The relationship between the Ontario Public Service and the Federated Health Charities campaign is a long standing one and signifies how much the OPS and its employees truly care about the people of Ontario. Year after year, thousands of OPS employees come together to raise funds for this campaign and the 16 charities it supports to ensure that people in our communities have the care, treatments, and support they need when facing major health obstacles.
As we enter in our 35th year of running this campaign within the OPS, we are pleased to announce that, due to the tremendous ongoing support, we have been able to bring on a 17th very worthy charity to our list of beneficiaries. The ALS Society of Canada will join the 16 charities who benefit from campaign donations and we are proud to be able to provide funds to support the programs and services they offer to people living with this debilitating disease.
One of the primary tenets of Federated Health Charities is the importance of investing in research. Each of our 17 charities holds this as a central value and invests significant funds in to it every year. They are able to do this through donations they receive from campaigns such as this. By giving to Federated Health Charities you are investing in research that is working to find improved treatments and medications for those living with one of these devastating illnesses, and even more importantly, working to find preventions and cures so fewer people have to experience these diseases at all. This year’s campaign theme ‘Protecting the Health of Your Community’ speaks to these efforts. When you contribute to this campaign you are contributing to a future where our loved ones are not diagnosed with life threatening illnesses.
When you donate to Federated Health Charities, each and every dollar you give goes directly to your charity of choice and therefor directly to the people in your community who access that charity.
So when you give to Federated Health you are helping to build a future where fewer people are diagnosed with these devastating illnesses, and for those who are we have accessible and effective treatments and supports to ensure they can live long and healthy lives.
For those of you who work diligently to run this campaign and for those who have generously donated year after year, I thank you.
Let’s make this year’s campaign another great one.
Associate Deputy Minister and Chief Executive Officer, ServiceOntario