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We know that you are deeply interested in supporting our front-line health care workers through this crisis and helping Calgarians through this difficult time. We are working alongside our partners at Alberta Health Services to determine how donors like you can have the greatest impact on the COVID-19 response.

Impacting Front-Line Workers Through Health and Research

Our health teams and community volunteers are committed to taking COVID-19 head on. Needs are constantly changing as our health system quickly adapts to ensure that every person will receive the care they need when they need it and that we can flatten the curve.

Impacting Vulnerable Populations Through Health and Wellness

Our seniors and homeless are some of the most vulnerable during this pandemic. From providing personal protection equipment to ensuring that complex health needs can be met, we are working with health providers and agencies across the city to ensure that we can protect and care for our city’s vulnerable.

Impacting Mental Health in the Community Through Health, Wellness and Research

As the physical nature of a pandemic takes its toll, so do the effects of physical distancing, isolation and the fear that comes in its wake. Working with our mental health teams across the province, we are investing in proactive tools for mental wellness as well as ensuring Calgarians have the support they need.

What you can do to help

Give to the Fund

If you can afford to make a donation, your contribution makes a difference.

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Give Hope

Send a message to the front-line workers who are giving so much to keep us well.

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Your donations at work

Here is how you are making a difference


Meals and Hospitality for the Front Lines

Our primary care providers and volunteers are working more shifts and longer hours to keep us all healthy and safe.  Under the circumstances, we need to provide 2 meals a day for our volunteer teams to keep our hospitals and care facilities working smoothly.  This is not provided for except through your donations.  We think this is a great way for the community to do hospitality for the people who are risking their own health to take care of us.

AB-HOPE COVID-19: Clinical Research Trial

Calgary Health Trust is a primary funder of the Alberta HOPE COVID19 trial, a collaboration between Researchers and Health Professionals at the University of Calgary, University of Alberta, and Alberta Health Services. Lack of any proven treatments for this severe condition makes it imperative that we work together and use the resources we have to try to improve the lives of Albertans during this global pandemic. Other funding partners include Alberta Innovates, the Government of Alberta and the University of Calgary/Alberta Health Services Clinical Research Fund.

Increased testing across Alberta

Calgary Health Trust has committed $1.7M to increase testing capacity for the province. The funds will purchase critical equipment that will bring Alberta’s testing capacity from 7,000 to 16,000 tests per day and also expedite the results. Increased testing remains a critical element in the province’s overall strategy and will provide more data to assist public health officials to make better decisions.

Every test that can be completed is like solving a piece to this puzzle, and the more tests that can be done, the pieces will begin to come together quicker helping Albertans gain a sense of normalcy.


Providing Personal Protective Equipment

Seniors and people living in homelessness are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 and need to be protected with face masks, gloves and other protective items. You are helping meet the urgent need for these items in places like homeless shelters.  Thanks to your support, people living at places like the Drop-In Centre and Alpha House will continue to be cared for and protected against the spread of COVID-19.

Protecting Vulnerable Populations

Seniors and the homeless population rely on us. Often at the highest risk and with limited resources, it is critical to protect our vulnerable populations from the spread of COVID-19. You've helped us equip these individuals with the support they need to protect themselves and others while not having to worry about meeting their basic needs.


Text4Hope Campaign

We are pleased to be a partner in Text 4 Hope, an automated service where you can receive daily positive messages to support mental health during vulnerability and isolation. There is no cost and any Albertan can sign up by texting “COVID19HOPE” to 393939. Click here to read more.

Technology for isolated patients to connect

Though we must remain apart, in times like this, technology can keep us together. Due to the extreme measures the province has had to make in visitation to hospitals and care centres, people receiving care are facing vulnerable moments alone. We know that the support of loved ones is a key components of helping patients get well. Calgary Health Trust has funded a pilot project that will provide patients receiving treatment in our hospitals iPads to keep them and their and families together during these challenging times.

Supporting the growing need

We are already feeling the impact of COVID-19 on mental health in our community, and we anticipate this to be a long-term issue that will need to continue to be addressed even after the crisis has come to an end. We are seeking solutions that will help us to be prepared to meet these needs.

We’re thankful for you every day, but especially today!

Messages of gratitude for our front-line healthcare workers

I know how hard everyone is working during this COVID time. Life has changed as we know it. Please everyone take care and take time for yourself when you can.

- Teresa Trottman

Great job by all health care workers and support staff

- Raj Sharma

Thank you for your services, and valiantly helping us fight this pandemic!

- Rohit Mittal

You are all beautiful angels! God bless your soul. We don't say it enough but we truly appreciate you! you are helping to keep our families and communities safe. Thank you for the bottom of my heart.

- Neha

Thanks to all Doctors, Nurses and Frontline staff. Stay safe and healthy.

- Ujjagar Bains

You are our guardian angels. I can not thank you enough. I wish I could give you a million dollars for the sacrifice you have made. Stay safe. We love you all.

- Darryl Paul Barth

Thanks to all the front line health care professionals, for the sacrifices they make, every day, and especially during this pandemic. Your dedication, commitment, and courage deserve our deepest gratitude and admiration.

- Kumar Palani

You all are taking steps to keep our communities and ourself safe by risking your own. We can’t think enough of everything you do everyday taking care of everyone. I can go on record and say that you all are real life legends to me and people around me.

- Namratha

Keep up the good work with strength and courage. But remember to look after yourselves too! We need you. You are very important to us.

- Mag

Thank you to all of our front line workers and their families for everything that you do. You are in our thoughts continually.

- Kelly

Well done TEAM keep up the good work!

- Wanda

Thank you to all the doctors, nurses and all the front-line health care workers. Thank you to all you do every day to care for patients during this pandemic and always. You rock. Stay safe and healthy.

- Vicky

We empathize with the pressure you are under and very much appreciate the essential work you are doing. Thank you!

- Samuel S. Wainer

In simple terms - THANK YOU!!!

- Neighbour to a Nurse

We appreciate all of your efforts to keep us safe and healthy. Keep up the good work!

- Myrna Taylor-Flexhaug

Thank you. For everything.

- Bonnie

Gifts Given. Hearts Warmed.

We are deeply thankful for the generous support shown by these leaders in our community.

$100,000 and up

Arnie J. Charbonneau Foundation

Calgary Flames Foundation

C & J Chan

DWCR Family Fund at Calgary Foundation

Dr. Chen Fong & Ms. Alice Chan/Helios Health & Wellness Centre

Gulshan & Pyarali G. Nanji Family Foundation

Jamboree in Lockdown

Sprung Structures

$50,000 to $99,999

Allardyce Bower Foundation

AltaGas Ltd.

Harold and Betty Allsopp Fund at Calgary Foundation

$10,000 to $49,999

Calgary Board of Education

Mary and Gordon Christopher Foundation

Elizabeth Hamilton-Keen and Family

Friends of the Colonel Belcher Society

Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel


Medaca Health Group

The Palmer Family

Starbucks Canada Charitable Fund, held at Vancouver Foundation

Stephen G. Kennedy

Craig and Cara Senyk

Phil and Cindy Swift Family Fund at Calgary Foundation

United Way of Calgary and Area

The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company

Calgary Health Trust is the charity foundation for Calgary’s four major hospitals, twelve Carewest long-term care centres and Community Health centres and programs. At all times, but especially now, our goal is to empower you to make a difference to your community through your donations to health care.

Please visit our COVID-19 information page for more important links and to find up-to-date communication from Calgary Health Trust.

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