SEPTEMBER 25, 2019, OTTAWA, ON – September resulted in $2.21 million donated to The Ottawa Hospital as a direct result of community support – solidifying our city’s dedication to ensuring world-class care and research in eastern Ontario. Events including THE RIDE, powered by Mattamy Homes, the President’s Breakfast, golf tournaments, and community-inspired events, all contributed to this excellent example of dedication local residents have to The Ottawa Hospital.

The funds will directly support patient care and research at The Ottawa Hospital. Tim Kluke, President and CEO of The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, said this is a perfect example of a community rallying to ensure doctors, researchers and nurses have the right tools to care for their patients. “Philanthropy takes many forms, and each of these special events embodies the important role The Ottawa Hospital plays in our city. We are grateful for all of the support and we never take it for granted,” said Kluke.

In many cases, community leaders stepped forward to support The Ottawa Hospital and called on their friends and colleagues to do the same. This was the case for Cyril Leeder and Janet McKeage who co-chaired the annual President’s Breakfast held earlier this month.

“Beyond the right tools and equipment, research is fundamental to the advancements in care we are seeing. It’s research which is allowing The Ottawa Hospital to be one of the best health-care centres in the country and it is the generosity of our community which makes that possible,” said Leeder.

McKeage echoed that sentiment, “Together, we have the capability to help push the boundaries when it comes to health care in our city.”

It is community support, which provides critical funds to help purchase equipment not funded by our tax dollars and helps fund the work of a researcher who has dedicated his or her life to finding a cure.

About The Ottawa Hospital:

The Ottawa Hospital is one of Canada’s largest learning and research hospitals, with more than 1,200 beds, 12,000 staff members and an annual budget of about approximately $1.3 billion.

The focus on learning and research helps to develop new and innovative ways to treat patients and improve care. As a multi-campus hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa, specialized care is delivered to the eastern Ontario region and the techniques and research discoveries are adopted around the world. The hospital engages the community at all levels to support our vision for better patient care.

From the compassion of our people to the relentless pursuit of new discoveries, The Ottawa Hospital never stops seeking solutions to the most complex patient-centred care. For more information about The Ottawa Hospital, visit