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What is The Ottawa Hospital Auxiliary 

The Ottawa Hospital Auxiliary (TOHA) is an incredible group of The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) volunteers dedicated to in-hospital fundraising to support essential hospital services and programs across all three campuses, as well as volunteer throughout the hospital.  In July of 2021, the Civic Campus Auxiliary (est. 1952), the Friends of the General (est. 1980), and the Riverside Campus Auxiliary (est. in 1967) amalgamated to create TOHA. 

Since 2011, the three auxiliaries have donated over $13,000,000 to TOH through the purchase of large pieces of medical equipment, general equipment, patient support services including the clothing cupboard and food gift cards for discharged patients, as well as bursaries for education and research programs for our incredible nursing staff. 

TOHA raises funds by operating various hospital gift shops which are run by TOHA employees and volunteers, as well as the breast pump rental program, book and art sales and other innovative fundraising opportunities within the hospital campuses.

Vision Statement

To make a positive difference to TOH patients and the broader hospital community.

Mission Statement

To support TOH in the delivery of world class health care to our community through innovative fund-raising initiative and by supporting essentials patient services, the acquisition of vital equipment, education and research programs.

Contributions

A combined $13 million between 2011 and 2022

  • Large Capital/Equipment: $8.1M
  • General Equipment: $3.5M including waiting room TVs, patient alarmed clocks, etc.
  • Hospital Services: $250K including, emergency clothing cupboard, breast pump rentals, new mother layette kits, emergency gift cards for groceries upon discharge and volunteer services
  • Bursaries & Research: $1.0M including annual nursing bursaries

Why be a member?

  • You will be an essential part of TOHA’s mission to support the hospital community and your time and thoughts will help TOHA in planning for our future.  TOHA members are invited to attend the AGM to review last year’s outcomes and receive an overview of what is to come including upcoming projects before Non-member volunteers

Do I need to work a certain number of hours each month for TOHA?

  • No, there are no minimum hours to become a member of TOHA

How do I join?

  • To join TOHA, you must be a volunteer at any of the three TOH campuses, then simply email tohauxiliary@gmail.comto indicate you wish to become a member.

TOHA 2022 Annual General Meeting was be held virtually on Wednesday, September 7th, 2022 .

TOHA 2021/2022 Annual General Report

Contact Us at tohauxiliary@gmail.com

Board of Directors

Catherine Higgins (President)
Catherine Higgins (President)
Lorne Blackman (Business Development)
Lorne Blackman (VP/Business Development)
Betty Shields (Corporate Secretary & Past President)
Betty Shields (Corporate Secretary & Past President)
Allison Graham (Human Resources)
Allison Graham (Human Resources)
Wanda Molnar (Director & Past President)
Wanda Molnar (Director & Past President)
Heather Dawson (Communications)
Heather Dawson (Communications)
Laurie Cairns (Financial)
Laurie Cairns (Financial)
Luciana Nechita (Membership)
Luciana Nechita (Membership)

Last updated on: October 31st, 2022