Lottery 2018

Tickets are now available for the $1,000 a Week for a Year Lottery.

Purchasers of tickets in the lottery are also eligible to purchase tickets in the 50/50 lottery. Deadline for purchasing tickets is May 26, 2018 and the draw will be held June 1.

More details >

Brochure and order form >

The Health Foundation has purchased a Vein Finder for the Yorkton Regional Hospital.

The Vein Finder uses infrared light to make veins easier to find when starting an IV.  Often veins are difficult to see with the naked eye, but the Vein Finder it illuminates the veins eliminating possible multiples pokes for the patient.

Vein finder bought for health centre

Education awards presented to staff

TD Bank Financial Group and The Health Foundation announced the recipients of the Fall Education Awards for 2017. Applications are considered twice each year and awards are given each spring and fall. There were 15 successful applicants and a total of $13,700 awarded. 

Annually, The Health Foundation’s Scholarship Fund awards at least $24,000 a year to help further the training and education of healthcare staff in east central Saskatchewan. The TD Bank Financial Group contributes $12,000 annually to fund 50% of the awards. This year the total of awards granted is $26,990. More about the Fall 2017 awards >

Once again, through generous donations, support of our special events, lottery and our Gift Shoppe, we will continue to make a difference in our local healthcare. Pictured are YRHC staff being trained.

Fundraising in 2018 concentrates on lab equipment for regional hospital

In 2018 The Health Foundation is concentrating on raising funds for new lab equipment for the regional hospital, including a digital microscopy system. 

Digital microscopy provides same day access to medical specialist instead of having to package up suspicious looking blood or body fluid samples and sending them off to a specialist for diagnosis. It will allow the lab to diagnose conditions it currently can't with the equipment available in the regional hospital. As well, diagnostic accuracy will increase, automating manual processes will increase efficiency, and more tests and procedures can then be done daily.

Other equipment is being upgrades to be on par with the new microscopy system. 

The benefits to patients of this new system are: 

  • Same day diagnosis of immature/abnormal blood cells, as in the case of leukemia and other blood disorders.
  • Same day diagnosis allows faster treatment, such as chemotherapy.  

These cost of the upgrades is $330,000. In addition there is another $150,000 worth of lab equipment needed for sites outside of Yorkton: the acute care sites in Canora, Kamsack, Preeceville, and Esterhazy need new centrifuges and hematology analyzers at a cost is about $37,000 per site. 

More about the 2018 fund raising campaignAbout the 2017 and previous campaigns >

• Thank you to all who supported the 2018 Airwaves for Health radiothon •

Improving health care in our region

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.

Call 306-786-0506
Toll free 1-800-636-3243

2018 events

April 16 & 17: ​​Radiothon
May 1: Start of
 Learn to Run Clinics 

May 26:Deadline for lottery purchase

June 1: Cash Lottery 2018 Draw
June 7: Charity Golf Classic 

July 27, 28, 29: Rhythm 'n Ribs
August 19: 
Charity Road Race 
October 20: 

Thank you!

The following organizations and businesses contributed more than $1,000 in 2017.

49 North Resource Fund

Brayden Ottenbreit Close Cuts for Cancer | Broadway Investments

Canadian Tire | Canora Wheatland Lioness Club | Charis Medical | Churchbridge Credit Union | Collins Barrow | Cornerstone Credit Union | Crestvue Ambulance Service | Crossroads Credit Union

D.R. Auto Extras | Dr. E. C. Machnee | Dr. Greg Trischuk Dental Professional Corp | Duck Mountain Ambulance Care

Eecol Electric | Ekos Holdings | Everlast Eaves and Exteriors

Fair Court Asset Management | Family & Friends Community Foundation | Farm Credit Canada | Farrell Agencies | Fedorowich Construction | Franklin Templeton Investments

Gateway Co-operative | GX 94/Fox FM Radio | GX94 Community Support Fund 

Harvest Meats | Hutterian Brethren of Crystal Lake

Kamsack Hospital Auxiliary | Key Chevrolet Oldsmobile Cadillac | Key Yorkton Kia | Kinsmen Club of Yorkton

Leland  Campbell Kondratoff Persick | Leon Ram Companies | Logan Equipment | Loucks Medi-Health Pharmacy | Louis Dreyfus Company 

Mark's | Massage for a Cause Dalman | Melville Chevrolet Buick GMC | Morris Industries | Mosaic Company 

National Bank Financial 

OSS (2002) Ltd

Painted Hand Community Development Corporation | Paras Properties | Pattison Agriculture | Private Giving Foundation

RBC Foundation | RBC Royal Bank | Richardson  Oilseed | RM of Cana No. 214 | RM of Churchbridge No. 211 | RM of Preeceville No. 334 | RM of Saltcoats No. 213 | RM of Spy Hill No. 152 | RM of Wallace No. 243 | 
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 77 | Rusnak  Balacko  Kachur Rusnak 

Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority | SaskTel | SaskTel TelCare Employee Charity Trust | Schaan Healthcare Products | Scotiabank | Solon Core Contracting | Springside Lions Club | St. Gerard's Catholic Women's League | Strategic Charitable Giving Foundation

TD Canada Trust | The Co-operators | The Wireless Age | Town of Canora | Town of Norquay | Traction Truck Proz

Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood | UncommonSense Business Solutions | United Commercial Travellers #578
Value Tire & Battery | Village of Buchanan | Viterra

Wagner's Flooring 

Yorkton Area Parents for The Milk Box | Yorkton Business Improvement District | Yorkton Co-operative Association | Yorkton Crossing Retirement Community | Yorkton Distributors | Yorkton Lions Club | Yorkton Toyota