About the Foundation

Helping patients get their lives back

Community support and the generosity of individuals has been part of West Park’s more than 100 years of service.

In fact, the hospital was founded with the support of a philanthropic legacy. In 1904, Sir William Gage purchased the Buttonwood Farm to offer as a planned gift. With support from the National Sanitarium Association, the hospital opened and began a legacy of care that has made life-changing differences to thousands and thousands of patients and their families.

Today, West Park Healthcare Centre Foundation serves as the official fundraising vehicle of the hospital. We continue to rely on the generosity of individuals, companies and foundations to fund:

  • innovative methods of treatment
  • leading-edge research
  • patient care technology
  • best facilities

We are at the forefront in meeting one of the key healthcare challenges of the future – delivering advanced rehabilitative and complex continuing care to an aging population and people living with chronic disease – while enhancing the quality of care and reducing costs in the healthcare system.

Your support now during our Get Your Life Back Campaign will help patients faced with life-changing injury or illness reclaim their lives and realize their potential.

West Park Foundation is fully accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program. The Standards Program awards accreditation to charities and nonprofits that demonstrate excellence in five areas of operation: board governance, financial accountability, fundraising, staff management, and volunteer involvement.