About the Foundation

Because Our Community Hospital Matters.

Sechelt Hospital Foundation is a registered, charitable society with a voluntary board of directors elected from throughout the Sunshine Coast.

Individuals, businesses and service organizations donate to the Foundation, which in turn funds capital and equipment costs and special projects for the Sechelt Hospital. We strive to effectively steward all donations and direct them to where they will do the most good for patients and families.

Thanks to your generosity in helping to build hospital capacity, more Sunshine Coast individuals and families are able to receive complete health care services close to home.

The Foundation does not fund on-going hospital operating costs, nor does it become involved in hospital operation issues.


  • Ensure Foundation’s stewardship of donor funds, governance and fiscal responsibility are maintained at the highest of standards.
  • Enhance community support and recognition of the Sechelt Hospital Foundation.
  • Foster an inclusive relationship with Sunshine Coast Health Services Staff, Leadership, Patients, Donors, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and the Coastal Community of Care Team.
  • Support the growth and enhancement of Sunshine Coast Health Services, Equipment and Facilities, and Professional Development/ Retention of Staff for the benefit of residents.
  • Support Community Health Promotion forums targeting health needs and experiences of Coastal residents.


  • To raise funds from the community to help enhance the scope and sustain excellence of health care services provided by Vancouver Coastal Health, primarily at Sechelt Hospital and secondarily at other VCH locations across the Sunshine Coast Local Health Area (LHA 46);
  • To fund capital facilities and equipment, special projects, medical and scientific research and educational activities aligned, where possible, with the policies, programs and priorities of Vancouver Coastal Health, Sechelt Hospital and the needs of our community;
  • To receive donations, stocks, bonds, gifts and property; hold and/or invest donations, property and proceeds from bequests;  administer funds, trusts and endowments; and distribute funds and endowment proceeds in support of the activities above;
  • To do all such other things as are incidental and ancillary to the attainment of the foregoing purposes and the exercise of the powers of the Society.