Our Mission


Our Valley. Our Health care.


Our Mission

The mission of the Canmore and Area Health Care Foundation is to provide charitable financial resources for the continuing improvement of the facilities and services of the Canmore General Hospital through the encouragement of philanthropy and the guardianship of these financial resources.

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Your Impact

Your generosity has touched people across Canmore, the Bow Valley area, and far beyond. People at all stages of life thank you for your support. With your donations, the Foundation is able to fund many life-changing programs and purchases.

“We’re very lucky to have the public health care system that we have, but there are certain things that individual communities would benefit from that the government won’t support or can’t support.”

— Dr. Mike Wickham, Emergency Physician Lead, Canmore General Hospital

“If we can increase the support for the hospital it benefits ourselves of course, but the entire community.”

— Ann Keith, Volunteer and Donor



Funds Raised

Through the generosity of our community we have raised over 6 million dollars to fund health care in the Bow Valley and area.



Years Serving communities

We’ve been a staple of the health community in the Bow Valley area for 19 years.



Population Served

Our reach extends from Cochrane and the Stoney First Nation Reserve and west to the British Columbia border. The population of the Bow Valley area is approximately 75,000 people, not including our annual visitors.


Our Programs

The Canmore and Area Health Care Foundation supports the Canmore General Hospital in fulfilling its needs that are not currently available through Alberta Health Services. Our contributions to the hospital include raising funds and managing capital. In addition, we support programs such as the ones you see on the following pages. We wish to assist the Canmore General Hospital and the very dedicated staff to provide the best health care possible to all residents in its service areas as well as visitors to our beautiful part of the world. Our equipment purchases are initiated by request from the Canmore General Hospital. Funds that you donate to specific units or programs within the hospital will only be used for that area according to your wishes.

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Interview with CAHCF Executive Director, Soulafa AL-ABBASI

“I decided to pursue a career in health-care philanthropy because of the importance my community places on health and wellness. I’ve lived in many places, but I think Canmore has a special kind of attitude towards work-life balance. It was also an opportunity for me to work with a brilliant, visionary board and to work with the amazing leadership at the hospital. It’s quite inspiring to be a part of that team and contribute to their work.”

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Get Involved

We hope you will follow the work done by the Foundation. The entire community and its visitors alike will benefit. If you'd like to learn more or get involved, follow one of the links below.


Make a Donation

Every donation, whether large or small, is important to us and our community. Each one allows us to continue supporting health care through purchasing new hospital equipment, supporting programs, education and staff training – as well as supporting health care in the community.

Learn about our Campaigns

Each person has a different reason for giving, and we support and respect each gift and thank you for your generosity. The Canmore and Area Health Care Foundation has set up accounts so that your donation may be directed to a specific area according to your wishes.

Sign Up For aN Event

Throughout the year we host a number of events or support the Ladies’ Auxiliary in their fundraising efforts. Our largest event is on the second weekend of June when we get together for a day of golf in support of health care in the Bow Valley. Sign up for updates and stay informed.

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