KPMG in Canada announces $1 million gift to Women’s College Hospital

2020-03-06 8:25:00 AM

Toronto, ON, March 6, 2020 – Women’s College Hospital Foundation is thrilled to announce that KPMG, one of the nation’s leading professional services firms, has pledged $1 million over five years to advance health equity for women and for all.  

KPMG’s new investment will work to bring virtual care into the mainstream, with a particular focus on mental health; advance inclusion and diversity, a priority area for both KPMG and Women’s College Hospital; support clinical, academic and research programs focused on addressing the unique needs of our most vulnerable communities; and move the dial on women’s health and leadership within the community.

“KPMG has been a proud supporter of Women’s College Hospital for more than two decades,” says Elio Luongo, CEO and Senior Partner, KPMG in Canada. “Aligned in our values of courage, integrity, excellence and building a better tomorrow together, our two organizations have been able to create transformational change in healthcare both for today and in the future. It is my honour to further extend this partnership to continue to advance Women’s College Hospital’s mission to revolutionize healthcare and drive health equity for all.”

“KPMG and Women’s College Hospital share a powerful vision of a healthier, more equitable world in which all people have access to the care, resources and opportunities they need to truly thrive,” says Jennifer Bernard, President and CEO, Women’s College Hospital Foundation. “Together, we will continue to break down barriers in healthcare and push the boundaries in pursuit of equity and excellence for all Canadians. On behalf of our entire Women’s College Hospital community, I extend our deepest gratitude to KPMG.”

As part of its gift to Women’s College Hospital, KPMG will become the founding corporate sponsor of the recently launched Emily Stowe Society, a movement to break down barriers for young women from underrepresented communities looking to pursue a career in health research. By providing financial awards and mentorship support, The Emily Stowe Society has a mission to strengthen diversity among Canada’s health researchers to improve healthcare for everyone.

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For more information, please contact:
Cathy Carter, Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Women’s College Hospital Foundation
416-813-4738
cathy.carter@wchospital.ca
 
Kevin Dove, Director, Corporate Communications
KPMG in Canada
416-777-8026
kdove@kpmg.ca
 
About Women’s College Hospital Foundation:
 
Women’s College Hospital Foundation (WCHF) is dedicated to supporting WCH as it revolutionizes healthcare for women. Working together with community members, patients, family members, staff, physicians and volunteers, WCHF raises, manages and invests funds to support the hospital’s current and future priority needs. Over the past decade, WCHF’s donor family of over 33,000 generous individuals, corporate partners and foundations has provided $130 million to change and save the lives of women and their loved ones. 
 
About KPMG in Canada:
 
KPMG LLP, an Audit, Tax and Advisory firm (kpmg.ca) is a limited liability partnership, established under the laws of Ontario, and the Canadian member firm of KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"). KPMG has more than 7,000 professionals/employees in over 40 locations across Canada serving private- and public-sector clients. KPMG is consistently recognized as an employer of choice and one of the best places to work in the country.
 
The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity, and describes itself as such.