Billion Dollar Campaign supports the pursuit of knowledge at UHN

wkcd-todd-halpern2Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation is on a mission to raise $1 billion through the public launch of a Billion Dollar Campaign. We have been raising money quietly for a number of years now and we are ready to take this campaign public.

Our “campaign of campaigns,” the Billion Dollar Campaign includes all of the program areas for which we currently raise funds.

The theme is “what knowledge can do” – showcasing UHN’s drive to push the frontiers of science by pursuing the knowledge that makes all our lives better.

It’s not just about knowledge today but knowledge for the future that is so motivating to Todd Halpern, Billion Dollar Campaign Chair. Joined by a powerhouse of business and community leaders, they are dedicated to raising $1 billion through various campaigns that support the broad range of programs at Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital.

“Funding for our healthcare system is stretched. The only way we can continue making groundbreaking discoveries that will ultimately make patient lives better is through the support of our entire community,” says Todd.

Our community’s generous support has allowed UHN to achieve many world firsts such as: the first clinical use of insulin, the first successful single- and double-lung transplants, helping cure hepatitis C, the invention of the pacemaker, and spinal decompression that allows people with paralysis to walk again. Through continued support, we can keep pursuing the knowledge that will impact patients – in the GTA, throughout Ontario, across Canada and around the world.

“UHN is home to extraordinary talent. Everyone who works here – at all levels and in all roles – is driven to make things better for patients. We must give them the resources and infrastructure they need to uncover and apply new knowledge so patients can benefit as soon as possible. That’s what our campaign is all about.”

Help us show what knowledge can do. Join us in our pursuit and make your gift today!


The Billion Dollar campaign supports a broad range of program areas including:

Family Medicine
General Internal Medicine
Ho Ping Kong Centre for Excellence in Education & Practice
Infectious Disease
Krembil Neuroscience Centre
Krembil Research Institute
Liver Disease
McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine
Medical Imaging & Radiology
Men’s Health
Mental Health
Michener Institute
Multi-Organ Transplant
Advanced Endoscopy
Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre
Brain Tumours
Complex Care
Critical Care
de Souza Institute
Digestive Health
Donald K. Johnson Eye Institute
Dotsa Bitove Wellness Academy
Edmond J. Safra Program in Parkinson’s Disease
Emergency Medicine
Neuromuscular Disease
Open Lab
Peter Munk Cardiac Centre
Population Health
Pulmonary Hypertension
Sprott Department of Surgery
Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research
Thoracic Surgery
Toronto General Research Institute
Women’s Health

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