The Concordia Foundation

Our vision is to achieve exceptional philanthropy for health, housing and research, enabling Concordia to be a leader in exemplary care, innovation and academic excellence.

Success Stories

With your support we can achieve great things!

“Ultrasound use has become the standard of care in emergency and urgent care practice. For many physicians, this form of technology acts as a key vital sign that helps guide patient care. Without it, physicians would be working blindly in many circumstances, something that just shouldn’t happen in our day and age.” – Dr. Tyler Laycock, Concordia Urgent Care

Ultrasound Campaign

This campaign supports our Front Line Workers in this most tangible way. They continue to work day after day to help our patients and families. They are here for our community. The Concordia Foundation has declared our full support for this project by resolution. The Golf Committee jumped at the opportunity to adopt this project for the 2021 tournament.

Day Nursing Station Renewal

The goal of orthopaedic research at the Concordia Campus is to continue pushing the boundaries of how medicine improves the lives of people suffering from joint pain, poor function, and limited mobility. The research we conduct helps us to meet the growing needs of our patients while invigorating the community, growing Manitoba’s economy, and advancing orthopaedic care on a global scale.

Arthroplasty Research Chair

There is an increasing recognition in health that indicators of clinical deterioration such as abnormal vital signs are being missed. Evidence also suggests a lack of organization and knowledge regarding how to manage clinical deterioration. Studies show that 85% of all in-hospital cardiac arrests are preceded by undetected signs of deterioration. 

SIMS Learning Lab

Concordia serves over 1500 patients a year from Manitoba and parts of Ontario, Saskatchewan and Nunavut. Hip and Knee replacements are more effective at improving quality of life than any other surgery.  The need for hip and knee replacement surgery is greater than ever.  Before COVID-19 there was already a wait list.  When we paused surgeries to comply with public health orders, that listed grew and grew.  We have a bold vision to reduce wait lists and serve more patients.  Joint problems affecting the hips and knees make life miserable for millions of Canadians each year.  We are increasing our research capacity and now our surgical capacity with the help of our donors.

Joint Replacement

Stepping EVEN Farther


Special gratitude to the Kothari Family Foundation for helping us Step Farther and bring hope to so many people awaiting joint replacement surgery. The OR will be named in honour of Sayar and Navaratna Kothari. Anupam Kothari (right) who is also treasurer of the Concordia Foundation Board and Navaratna Kothari (left). Their generosity of spirit and financial support is a tremendous encouragement to the staff at Concordia Hospital.

The Concordia Foundation is thrilled to thank the Kothari Family for their amazing generosity that has helped us Step Even Farther as we complete the project that will transform surgical care for joint replacement at Concordia Hospital.

Their gift of $150,000 brings us closer to the total needed to complete the surgical unit – called OR#5 – that will give us a state-of-the-art operating room as well as allow us to expand our capacity for up to 1,000 more surgeries per year for joint replacements. 

The impacts of this project will reduce wait times for surgeries, optimize patient outcomes and ultimately improve the quality of life for people living with debilitating pain. 

The OR is scheduled to be in use by April 1, 2023 and construction has begun for this critical project.

This gift brings hope to so many people. 


Purpose and Values

Concordia is a thriving community campus serving the needs of all who enter its doors

Concordia Foundation's mission is to raise funds and manage donor gifts that support outstanding clinical care, long term care, research, wellness, and housing services for the community we serve.

With your support we have achieved great things!

  • Established Concordia ChildCare Centre in 2009
  • Established Arthroplasty Research Chair in 2020
  • Established Simulated Learning Lab program (SIMS) in 2021
  • Established relationship with Orthopedic Innovation Centre (OIC)
  • Concordia Place, 140 bed long term care facility
  • Urgent Care and Operating Room Development
  • Established Concordia Hip and Knee Institute in 2009
  • Concordia Community Clinic and Pharmacy established in 2013


Honouring Concordia’s Mennonite Heritage and Christian faith foundation, we offer healing and hope, serving the whole person and the whole community, with a spirit of compassion and grace.



We commit ourselves to the ongoing pursuit of excellence and to caring unconditionally for one another and the community we serve.


We are dedicated to caring for the people we serve and each other with compassion, respect and grace.


We engage with a spirit of collaboration with the people we serve and the people with whom we serve.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to some common questions

The Concordia Foundation Inc. is a registered charity and is authorized by the Canada Revenue Agency to issue official receipts for income tax purposes. Our registered charitable number is 1306 3336 RR0001. Please call us for more information at 204-661-7443. Please note that we do not issue charitable tax receipts for the purchase of raffle tickets, merchandise, or sponsorships for events.

Please make your cheque payable to The Concordia Foundation, 1095 Concordia Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R2K 3S8. Please designate your donation and we honour all designations such as a donation for Concordia Place, Operation Walk Manitoba, Arthroplasty Research. Your receipt will note your designation.

The first step is to talk with your financial and legal advisor to determine the best approach and timing for your personal or corporate situation. You can then call or email us to discuss how you wish to make this donation. Our policy is to sell securities that are donated, on the same day and a receipt is issued to you for the sale. We can offer an easy online approach that is secure on by clicking here.

This is a meaningful way to memorialize a loved one, a friend or public figure. A tribute gift can also be a meaningful way to remember a birthday, an anniversary or special occasion. The Foundation will send a personalized card in your name to the recipient or family member and a tax receipt is issued to the donor. We do not reveal the amount of the gift unless you indicate you want us to do so. You can make an easy online tribute gift here or call our office to discuss. We would love to help you!

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Foundation News

Impact Stories and News
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The Concordia Foundation

The Concordia Foundation is a registered charitable organization that serves as the philanthropic arm for the Concordia Campus family including, Concordia Hospital, Concordia Place, Concordia Village, Arthroplasty Research Chair, Concordia Hip and Knee Institute and Operation Walk Manitoba.

Registered Charity 13036 3336RR0001.


1095 Concordia Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R2K 3S8
Phone: 204.661.7156
Fax: 204.661.7452