Our mission is to provide our donors with a means of enhancing the quality of health care available in our community.
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Who We Are

Mission, Goal and Values

The mission of the High River District Health Care Foundation is to provide our donors with a means of enhancing the quality of health care available in our community.

We do this by prudently funding health care equipment, programs and education. Our goal is to build the High River District Health Care Foundation into the cornerstone of health care in our community.

We value:

  • Community
  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Professionalism

History

The High River District Health Care Foundation was established on March 25th, 1986 and obtained charitable registration on October 16th, 1986.  For the first five years hospital staff ran the Foundation in addition to their regular departmental responsibilities. Our only fund raising activity was the annual Dinner and Auction, which continues to this day. The 2012 Dinner raised over $56,000, and supported enhancements to Acute Care.

The first direct mail campaign was held in November of 1992, a Donor recognition program put in place, and a Donor newsletter, Foundation Footnotes, was launched. It is still published bi-annually.

The Foundation received its first bequest in 1989 which established a permanent endowment fund for the Foundation. Over the years the endowment fund has been added to and now stands at over $1 million. The intent of the endowment fund is to ensure the long term viability of the Foundation.

In November 1991 the “Be Our Partner” campaign was launched and the beginnings of a formal Fund Development program was put in place. In April of 1992 a Fund Development Co-ordinator was hired by the Foundation on a contract basis. The following December the Foundation’s office was re-located within the Hospital and on April 1, 1994 the Board decided to make the Development Co-ordinator a permanent position within the Foundation. In 2009 the Board hired a full-time Executive Director.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors consists of eleven members, typically serving two consecutive three year terms. The Foundations strives to have board members who represent a diverse cross-section of our communities. We have representation from Nanton, Rural, High River Hospital Auxiliary, a Physician and a representative from Alberta Health Services. Board members bring a wide variety of experience and expertise. If you are interested in volunteering on our Board, please feel free to contact us.

Board Members 2016-2017

  • Hal Knox –  Chair
  • Pam Strauss – Vice Chair (Nanton)
  • Kel Boyda – Treasurer
  • Michelle Ball – Secretary
  • Bev Zielke– High River Hospital Auxiliary
  • Dr. Ashref Jeeva – Physicians Representative
  • Lise Brisebois-Blouin – Alberta Health Services
  • Juanita Diebolt – High River
  • Bobbi Bourque – High River
  • Kelly Malmberg – Rural
  • Lynn Willoughby – High River

Staff

Volunteer opportunities also exist. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in volunteering with the Foundation.

High River District Health Care Foundation

HRDHF

Mission, Goal and Values
The mission of the High River District Health Care Foundation is to provide our donors with a means of enhancing the quality of health care available in our community.

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Mailing address:
560 9th Avenue SW
High River AB T1V 1B3

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Fax: 403.601.6611

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The High River District Health Care Foundation is a Registered Charity with the Canada Revenue Agency (Charitable Registration #11895 7372).
We accept Cash, Visa and Mastercard. You can donate by mail, phone or online.

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3 days ago

High River District Health Care Foundation

All of us at the Foundation would like to congratulate both Tate Barton, Youth Volunteer of the Year and Scott Forbes, Adult Volunteer of the Year for the Town of High River. We also tip our hats to the other winners: Sue Mueller-Coco Lux, Linda Holmes-Western Financial Group, Hank Leeferink and the Kraft Hockeyville Committee. Thank you to everyone who volunteers and makes our community a better place to live. ... See MoreSee Less

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In your mailbox this week is our annual fundraising mail-out.

Inside you will find pics & information on our maternity renovation - to deliver a better experience at the High River Hospital.

Our goal is $500,000!

Which help families all over the Foothills start or add to their families with an even better beginning.

This project is 100% community funded.

To get more info or to donate today call 403-652-0129 or visit www.highriverhealthfoundation.ca
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4 days ago

High River District Health Care Foundation

Such a super fun event this past Saturday hosted by the Foothills Kinettes. Thanks you for the great time and for supporting the Delivering a better experience, High River Maternity Campaign. ... See MoreSee Less

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