Why Give

give verb : to place in someone’s care

The simple act of giving is truly transformational. Every dollar we receive is enhancing health care in this community, whether it’s the purchase of essential medical equipment or the support of a wellness program like stroke recovery or a children’s club to encourage healthy habits and active play. It all matters and it all makes a difference.

Have a read through our Patient Stories to learn first-hand how our donors make an impact with their giving. Patients often become donors themselves after experiencing wonderful and life-changing care at Peace Arch Hospital. With close to 50,000 people treated in the ER last year and more than 1,000 babies born at Peace Arch, that's a lot of grateful patients!

Another aspect of becoming a donor is the option for membership in one of our Giving Circles or recognition. Whether donating to a specific piece of equipment or wanting to leave a legacy in your name or create a tribute to someone else, we offer a number of possibilities to honour your gift.

Your Rights as a donor

As a donor, you have the following rights and expectations from our foundation when you give:

  • To be informed of the Foundation's mission, of the way the Foundation intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  • To be informed of the identity of the those serving on the Foundation's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgement in its stewardship responsibilities.
  • To have access to the Foundation's most recent financial statements.
  • To be assured your gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  • To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
  • To be assured that information about your donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to be the extent provided by law.
  • To expect that all relationships with individuals representing the Foundation will be professional in nature.
  • To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the Foundation or hired solicitors.
  • To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
Peace Arch Hospital Foundation places a high value on our relationship with our donors. Without their support we would not be able to achieve our mission to enhance the health and wellness of our community.

We believe that transparency and accountability are essential to our success and in 2014, we became one of the first hospital foundations in Canada to receive Imagine Canada accreditation of ethical standards. By adhering to these standards, we are complying with generally accepted practices for soliciting and managing donor dollars. Our donors are entitled to transparency and to making the greatest impact possible with their health care investment.

If you have any questions about our adherence to Imagine Canada's Standards Program, please contact Stephanie Beck, Executive Director, at 604.535.4520.

Your donation helps

  • Purchase advanced diagnostic and other essential medical equipment
  • Enable new and innovative preventive health care programs and facilities
  • Recruit and retain the brightest medical professionals to our community