Report to our community 2021-22

Messages from our leadership - Bruyère Foundation

Our Foundation is an important conduit between our community and Bruyère. Our dedicated team, including our volunteer board of directors and professional staff, is charged with inspiring donations to enhance patient care across Bruyère’s four campuses: Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital and Residence in the Byward Market area; Saint-Vincent Hospital in Centretown; Saint-Louis Residence and Bruyère Village in Orleans, and Greystone Village Retirement in Ottawa East.

Describing who and what Bruyère is to our community continues to be an important part of our role, as the organization has grown considerably in terms of its size and breadth of programming.

One of the most rewarding aspects of our work is thanking those who have supported Bruyère. Demonstrating that your donations have achieved the desired impact of a better quality of life for our patients and residents is the best way to convey our gratitude.

In 2021-22, Bruyère received donations totaling over $6 million. With your support, Bruyère was able to:


  • Invest $2 million to unite Bruyère’s palliative care and complex care programs – an important initiative for improved patient care at this critical juncture for Bruyère.
  • Ensure our patients and residents stayed connected with family during the pandemic through our partnership with Connected Canadians, by providing technology, training and technical support.
  • Contribute $1.24 million towards Bruyère investing in critical upgrades to our equipment including a portable x-ray machine, bladder scanners and IV pumps to name a few.
  • Support Bruyère’s Research Institute work to improve the care of aging Canadians and vulnerable populations.
  • Invest in graduate studentships, bringing a new generation of health researchers into our ecosystem and supporting learning and continued dedication to research and care.


In addition to the impact your financial support has on the quality of care we provide, it also has a profound effect on our staff in terms of their morale. Your gifts demonstrate in a meaningful way an appreciation for their vital role, at a time when our health care workers are facing the most significant challenge in a generation. Thank you for your confidence and compassion.


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Daniel Fernandes, Board Chair,

Bruyère Foundation

John Hoyles

 Thomas A. Hewitt, CFRE

President, Bruyère Foundation