More Campaigns

We are proud to support the many programs of UHN. Here are other areas where we are making a difference. Contact us to find out more about these campaigns.

Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre

The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre at UHN supports artists in our community by providing them with a comprehensive approach to prevention, care and research in a fully integrated setting. We are the only such clinic in Canada focused on providing care for artists of all disciplines. Practitioners at the Centre focus on the specific healthcare issues common to those in the arts – including muscle, bone and joint injuries, and psychological concerns – providing a holistic approach to care. Artists and healthcare providers work in partnership to identify and address the healthcare needs of each individual. The knowledge developed by our expert teams at the Centre benefits artists throughout the GTA, across Canada and internationally. To make a donation or to learn more, click here or contact:

LeeAnne Rorabeck
Principal Gift Manager, Major Gifts
T: 416-340-4800 x5089
E: leeanne.rorabeck@uhn.ca


Digestive Health

Led by Dr. Louis Liu, the Centre for Digestive Health at UHN provides care to patients with a range of common to rare and complex digestive problems such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, stomach ulcers, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, functional and motility disorders, intestinal failure and gastrointestinal cancers amongst others. This comprehensive Centre unites some of the best clinical and academic minds with a common goal: to find new ways to prevent, diagnose, treat and cure digestive diseases. Each UHN gastroenterologists has a different focus and area of expertise making UHN uniquely positioned to transform the standard of digestive care across Canada and around the world. To make a donation or to learn more, click here or contact:

Tom Eatock
Principal Gift Manager, Centre for Digestive Health
T: 416-340-4800 x6681
E: thomas.eatock@uhn.ca


General Internal Medicine

In UHN’s Department of Medicine, physicians within the Division of General Internal Medicine (GIM) are specialists that treat patients with multiple, complex health conditions – otherwise known as Complex Medical Care. The Division represents approximately 30 per cent of all the in-patient beds at Toronto General and Toronto Western Hospitals. The GIM team includes physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, physiotherapists, dieticians, and others. At any one time, GIM Hospital teams care for approximately 220 hospitalized patients, who are admitted around the clock, 365 days per-year.

LeeAnne Rorabeck
Principal Gift Manager, Major Gifts
T: 416-340-4800 x5089
E: leeanne.rorabeck@uhn.ca


Geriatrics

UHN’s Toronto Western Hospital was among the first hospitals in Canada to offer comprehensive and specialized geriatric services. Since then, the Division of Geriatrics has expanded to provide a comprehensive range of geriatric services across all of UHN’s four hospital sites. The Division’s primary goal is to provide expert consultations to older patients hospitalized at UHN to help them recover more quickly and improve their overall chances of going home. While providing exemplary in-hospital care, the team has also developed approaches to better manage the challenges that can lead older adults to be hospitalized in the first place, helping them to avoid hospital visits altogether.

LeeAnne Rorabeck
Principal Gift Manager, Major Gifts
T: 416-340-4800 x5089
E: leeanne.rorabeck@uhn.ca


Hematology

UHN’s Blood Disorders Program provides specialized care to patients with complex, non-cancerous diseases of the blood and is a major supporting program to cardiac, cancer and multi-organ transplant patients who develop blood abnormalities. We are home to Canada’s largest thrombosis clinic, managing life-threatening blood clots, as well as North America’s largest comprehensive sickle cell and thalassemia clinics and apheresis programs. We are at the forefront of novel approaches to research, education and clinical innovation.

LeeAnne Rorabeck
Principal Gift Manager, Major Gifts
T: 416-340-4800 x5089
E: leeanne.rorabeck@uhn.ca


Mental Health

The world of mental health is a complex landscape to navigate. Many parts of the system need to work together in order to make a real difference in patients’ lives. At UHN, we play a unique role, focusing on what we call the medicine of mental illness. It’s where we do our best work… and where we need your help.

The Campaign for the UHN Centre for Mental Health focuses on four unique pillars.

  • Depression
  • Medical Psychiatry
  • Eating Disorders
  • Women and Addictions

UHN has an important role to play – from research, to coordinated care, to new clinics and expanding partnerships.  You can help us to continue to build on our key strengths and make a difference, not only in the lives of the people we treat every day, but in the lives of millions of Canadians who look to us for answers.

