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Stay up to date on what’s happening at West Park. Read the most up-to-date news on the Get Your Life Back Campaign, our signature events and campus transformation or read the Giving Lives Back newsletter for more Foundation news.

For media inquiries, please contact Kerry Kincaid, Director of Communications and Marketing at (P): 416-243-3600 ext. 4433, (E): kerry.kincaid@westpark.org. News Releases can be found here.

  • Our Virtual Culinary Event Was a Great Success!

    Thank you to all our participants and sponsors who joined us on October 22 for UNCORK UNTAP UNWIND. Our 6th annual event raised $115,000 in gross proceeds towards our critical mission.

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  • Read the Fall Issue of 'Giving Lives Back'

    There’s a lot to celebrate at West Park this fall! The latest issue of "Giving Lives Back" highlights a significant development in the construction of our new hospital: the completion of the external structure.

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  • Smart Will & Estate Planning Seminar

    Join us on November 4 for an interactive virtual presentation on smart estate and tax planning, and making the most of your legacy, led by Candice Jay and Matthew Urback.

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  • West Park Foundation Joins the Will Power Movement

    There are many misconceptions about planned giving. The Will Power campaign is educating Canadians on the true impact of leaving a charitable gift in your will.

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  • 20 Years of Service and Still Finding Time to Give Back

    When Judeen Johnson is not working at West Park, she devotes much of her time and energy to giving back to the hospital and other causes close to her heart.

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  • The 2021 Golf Classic Was a Sell-Out Success

    Thank you to all our participants for joining us on August 9 for a wonderful day of golf in support of West Park and the patients we serve. The event raised over $150,000 in gross revenue towards our critical cause.

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  • Read the 2021 Report to Donors

    Read the remarkable stories behind some of the generous gifts we have received in the past year, and the impact they will have on the lives of our patients, their families and our staff.

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  • Wine, Dine, Summertime Was a Great Success!

    Thank you to all our participants and sponsors who joined us on June 23 at Wine, Dine, Summertime, hosted by the Food Network Canada’s very own Chef Lynn Crawford.

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  • Read the Spring 2021 Issue of 'Giving Lives Back'

    The latest issue of our newsletter includes a feature on West Park nurse Gayani Hettiarachchi, who has worked in the Chronic Assisted Ventilatory Care (CAVC) for nearly 14 years. Plus many more great stories.

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  • The 2021 Achilles St. Patrick’s Day Races Goes Virtual!

    The West Park in Motion team enjoyed an exciting month of running, walking or wheeling their way towards the virtual finish line by accomplishing their challenge goals!

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  • Wine, Dine, Valentine Was a Sell-Out Success

    Thank you to everyone who joined us on Sunday, February 14 for Wine, Dine, Valentine, presented by EllisDon and hosted by Food Network Canada personality, Chef Lynn Crawford.

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  • Important Update on the 2021 Tournament of Stars

    With the ongoing restrictions posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re unable to hold the 2021 Tournament of Stars celebrity basketball event.

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  • Our First Virtual Uncork Was a Great Success!

    Thank you to everyone who joined us on October 29 for our 5th Annual UNCORK UNTAP UNWIND, in support of West Park Healthcare Centre.

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  • Giving Lives Back as an Occupational Therapist

    Occupational therapists work alongside their patients to help them find solutions to the obstacles that interfere with their ability to perform activities of daily living.

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  • Patient Sells Artwork in Support of West Park

    Robert Palpal has been an in-patient of West Park’s Tuberculosis service for the past several months. During this time, he has developed a passion for creating beautiful works of art.

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  • The New West Park Begins to Take Shape

    New renderings show the hospital's outline overlaying the present construction site, and the in-patient and outpatient areas that will make up the new facility.

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  • Building for the Future

    In a special op-ed for Your Guide to Charitable Giving and Estate Planning, our CEO Joanne Cole explores West Park’s past and how it’s helping to guide the hospital’s future.

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  • Past Patient Wins West Park Lottery

    Congratulations to Marnie Whittaker of Collingwood, Ont., who is the winner of $10,000!

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  • Gourmet at Home with GEORGE was a Success

    On June 18th, we hosted Gourmet at Home with GEORGE, a delectable virtual cooking adventure, expertly led by Chef Lorenzo Loseto, the award-winning Executive Chef at GEORGE Restaurant.

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  • Mother’s Neuro Rehab Inspires Daughter’s Career

    When physiotherapist Melissa Duck was 11 years old, her mother Susan came to West Park for neurological rehabilitation.

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  • Patient Sells Artwork in Support of West Park

    In the midst of this challenging time, Karen Mackay, a patient in West Park’s Complex Continuing Care unit, has chosen to learn a new skill and unleash her creativity through painting.

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  • Pandemic Shines Light on Vital Role of Respiratory Therapists

    Three of our respiratory therapists discuss their role, the challenges presented by COVID-19 and how they are coping during this difficult time.

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  • West Park's Important Role in the COVID-19 Pandemic

    West Park is helping to ensure that people who have become critically ill with the COVID-19 virus can be admitted to ICUs.

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  • Thank You to West Park’s Healthcare Heroes

    We have reached out to our community to send messages of support, showing that they believe in our Front Line Workers.

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  • A Message From Our CEO Concerning COVID-19

    As we deal with this unsettling time, I wanted to reach out to you and tell you how we are protecting our hospital community here at West Park.

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  • Celebrating the Generous Support of Three Families

    On March 5th, West Park celebrated the support of three families that have made significant contributions to the Foundation's Get Your Life Back Campaign.

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  • February Was Recreation Therapy Awareness Month

    When people think of recreation therapy at West Park, the first thing that may come to mind is the entertaining programming that is provided at the hospital

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  • New Year, New Entrance

    If you have visited West Park in recent months, you would have noticed the bustling activity on campus.

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  • 2019: Building Momentum and a World-Class Hospital

    Fundraisers, construction discoveries and a brand new Lottery: thank you to our supporters for another great year!

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  • 2018 Was a Momentous Year for West Park

    Fundraisers, new appointments and a groundbreaking ushered in a bright new future for West Park Healthcare Centre!

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  • CIBC Donation

    CIBC donation will create a new inpatient gymnasium at West Park.

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  • TD Donation

    Leadership Gift from TD to Create New Resource Centre

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  • RBC Donation

    RBC Donation will Create New Day Hospital at West Park

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