Brampton’s Gurdwara Dasmesh Darbar announced a $100,000 gift to William Osler Health System Foundation (Osler Foundation), to support equipment needs and ongoing redevelopment projects at William Osler Health System (Osler).
“Giving back to the community and humanity is one of the main pillars of the Sikh faith. Gurdwara Dasmesh Darbar is honored to have the opportunity to give back to our community,” said a management representative of the Gurdwara.
The gift from Gurdwara Dasmesh Darbar will go a long way toward supporting the increasing demand for health care close to home. The communities served by Osler are growing three times faster than the provincial average, and the population has a three-times-greater-than-average risk of serious illness, including heart disease, kidney disease, and diabetes. Within the next 20 years, one in two members of our community will be diagnosed with cancer. As the need for exceptional care continues to grow, Osler continues to evolve to help increase healthcare capacity for years to come.
In Ontario, all equipment in a hospital must be funded by the community, along with a portion of construction costs. Community support is helping to transform Peel Memorial into Brampton’s new hospital and it will help bring expanded cancer care services to Brampton Civic.
“This donation from Gurdwara Dasmesh Darbar is a meaningful example of philanthropic leadership and will impact thousands in our community,” said Ken Mayhew, President, and CEO, Osler Foundation. “We extend our thanks to those whose generosity made this gift possible, and to all who joined us for this special announcement.”
ABOUT WILLIAM OSLER HEALTH SYSTEM and FOUNDATION: William Osler Health System (Osler) is a hospital system that includes Brampton Civic Hospital, Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness, and Etobicoke General Hospital, and serves 1.3 million residents of Brampton, Etobicoke and surrounding communities within the Central West region. Nationally recognized for its commitment to patient safety, Osler is also Accredited with Exemplary Standing, the highest rating a Canadian hospital can receive from Accreditation Canada. Osler’s emergency departments are among the busiest in Canada and its Mental Health Program is one of the largest in the province. William Osler Health System Foundation seeks to create a healthier community through giving by inspiring its communities to invest in exceptional health care close to home.
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