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Employee Giving

Each employee of Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre plays an important role in so many lives. 

When you walk through the doors of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre you can take pride in knowing that you are part of an important team.

People come to our Centre because they need care. Whether you are one of our front line staff or work behind the scenes, you play a vital role in saving lives and making people healthy. 

As you are well aware there's always a need for equipment, programs and research to assist us in our daily duties but more importantly to provide the best care for our patients, family members, friends even ourselves.

Direct Your Gift

You can direct your gift to the Employee Giving Fund, to the area of highest need, to one of our specialty funds: the Northern Cancer Fund, the Northern Cardiac Fund or the Health Sciences Discovery Fund, or to any specific area of care at the Thunder Bay Health Sciences Centre.

Together, we make a healthier Northwestern Ontario.


Your Impact

In 2017, employees raised $98,977 and thanks to Tbaytel, who matched donations up to $10,000, the final tally raised was $108,977!

Thanks to you, multiple new pieces of equipment were purchasing including:

  • Cystoscopy Instruments and Skull Base Instruments for the Operating Room

  • Maloney Dilators for Endoscopy

  • A Specialty Bed for Adult Mental Health

  • A Mobius 3D Brachytherapy Module for Medical Physics/Regional Cancer Care

  • A Syringe Pump for the Recovery Room/Post Anesthesia Anrea

  • 2 Bedside Sleep Chairs for 3B and 3C

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Employee Giving

What is the role of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation?

The mission of the Health Sciences Foundation is to inspire the people of Northwestern Ontario to give generously to advance our healthcare at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC).  The Health Sciences Foundation is the fundraising arm of the TBRHSC, with100% of the donations raised staying right here in our community.

What is the Employee Giving Program?

Employees of the TBRHSC can donate to the Foundation through payroll deductions on a bi-weekly basis.

What is the Employee Giving Fund?

This fund has been designated exclusively for employee donations.  A committee of employees (Employee Giving Committee) has been developed to oversee our Employee Giving Fund and decide where to allocate their funds on an annual basis.

How much should I donate?

You can choose any amount you would like to donate.  The average gift amount from our employees through payroll deductions is $11.29 per pay.

Can I decrease or increase the amount of my donation at any time?

Yes.  To make any changes to your employee payroll deduction, please contact your Health Sciences Foundation.

Can I sign up for employee giving if I am working part time or casually?

Yes!  Your donation will only be made through payroll deduction whenever you receive a pay cheque.

Will I receive a charitable tax receipt for my donations throughout the year?

Yes, when you receive your T4 slip from Human Resources, the total amount of all your donations will be shown in box 46, line 349 and are eligible to be claimed as charitable donations when you file your income tax.

Does my donation support TBRHSC operating expenses, including salaries?

No. Donations made through employee giving will be used to purchase healthcare equipment only.

What will my donation go towards?

That is completely up to you!  You can donate to our Employee Giving Fund – where you can see what specific equipment your funds helped purchase on an annual basis and your Employee Giving Committee will decide how to allocate these donations as a group.  You can also support any other area in the TBRHSC (for example; cancer, cardiac, renal, pediatrics, etc) by indicating that area on your employee pledge form.

Will anyone know that I donate or how much I donate?

No. All donor information is confidential.  You will be given a pin to wear on your lanyard if you’d like to show others you are an employee donor and you will be invited to our annual donor recognition event in January. 

What is the cost of the Employee Giving Program to the Health Sciences Centre? 


How much money does the Foundation have to spend to raise one dollar through employee giving?

Last year, the Foundation spent $0.09 to raise $1.00.

Who pays for all the raffle prizes?

Generous supporters from our community and industry partners sponsor our raffle prizes at no cost.

How can I be in!?

  • Become an Employee Donor.  3 easy ways to sign up:

  • Consider becoming an Employee Leader like some of your fellow staff members and ask other employees to be in!

Where is the Foundation Office located?

Beside Robin’s Donuts in the main lobby of the TBRHSC.

Who do I contact if I have any questions?

Athena Kreiner, 684-7112,

Ashley Rooney, 684-7107,


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Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation
980 Oliver Road  |  Thunder Bay, ON, Canada P7B 6V4  |  807 345 4673  |
OUR MISSION: To inspire the people of Northwestern Ontario to give generously to advance our healthcare at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.

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