Architectural rendering of the new Brock CHC building to be constructed at 39 Cameron St. W., Cannington
Brock Community Health Centre (Brock CHC) has surpassed the $450,000 fundraising goal for its “Building Our New Home” Capital Campaign, with additional gifts still arriving.
“We are incredibly thrilled!” stated Terri Donovan, Chair of the Brock CHC Fundraising Committee. “The support we have seen for Brock CHC during this campaign has been deeply inspiring. Families, individuals, businesses and organizations have come together to invest in the health and wellness of the community.”
Planning for the capital campaign began just over a year ago in order to secure the non-funded portion of the costs of the new building. After an initial financial contribution of approximately $100,000 by the Regional Municipality of Durham, the campaign quickly reached over half of its goal. Since the launch of the public phase just 4 months ago, the community has rallied together to raise the remaining funds, including over $100,000 pledged by David Slabodkin, CEO of Canada Protection Plan and Board Chair of The Nourish and Develop Foundation, through a donation matching challenge. Brock CHC is still accepting and receiving gifts to push the final tally even higher.
The volunteer leadership of the Capital Campaign Cabinet has been key to the success of this fundraising endeavour. “The passion and commitment of this group of community leaders has been remarkable,” stated Janet McPherson, Executive Director. “Brock CHC is fortunate to have such a dedicated, respected team of volunteers who shared their vision for the new health centre with the community. We are grateful to be part of a community that is so generous and supportive.”
The success of the campaign will better position Brock CHC in meeting the requirements for approval from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) Capital Investment Branch to move to the construction phase of the project. The majority of the building costs (estimated at $9.7 million dollars) is funded by the MOHLTC. The new centre will accommodate organizational 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. The new facility is scheduled to break ground in 2021.
The Capital Campaign Cabinet looks forward to planning a celebratory event in the near future.
For anyone wanting more information or wishing to donate, please visit https://www.brockchc.ca/new-building/ or call 705.432.3322.
Contact: Janet McPherson, Executive Director