About Medavie Health Foundation

Medavie Health Foundation is funded by Medavie Blue Cross and Medavie Health Services as part of a long-term commitment to make a lasting impact in the communities where our employees and customers live and work. Today, with a growing capital base of $50 million, the Foundation will provide a legacy to benefit future generations.

Core Causes

Medavie Health Foundation is focused on developing partnerships and supporting programs in three core cause areas:

These three areas are of particular concern to Canadians and offer significant potential to affect change for future generations. We aim to bring organizations and communities together through collaborative multi-year partnerships and to support grassroots, community-based initiatives through an annual grants program.


That all Canadians, especially young Canadians, have access to the information, tools, and supports they need to live their best lives – both mentally and physically.


We support and promote innovative and evidence-based solutions to address some of our country’s most pressing physical and mental health care challenges.

Board of Directors

Medavie Health Foundation is governed by its own five-member Board of Directors:

  • Kim West, Board Chair, Medavie Health Foundation and President, Royer Thompson
  • Bernard Lord, CEO, Medavie
  • Marian Walsh, retired, former President and CEO, Bridgepoint Health
  • Michael Decter, President and CEO, LDIC Inc.
  • Shari Austin, Principal Consultant, Shari Austin & Company

As a member of Philanthropic Foundations Canada, we agree with the PFC Statement of Values and Ethical Principles.