GPHSF, Your Family Health Team Foundation funds a wide variety of healthcare projects year round in our community. Below are just seven of the initiatives we support.
We are asking for your support to continue our mission of broadening health equity and access to healthcare. Your support is greatly needed and appreciated.

The Compassion Fund’s directive is to support patients in health equity, providing such resources as blood pressure cuffs for home readings, fresh food boxes, assisting with medical supplies not covered by OHIP, providing transportation to medical appointments, among other needs.  This funding can be accessed by clinicians to directly support their patients and address barriers to care that the patient may be encountering.  This funding can be transformative for a patient’s health outcome, providing equipment they may not be able to get otherwise, fresh food, or even just a ride to a very important medical appointment.  It allows the clinicians of the Peterborough Family Health Team to do more to support their patients.

Make a gift to support the the Compassion Fund by clicking DONATE below.

Although the run happens each spring, the work of the Peterborough Butterfly Run committee and Partners in Pregnancy Clinic happens all year.  The Fund, and run, supports individuals and families who have experienced a loss during pregnancy, the loss of a child, or are unable to conceive.  Funds raised are dedicated to creating support for these individuals and families through resources such as bereavement kits and lending libraries, as well as educational opportunities for local healthcare providers to better meet their patients needs.

Make a gift to support the mission of the Peterborough Butterfly Run by clicking DONATE below.

Our flagship fundraiser for Youth Mental Health is the annual Tebey Golf Classic, however donations come in year-round to support our community. Donations have supported the YES Shelter Homelessness Diversion program, Covid Safe Drop in Centre for vulnerable youth, safe transportation to in-person appointments and 211 Help Line. It has also supported Peterborough Youth Services Community Response Team, among many other services directed at supporting Youth in our community.

Make a gift to support Youth Mental Health Services by clicking DONATE below.

Part of the original mandate of the Foundation when it was created by the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1985 was to support Senior Care within the Peterborough area community.  Over the years we’ve been able to provide funding for equipment to assist with mobility issues, blood pressure monitors, oximeters and hearing amplified headsets, support INR Stroke Prevention clinics, Mental Health programming and continuing education for local physicians.

Make a gift to support Senior Care in our community by clicking DONATE below.

We actively to support Concussion Education in our community, primarily through PACA (Peterborough Athletics Concussion Awareness), in conjunction with the Peterborough Family Health Team.  The purpose is to increase awareness of concussions to Peterborough athletes in an effort to positively contribute to the Removal, Prevention, Management, and Recognition of concussions in sport.  Many resources have been provided to athletes, coaches, parents and others involved in Youth sport to raise awareness and understand what to do if a concussion is suspected, including the Docu-Series Recognize, Remove, Manage, Prevent.

Make a gift to support Concussion education in our community by clicking DONATE below.

Established in 2013, the Dr. Steve Senior Memorial Fund for Continuing Education provides funding for educational events hosted by the Peterborough Family Health Team.  Dr. Senior was passionate about providing continuing education opportunities for physicians and healthcare professionals in the Peterborough and surrounding area to help provide better care for their patients.

Make a gift to the Dr.  Steve Senior Memorial Fund by clicking DONATE below.

On top of all the efforts mentioned here, GPHSF, Your Family Health Team Foundation supports numerous other projects with The Peterborough Family Health Team, along with organizations such as the YWCA, Hospice Peterborough Suicide and Overdose Bereavement programming, H.O.P.E. Steve Montador Bursary, New Canadian’s Centre Refugee Clinic, just to name a few. A donation to our General Fund helps us respond to many different needs in our community as they arise or in an emergency.

Make a gift supporting our General Fund by clicking DONATE below.

For more information on each of these funds, how to become a monthly donor, create a legacy gift, give securities, create an endowment, or host a fundraising event, please contact:

Vince Bierworth,

Executive Director

705 740 8074 ext 300