With help from donors like you, much has been accomplished in 2015. However, there is much more which remains to be accomplished. Thanks to our wonderful donors and supporters, the Canadian Medical Foundation (CMF) has been able to advance our programs and efforts in the areas of research, financial aid and medical outreach here in Canada and overseas; programs which serve and resonate with Canada’s physicians, at all stages of their careers.
We would like to thank those of you who have come forward, helped and shared your personal stories with us.
Like the physicians and residents who were so overworked, and frequently finding themselves in such intense and distressful situations, that they experienced periods where they seriously considered taking their own life.
Or the medical student from a first nations reserve, who overcame cultural and financial challenges, to make their dream of giving back to their community through medicine come true.
And the surgeon who finds professional and personal fulfillment, by helping to address poverty and critical medical challenges that arose due to the earthquake disaster in Nepal.
With your help, the CMF does what we can to make a meaningful difference.
In 2015, CMF took further steps with its charitable programs and services. In addition to gifting 100% of the donations from generous donors like you, this year, we’ve forged several new agreements with many universities to expand bursary programs for needy and deserving medical students, with donations being matched, dollar-for-dollar. We’ve been able to raise much needed funding for the research and advancement of existing physician health programs across Canada, and we intend to develop minimum standards based on our research findings. And we are proud to report that our medical outreach efforts will have helped countless individuals and families receive much needed medical attention.
As the calendar year comes to a close, many people choose the Holiday Season to make a meaningful gift to a cause they care about. Please let the CMF be one of your charities of choice this year.
We are only able to make a difference in the lives of Canadian physicians inasmuch as physicians like you generously give.
Our sincere thanks go out to those who have and continue to donate to the CMF; again, it is these generous personal donations that allow us to perform our important work.
If you have not yet made a donation to the CMF, we urge you to please consider making one this year. If every physician in Canada made even a small contribution to our ‘Every Physician’ campaign, we would have the resources to make dreams come true, to ensure that no physician goes to work without the proper supports, and to meaningfully address medical outreach challenges in Canada and overseas.
Please help us make a difference in the lives and health of Canada’s physicians, their families, and the Canadians we serve. Please give generously to the Canadian Medical Foundation.
Thank you, and happy holidays!
Dr. Ruth Collins-Nakai
Donor, Honoured Volunteer, Chair, Board of Trustees
Canadian Medical Foundation
P.S. – For more information on the CMF and our various programs and services, please visit us at www.medicalfoundation.ca. In our Every Physician campaign, we are also looking for major donors who are willing to commit amounts over $10,000 over the next 2 to 3 years.
P.P.S. – For those of you interested in creating your own philanthropic platform, please ask about our “donor advised funds” (DAFs) wherein you create an endowment that can fund your personal legacy project going forward.