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North Shore Health Network Foundation


The Foundation was formed in 2006 in response to growing needs from the North Shore Health Network (formally the Blind River District Health Centre).  The monies raised would be used to purchase needed medical equipment and fund patient services.

On April 1st 2013 the Richards Landing - Matthews site and the Thessalon site were integrated with the North Shore Health Network (NSHN).  This expanded the Foundation to include the area from the Town of Spanish to the Township of McDonald, Meredith and Aberdeen Additional.

Why We're Needed 

Ontario hospitals are working harder than ever. Unfortunately, the government does not cover the cost of medical equipment. The government provides funding for day-to-day operations. This includes salaries and benefits for employees, supplies and maintenance expenses, medical and surgical supplies, and other expenses needed to operate our hospitals. 

Our hospitals rely on your generous gifts to help purchase new and replace ageing equipment. New equipment lets workers give you safer care and helps keep health services in your community. 


Collectively ensuring that appropriate health care will always be within reach. 


Our mission is to provide sustainable support to the North Shore Health Network (Richards Landing - Matthews site, Thessalon site, and Blind River site) in meeting the goals, objectives and needs of the communities it serves. 


  • Community Partnership 
  • Responsible Stewardship 
  • Innovative Fund Development Initiatives
  • Timely Communication  
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability

Support Local Health Care 

When you or a loved one is ill or injured, where do you turn?

If you’re like most people in our communities, you go to the North Shore Health Network. Whether you visit the Blind River Site, the Thessalon Site, or the Richards Landing - Matthews Site, you feel welcomed and secure in the hands of our local health care professionals.

With your support, the Foundation is able to replace outdated medical equipment, purchase innovative medical technology, and boost patient services. This not only improves patient outcomes, but sustains our access to local health care — now and in the future.

Help us continue to provide hope, healing, and recovery in our communities by donating to the Foundation today.

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