Our Foundation

As the charitable arm of London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), we at London Health Sciences Foundation (LHSF) strive to enhance the standard of care for patients at our hospital. With your generosity, we support the development of critical initiatives such as groundbreaking research, state-of-the-art equipment, specialized care with personalized treatment options and the education of our next generation of clinicians. 

It is through the hope and kindness of our donors that the health and lives of patients at LHSC are impacted, today and tomorrow. We are committed to honouring your compassion with acts of gratitude, stewarding with respect and reporting with honesty, transparency and accountability.  

London Health Sciences Foundation is accredited by Imagine Canada.  

Our Mission

London Health Sciences Foundation inspires investment in excellence at London Health Sciences Centre

Our Vision

Our vision is to meet the needs of London Health Sciences Centre by revolutionizing the response of our communities to health care

Our Values

In our relationship with our donors, our hospital, our communities and each other, we live the following values:

Trust - Respect - Focus - Collaboration - Accountability


Transparency in Donor Dollars

At London Health Sciences Foundation, we believe in the power of transparency and accountability when it comes to the generous contributions from our donors. Your support plays a crucial role in advancing our mission and we want you to know exactly where your dollars go.

Where your donor dollars go

Your giving goes towards fostering groundbreaking research initiatives. By supporting innovative projects and cutting-edge studies, we aim to push the boundaries of medical knowledge and find solutions to some of the most challenging health issues.

We invest in the latest medical technologies and equipment to ensure that our health-care professionals have the tools they need to provide the best possible care. Your donations directly contribute to the acquisition and maintenance of state-of-the-art equipment, enabling us to stay at the forefront of medical advancements.

Your support directly impacts patient care by enhancing our ability to offer personalized and compassionate treatment. From research, education, equipment and patient care, we are committed to achieving positive and measurable outcomes for our patients. Your donations enable us to implement evidence-based practices, innovative therapies and holistic approaches that contribute to better health outcomes and improved quality of life.

Your generous support plays a pivotal role in the ongoing education and training of our medical professionals, fostering a cadre of forward-thinking health practitioners committed to innovative health-care practices. By funding specialized training programs for our health-care professionals, together, we are ensuring our medical community remains at the forefront of delivering exceptional health care.

Where does philanthropy come into the equation?

In Canada, the funding landscape is characterized by a collaborative model where government support is complemented by community contributions. The Ministry of Health financially supports the standard of care, while philanthropy supports innovations in clinical care, research and education above this standard. With that, the Foundation operates with complete self-sufficiency, devoid of any reliance on Ministry of Health funding. In short, it's only through donors we can do what we do each and every day.

Here's how your contributions are dispersed to address both future innovations and critical needs:

Our dedicated team, in collaboration with health-care professionals, consistently identifies both future innovations as well as pressing needs that require immediate attention. These needs could range from cutting-edge medical equipment to specialized training programs for our staff, all aimed at elevating the standard of care we provide.

Once a specific need is identified, we launch targeted fundraising campaigns designed to mobilize support from our community, donors and philanthropic partners. These campaigns are transparent, outlining the specific goal and the impact each contribution can make.

Your donor dollars are disbursed directly to the identified area of need. We are committed to ensuring that every dollar raised is efficiently allocated to its intended purpose. This direct disbursement model minimizes administrative overhead, guaranteeing that the vast majority of funds go directly where they are needed most.

We prioritize accountability and regularly update our donors on the tangible outcomes made possible through their contributions. Whether it's the acquisition of life-saving equipment, advancements in medical research or the implementation of patient-centered initiatives, we strive to show the direct impact of donor dollars in enhancing patient care and overall health-care outcomes.

We want our donors to rest assured that their contributions go nowhere outside of this structured and transparent process. Your support directly fuels our mission of providing exceptional health-care services.

We recognize that we couldn't achieve our transformative work without the steadfast support of donors like you. Your commitment makes a profound impact on the lives of patients and their families. We express our heartfelt gratitude through regular communications, acknowledgment and invitations to witness the impact firsthand.

We will never deviate from our mission. Your contributions will and always have funded initiatives that genuinely change the lives of patients and families for the better. We remain unwavering in our commitment to allocate resources solely to endeavors that directly improve health-care experiences.

Charitable Registration Number: 89478 1475 RR0001