How to Request Memorial Donations

When choosing to support Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation with donations in memory of a loved one, you join thousands of amazing supporters of our hospitals. In honouring a life this way you make it possible to continue the tradition of excellence in patient care, research, and education at Toronto General and Toronto Western hospitals.

Whether making your own arrangements or via a funeral service provider, you will find additional information below to help you. We thank you for considering how you can support others during this time.

For all gifts made in your loved one’s memory, the Foundation will send notification to a family member of your choice.

To inform us of your wishes, or for more information, please contact:

Hannah May
T: 416-603-6278
E: [email protected]


For families

We are so very grateful for your interest in supporting the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation in memory of your loved one. You’ve chosen to honour them in a very meaningful and impactful way. Thank you.

How to set up a tribute

Call and let us know that you and your family have chosen to support the Foundation in this way. We are committed to meeting your wishes for these special gifts and will send notification cards to the family member of your choice when gifts are made. We’d be happy to provide a list of donors and their addresses to facilitate the writing of thank you cards.

Consider setting up a memorial page

If you are interested in receiving a personalized link to share with your friends and family wishing to make a memorial gift, visit tgwhf.ca/fundraise and build a permanent tribute page.

Inform your family and friends of your wishes

Your friends and family can make gifts in memory of your loved one by visiting our website, your personalized web link, or by calling our office.

The best way to inform your friends and family of your wishes is by sharing the suggested wording below in an obituary notice or via other means.

“In lieu of flowers, donations to the {insert program or department name if applicable}, Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Please visit tgwhf.ca/tribute or call 416-603-5300.”

Additionally we can assist by providing physical donation cards and prepaid return envelopes to the funeral home or service venue of choice.

Consider a permanent memorial plaque

Our commemorative walls at Toronto General and Toronto Western hospitals are a timeless way to honour loved ones. If you are interested in permanent recognition, please visit tgwhf.ca/commemorate or contact Hannah May at 416-603-6278 or [email protected].

For funeral homes

Outlined below are ways in which you can help facilitate when families chose to support Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation with donations in memory of their loved ones.

Help them set up a tribute with us 

Call and let us know when a family has chosen to support the Foundation with donations. We will make a commitment to keep the family informed of all gifts made as well as answer any questions they may have. If your organization does not have generic donation cards, we would be happy to provide Foundation donation cards and prepaid return envelopes for the service.

Provide the family with obituary wording

Please share the suggested wording below in an obituary notice or via other means.

“In lieu of flowers, donations to the {insert program or department name if applicable}, Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Please visit tgwhf.ca/tribute or call 416-603-5300.”

Offer a personalized online tribute page

By following a few of easy steps, you can help families set up a tribute page on our website in memory of a loved one. Families can share the page and visitors can make gifts online. Those interested can visit tgwhf.ca/fundraise

Inform the family about our Commemorative Wall

Our commemorative walls at Toronto General and Toronto Western hospitals are a timeless way to honour loved ones. If a family expresses interest in a permanent recognition plaque, please have them visit tgwhf.ca/commemorate, or contact Hannah May at 416-603-6278 or [email protected].

*Please ensure any cheques are made payable to: Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

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