St. Francis Valley Health Care Foundation - Donate you for considering a gift to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation to support the delivery of high quality healthcare in our community. With the support of individuals and organizations throughout our large catchment area, we have developed a variety of ways you can give including: (see below) ​For further information about...]]>Thu, 01 Jun 2023 8:19:18 +0000en-us<![CDATA[Donate]]>, 29 May 2023 1:03:51 +0000Thank you for considering a gift to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation to support the delivery of high quality healthcare in our community.

With the support of individuals and organizations throughout our large catchment area, we have developed a variety of ways you can give including: (see below)

For further information about any of our programs, please contact SFVH Foundation at 613-756-3045 ex 333.

<![CDATA[Wish Lists]]>, 31 Mar 2023 3:04:07 +0000Do you want to make an impact on our local healthcare partners like the Valley Manor long-term care home, St. Francis Memorial Hospice and Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care? Our wish lists provide a unique way to support these critical facilities in our community. 

While you can choose to donate to any one of our healthcare partners, you will make the greatest impact by directing funds generally to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation. This will give the Foundation the flexibility it needs to ensure funds are directed to where they are needed, and when they are needed, the most.

St. Francis Memorial Hospital

Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care

Valley Manor Long Term Care

<![CDATA[In Memoriam Gifts]]>, 27 Mar 2023 2:49:35 +0000

To read more about In Memoriam and Planned Giving, Click Here.

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Making an In Memoriam or Tribute donation to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation is a meaningful way to pay tribute to a loved one, friend or neighbour while giving the gift of health.

Acknowledgement of your gift is sent to the family by way of a memorial card.

You may also want to support this program by letting the funeral home know that you would wish to direct all memoriam donations to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation.

This helps your friends and family know of your wish to support the needs of St. Francis Memorial Hospital, Madawaska Valley Hospice, & Valley Manor.

Gifts can be made at the funeral home or directly through the Foundation office as well as online. Please call the Foundation office for more information (613-756-3044 ext. 217). 


If you are organizing your loved one’s obituary and would like some sample wording to help direct donations to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation, feel free to use any of the phrases below:

  • In Memory of (loved one’s name) the family respectfully requests donations to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation.
  • In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation (St. Francis Memorial Hospital OR Valley Manor OR MV Hospice Palliative Care) would be appreciated



Meet some of our In Memoriam families:

<![CDATA[Leaving a Gift in Your Will - Planned Giving]]>, 24 Mar 2023 4:00:43 +0000

How can an ordinary person be part of ensuring an extraordinary gift by making a donation in their will?  It's simple! Creating a gift in your Will for local healthcare is the simplest way to create a legacy of everlasting care. Legacy gifts provide vital, stable support for the work of our healthcare teams and whether your estate is large or small, you can make a difference for so many patients and families in our communities, and provide quality care for years to come.  

Ways to leave a lasting legacy
There are many different ways to make a planned gift in your will to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation.
Charitable Will Bequests: allows you to make a major charitable contribution which may not be possible to make during your lifetime.This can be a designated amount of money, personal asset, a percentage or portion of your estate, or the money that remains after all your wishes have been carried out to care for your family. 
Stocks and shares: Leave a lasting legacy in your will by leaving shares, stocks or securities to the Foundation.
Retirement funds: When you include St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation as a beneficiary of your RRSP or RRIF, you can ensure your loved ones are still cared for while providing a donation to the Foundation.
Life Insurance: Did you know you could name St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy? Your estate will also receive a charitable tax receipt

Leaving a gift in your will is easy
All it takes is a simple sentence or two in your will. 
1)      Tell your lawyer or the person looking after your will that you would like to make a gift to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation in support of local healthcare.
2)      Instruct them to help you revise your Will to include a written statement like the one below.
Sample statement to add to your Will:
“I direct my trustee(s) to pay the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation, Barry’s Bay, Ont., the sum of $_____ (or ___% of my estate, or the gift of _______) to be applied as determined by the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation

Legal Name: St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation 
Charitable Number: 89453 4817 RR0001
Address: 7 St. Francis Memorial Dr., PO Box 129 Barry's Bay, ON K0J 1B0
Contact Us: Erin Gienow; Executive Director - - 613-756-3044 ext. 333

Even a gift in your Will of 1% of your estate can make a difference.
In some ways, leaving a gift in your Will might also allow you to leave a larger gift than might have been possible during your lifetime.

Our community healthcare legacy has been built with the help of gifts made years ago by forward thinking individuals who included SFVH in their estate plans.  You can part of this legacy team by considering making a gift in your Will for the future.

We would be very pleased to know if you have named the SFVH Foundation in your estate plans so that we can express our personal gratitude and ensure you receive the recognition you deserve.  We will hold the information in confidence should you wish to keep the gift confidential.

