Results for: Our People

Championing Indigenous mental health and recovery from addiction

…always tell me that our people are some of the strongest people because of what we’ve been through in the past.

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Empowering Indigenous communities through midwifery care

…to work with vulnerable Indigenous communities, as it holds great significance to her.

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Mental Health

…by bringing care to people where they are at.

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When grief becomes healing

…counselling was one of Bob’s true callings,” recalls his wife, Joan Glasgow.

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Pursuing lifelong learning through the Nurse Practitioner program

Making people feel better is what drew Heather Godfrey to pursue a career in nursing. Having worked in Pediatric Emergency for 16 years, she’s had many different roles throughout her…

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Innovative neuroscience research, care and education

…as they continue to make new discoveries to treat people with brain aneurysms.

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COVID-19

Continuing the fight As we move into the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, a great deal has changed – but our commitment to supporting patient outcomes and the heroic…

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How Heather Innes is breaking the cycle

…chose to become foster parents to take in the girls.

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Trailblazing a path in oncological nursing

…a lot of people have general knowledge of, but really only the people that work within oncology have the specialized knowledge associated with it.

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Providing compassionate care to Indigenous communities

Growing up on the Siksika Nation, Erica Sitting Eagle found out early on that she had a passion for helping people. While her grandfather was battling cancer, she helped provide…

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Young Leaders: 8-Year-Olds’ Generosity Leads to Major Impact

…about how their contribution is impacting the community and helping people dealing with the impact of aphasia.

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Enhancing Wellness

New experiences enhance quality of life: Virtual Reality provides both recreation and cognitive therapy It couldn’t have come at a better time as COVID-19 restrictions left many in long-term care…

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Collaborating for change

…between care providers, the system and patients.

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Wellness

Health care beyond the hospital Focusing on building care and education in the community reduces the health system burden and provides more support for vulnerable populations. Wellness initiatives supported by…

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Eight men every day

…number who die by homicide.

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Giving has always come naturally to Shelley Smith

…to advance and revolutionize healthcare outcomes.

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Caring for the aging

…health and help people with getting access to resources.

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Educating nurses to provide better support

Julia St. Louis pursued a career in nursing because she always wanted to help people.

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Removing barriers to receive help

…towards recovery from addiction.

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Hero in Health: Nina Gerrior

…mother taught her children one important lesson: to be kind.

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We could thank them for a lifetime

…the communities where our people live and work in order to create a meaningful impact.

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Mental Health

A commitment to mental health The need for an integrated mental health network All in, the economic burden of mental illness in Canada is an estimated $51 billion per year…

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Celebrating 25 Years

…touch all aspects of health care delivery and to work in collaboration with Alberta Health Services to meet the diverse needs of people across the city and throughout Southern Alberta…

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Genomics

Stopping disease before it even starts What if we could identify a predisposition to a disease and begin treatment before the patient saw symptoms? How many lives would be changed…

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Finding hope after trauma

…to lose any more people to suicide.

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Leaving a gift for the future

…everyone’s best interests to ensure the best health services we can,” said Ernie.

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Although healthcare is for everyone, it is not the same for everyone

…practices into AHS facilities, we can foster open dialogue with those unfamiliar with Indigenous medicine and improve the health outcomes of Indigenous people.

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Giving NICU babies the opportunity to thrive

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a place that most people don’t know about until they need it. For Katie Fraser and her husband Kyle, it was a place…

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Statement from the Calgary Health Foundation regarding the 215 Indigenous Children

…and every child who was forced to attend residential schools.

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About Calgary Health Foundation

Calgary Health Foundation is a community-based charity raising funds to advance our city’s healthcare. We are a driving force propelling healthcare advancement and improving lives.

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Events

The only thing we like more than transforming healthcare and making breakthroughs possible is meeting people who share our passion. From the events that we host, to those we attend…

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Work With Us

Calgary Health Foundation is always looking to connect with hardworking people passionate about transforming healthcare. Do you care about healthcare?

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An Exercise in Mental Health: Shoppers Drug Mart Run for Women

Published: June 2021 Krystin began using mental health services through the Women’s Mental Health Clinic during the pandemic about three weeks after giving birth to her first child, Noah. Barely…

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A Light at the End of a Long Journey – Krista’s Story

…up to challenge the status quo for people living with chronic diseases.

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Advancing Critical Research

…a book and thinking I couldn’t wait to go home.

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Finding unique ways to share holiday cheer

…Michael Rose, President & CEO of Tourmaline, was very much on board.

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You won’t know when you’ll need care

…grandparents had to be very self-sufficient,” says Garth.

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Research

Today’s research empowers tomorrow’s breakthroughs Research improves the quality of health care, treatments, interactions and experiences for patients and their families. Research projects funded by Calgary Health Foundation have bold…

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25 Years: Built on the shoulders of giants

…innovation, change and better outcomes for people across Southern Alberta.

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Project Hope: Reflections of our youth

…Heather Patterson was inspired by her colleagues and the people around her to create a documentary photography project.

