top tier of healthcare and research worldwide.

We will become the most technologically advanced hospital in the country, using the latest tools to provide the right care in the right space with the right provider. 

From trauma care to cancer advancements to neuroscience, we will strengthen our critical services for patients across the region. 

Through our unique collaborative model of clinicians and researchers working side-by-side, we will bring groundbreaking discoveries to patients in Ottawa and around the world.

How You Can Help

Our goal is to provide exceptional care to every patient who walks through our doors. Our support provides vital funding for research, equipment, and state-of-the-art facilities — not all of which is covered by the province. 


With our user-friendly online tool, you can create a fundraiser in a matter of minutes! From birthday celebrations to T-shirt sales, from golf tournaments to galas, and even workplace giving — event creation has never been easier. Our online tool gives you the flexibility to customize your event with just a few clicks. Visit:


Monthly donations provide us with the stable, predictable funding we need to face the unpredictable. It’s a critical source of revenue that our hospital team relies on. Visit: 


From nurses to security guards, doctors to cafeteria workers — hospital staff are there to stand beside us during some of the most challenging times of our lives. A Gratitude Award is a great way to show your support for a healthcare worker while helping fund patient care and research. Visit:  


A gift in your will can be the most powerful and meaningful gift of all. We can help ensure your gift makes the greatest impact for future generations.

Email us at:, call 613-761-4295 or visit:

Get in touch:

737 Parkdale Ave., 1st Floor
Ottawa, On.
K1Y 1J8

Year founded: 1999

Total revenue for last fiscal year: $58.9 million

Facebook: @OttawaHospital
Instagram: @ottawahospital
Linkedin: @TheOttawaHospitalFoundation
Twitter: @OttawaHospital

Tim Kluke, President and CEO

Janet McKeage, Chair


  • Denise Carruthers
  • Bryce Conrad
  • Brian Cook
  • Kevin Ford
  • Tom Froggatt
  • Sarah Grand
  • Russell Jones
  • Michael McGahan
  • Dr. Pradeep Merchant
  • Mychelle Mollot
  • Ryma Nasrallah
  • Mark Noonan
  • Nadir Patel
  • ‘Ross Rowan-Legg
  • Michael Runia
  • Tim Saunders
  • Dr. Emily Segal
  • Julie Taggart


Individual: 86%
Other Charities: 4%
Corporate: 12%


Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec, Nunavut