The Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation is a registered charity, responsible for raising funds to strengthen the health of Cape Bretoners.
We rely on ongoing donor and community support to fund priority healthcare needs. With every gift you make, you help deliver excellence in healthcare.
Some our donors’ most remarkable achievements include:
These are all examples of excellence. None of this would have been possible without donor support.
The Foundation has a long history Cape Bretoners taking care of Cape Bretoners.
In 1992, a group of community leaders, led by Jack Yazer, developed a vision for the creation of a health care complex designed to deliver leading edge medical services in Cape Breton allowing more Cape Bretoners to receive care closer to home.
Formed primarily as a lobby group to get a Regional facility built, the Foundation served as a visible entity with which the provincial government could negotiate the details of the new hospital.
When construction began in 1990, the Foundation began fundraising. In 1991 we launched a $6 million fundraising campaign. $3 million of that total was committed to hospital construction. $3 million was committed to constructing and equipping a cancer treatment centre that would offer treatment to those who were receiving treatment in Halifax.
In 1995, the vision was realized when the Cape Breton Regional Hospital opened its doors and in 1998 the Cancer Clinic treated its first patients.
With your help, since 1991, we have raised more than $50 million to support enhanced healthcare at the Regional Hospital.
Mission, Vision & Strategic Goal
Mission - To strengthen healthcare for Cape Bretoners
Vision - To become the charity of choice for Cape Bretoners
Strategic Goal- Our goal is to connect donors near and far to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital; fostering meaningful and lasting relationships that support the work of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation’s fundraising efforts