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COVID-19 Response Letter from the Bayshore Foundation

April 8, 2020
Bayshore Foundation

Dear Supporters and Friends,

We are living in unprecedented times. Over just a few months, the global COVID-19 outbreak has unsettled us and reshaped our lives. Each day seems more troubling than the last – yet there is also hope and resilience. We’re deeply grateful for the courageous health care workers on the front lines, including our own team. We’re also heartened by the innumerable stories of neighbours, strangers and communities working together to help those in need.

The Bayshore Foundation for Empowered Living was created by Bayshore HealthCare to fund registered charities that support those living with injury, illness or aging – people who are especially vulnerable during a widespread health crisis. As a result of COVID-19, our charity partners need help more than ever – read on to see how we’re responding.

Our charity partners need our help now more than ever. We would like to share with you how our colleagues at Bayshore are responding at this challenging time. The safety of Bayshore’s clients, their families, and staff is always the greatest priority. In addition to monitoring and sharing information from health authorities, Bayshore follows processes designed to safeguard against COVID-19. These include:

The Foundation team would also like to reiterate the following steps for reducing exposure to COVID-19 and preventing the spread of illness:

Read the latest information about COVID-19 from the Government of Canada.

How you can help

Over the next few months, the Foundation will be working with our charity partners to address some of the most pressing needs our communities are facing. Fundraising efforts have been compromised by COVID-19, and they need your help.

Until July 1, you can increase your impact with a 50% matching donation from the Foundation. For example, if you donate $10 through the Foundation, the charity will receive $15. If you donate $20, the charity receives $30, and so on.

To contribute, click the “Donate Now” button below and scroll down to “Fund” to select a charity.

Together, let’s make a difference. Thank you for your generosity and support!

DONATE NOW

Sincerely,

Stuart Cottrelle signature

Stuart Cottrelle
President, Bayshore HealthCare

John Lawrence signature

John Lawrence
Director, Bayshore Foundation

How to get involved

Connect with your local Bayshore office or clinic, and help them support charities in your community. Thank you for your generosity!

Learn more

Ways to take action

  • Participate
  • Donate
  • Volunteer

Our charity partners

Proud Supporter of Alzheimer Society
Canadian Red Cross
Proud Supporter of Alzheimer Society
Caregivers Alberta
Youth Haven
Wesley
We Are Young
Victoria Hospice
OpenLab
The Phoenix Centre for Children & Families
The Mark Preece Family House
Surrey Hospice Society
St. Joseph's Hospice Sarnia-Lambton
St. John Ambulance
Silver Harbour Centre
River Valley Cancer Support Group
QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation
Parkinson Association of Alberta
Operation Friendship Seniors Society
Ontario Brain Injury Association
MS Society of Canada
Make Children Better Now
Lisaard and Innisfree Hospices
Legion National Foundation
Lanark County Interval House and Community Support
Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation
Jack.org
Hospice Wellington
Hospice Prince Edward
Hospice Greater Saint John
Hospice Southeast New Brunswick
Hospice Fredericton
Good Neighbours Active Living Centre
The Food Bank of York Region
Eden Food for Change
The Dorothy Ley Hospice
Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region
Cystic Fibrosis Canada
Connected in Motion
Community Living Central York
Community Home Support Lanark County
Children's Link
Hospice Cornwall
Candlelighters Simcoe
Canadian Cancer Society
Brain Injury Association of Windsor & Essex County
Blue Door Soup Kitchen
Beth Donovan Hospice
Alberta Cancer Foundation
Rural Ottawa South Support Services (ROSSS)