About Us - Our History
September 29, 2016 marked the 40th anniversary of the HSC Foundation. Thanks to the generosity of donors and supporters like you, this is an accomplishment we can all celebrate together. Our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation is extended to everyone who has showed their commitment to quality health care in Manitoba by trusting in the HSC Foundation and our efforts.
Our journey began when visionary volunteer committees laid the foundation of what was to come, electing Mr. William C. Gardner as the first Chair of the Board of Directors of Health Sciences Centre Research Foundation. As our organization continued to grow, evolve and flourish, it was later named the Health Sciences Centre Foundation to reflect a greater focus on patient care, in addition to research.
Donors, you should be extremely proud of everything we’ve accomplished throughout our history. More than 52,000 donors have invested over $140 million in heartfelt gifts to support compassionate patient care, innovative research and cutting-edge technology at Manitoba's largest hospital. Dedicated research space in the Thorlakson Building and John Buhler Research Centre, the establishment of the Kleysen Institute for Advanced Medicine (which houses the Centre for Surgical Innovation), and new Integrated Operating Rooms are just some of the many wonderful things made possible thanks to your contributions.
Your support has provided more than 55,000 square feet of dedicated research space to support over 400 research projects, equipping researchers and their teams with facilities and technology required to carry out their important work.
For more than four decades, we have witnessed the incredible difference this community’s support has made for millions of families – healing patients and saving lives - and we are honored to have your loyal and heartfelt support as we continue to improve health care for patients.