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About WPSHC Foundation

Our Vision:  To provide extraordinary support for health care in cottage county.

Working together with health care professionals, patients, our community and government, The West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation’s goal is to continually raise funds to support the on-going medical needs of the people who choose to live and cottage here.  

Serving a population that fluctuates from 20,000 upwards to 121,000 during the peak summer season in Georgian Bay, the West Parry Sound Health Centre’s services are diverse.  The unique bundle of programs offered would not be possible without the generous support, commitment and dedication of our community.

Our three main lines of business at the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation are: Fundraising, Investment Management and Stewardship.

Our Purpose

To raise and steward funds to deliver exemplary patient care to a community that comes to us from across North America and beyond.

Our Values

  • Passion for Care
  • Partnership
  • Innovation
  • Accountability

Our Goals


To meet the current equipment needs of the Health Centre, the Foundation’s goal is to raise $1 million in gross fundraising revenue by March 31, 2015 (end of the 2014/2015 year).  In 2013/14 the Foundation successfully exceeded its $1.0 million target with gross revenues of $1.5 million.   

Currently, the Foundation holds $2.3 million in its endowed fund (as of the end of the 2013/2014 year).  Our goal is to hold $10,000,000 in endowed funds by the year 2020.  All estates received by the Foundation are transferred into our Forever Fund (endowed fund).  Interest/dividends from the invested capital on this fund annually buys equipment on the medical priority list.  The Foundation could not meet the Health Centre’s needs without this regular income. 

Money Transferred to the Health Centre

The Foundation’s goal is to transfer $1.5 million of new funds to the Health Centre buying $1,115,000 of priority equipment for this fiscal year (ends March 31, 2015) with remainder attributed to purchases targeted for the previous year.  As of end of March 2014 the Foundation transferred $940,000 to the Health Centre.   For details on transfers please read our Donor Impact section. 


To achieve a competitive rate of return in the General and Restricted fund given the short-term nature of our payment commitment.

Operational Efficiency:

To honour our Donors and direct their donations to providing extraordinary health care in cottage country.

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