A Conversation with the CEO

Join us for this exclusive opportunity to meet the new President and CEO of The Ottawa Hospital, Cameron Love. You’ll hear Cameron’s vision and strategy for the future of our hospitalYou’ll also get a glimpse of the new Civic development site on Carling Avenue. 

Our Speakers

Cameron Love, President & CEO of The Ottawa Hospital

Cameron Love:

Cameron Love is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Ottawa Hospital. He took on this leadership role as of July 1, 2020, in an unprecedented time as Ontario’s health system adapts to new a service model in the wake of COVID-19.  Through this experience, and as Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of The Ottawa Hospital since 2014, he was responsible for the leadership and oversight of programs and services across the hospital, and their integration into regional programs throughout the Champlain region. He’s been with TOH for over twenty years.

Evan Solomon

Evan Solomon:

Evan Solomon is Host of CTV’s weekly political program, Question Period and host of Power Play. He also hosts a daily radio program on 580 CFRA. Solomon is a two-time Gemini Award-winner and best-selling author who has covered federal and provincial politics, news, and current events for more than 15 years.

Four new board members bolster the board’s business and medical expertise

JUNE 24, 2020 OTTAWA, ON – The Ottawa Hospital Foundation welcomed four new members to their Board of Directors in June. Collectively, The Ottawa Hospital Foundation board strives to be the most efficient, effective, and respected hospital foundation in Canada, providing optimal support to The Ottawa Hospital. Each new member strengthens the board with backgrounds in business, finance, and medicine.

The four new board members are:

  • Russell Jones, prior to his retirement, he was CFO of Shopify Inc. He joined Shopify in early 2011 and took them public in May 2015. Russell also held senior executive roles at Mitel Corporation, Newbridge Networks, Watchfire, and Quake Technologies.
  • Vanessa Kanu, Chief Financial Officer at Mitel. Vanessa leads Mitel’s global finance operations including accounting, treasury, taxation, planning, and analysis and reporting. She is a 2020 Businesswoman of The Year finalist with the Ottawa Business Women’s Network.
  • Janet McKeage, Vice-President and Investment Counsellor for RBC PH&N Investment Counsel. Janet provides comprehensive discretionary investment management for high net worth clients, corporations, foundations, and endowment funds throughout Canada and internationally.
  • Dr. Emily Segal, PhD, CPSych, ExecHealth, Longwood Psychology. Dr. Segal is private clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist in Ottawa who trained at McGill University and Harvard Medical School. She understands the importance of translating the latest advancements in research to clinical use.

Michael Runia, Chair of the Board, welcomed the new board members at a recent virtual meeting. “We’re thrilled to welcome the experience each of these community leaders brings to our board. Their dedication to philanthropy will help steer us forward during these unprecedented times.” The Ottawa Hospital Foundation acknowledged the commitment of three outgoing board members: Sam Bhargava, Susan M.W. Cartwright, and Whitney Fox for their years of service. Members traditionally serve nine-year terms with the board.

About The Ottawa Hospital:

The Ottawa Hospital is one of Canada’s top learning and research hospitals, where excellent care is inspired by research and driven by compassion. As the third-largest employer in Ottawa, our support staff, researchers, nurses, physicians, and volunteers never stop seeking solutions to the most complex healthcare challenges.

Our multi-campus hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, attracts some of the most influential scientific minds from around the world. Our focus on learning and research leads to new techniques and discoveries that are adopted globally to improve patient care.

We are the Regional Trauma Centre for eastern Ontario and have been accredited with Exemplary Standing for healthcare delivery — the highest rating from Accreditation Canada. We are also home to world-leading research programs focused on cancer therapeutics, neuroscience, regenerative medicine, chronic disease, and practice-changing research.

Backed by generous support from the community, we are committed to providing the world-class, compassionate care we would want for our loved ones.

For more information about The Ottawa Hospital, visit ohfoundation.ca.

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Re-imagining the future of healthcare

This is a significant moment for The Ottawa Hospital and for the surrounding region as we embark on our most ambitious project to-date: the creation of a new, state-of-the-art health and research centre to replace the aging Civic Campus.

Re-imagining today. Creating tomorrow.

The Ottawa Hospital is Canada’s largest academic health and research centre and when it opens, the new hospital campus on Carling Avenue will be home to the most advanced trauma centre, most progressive digital technology, and one of the strongest neuroscience research programs in the world.

Checkpoint Newsletter

The new Civic development Checkpoint newsletter provides regular updates on our ambitious project to build a new hospital campus on Carling Avenue.

In this edition, find out how we will partner with the Unionized Building and Construction Trades Council.

In the latest edition of the new Civic development CheckPoint, you’ll read about what it means to build a universally accessible hospital, how the environmental cleanup of the site is beginning, and more.

In the latest edition of the new Civic Development CheckPoint, read how architects are designing the hospital with Ottawa’s daylight and weather patterns in mind. You’ll also get a look at groundbreaking research and meet the team working hard behind the scenes to plan a hospital for the future.
In this latest edition, you’ll read about how the finance team is planning for a $2.8 billion hospital, hear from Chair of Ottawa’s Planning Committee Jan Harder, and read about how the new Civic development will transform the patient experience – and more!

UPDATE on the new Civic development on Carling Avenue:

Our hospital is one step closer to opening one of the largest and most advanced hospitals in Canada with our recent submission of stage 2 of the Capital Planning Process to the Ontario Ministry of Health. The submission includes a proposed site plan, as well as detailed information on the programs that will be housed at the new Civic, including how much space each will need and equipment and staffing requirements. It also includes the development of a funding plan and a post-construction operating budget. The project is estimated to cost $2.8 billion. The Ministry of Health’s share is $2.1 billion, and additional funding will be raised locally through other avenues such as fundraising. For more information on the stage 2 submission, please visit: newcivicdevelopment.ca

“People in our region will come to this new facility for compassionate, skilled care. The new treatments and technologies that will be used and developed here will save lives and advance and revolutionize health care. This hospital is the future of health care.”
— Katherine Cotton, Chair of The Ottawa Hospital’s Board of Governors

New Civic Development - Main Entrance
New Civic Development -- View from Main Entrance towards Carling
New Civic Development -- View from Dow's Lake
New Civic Development -- View of Main Entrance and Research Tower from Carling

“The transformation of The Ottawa Hospital will not be like anything we’ve done before. We are creating a facility – right here in our community – that will be the envy of the world for its ability to foster innovation in every aspect of healthcare.” – Cameron Love, President & CEO, The Ottawa Hospital

The new Carling site is the largest and most important healthcare infrastructure project ever in Ottawa. We are raising an unprecedented $400 million in community support and every dollar raised will help leverage four more dollars of government infrastructure investment.

This project is far more than simply bricks and mortar – this is your hospital. Join us as we re-imagine the future of healthcare

Together, we will build a healthier future.
Join us by donating today.

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Your support today unleashes
the potential of tomorrow

Every day people come to The Ottawa Hospital searching for answers; and every day, our innovative research brings hope to patients and their families. Every life changed, and every life saved through compassionate care and groundbreaking work at our hospital is made possible because of you.

We want you to be at our side; to help us push new discoveries and treatments forward, equip our team with the latest technology and equipment and ensure that our patients receive the very best care.