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Awarded for a passion in Cardiovascular Nursing

…postoperative delirium following cardiac surgery.

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When two passions come together

…some financial assistance to me without feeling stressed or burdened to pick up extra shifts.

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Life changes in an instant

…they could look back and see the actual progress that Terry was making.

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Golf – The Game of Life

…the ball where it lies.

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How one man’s kidney transplant is continuing to save lives

…involved in my care throughout my health journey.

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David Routledge: The power of giving back

…only possible with the help of our incredible and passionate volunteers—people like David Routledge.

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Hero in Health: Muhammad Rasheed

…genuine enjoyment of working with people.

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A stroke of luck

…about strokes and wants people to know of an updated acronym for stroke symptoms, which is appropriately, “BE FAST”: B: Balance – Do they have loss of balance or are…

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Hero in Health: Dr. Eglee Gimon

…in thanks for the extraordinary care they’ve received.

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Hero in Health: Kirsten Deemer

…in critical care nursing in Halifax.

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Home

Give Every Newborn a Fighting Chance In Calgary, 1 in 8 infants requires the life-saving support of the city’s Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs). Your generosity can help us reach…

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Impact reporting

Accountability is one of Calgary Health Foundation’s core values. We earn trust, respect, and credibility as stewards of every dollar we raise.

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Your Impact

Together we have the power to transform health care and make breakthroughs possible. Every Albertan, at some point in our lives, will require the help of the health care system…

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Feed The Frontline – Dale’s Story

…like so many people who have been afflicted by and survived COVID-19, he recognizes the extraordinary healthcare heroes who helped him breathe again and encourages others to stay healthy by…

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Top Alberta fundraiser takes reigns of Calgary Health Trust

…“I am excited to be joining Calgary’s fundraising community.

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Virtual visits continue to make a world of difference

Photo courtesy of Kristina McGowan Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Calgary Health Foundation donors have been supporting many areas that are impacting the lives of people in our community. Support for…

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COVID-19 Care

A team of champions: Dean’s unexpected battle with COVID-19 Within just 14 days, Dean Goranson went from being healthy with no underlying health concerns to being intubated in the Intensive…

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Support a Hospital

…thousands of people who rely on our health system every day.

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The Gift of Life: New technology saves Shirley’s heart

…emotional side that many people don’t talk about.

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Cardiac Care

…and wellbeing of people all over the country and we’re lucky in Alberta to have access to world class care right here in Calgary in partnership with the Libin Cardiovascular…

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Leadership Message

…which touches all aspects of health care to support the growing needs of people in Calgary and Southern Alberta.

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Mercedes-Benz Volunteer Spotlight

…amazing team of people at Mercedes-Benz Country Hills (whose generosity knows no bounds) – and it allowed us to share a night of fashion and glamour with 650 Calgarians.

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An overview of our funding priority process

Calgary Health Foundation funds health projects that make breakthroughs possible for the thousands of people in the Calgary Zone and southern Alberta who rely on the health system every day….

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NICU care takes a village

…are the only people who can truly understand what you are going through.

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We made a wish. And two came true

…birth of our children, Carson and Jackson were kept alive by medical equipment purchased by fundraising dollars.

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Philanthropic partnership reduces pressure with minor surgery expansion

…support of earlier interventions for patients and a more patient-centred care approach to care.

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Honouring Truth and Reconciliation

…Friday from 8am to 4pm: 1-403-801-7482 Helpful organizations and charities supporting Indigenous people in our community: Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary Aboriginal Standing Committee on Housing and Homelessness Elizabeth Fry…

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Understanding grief in terminal patients

…the room, interacting with patients and learning from them.

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Turning tragedy into healing a community

…other people were affected by this but had never spoken up about it for fear of it being a taboo subject.

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Hero in Health: Tammy Skilnick-Mierau

…school’ and recognizes the importance of the personal connection to all people in this department and others that we work with and goes out of her way to get to…

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Ten-year-old best friends set a shining example as local philanthropists

“People were really kind and would throw in $20 extra sometimes.

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Building a lasting legacy, remembering Erin Lee Palmer

…If her condition could lead to other people being able to be treated because they know more about it, that would be a wonderful legacy.

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A partnership that leads to recovery and community

Meet the people with a fervent desire to support burn victims. In 2006, the Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society (CFBTS) approached the Calgary Health Foundation with the wish to improve…

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A holistic view of healthcare

…back to the community with monthly donations.

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Building a better quality of life

…core qualities, impact memory, attention, judgement and decision making, as well as it can enhance feelings of loneliness.

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Educating nurses to provide exceptional care

people on the worst days of their lives.

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When art helps you to rise

…the Centre that attracts up to 15 people at a time,” she said proudly.

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Investing in reconciliation: Cenovus donation supports Elbow River Healing Lodge

…patient of Elbow River Healing Lodge herself, Andrea sees the great value this facility offers Indigenous people across our community: “I can’t say enough about the facility and the care…

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