The Foundation

The Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation was established in 2012 as a registered charitable foundation (charitable registration number is 831085089RR0001) dedicated solely to raising funds for Hospice Georgian Triangle. Since 2012, the Foundation has raised more than $12 million thanks to generous support from a donor community of over 7,000 supporters. During the global pandemic in 2020, the Foundation raised over $1.5 million, allowing Hospice to begin offering new palliative respite care at Campbell House as well as expanded community support programs at 186 Hurontario Street, Collingwood, Ontario.

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The mandate

The Foundation’s mandate is to raise donations from the community, allowing it to meet the funding needs required to maintain Hospice as one of the leading providers of hospice palliative care in Ontario and offering inpatient care at Campbell House and programs to those in need for no fees or costs to the people in their care.

Funding

The Ontario government partially funds the operating costs of Hospice Georgian Triangle and the Foundation covers the remainder of the operating costs and all capital costs through monthly transfers to the Hospice. Today, the Foundation funds more than 50% of the annual operating costs.

It is important to recognize the Foundation’s duty to manage community donations to meet today’s financial requirements and also long-term funding requirements, including the need to build reserves that can weather uncertain times.

Campbell House

The building of Campbell House, Hospice Georgian Triangle’s 10-bed in-patient facility in Collingwood, Ontario, was entirely funded by community donations.

Board of Directors

Board members participate in committees reporting to the board, including the executive committee, investment committee, real estate committee, communications committee, sponsorship committee, and along with volunteers sit on special event committees for the Hike or Bike committee and the Care Gala committee.

The Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation Board provides oversight and strategic direction to Foundation staff.

Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation Board

  • Michael Sharpe, Chair
  • Paul Williams, President
  • Ron Emo, Past Chair
  • Bob Bougie, Treasurer
  • Ian Hawkins, Director
  • Susan McKenzie Hough, Director
  • Sandra King Webster, Director
  • Susan Kenney, Director
  • Paula Zubek, Director

Meet our staff

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Sandra Sullivan

Foundation Director

Sandra joined Hospice Georgian Triangle in September 2021, and leads the Foundation team in all aspects of fundraising, donor relations and strategic planning. Reporting to the Board of Directors, she has a history of success in supporting fundraising operations professionally and as a senior leadership volunteer. Her experience includes fundraising, stewardship, events management, logistics, executive production, community engagement and cultivation of corporate partnerships. Most recently she was a Director at UJA Federation in Toronto and prior to that she worked at North York General Hospital Foundation. She also has a background in business journalism working at Bloomberg News and finance with BMO Nesbitt Burns. She is a graduate of Bishop’s University (’93).

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Kelley Cookson

BFA, GradCert 3D Design, GradCert Gr Design

Community Engagement Coordinator

Kelley’s key responsibilities are in managing marketing and communications. Kelley also works with third-party events organized by donors and promoting these special events. Bringing 15+ years as a graphic designer and 10+ years in event management, Kelley is adept at promoting events and managing our social media channels. Kelley started with Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation in March 2019.