Cathy Wallace
Campaign Director, Centre for Mental Health
T: 416-603-5800 x2639
E: catherine.wallace@uhn.ca


Nephrology

Patient care within the Division of Nephrology encompasses the spectrum of renal disease, from diagnosis and pre-dialysis care, through to a variety of dialysis modalities including home dialysis, intensive care management, to transplantation and – if required – renal palliative care. This is accomplished through a strong interdisciplinary team that includes physicians, nurses, managers, dietitians, social workers, renal and vascular access coordinators, physiotherapists, pharmacists and chaplains. The Division’s active clinical research programs are dedicated to finding better ways to prevent and treat kidney disease. To make a gift to the Division of Nephrology, or to a specific program within the Nephrology department, click here or contact:

LeeAnne Rorabeck
Principal Gift Manager, Major Gifts
T: 416-340-4800 x5089
E: leeanne.rorabeck@uhn.ca


NEDIC

Located at Toronto General Hospital, the National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) focuses on awareness and the prevention of eating disorders by promoting critical thinking skills and a healthy, balanced-lifestyle. NEDIC operates Canada’s only national toll-free helpline, staffed by a multidisciplinary team of registered dieticians, social workers and counsellors who provide information and support for clients like 14-year-old Olivia who was desperately seeking answers for her obsession with eating. She hid in her closet and called from her cell phone in case her parents needed to use the home phone. Olivia spoke to our helpline volunteer for 15 minutes before hanging up. She was worried about having to explain to her parents why she had gone over her cell phone minutes. NEDIC receives thousands of calls every year from people like Olivia. We aim to increase access to our helpline services with the addition of a private and anonymous Instant Chat program. This would enable NEDIC to reach and help 1,200 more clients like Olivia each year. Find out more at www.nedic.ca/donate.

Elizabeth Pottinger
Development Officer
T: 416.340.4800 x4540
E: elizabeth.pottinger@uhn.ca


Nursing

Nurses are the heart and soul of health care. They strive to meet the unique psychosocial, spiritual and cultural needs of all patients and their families. Their work environment is complex and ever-changing and challenges their ability to manage heavy workloads and keep pace with the latest medical and technological advances. We are committed to revitalizing the nursing profession through innovative professional development programs.  Professional development opportunities allow nurses to develop new skills, learn from experts in specialized fields, share knowledge, and investigate new approaches to patient care.

Anette Larsson, CFRE
Campaign Director
T: 416-603-5800, ext 4059
E: anette.larsson@uhn.ca


OpenLab

OpenLab is a multi-disciplinary design and innovation centre dedicated to developing solutions to everyday problems faced by both patients and care providers. Located at Toronto General Hospital, OpenLab is a place where clinicians, patients, designers, engineers, researchers, policymakers and filmmakers come together to find creative ways to transform the way healthcare is delivered and experienced, often through simple and low-cost solutions.

LeeAnne Rorabeck
Principal Gift Manager, Major Gifts
T: 416-340-4800 x5089
E: leeanne.rorabeck@uhn.ca


Respirology

The integrated respiratory services team at UHN provides the most dignified, advanced and evidence-based care for patients with all types of lung diseases, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, pneumonia, sleep disorders, and tuberculosis. We also provide specialized clinics and programs for more complex lung diseases such as pulmonary hypertension and interstitial lung disease.

Dolores Larrier, CFRE
Campaign Director, Surgical Innovation & Respirology
T: 416-340-4854
C: 647-588-4327
E: dolores.larrier@uhn.ca


Surgical Innovation

As the leading referral centre for surgery patients in Canada and around the world, UHN has long been at the forefront of surgical innovation, performing more than 25,000 surgeries annually.  The Sprott Department of Surgery encompasses all surgical programs across Toronto General and Toronto Western Hospitals, and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. We are helping our surgeons stay on the leading edge by helping to provide resources such as updated surgical facilities, diagnostic equipment and minimally invasive technology.

Dolores Larrier, CFRE
Campaign Director, Surgical Innovation & Respirology
T: 416-340-4854
C: 647-588-4327
E: dolores.larrier@uhn.ca


Toronto Centre for Liver Disease

Led by Dr. Harry Janssen, the Toronto Centre for Liver Disease at UHN is home to the Francis Family Liver Clinic – the largest liver clinic in North America – and provides comprehensive care for every liver disease. Our knowledgeable and compassionate clinicians strive to help our 15,000+ patients understand their diagnosis and benefit from innovative treatments. Exceptional patient care is supported by groundbreaking research: most recently, our scientists discovered that a simple treatment regimen cures hepatitis C in most patients – which could lead to a cure for hundreds of thousands of Canadians and help eradicate the disease.

Josh Lai, CFRE
Campaign Director, Liver Program
T: 416-340-5204
E: josh.lai@uhn.ca


Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment (THETA) Collaborative

The Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment (THETA) Collaborative at UHN works closely with government, health service providers and health professionals, in partnership with patients, to conduct high quality Health Technology Assessment (HTA) research that raises important questions and finds actionable solutions. Our team of investigators, collaborators and graduate students cover a broad range of health care and technology-related expertise, including the core areas of HTA science: clinical evaluation, economic evaluation, and evaluation of ethical and social implications of health technologies. Our team is striving to improve patient care across Canada’s health care system. To make a donation or to learn more, click here or contact:

LeeAnne Rorabeck
Principal Gift Manager, Major Gifts
T: 416-340-4800 x5089
E: leeanne.rorabeck@uhn.ca