Special Opportunities

The Peter Gilgan Foundation is committed to vibrant, healthy and thriving communities. We see it as our civic duty to help build and maintain those supports. With that in mind, we occasionally seek to partner with critical health care and community institutions embarking on time-limited, large-scale, transformational efforts.
$225 million+
total contributions to Canadian health care institutions
150,000+
number of children that will be treated at the SickKid’s Peter Gilgan Family Patient Care Tower each year
100%
proportion of biopsy results turned around within 24-48 hours at the Peter Gilgan Centre for Women’s Cancers at Women’s College Hospital
14
health care and community institutions that have received transformative gifts from the Peter Gilgan Foundation

Transforming Health Care

Visited by all community members from all situations and backgrounds, hospitals are undoubtedly society’s most vital institutions. Supporting excellence in health care for the benefit of all is important to us; we’re proud to be part of so many substantial advancements in this area.

SickKids Hospital
$100 million in 2019

To fund the Peter Gilgan Family Patient Care Tower, a state-of-the-art building, matching world-class care with family-friendly spaces for patients and their loved ones.

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
$1 million in 2018

To support a new surgical robotics program.

Women’s College Hospital
$12 million in 2017

To fund the establishment of the Peter Gilgan Centre for Women’s Cancers in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society and Women’s College Hospital.

St. Joseph’s Health Centre
$10 million in 2017

To modernize spaces for a better patient experience, purchase equipment and technology, and create specialized areas to meet the community’s unique health needs.

Women’s College Hospital
$2 million in 2014

To fund the Peter Gilgan Atrium – the centrepiece of Women’s College Hospital.

St. Michael’s Hospital
$30 million in 2014

To fund the Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower for critically ill patients.

South Muskoka Memorial Hospital
$1 million in 2014

To support the updating of Emergency Department equipment and facilities.

Trillium Health Partners
$1.8 million in 2013 and 2020

To support the Mississauga Hospital’s state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Wellspring
$1 million in 2012

To support the building of the Birmingham Gilgan House where people living with cancer can gather and access all kinds of support.

SickKids Hospital
$40 million in 2012

To support the construction and operation of the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning – Canada’s largest, hospital-based child health research institute.

Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital
$10 million in 2010

To support the building of the Peter Gilgan Patient Care Centre.

Transforming Communities

We know that the wellbeing of a community depends on available opportunities and services. It’s our honour to support many incredible institutions committed to creating positive change.

WE Charity – Global Learning Centre
$2.5 million in 2017

To support the development of the Global Learning Centre.

Parks Foundation Calgary
$5 million in 2015

To support the development of the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway – one of the largest pathway networks in the world connecting over 1000kms of trails.

WE Charity – Gilgan Family Learning Centre
$2 million in 2014

To support the expansion of the WE Villages program and construction of the Gilgan Family Learning Centre in Tanzania.

Ryerson University – Mattamy Athletic Centre
$15 million in 2014

To support the development of the Mattamy Athletic Centre.

YMCA Oakville
$1.4 million in 2006 and 2009

To help build the Peter Gilgan Family YMCA.

Sheridan College
$2,250,000 in 2002 and 2011

To support their capital campaign and improve their facilities and offerings.