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 $11 million thanks to generous support from a donor community of over 7,000 supporters. In 2020, the Ontario government asked Hospice Georgian Triangle to expand its services by offering respite palliative care services and to open an additional four beds. These new and enhanced services mean the Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation must raise $1.4 million during 2020-21.
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.
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.
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 staff led by Foundation Director, Janet Fairbridge.
Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation Board
- Michael Sharpe, chair
- Paul Williams, president
- Ron Emo, past chair
- Bob Bougie, treasurer
- Andrew Grant, director
- Ian Hawkins, director
- Susan McKenzie Hough, director
- Sandra King Webster, director
Meet our staff
BA, Certified Fund Raising Executive
Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation Director
Janet is the management leader of the Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation and oversees the administration and programs of the Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation. Her responsibilities include raising funds, donor relations, community relations/outreach, marketing and communications. Janet joined the Foundation in 2014 as a fundraising assistant, and became the Foundation Director in 2019. Janet wants to help donors make their impact on their community, so that they may leave a legacy for the benefit of our friends and neighbours for a long time to come.
BFA, GradCert 3D Design, GradCert Gr Design
Community Events & Engagement Coordinator
Kelley’s key responsibilities are in fundraising events such as the Hike or Bike for Hospice, Care Gala and the Curling Bonspiel. Kelley also works with third-party events organized by donors and promoting these special events. Her background as a graphic designer and with 10 years in event planning makes her skilled at promoting events and managing the social media accounts. Kelley started with Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation in March 2019.