Why Donate

Why Give

Every dollar you give to Health Sciences North Foundation helps support patients from across our region who rely on care at Health Sciences North. Your gift helps change and save lives in northern Ontario.

By donating to Health Sciences North Foundation, you are supporting excellence in cancer care, priority equipment needs, cancer research in the North and much more.

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

Equipment and 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.

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 northern Ontario.

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

Our Donors

Recognition Opportunities

In honour of your commitment to excellence in patient care, teaching and research at HSN, we are pleased to offer you special recognition opportunities at various levels of giving. Donors who have given donations of $5,000 or more are listed on the Wall of Honour outside Health Sciences North Foundation office, based on the following categories:

  • Associate – $5,000+
  • Sponsor – $10,000+
  • Benefactor – $25,000+
  • Patron – $50,000+
  • Founder – $100,000+
  • Pacesetter – $250,000+
  • Leader – $500,000+
  • Pillar – $1,000,000+

*Please note: gifts of $1,000 – $4,999 made before April 01, 2013 will be honored and shown on the Donor Wall.

Cumulative gifts of $5,000 or more that are made in memory of an individual are also listed on the Wall of Honour. Naming opportunities are available for donations of $50,000 or more.

For more information about recognition and benefits, please call (705) 523-7130.


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

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