St. Boniface Hospital Foundation is a partner in The Frontline Fund, a national effort to financially support health care Foundations across Canada in their response to COVID-19. All donations to The Frontline Fund will be shared nationally between a partnership of hospital foundations. Individual donations from Manitobans will remain in this province. This partnership gives our Foundation access to national funds raised through The Frontline Fund. We are excited to have a partner in this country-wide initiative. The St. Boniface Hospital Foundation continues to actively raise funds for the most urgent priorities of St. Boniface Hospital related to COVID-19. Donations can be made to our COVID-19 Response Fund.
About The Frontline Fund
The Frontline Fund was created by leaders in the healthcare fundraising sector who formed a national coalition to help leading Canadian hospitals and foundations raise urgently needed funds to support the highest priority needs of participating hospital foundations, including to support COVID-19 and support for the Northern Territories and Indigenous health. The goal is to provide Canadians with an easy, streamlined way to support hospitals in the form of financial assistance. The hope of this national collaborative effort is to raise awareness for this urgent need and to provide an easy, one-stop solution for Canadian individuals and businesses who want to help.
Due to all the important work going into fighting the novel coronavirus, hospitals are facing unprecedented costs and strain, which are being shouldered by the healthcare workers on the frontline. When Canadians donate to The Frontline Fund, they will be providing relief to these valiant caregivers through three key pillars:
- Supplies: From personal protective equipment (PPE) like masks, disinfectants, and disposable clothing; to life-saving ventilators and testing equipment; to the digital infrastructure needed to enable virtual patient care, frontline healthcare workers need more tools to win this battle and keep Canadians safe.
- Supports: Being on the frontlines of this pandemic takes a huge toll. Gift cards, peer-to-peer mental health support, and hotel rooms near the hospital will help our frontline workers protect their families, get much needed rest, and prepare themselves for the effort ahead.
- Research: Hospitals need funding to conduct vital research like clinical drug trials to discover therapeutic breakthroughs and intense vaccine development efforts.