General Information

The Concordia Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to preserving the high quality of health and wellness services provided by Concordia (Concordia Hospital, Concordia Place, Concordia Hip & Knee Institute, Concordia Wellness Projects and Concordia Village).

The Concordia Foundation Inc.

1095 Concordia Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R2K 3S8
T +1 (204) 661 7156
F +1 (204) 661 7452
info@concordiafoundation.ca

Hours of Operation:

8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monday to Friday

Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions – we have answers! Below, is a list of frequently asked questions, and their corresponding answers. If your question is not included below, feel free to contact us at the Concordia Foundation’s office – we’re eager to assist. 

Why don’t tax dollars pay for medical equipment?

Tax dollars only pay for the basics of health care. As medical research progresses and our expertise grows, the cost of specialized health services increases beyond the basics. That’s why your donations are so important. They fill the gap between government funding and the greater needs of the hospital. They buy vital equipment, renovate out-of-date hospital units, and support programs and services. Simply, your donations give our doctors and nurses the tools they need to provide the best possible care to every patient at Concordia. 

I’d like to help fund equipment. What can I do?

There are many things that you can do to help bring state-of-the-art medical equipment to our community. Donors have graciously donated in the past for equipment such as:
• Bladder scanners
• Ultrasound machines
• Blood pressure monitors
• Glidescopes
• Blanket Warmers
• Ice machines
• Computers for family and patient use 

Will I get a tax receipt for my donation?

Yes, the Concordia Foundation is a registered charity and is authorized by the Canada Revenue Agency to issue official receipts for income tax purposes. Receipts are immediately issued for all cash gifts, gifts of securities, gifts of life insurance and some in-kind donations. We will provide a tax receipt to your estate for gifts in your will. Please give us a call at +1 (204) 661 7156 for more information. 

How are my donations used?

Your donation funds equipment, revitalizes a family room on a unit, and supports programs and services for our patients. The Foundation works closely with hospital staff to ensure all funds raised are used wisely, serve the greatest need, and most of all, serve our patients well. 

Do I donate directly to Concordia Hospital?

No. The Concordia Foundation is the registered charity that accepts donations solely for the Concordia Hospital, Concordia Place, and Concordia Hip & Knee Institute. 

Can I direct my gift to a specific area of the hospital?

Of course. You can direct your gift to a specific piece of equipment, a specific department, an ongoing campaign or our most urgent needs. Just let us know. 

What credit cards does the Foundation accept?

The Foundation accepts VISA, MasterCard and AMEX. 

I’d like to make a donation by cheque. Who do I make it payable to?

Please make your cheque payable to The Concordia Foundation (thank you for your heartfelt donation). Our mailing address is: 1095 Concordia Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R2K 3S8. 

Do you have an online donation form?

Yes we do. Please download and print our Donation form and then either drop off, mail, or fax the completed form to the Foundation office at:
Concordia Foundation
1095 Concordia Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R2K 3S8
Fax +1 (204) 661 7452 

Can I also call in my donation, as this is more convenient for me?

Absolutely. You may call us at +1 (204) 661 7156 any time and leave a message. We will return your call the same day. 

How do I make a memorial donation?

Donations can be made by calling us at +1 (204) 661 7156 or by directly mailing a cheque payable to Concordia Foundation. A memorial card will be sent to the family or friend. Please include the recipient’s name and address. 

How do I make a tribute gift?

The same process applies as if you were making a memorial donation. Please ensure that you provide the Foundation with the recipient’s name and address. A card will be sent to them marking your gift in their honour. 

Will Concordia Foundation send out cards in honour or in memory of an individual on my behalf?

Yes, most certainly. When you make a gift to the Foundation, whether it be in honour of an individual or in memory of a loved one, please include the name, address and reason for honouring the person. We will send a card to that person or family advising them of the honour you have bestowed on them or their loved one. The amount of the donation will remain confidential. 

What type of reasons or occasions can I choose to honour someone?

Honouring someone can be very special. You can honour them for their birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, new baby, graduations, retirements, or a simple thank you. Perhaps you would like to thank a physician, or nurse who cared for you, or a loved one, perhaps a teacher, or a friend. The list is endless and the choice is yours. 

I am interested in making a gift of securities and/or a planned gift. How do I go about getting information on how to do this?

The first step is to talk with your financial/legal advisor to determine the best approach for your personal situation. Next, contact the Concordia Foundation Office to let us know your intentions so we can begin the process. 

What is the Foundation’s Privacy Policy?

The Concordia Foundation is committed to donor privacy and will not list donor names in any Foundation publication without prior consent. The Foundation does not sell, trade or in any way distribute donor information. You can access the Foundation’s Privacy Policy online, here. 

Do you have volunteer opportunities at Concordia Foundation?

Yes, there are many volunteer opportunities at Concordia in various departments, including the Foundation. If you wish to volunteer for the Foundation, please contact the Volunteer Services department at Concordia. 

Can I arrange to make a donation every month?

Of course. Click here to learn about monthly giving. 

Can I make a gift to the Concordia Foundation in my will?

Of course. Click here to learn about making a gift in your will. We suggest you contact your legal advisor or you may contact us and we would be pleased to discuss this further. The Concordia Foundation would not presume to offer financial advice. We recommend that you seek professional legal, estate planning or financial advice to assist you to establish a planned gift that will meet your philanthropic interests and achieve the greatest tax benefit to you. 

What is The Concordia Foundation’s charitable registration number?

Our charitable registration number is 13036 3336 RR0001. 

Where is the Concordia Foundation Office located in the Hospital and what are its hours of operation?

The Foundation’s Main Office is located across from the Concordia Hospital Chapel. Foundation staff are also available in the Executive Office, next door to the Foundation. The hours of operation are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. 

How does Concordia Foundation raise funds over the course of the year?

We raise funds through special events such as the annual dinner, annual golf tournament, annual run/walk event, and our concert event. Not everyone can attend our events so we also appeal to our community through direct mail. Many donors also choose to give throughout the year and we especially welcome donations at Christmas time, in lieu of gifts or flowers made to patients. 

How can I get my name taken off the Foundation’s mailing list?

Call us at +1 (204) 661 7156 and we will remove your name from our mailing list. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at the Concordia Foundation’s Office; we’d be happy to assist you.