Carpenters’ Regional Council And Local Unions Make Historic $1M Donation To RVH

Al Gilchrist (left), Innisfil South Simcoe Cabinet Chair; Mary-Anne Frith, Campaign Cabinet Co-Chair; Scott Broome, Business Representative Drywall Acoustic Lathing & Insulation Local 675; Robert Richards, Business Representative Drywall Acoustic Lathing & Insulation Local 675; Kevin Harrigan, Warden Carpenter's & Allied Workers Local 27; Gail Hunt, RVH President & CEO; Wendy Barner, Director Capital Planning and Facilities; Katelyn Dewar, Manager Donor Advising, gather in the RVH Food Court to celebrate their million dollar gift to support the Keep Life Wild campaign, and future healthcare in Simcoe Muskoka.

Today, the Carpenters’ Regional Council and its Local Unions, Local 27 and Local 675, made an extraordinary $1-million gift to Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) Foundation’s Keep Life Wild campaign. The gift will generously contribute to the health centre’s expansion plans, including the construction of a new healthcare facility in Innisfil.

“We are exceedingly proud to be a part of ensuring that world-class healthcare is available in the region where our members live, work and raise their families,” says Jason Rowe, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Carpenters’ Regional Council and Vice President of the UBC Canadian District. “To have a strong, vibrant community where everyone can thrive, we need to ensure we build critical infrastructure that includes leading-edge, specialized healthcare, particularly for a rapidly growing region like Simcoe Muskoka. We are thrilled to be able to make this gift to help make that possible.”

RVH Foundation launched the Keep Life Wild campaign with an ambitious goal to grant RVH $100 million to ensure everyone in the region has world-class, compassionate care when and where its needed most. RVH’s expansion plans include building a healthcare system that offers advanced, state-of-the-art diagnostics and personalized treatment, delivered by highly-trained specialists right here in our own community.

“The Carpenters’ Regional Council and its Local Unions are an example of the deep-rooted community leadership and support that is foundational to RVH’s plans for the future”, says Gail Hunt, RVH President and CEO. “Our government partners look for a demonstration of this kind of community support when making decisions about hospital funding and our ability to move to the next phase of planning. This gift strongly signals that the community stands behind our vision to increase access to the lifesaving, specialized care only we can provide.”

“We are tremendously grateful for the generosity and support of the Keep Life Wild campaign from theCarpenters’ Regional Council and its Local Unions Local 27 and Local 675,” Paul Larche, Chair of RVH Foundation’s Board of Directors remarks, “with their support we are one step closer to bringing more world-class care, closer to home for our community in Simcoe Muskoka.”


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