Record Breaking Donation by Canada’s Biggest Health Care Philanthropist

June 3, 2019

An unprecedented $100 million donation to The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) from the Peter Gilgan Foundation was announced on June 3, 2019. Together with donations made to other hospitals and health care organizations to date, this makes Peter Gilgan and the Peter Gilgan Foundation the largest benefactor of health care in Canada.

This gift supports the SickKids VS Limits campaign, to support the redevelopment of the SickKids campus. This rebuild includes the construction of a new patient care tower on University Avenue, to be named the Peter Gilgan Family Patient Care Tower.

“This gift is unparalleled and will help ensure our vision becomes reality.”

Dr. Ronald Cohn, President and CEO, SickKids

“We are extraordinarily grateful to Peter Gilgan and the Peter Gilgan Foundation for their ongoing philanthropic leadership and dedication to SickKids. Our vision for the children’s hospital of the future includes the construction of a state-of-the-art building, matching our world-class care with family-friendly spaces for patients and their loved ones. This gift is unparalleled and will help ensure our vision becomes reality,” said Dr. Ronald Cohn, President and CEO, SickKids.

In conjunction with a commitment from the Government of Ontario, and support from other donors, this gift will help SickKids continue to advance children’s health through exemplary clinical care, breakthrough research, and teaching excellence both at home and around the world.

“To continue to have the opportunity to support SickKids is an honour and is also very humbling,” said Peter Gilgan. “I’m in a privileged position to be able to make this gift, and I know it’s going to be used to help children today and in the future live longer and healthier lives. I want to thank my family, both the Gilgans and my Mattamy family, whose unwavering support over many years has made this commitment possible.”