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.


To create a legacy that will benefit future generations.


Medavie Health Foundation is dedicated to contributing to the well-being of Canadians by partnering with community-based organizations and supporting programs that will act as catalysts for healthy change.

Board of Directors

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

  • Kim West, Board Chair, Medavie Health Foundation and Partner, NATIONAL Public Relations
  • Bernard Lord, CEO, Medavie
  • Marian Walsh, President and CEO, Bridgepoint Health
  • Fred Fountain, President and CEO, The Great Eastern Corporation Limited
  • Edward Barrett, Co-CEO, Barrett Corporation
  • 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.