We’re reinventing the patient experience.
St. Michael’s Foundation stops at nothing to fund the relentless pursuit of solutions to some of the world’s toughest health challenges. We mobilize people, businesses and foundations to support St. Michael’s Hospital and Providence Healthcare in their quest to deliver the care experience Canadians deserve.
This is HUMANCARE
So many facets of our lives have been transformed in the last 20 years. You can buy things online in the blink of an eye. Summon any piece of entertainment in history. Click a button to order a ride – or dinner. Take a class without leaving your home.
Better. Faster. Smarter. More inclusive, convenient and efficient. Lately, it feels like every aspect of society has been reimagined. Except one.
The healthcare experience.
For many, trying to navigate it can feel like going back in time. It’s where simple things can take forever. Where the uncomplicated becomes complicated. Where being treated like a number feels normal.
But a funny thing happens when we try to change things – we actually do.
That’s why we launched HUMANCARE, our campaign to reinvent the patient care experience. HUMANCARE is changing how we deliver medicine, how we conduct research, how we educate students and how we harness data and AI – all to make healthcare more human.
“Everyone should feel confident in the healthcare they receive, no matter who they are or what corner of the world they’re from.”
“The HUMANCARE campaign is trailblazing – and the emphasis on our shared humanity is exactly what we need in healthcare today. I am proud to call myself a HUMANCARE champion.”
“HUMANCARE is about making healthcare equitable.”
HUMANCARE campaign co-chair
“HUMANCARE means working across disciplines, breaking silos, providing the best treatment and doing it all because the person's story matters.”
Dr. Venkat Bhat
“HUMANCARE is what patients want to receive – and what health providers want to deliver.”
Dr. Tim Rutledge
President and CEO, Unity Health Toronto
“Healthcare is more than providing medical treatments. It’s about making them feel safe, respected and cared for. Health care should be HUMANCARE.”
Dr. Ashley Verduyn
Chief of Providence Healthcare
Learn How HUMANCARE is Changing Lives
We’re reimagining how we deliver treatments, educate medical learners, conduct research and harness data and AI – all to make healthcare more human.
Events and Experiences
Powerhouse: Healthier Aging
Join us for an online conversation with St. Michael’s Hospital and Providence Healthcare experts on aging. You will also have a chance to ask questions during the live Q&A session.
Mar. 29, 2023
5:00 - 6:00 P.M.
Urban Angel Golf Classic 2023
Canada's premier charity golf tournament in support of HUMANCARE. The 36th edition of the Urban Angel Golf Classic will be held on July 12, 2023 at the Angus Glen Golf Club.
Jul. 12, 2023
12:00 - 9:00 P.M.
Angus Glen Golf Club
Angels Den 2022
On November 16, six teams of St. Michael’s Hospital’s all-star scientists pitched their breakthrough projects to three celebrity judges, a panel of 70 jurors and an online audience of thousands. Their aim? To help transform healthcare in Canada.
Nov. 17, 2022
12:00 - 1:00 A.M.
Annual Louis L. Odette Family Lecture 2022
It's time we establish academic homes for homelessness. Dr. Howard K. Koh, a national leader in the US on public health, discussed the urgent need to educate and train health professionals about this ongoing health-care crisis.
Oct. 13, 2022
Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Victoria Street, Toronto