Everyone wants the best health care for themselves and their loved ones, now and into the future. Through your will you can leave a lasting legacy to fund important health care priorities in the Wood Buffalo region and keep compassionate care close to home.
Healthcare is for everyone! Your gift is valued and vital to achieve our mission to support healthcare innovation in the following areas – Emerging Needs, Sustaining Excellence, and Transformational Projects. Established in 1985, the Northern Lights Health Foundation attracts donors to projects and services that provide the best possible care, as close to home as possible.
Our region spans some 400 kms and encompasses rural hamlets, First Nations and Treaty lands, Fort McMurray, and the northern community of Fort Chipewyan. The healthcare needs are complex, ranging from emergency life-saving and acute care to maternal and palliative care. The projects we fund are driven by medical staff and health care staff, who are always striving to elevate the patient experience, increase access to services, and reduce the impact of treatment.
Community members and stakeholders serve as the governing Board of Directors.
For over 37 years the Health Foundation has fund raised in our community for donations. All with one purpose in mind – to fund the projects presented to us by AHS North Zone. The impact is huge – over $90 million in programs, technology, capital renovations, and services have been funded by donors. Together we have advanced healthcare services to add additional beds to the hospital, expanded community and public health services, added capacity for rural health services, funded systemic changes to improve hospital services, created special needs capacity for maternal care and newborns, added a spinal surgery program, added a palliative care wing, and prepared for emergent issues including a wildfire, a flood, and a pandemic. And so much more.
The Northern Lights Health Foundation has consistently attended to our donor rights and responsibilities and honours gifts as the donors intended.