Care Forward with a gift in your Will to create the future of health care right here.

A gift in your Will can be the promise of a future for exceptional health care delivered with kindness, care and compassion. You can create a lasting impact on the health of your community — simply by planning ahead. Planned gifts provide Grand River Hospital with future funding, allowing us to respond to needs and provide patients with the world-class care they need and deserve.

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Ready now? Start to create your legacy.

Thank you for considering leaving a future gift in support of Grand River Hospital. We are here to help with any planned giving questions you may have. Our team would be delighted to work with you to ensure your gift supports the program of your choice and that your wishes are fulfilled — we will happily get you all the information you need.

If you are looking for more information, please reach out to Tammy Villeneuve, Director of Philanthropy at 226-753-0458 or

Your professional advisor can help you leave a planned gift to the hospital. Important details to include are:

Our Legal Name: Grand River Hospital Foundation
Our Address: 835 King Street West, Kitchener, ON N2G 1G3
Our Charitable Business Number: 88918 0394 RR0001

Your gift in Will makes a difference.

At the core of every world-class community are people who care — people who care about the work they do, the community they live in, and the chance to make a difference.  At Grand River Hospital Foundation, we see that dedication in our community and work in partnership with our supporters to make every healthcare experience exceptional.

Our region is one of the youngest in Canada, with almost 22% of our population under the age of 18. Last year alone, more than 4,300 babies entered the world at Grand River Hospital. A gift in your Will today can mean an extraordinary tomorrow for the people of our community — your children, grandchildren, other families, youth and seniors. Your future gift will be used to support:

  • Essential care equipment such as bassinets, dialysis chairs, cardiac monitors, and patient beds
  • Innovative programs as part of cancer care services, mental health care, kidney care, seniors care, and Grand River Kids
  • Specialized health research and continuous learning opportunities for health teams on our world-class care platforms
  • Patient experience programs like spiritual care, Grand Serve digital services, medical imaging, and radiology

Planning a charitable gift to Grand River as part of your legacy will have a lasting impact for those on their healthcare journey. If you wish to designate your gift to particular areas of care, research, or equipment, please give us a call so we can understand your wishes and intentions. As always, please consult your professional advisor for expert advice. We hope you feel confident in knowing how your gift can and will be used by Grand River Hospital and look forward to answering any questions that may arise.

Care Forward

Our Care Forward community is made up of generous supporters who have made the meaningful decision to leave a gift in their Will or estate plans to ensure exceptional health care for future generations.

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