Meet some of our Planned Giving families:



<![CDATA[In Memory Mural]]>, 24 Mar 2023 3:48:28 +0000

This beautiful mural is a depiction of the view of a landscape typical of what you might see in our local area from the eye of the artist, Donnie Burchat of Wilno. The elements on the mural are made from the many different types of wood native to this area.

Elements like leaves, ducks, stones etc. are engraved as a way of honouring or remembering someone special.   The Foundation allows for In Memoriam donations to be used by family members towards the purchase of an element in appreciation for their support of the Hospital by directing In Memoriam gifts to the hospital.

For more information and pricing, please click here to view our In Memory Mural brochure, call us at 613-756-3045 ext. 217 or drop by the Foundation office and pick up a brochure.


Meet some of our In Memory Mural families: 

<![CDATA[Tree of Lights Campaign 2022]]>, 19 Jan 2023 7:13:28 +0000

Thank you to everyone who supported the
2022 Tree of Lights Campaign!

We had an incredibly successful Tree of Lights Campaign in 2022! Thank you so much to every donor who made a gift to this campaign. Please click and read our newsletter below for the final tally and find out how your generosity is making a difference for local healthcare.


<![CDATA[Special Occasion Gifts ]]>, 20 Dec 2022 4:08:29 +0000

<![CDATA[Valley Manor Building Fund]]>, 14 Nov 2022 1:45:48 +0000$1 Million Raised for Valley Manor Redevelopment Campaign!

Thanks to the generosity of our incredible donors, supporters and volunteers, we are thrilled to announce that together we have raised an amazing 1 MILLION DOLLARS which will help bring a new Valley Manor long-term care home to Barry’s Bay!!  Click on the image below to enlarge! 

Singing for Valley Manor

Have you got your copy yet?  This amazing CD featuring Sister Rosenda and the Kelly family is a wonderful collection of music and special tribute to Sister Rosenda.

On sale now for $20 each.  Pick up your copy today at the Valley Manor, Pharmasave or Hospital Gift Shop.

<![CDATA[Guardian Angels ]]>, 09 Sep 2022 2:07:55 +0000

More often than not, you have experienced one of our volunteers, caregivers, or staff go the extra mile to ensure either you or a loved one has just what you need.

Perhaps the receptionist has gone out of their way to help you with a phone call, the administration office assisted you to get the information you need quickly, a volunteer helped you at the door and gave you that smile you needed, or the great care staff at our healthcare organizations provided you or a family member with extra special care when you needed it most. 

We are so very proud of everyone who makes up our community's wonderful healthcare team! 

The Guardian Angel program allows you the opportunity to show your appreciation for exceptional and compassionate care in a meaningful way that helps us change and save lives by ensuring our caregivers have the equipment and facilities they need to provide you with the best possible care. 

And... Your Guardian Angel will be presented with our unique Angel pin to wear with pride. 

Your kind gift, of any size, will be used for the most urgent community needs at our healthcare sites (St. Francis Memorial Hospital, Valley Manor and MV Hospice Palliative Care. 

Nominate your Guardian Angel today by contacting the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation. 

We'll ensure they know just how much they are noticed and appreciated! 

"I am honoured to have been nominated as a Guardian Angel for the work I do at St. Francis Memorial Hospital as part of the care team. How gratifying to know that the work we put forth to ensure the best for our patients is appreciated. Thank you for this recognition!" - Anita Phanenhour, Digital Imaging 

Thank you for helping keep local health care strong in our community by honouring your Guardian Angel!

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Meet Some of Our Guardian Angels!

<![CDATA[Area of Greatest Need ]]>, 09 Sep 2022 1:38:51 +0000

When you give a donation to the St Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation you are making an impact on local healthcare in our community, helping provide care givers from the St Francis Memorial Hospital, the Valley Manor and Madawaska Valley Hospital Palliative Care with the tools they need to look after precious patients and their families.

Over the next few years, critical priorities will include the redevelopment of Valley Manor for 90 long term care residents as well as the enhancement of the Hospital’s Emergency Department

Thank you for choosing us as a charity worthy of your support! We could not hope to do the work we do without you as our partner.

Every kind gift, no matter the size, is important to us and makes an impact on continuing to have local healthcare in our community, close to home, where we need it most.

<![CDATA[Monthly Giving Club]]>, 26 May 2022 6:11:29 +0000

We Need Your Help! 

Would you spend $10 a month to ensure that the hardworking staff at St. Francis Memorial Hospital have the equipment they need to care for us all when it is needed most? 

The St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation is always looking for new members to join the St. Francis Circle Monthly Giving Club. This club is a special group of people who commit to making a gift each month to help the needs of our hospital. Your monthly membership means so much to us and the patients we support. 

Monthly gifts can be automatically donated from your credit card or through your bank account by sending us a void cheque. For more information about becoming a Club Member, please contact us at 613-756-3044 extension 217 or click on the button below to sign up! 

Click on the newsletter image below to read about our Monthly Giving Club