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Long before our lives were disrupted by the unprecedented, global COVID-19 pandemic, Calgary Health Foundation supporters were investing in community wellness and resilience. Twenty-five years later, philanthropic investments of $14M in 2020/2021 continue to make extraordinary impacts on people’s lives.

Philanthropy drives health care excellence by improving patient experiences, delivering higher than average outcomes, expanding system capacity and preventing injury and illness.

Sandy Edmonstone, Board Chair, Calgary Health Foundation

Calgary and surrounding area statistics for 2020/2021

525K Emergency and urgent care visits

97K surgical cases

16.9K births

132K patients discharged

36K unique home care clients

2.4M* Ambulatory Care (outpatient) visits
*as of Q3 (Dec 31, 2020)

Alberta's COVID-19 response*

total hospitalizations
total patients requiring intensive care

*credit: statistics reported by


Your support provides funds that enhance care, wellness and research that transforms lives of patients in Southern Alberta and around the world.

Calgary Health Foundation and our supporters quickly pivoted during the public health crisis to advance breakthroughs in care, wellness and research.

$13.8M Calgary Health Foundation's Home Lottery Net Revenue

$8.3M Donations to the foundation

29% Cost to raise a dollar

$802K net revenue per full time employee

$31.3M held in endowed funds

$95.4M restricted funds committed to capital projects and program advancements

Highlight of Disbursements


  • 22,000
    holiday meals for front-line workers
  • 200+
    made in Alberta ventilators to support ICU shortages
  • $420K
    in support of care and recreation therapy needs at Carewest


  • 3,018
    virtual visits via iPads between patients and their loved ones
  • 45%
    increase in testing capacity for COVID-19 to 22,000 per day
  • $215K
    for therapy resources at the women's mental health clinic


  • 1,250
    COVID-19 patients screened for the CATCO study
  • 50%
    long-term targeted rate in reduction of families that will face the heart-breaking effects of neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
  • 40+
    scientists and clinical researchers committed to predict and prevent preterm birth

Newborns Need Campaign

raised to date As of March 31, 2021

Stories of Impact

Your support of Calgary Health Foundation has funded breakthroughs that are transforming lives. See how!


COVID-19 Care

A team of champions: Dean’s unexpected battle with COVID-19


Enhancing Wellness in the Community

New experiences enhance quality of life: Virtual Reality provides both recreation and cognitive therapy


Advancing Critical Research

From HELLP to hope: Maternal clinical research that is saving lives


Maternal & Newborn Health

Newborns Need and women's health investments are advancing care for the whole family


Mental Health

Ensuring the right care at the right time as demand for mental health and addiction resources is increasing



A win-win for Albertans and Calgary hospitals