Brock Community Health Centre is pleased to announce the public phase of its capital campaign to build a new health care facility for residents of Brock Township and surrounding areas. The new centre will accommodate existing programs and services and will also provide a community health hub for Durham’s northern communities, increasing access to allied health care services and community organizations. While the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) Health Capital Investment Branch is funding the majority of the building costs (estimated at $9.7 million dollars), Brock CHC is responsible for the non-shared costs of the project, currently estimated at $450,000. To date, the “Building Our New Home” Campaign has raised approximately $229,000, representing more than 50% of its $450,000 capital campaign goal.
“We have been truly overwhelmed with the generosity of our donors during the quiet phase of the campaign and look forward to continuing the momentum throughout the public phase,” stated Terri Donovan, Chair of the Brock CHC Fundraising Committee. “The support from community organizations, businesses and residents alike is a testament to the community’s belief in the importance of this project.”
Brock CHC’s Executive Director, Janet McPherson, commended the Capital Campaign Cabinet members for their fundraising efforts. “They have done an enormous amount of work engaging with the community. To have reached the halfway point in just over 4 months is truly remarkable and reflects their commitment to this campaign and project.”
David Slabodkin, CEO of Canada Protection Plan and Board Chair of The Nourish and Develop Foundation, has lent his support to the campaign by pledging to match new campaign donations – received after November 8, 2019 – dollar for dollar for the remaining fundraising amount. “Once again, David Slabodkin has demonstrated his unparalleled and unprecedented support for the health and wellbeing of our community,” stated Ted Smith, Brock CHC Board Chair. “The Board of Directors of the Brock Community Health Centre thank him for his generosity, a gift that will have a huge impact on our ongoing fundraising efforts.”
This recent donation matching challenge has propelled the fundraising campaign into its final push. Only $220,000 away from meeting the fundraising goal to build the new Brock CHC, the Capital Campaign Cabinet needs to raise only $110,000 from the community, with the benefit of doubling the impact of new donations.
Other lead donors to the campaign include Sunderland Co-Operative Inc., Brelmar Veterinary Clinic, Sunderland Legion Branch #141, Dr. Mary Ferguson Dentistry, Fred and Linda Fulton, Quig Tingley and Margot Franssen, John and Lore Grant, Ted and Wilma Smith and combined donations from the residents of Edengrove and Beaverton beaches.
The new facility is scheduled to break ground in early 2021.
For anyone wishing to donate, please visit https://www.brockchc.ca/new-building/ or call 705.432.3322.
Contact: Janet McPherson, Executive Director