The Victoria Hospitals Foundation’s Equipped to Heal campaign has reached a pivotal milestone: in less than four months, donors from across BC have come together to contribute $800,000 of the $1 million goal! Thank you to all who have supported this campaign so far—you are truly enhancing Mental Health and Substance Use services at Royal Jubilee Hospital.

We are humbled and grateful to announce that this milestone was met thanks to a $250,000 gift from Mr. Douglas Hamilton in memory of his partner, Wilson S.C. Lai. Mr. Hamilton sadly passed away a few days after making this significant gift—but he wanted to ensure it went toward a meaningful advancement in healthcare for our community and inspired others to join him in philanthropy. We share our deepest gratitude to him and his family, and express our sincere condolences to all whose lives he touched.

In the same spirit of generosity, an anonymous family foundation has now stepped forward to challenge the community to complete this campaign. Starting today, all gifts to Equipped to Heal up to a total of $100,000 will be matched. Inspired by the dedicated care teams and the importance for Mental Health and Substance Use services, the family foundation is excited to complete this important campaign alongside our donors.

You can double your impact for our hospitals today. Donate now and have your gift matched!