Granting Policy and Programs

The Foundation is a granting agency and does not normally engage directly in charitable activities other than awarding medical fellowships. In accordance with the Federal Income Tax Act the Foundation cannot award grants to other than registered charities as defined by the Income Tax Act. Hospitals and medical schools come within this definition for the purpose of the Foundation’s granting activities. Organizations seeking funds from the Foundation must provide the Foundation with the organization’s charitable registration number issued by Revenue Canada. It is a policy of the Foundation to devote its funds to charitable endeavours in the health field solely within the Province of Ontario.

The Foundation’s granting interest is currently limited to two areas – education of practicing physicians and health research with emphasis on research relevant to patient care.