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  • We are so grateful to all of our donors who made a Tree of Life gift in 2023! Because of you, we will get our very first MRI machine at the Collingwood G&M Hospital (CGMH). Having an MRI machine at CGMH will be of great value for so many patients in our community by providing…

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  • Jan 9th, COLLINGWOOD ON: Thanks to the generous support of the community, Collingwood Hospital Foundation has successfully raised over $5 million, hitting their goal to fund the new MRI Machine and the construction of the MRI suite.    “We are extraordinarily grateful to this community for helping us raise these critical funds.” says Alison Smith, Director…

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  • The 2023 Annual Giving Circle Meeting. From left to right: Dr. Olivia Cheng, Giving Circle founding members Andrée Dell, Kara McIntosh, Joan Emmans & Joan Schatz, GC event host Laura Wilson, Dr. Michael Lisi, CGMH President & CEO Michael Lacroix, CGMH Foundation President & CEO Jory Pritchard-Kerr Earlier this month, over 50 women gathered together…

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  • Steve & Karen Potts have been supporting the CGMH Foundation for more than two decades. When we asked what inspired them to make their first donation twenty some years ago, they both said they thought it was the right thing to do. Karen has also volunteered for CGMH, as well as other organizations in our…

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  • Dwayne & Tanya Frans, owners of the ServiceMaster franchises in Midland, Orillia, Barrie & Collingwood announce a $250,000 collective gift over 5 years to their local hospital foundations. From left: Pamela Ross, CEO, RVH Foundation; Jesse Dees, senior key relationships officer, GBGH Foundation; Jennifer Quinn, director of human resources, ServiceMaster; Dwayne & Tanya Frans, owners,…

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  • Last June, 11-year old Raegan Gilroy suffered a concussion while playing soccer at school. Although the impact appeared minor, Raegan started displaying signs of a more severe head injury. She was taken to her local emergency department where she received a CT scan of her brain to look for any potential bleeding which could be…

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  • Normally most Canadians are not subject to Alternative Minimum Tax.Written by Darin Thompson, CFA, FEA One of the most tax efficient means to support a charity has been the donation of publicly traded securities. The Federal Budget of 2023 instituted changes to how these donations MAY be taxed. Notwithstanding the budget changes of 2023, donating…

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  • Monthly Gifts make our community healthier and stronger. Pam & George Kinzie joined the Monthly Giving Club 15 years ago when Pam was a member of the Collingwood G&M Hospital’s Board of Trustees. As a Board Member, Pam witnessed the impact made by gifts to the CGMH Foundation and wanted to give back in a…

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  • Anna Drazenovic moved to the US in 1993 as a new nurse graduate as there was a surplus of nurses in Canada at that time. She went on to have a rewarding 30-year career as a nurse and nurse educator. However after all of those years of nursing, she began to experience unexplained back pain…

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  • Patients living with mental health issues often spend days in the CGMH Emergency Department awaiting referral to an inpatient bed in another community and away from their local support system. While a new facility will address these issues with a dedicated inpatient mental health unit as well as a specially designed mental health emergency services…

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