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North York General Hospital Foundation



Philanthropic support has been a cornerstone of North York General Hospital (NYGH) since its opening more than 50 years ago. Community donations have helped fund crucial needs across the hospital from upgraded equipment to new technology to new care environments that have benefitted generations of patients and their families.

North York General Foundation (NYGF) is the charitable arm of the hospital, dedicated to cultivating, securing, managing and recognizing donor funds to ultimately support exceptional health care at NYGH, now and in the future.

Our Impact

NYGH cares for nearly half a million patients each year, in one of the most diverse and fastest growing communities in Canada.

  • Our Charlotte & Lewis Steinberg Emergency is one of the busiest Emergency Departments in Canada with more than 107,000 visits annually;
  • 4,700 babies are born at NYGH each year;
  • Since 2020, adult mental health care has seen a 20 per cent increase through our Emergency Department;
  • Since 2021, referrals to the RBC Child & Adolescent Mental Health Program at Phillips House have increased dramatically: by 50 per cent for eating disorders. Mental health programs across Ontario are experiencing the same increase in demand

Through generous donors, like you, and our incredible medical leaders and dedicated staff members, we’re shaping the future of care for North York and beyond. With an interdisciplinary team of professionals, we’re providing exceptional care for our diverse patient community of all ages, close to home, when they need it.

When you choose to support NYGH through a gift in your will, your legacy makes hope and recovery possible for patients and families of tomorrow. We share gratitude for your thoughtful consideration of a future commitment and extend Our Promise to you.


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Legal Name

North York General Foundation

Charity Number

88875 1245 RR0001

How your gift will be used

The North York population is one of the fastest growing in Canada. With your support, we can invest in updated spaces and replacement equipment.

Are priority projects are:

  • Seniors’ Care: To prepare for the future, we are building a new Seniors’ Care Centre in partnership with the Ontario Government, which will be a hub of dedicated health and wellness for seniors.
  • Birthing Centre: We are embarking on an ambitious project to transform our aging Labour & Delivery and Post-Partum Units into a modern, integrated Birthing Centre, which will be designed for every family and every community.
  • Mental Health: We are carving out space to create additional beds in our Adult Mental Health Inpatient Unit. Donor support will help fund this expansion and  bring upgrades to patient safety, security, and comfort.
  • Research and Innovation: NYGH is helping to produce actionable, useful, maintainable, and impactful changes to the delivery of care for patients and their families.
  • Hospital Equipment Needs: A large volume of equipment is funded by donors each year, ensuring our care teams have the tools they need, when they need them.
  • Patient Tower: Adding 110 new inpatient beds for a total of 535 beds to serve our communities for generations.

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