Your Impact

Read about the impact your donation makes on the health of everyone in our community.
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Burnout is much more common than many of us may think – and these days it’s been compounded by the stress of COVID-19 and lockdowns

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Premature babies receiving enhanced care thanks to donor support

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When Andrea McAnally recently received a call from the Sandra Schmirler Foundation letting her know that her club, the Royal Canadian Curling Club, had been selected to receive a $10,000 Sandra Schmirler Foundation Grant, she was thrilled.

Herman Ferrao with two other people

Kind, gentle, generous with his time, a strong sense of community. The words to describe Herman Ferrao come easily as lifelong family friends Raj & Ursula Sekharan remember the kind of man he was.

Rob O'Connor and his fiancee Mary Martin

Had it not been for his fiancée’s insistence that he get a second opinion, Rob O’Connor believes his life might be quite different today.

Michael Allardyce

For Jan Allardyce and her son Michael, "remembering to breathe" isn't just good advice in stressful times; it's a reminder of a time when simply just breathing was a struggle.

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“When you donate to the hospital, you truly feel the impact it makes on the community.”

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How a search for a new volunteer opportunity led to making masks for Michael Garron Hospital

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Four years ago, Ron Partch was hard at work when his life changed.

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Meet Noah. He’s a member of Compass: an Assertive Community Treatment team (ACTT) that provides community mental health outreach in partnership with Michael Garron Hospital’s mental health services.