Health Sciences North Foundation



Health Sciences North is Northeastern Ontario’s regional referral and academic health sciences centre. HSN provides high-quality health services, supports learning, and generates research that improves for people living across the region.

It is a network of integrated facilities and programs working together for the benefit of our patients, communities, physicians, researchers, staff and learners in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. HSN offers a variety of programs and services that meet many patient care needs, with leading regional programs in the areas of cardiac care, oncology, nephrology, trauma and rehabilitation.

HSN Foundation raises funds to support healthcare excellence through the purchase of innovative equipment, investments in future capital projects and the advancement of life-saving research at HSN for patients across Northeastern Ontario.

Our Impact

Thanks to the generosity of our community, patients in Northeastern Ontario have access to timely and quality care, close to home.

Robert, a past patient at HSN, knows what it means to have access to the highest level of quality care and how the generosity of others has made that possible.

“Thanks to the expertise of specialized surgeons and the collaboration between orthopedic and oncology areas, I had an innovative surgery called tumour embolization used to block the blood flow to my tumour, followed by a procedure to remove it and then reconstruction surgery using a prosthetic. Thanks to the incredible support from my dream team of doctors, I’m back to living my life and doing the things I never dreamed would be possible again.”

With your support, we will also continue to propel medical advancements through our innovative research and specialized equipment that is focused on earlier detection, prevention and more effective treatments and cures for people in our community and beyond.

You can find some of the ways donors are making a difference in the quality of care patients receive in the annual impact report.

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Legal Name

Health Sciences North Foundation

Charity Number

#89286 8480 RR0001

How your gift will be used

Together, we are working hard to ensure HSN is fully equipped and properly resourced to help close to 600,000 people across the region who rely on us for care every year.

Equipment and Technology

Up-to-date equipment is vital to offering excellent patient care. Unfortunately, government funding alone can’t meet all of  HSN’s equipment needs. But with the help of friends like you, we can purchase essential equipment and continue to provide you and your loved ones with the best healthcare services possible – right here in the North.

Future Capital Projects

We know that HSN was built too small. Funds raised support future capital renovation projects to help build a stronger healthcare system – benefiting some of our most vulnerable populations such as seniors, children, and those struggling with mental health and addiction challenges.

Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI)

HSN Foundation is proud to support HSNRI, HSN’s research organization. Through its research, HSNRI is committed to meeting the needs of patients and their hopes for earlier detection, prevention and more effective treatments and cures for significant health conditions affecting patients and their families in Northeastern Ontario. By supporting research today, you can save a life tomorrow.

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