Your Impact

Lori paddling in a kayak

Your donations advanced mental health care

The right kind of treatment Two years ago, Lori Linton felt she was running out of options. Struggling with a series of heartbreaking family and health challenges, her burdens were crippling — mentally and emotionally. Lori was prescribed various medications for her mental health, but little changed...
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Dr Gillian Kernaghan wears a London knights jersey and holds up a sign thanking the hockey team

London Knights score big for St. Joseph’s COVID-19 response

Nobody could have anticipated the crushing impact COVID-19 would have on nearly all aspects of our lives. The pandemic has ushered in rapid change borne out of necessity to contain the virus – everything from stringent infection control measures and social gathering restrictions, to limits on toilet...
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Lighting the way to better heart care

The heart is one of the hardest working organs in the body, pumping vital oxygen and nutrients through the blood to keep the body’s system in good functioning order. When the heart becomes damaged or weakened by other conditions – a syndrome called heart failure – a person can be left breathless...
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Concussion recovery app launches with donor support

Small beginnings, big ideas and proactive creativity. Long before the advent of the smart phone, these were the principles that led Frank Cowan to success in the early 20th century insurance business. A century later, the Cowan Foundation has continued that legacy through their support of...
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Pacing Your Recovery 

It’s been almost nine years since Rob Staffen was in an accident that would change his life forever. Staffen was cycling down a mountain near Palm Springs, California in October 2012 when suddenly his road bike malfunctioned, catapulting him head-first into the rock-strewn desert landscape. The...
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Veterans memorial at Parkwood Institute during autumn

The 2020 Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony

The Hall of Heroes donor recognition society recognizes donors who support of Veterans Care at Parkwood. Donors to this special group are added each year to the Hall of Heroes donor wall located at Parkwood, and a stewardship event is hosted to recognize new/moving members and share with donors the...
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Coming Together to support mental health in our community

Our world has become much smaller during this time of self-isolation. COVID-19 threatens our health, but for those who are already experiencing mental illness isolation, uncertainty and fear are posing the greatest threat during this pandemic. To address this important need, community champions and...
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