About HPHA

SCHF LogoThe role of the Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation is to provide the community with a range of opportunities to continually improve patient care at the Seaforth Community Hospital.

Since incorporation under the Canada Business Corporation Act in 1994, the Foundation has invested over $2 million in support of critical medical equipment, redevelopment and new technology to the Seaforth Community Hospital.

Ongoing support from the community is crucial to ensure that the necessary medical equipment, beyond Ministry of Health funding, is available when an emergency occurs. A gift will make a real impact at life's most crucial time.

“If we all give a little… we all get a lot!”

Latest News!

Mitchell District High School donates $700 to the Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation

June 29, 2023

The Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation is very grateful to receive a donation in the amount of $700 from Mitchell District High School.

In May, the Leadership class at Mitchell District High School hosted a charity basketball game between staff/students and the Ontario Provincial Police. The students were responsible for organizing the game and other activities that day.

“This was a wonderful student lead initiative,” noted Ron Lavoie, Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation Chair. “The Foundation is honoured to be one of the recipients receiving funds from this event.”

Carly McLeod, teacher of the Leadership class, could not be more proud of her students. “They did a great job organizing this event! They showed great leadership and community involvement.”

The donation will be used towards equipment to enhance patient care at the Seaforth Community Hospital.

“Once again, appreciation is extended to the students of the leadership class and Ms. McLeod for their efforts,” adds Lavoie.


Back row L to R: Daymiyen Grant. Andreas Harmer, Logan Nugent, Jamie Feltz, Talbot Geiger, Joy Belfour, Stephanie Phillips, Lauren McKay, Katherine Havenga, Alia Poirier, Ron Lavoie

Front row L to R: Dick Burgess, Ms. Carly McLeod, Carter Miller, Kate Drost, Avery Richardson, Libby Jubinville, Shawni DeJong, Tammy Ruenroengchan

Absent from photo: Will Korver, Luke Murray, Kale Murray, Cole Hannon, Jordyn Crawford


Matt Huether Memorial Hockey Tournament Donates over $23,000 to the Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation 

June 9, 2023

The Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation is very grateful to receive a memorial donation in the amount of $23,150 from the annual hockey tournament held in memory of Matt Huether.

The Young Buck’s hockey team plays in Seaforth and hosts an annual tournament in memory of their close friend, Matt, who passed away in 2018. Keep an eye out for next year’s tournament; this a community event you won’t want to miss!

The Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation acknowledges Matt’s family and friends’ actions to honour his memory and is very grateful to all those that have made this donation possible. We are honoured to be part of Matt’s legacy.

This donation will enhance the care provided in the Emergency Department at the Seaforth Community Hospital with the purchase of a Slit Lamp to assess eye injuries and a Tornado to support the required level of cleaning and disinfection of medical equipment.

Memorial donations to the Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation are a wonderful way to honour the memory of a loved one.

Group photo taken during donation announcement

L to R: – Sheila Morton, Vice Chair Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation; Brad Vanbakel, Young Buck’s Player; Cooper Johnston, Dean Johnston, Young Buck’s Player; Mary Cardinal, Vice President, People and Chief Quality Executive; Michele Tyndall, Manager Inpatient Unit & Emergency Department (Seaforth site); Kelly McDonald-Jarosz, Director Patient Care; Melissa Wilson, Administrative Assistant; Ron Lavoie, Chair, Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation

Ways to Donate

There are several ways to support the Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation:

Cheque:  Make cheques payable to the Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation and mail to:

                 Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation

                 PO Box 99, Seaforth, ON  N0K 1W0

e-Transfer: e-Transfer from your financial institution to seaforth.foundation@hpha.ca and let us know what type of donation (campaign, memorial, etc.), indicate memorial name if a memorial donation, and include your mailing address.

Online:  Donate via our CanadaHelps secure donation form.


Types of Donations

Foundation Campaigns are run to address the essential needs of the Seaforth Community Hospital. Your continued support is crucial for our annual summer and Christmas campaigns.

Community events run by groups and individuals. This is a great way for the community to get involved and invest in the health of our community. The Foundation is available to assist you with the planning of your event.

