The Health Foundation of East Central Saskatchewan, Inc. is a volunteer organization dedicated to being the leaders in continuously improving and expanding the quality of healthcare and medical services in east central Saskatchewan.
Our mission is to work in partnership with donors, the community, healthcare providers and government to raise and invest funds in capital and educational initiatives that will enhance healthcare services for our health region.
The Foundation is guided by a volunteer board, and operates independently from both the health region and government. It receives no money other than your much-appreciated donations.
The Kinsmen Foundation has stepped up in a big way for the residents of the Yorkton & District Nursing Home, Ross Fisher, the Executive Director of The Health Foundation, said Oct. 14 when the Kinsmen Foundation made a major contribution. “We have been raising money since the beginning of the year for a new bus. The bus failed its safety inspection in May of 2013, and has been off the road since then. The nursing home and the Wellness Centre have tried to make do with city transit since that time, but that simply doesn’t work.
"A new bus has a purchase price of approximately $97,000, and we had raised $57,000 from services clubs and the residents and their families. However the remaining money was proving hard to raise. We approached the Kinsmen Foundation for help and they saw how much a new bus means to the quality of life of the residents and agreed to donate the remaining money so we could buy the bus,” continued Mr. Fisher.