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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.

  • West Park’s new hospital reaches substantial completion

    This construction milestone means the facility is operational and has been officially handed-over from the contractor, EllisDon to West Park. Staff at the hospital can now begin training, orientation and move-in preparations for opening day in early Spring 2024.

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  • Helping People Back to Active Life

    West Park is the largest provider of inpatient amputee rehabilitation services in Canada and the new West Park will include a Prosthetics & Orthotics Centre that is more than double the size of our current space.

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  • The 2023 Donor Impact Report

    Our 2023 Report to Donors celebrates our generous donor community and the impact their gifts have on the lives of West Park patients.

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  • Equipping the #NewWestPark

    Did you know that West Park is buying 17,300 new pieces of furniture and equipment for the new hospital building?

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  • The Culinary Showdown

    Join us on Sat, Oct 21 for the inaugural West Park Foundation Culinary Showdown, which will bring together 5 Celebrity Chefs and their teams of West Park supporters for an exhilarating, MasterChef-style competition!

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  • Geriatric Rapid Rehab Program

    Learn about a new pilot project that offers a bridge to help seniors successfully transition from the emergency department and back to their homes.

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  • Moving House on a Massive Scale

    Careful preparation will mean West Park employees can hit the ground running in the new hospital building when it opens in late November 2023.

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  • Physical Activity Intervention Research at West Park

    West Park Amputee Research Scientist Dr. Crystal MacKay is conducting an exciting research study on peer support intervention to improve physical activity in people with Lower Limb Amputations.

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  • West Park Research Article Among Top 10

    Critical research conducted at West Park was highlighted at the International Healthcare Design conference held in Texas last fall.

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  • The Therapy Pool in the New West Park

    The therapy pool in the New West Park will be six times the size of the current pool with accessibility features to allow patients of varying abilities to access the benefits of hydrotherapy.

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  • A conversation with West Park Foundation's new CEO

    Get to know Doug Earle, our new CEO, and learn his priorities for West Park Foundation.

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  • West Park Foundation appoints Doug Earle as CEO

    West Park Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Doug Earle as Chief Executive Officer, effective November 7.

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  • West Park Unveils New Visual Identity

    Learn more about our new, contemporary logo, rooted in our connection to nature and dedication to helping people realize their potential.

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  • Foundation CEO to Retire

    Joanne Cole is retiring after eight years as CEO of West Park Foundation. Her last day will be October 28.

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  • Learn About the Artistic Vision for the New West Park

    Toronto Artist Mike Hammer gifts fourteen of his distinctive abstract art pieces to West Park, including some of his famous "blob" works.

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  • Creating Art, Music and Connection in Recreation Therapy

    Recreation Therapy is giving patients the opportunity to explore their creative sides in art and music.

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  • Read the Fall issue of 'Giving Lives Back'

    Read the Fall ’22 edition of the “Giving Lives Back” edition and learn about beautiful art for the new hospital, a reflection from our CEO, and a former patient who's giving back to West Park.

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  • Read our 2022 Donor Impact Report

    Thanks to our donors, the past year was filled with excitement and achievement at West Park. Read our Donor Impact Report to learn more about the stories behind the generous support for our new hospital.

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  • West Park to Lead Provincial Long-Term Ventilation Strategy

    Learn more about this exciting development for LTV patients across the province.

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  • Read the Summer Issue of 'Giving Lives Back'

    Read the Summer ’22 edition of the “Giving Lives Back” edition and learn about West Park leading the provincial Long-Term Ventilation strategy, a long-time donor’s legacy, and the musical and artistic ventures of some of our patients.

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  • West Park Foundation Golf Classic

    Our 2022 Golf Classic was a sell-out success in support of West Park’s critical mission.

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  • Watch our New Hospital Take Shape

    Check out the latest videos on construction and see exciting previews about what our new hospital will look like and how it will serve patients.

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  • Read the Winter Issue of 'Giving Lives Back'

    Winter at West Park saw the launch of our "I Am Not Done" Campaign, the creation of a time capsule, and exciting fundraising events. Learn more in the Winter issue of "Giving Lives Back".

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  • Wine, Dine, Valentine Was a Hit!

    Thank you to all our participants and sponsors who joined us on February 12th for Wine, Dine, Valentine. This virtual culinary experience with Chef Lynn Crawford raised $124,000 towards our critical mission.

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  • 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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  • 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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