Cash Gifts from donors are used for needed patient care equipment at the Seaforth Community Hospital. Cash gifts enable the Hospital to continue to provide quality compassionate care to everyone who passes through our doors.

Memorial Gifts are a wonderful way to honor the memory of a deceased or loved one.

Tribute Gifts can be made to honour an anniversary, birthday, retirement or any other special occasion.

Matching Gifts are made by employers who generously match contributions from their staff. Contact your employer to find out if your company has a matching gift program.

Gifts in Kind are non-cash gifts including securities, real estate and other tangible property.

Planned Gifts are becoming an increasingly popular way to leave a lasting gift. Bequests made through your will, and special gifts made by other methods such as life insurance will help patients for years to come.


Upcoming Events

  • July & August 2024 – Summer Newsletter 
  • September 18, 2024 - Annual General Meeting 
  • October 19, 2024- CKNX Healthcare Heroes Radiothon
  • December 2024 – Christmas Campaign Community Appeal Letter

Memorial Donations

The Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation expresses deepest sympathy to the family members and friends, and is grateful to those who have made memorial donations in 2023. 

 Clarence AllenSandra Kells
 Donald BuchananHarvey Kitchen
 Robert CampbellJohn Lamont
 Robert CarnochanAileen Manuel
 Bill ChesneyGerald Martene
 George ClementsSherri McLachlan
 David Colbourne
Kelly McNichol
 Audrey ColemanRon Nicholson
 Dianne CoxDeb Phillips
 Ferne CunninghamKen Preszcator
 Maaike DoddsDoug Riley
 Elsie DoigCarter Schoonderwoerd
 Clara DucharmeLiz Sholdice
 James DucharmeRoss Smale
 Glenda DuffJane St.John
 Joan EatonJohn Staffen
 Michael EnnettAudrey Stanley
 Marlene FeltzMarya Turner
 Roy FinckGilbert Vansteelandt
 Jim Floyd
Red Vantyghem
 Lynne HenryStuart Wilson
 John HickmottCharles Wilson 
 Gary JoslingDiane Wolfe 

Past Memorial Donations


Equipment Donations


  • Bariatric Stretcher
  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Physio Seating
  • Patient Lift
  • Cardiac Monitor 


  • X-Ray 


  • Computer Workstation on Wheels
  • Vital Signs Monitors
  • Air Scrubber
  • Portable Pressure Monitor
  • Ante Room Kit
  • COVID-19 Operating Expenses
  • Support the purchase of X-ray Equipment


  • Front load washer
  • OTRT Track and Hardware
  • Patient beds, over bed tables and bedside cabinets


  • Transport Ventilator
  • Patient beds, over bed tables and bedside cabinets


  • Ultrasound Probe Sterilization Unit and Cabinet
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound Units
  • Patient beds, over bed tables and bedside cabinets


  • Ultrasound Machine
  • Suction & Oxygen Therapy Equipment


  • Bariatric Chair
  • Bedpan Washer
  • Blood Bank Refrigerator
  • Coagulation Analyser
  • Conference Room Renovation
  • ECG Machine
  • Electronic Phlebotomy Chair
  • Therapy Surface Mattresses (2)
  • Vital Signs Monitor


  • Defibrillator
  • X-Ray Portable Retrofit


  • Bed Mattress
  • Cafeteria Furniture
  • Disinfector-Tornado Flusher
  • Portable Ultrasound System


  • Automated Dispensing Cabinets
  • Bariatric Bed
  • Bedpan Flusher
  • Cafeteria Servery
  • Defibrillator
  • Hydrocolator with Hot Packs
  • Therapy Mattress Surface
  • Transport Stretcher
  • Vital Signs Monitor


  • Automated Dispensing Cabinets (ADCs)


  • Medical Imaging Digital X-Ray Unit
  • Quiet Room
  • Waiting Room Television

Click here to see donations from 1995 – 2009.

Contact Information

Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation
24 Centennial Drive, Box 99
Seaforth, Ontario NOK 1WO

Tel: 519-527-8404 Ext. 4234 | Email: seaforth.foundation@hpha.ca 

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