Health Sciences North Foundation | Fondation Horizon Santé

Why Give?

Every dollar you give to Health Sciences North Foundation goes to help the more than 530,000 men, women and children in northeastern Ontario who rely on the Hospital for their care every year. Your gift helps change and save lives in northern Ontario.

By donating to Health Sciences North Foundation, you are supporting excellence in patient care, the education of tomorrow’s doctors, research on health issues that are prevalent in the North and much, much more.

You can designate your donation to a specific area or department, or you can help fund the highest priority needs of Health Sciences North (HSN).

If you would like to volunteer with Health Sciences North Foundation, please complete this application form and return it to Health Sciences North Foundation. Our success relies on the support of volunteers! 

Our Priorities

Health Sciences North's Medical Learners Centre

The Learners Centre at Health Sciences North (HSN) is currently situated in its temporary location of the former site of the Memorial Hospital in Sudbury and houses the HSN Simulation Laboratory. This "Sim Lab" is a learning centre for current and new physicians, front line medical staff and learners.

The HSN Sim Lab provides an environment for high quality simulation-based education programs that support HSN allied health professionals, undergraduate and post-graduate medical programs at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), and continuing medical education for the physicians and staff of HSN.

Very much like a pilot in training would use a simulator to learn how to fly, learners are given the opportunity to train using high fidelity mannequins and simulators to learn in a safe environment, practice repeatedly and learn through their successes, all without any risk to real patients. The HSN Sim Lab provides opportunity for quality improvement initiatives directed at improving patient safety and efficiency of care at HSN and beyond.


Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI)

Health Sciences North Foundation is proud to support the Health Sciences North Research Institute, HSN's research organization. Through its research, HSNRI is committed to meeting the needs of patients and their hopes for earlier detection, prevention and more effective treatments and cures for significant health conditions affecting patients and their families in the northern Ontario.

By supporting research today, you can save a life tomorrow.

Equipment & Technology

Up-to-date equipment is vital to offering excellent patient care. Unfortunately, government funding alone can't meet all of HSN's equipment needs. But with the help of friends like you, we can purchase essential equipment and continue to provide you and your loved ones with the best health care services possible – right here in the North.