Volunteer Association

The Mackenzie Health Volunteer Association is a self-governed organization that was established in 1962 to bring a hospital to Richmond Hill. 

Sixty years after the Mackenzie Health Volunteer Association was established, we continue to provide support to our membership, act as ambassadors for the Hospital, engage our community through special events and most importantly raise funds for necessary equipment. Over the last 59 years, we have raised over five million dollars for Mackenzie Health. In addition to this, we support our student volunteers with educational bursaries.

The Mackenzie Health Volunteer Association has pledged $500,000 in support of a Group Counselling Room within the Mental Health Day Hospital and Aftercare Medication Clinic and an Activity Room/Gymnasium within Mental Health, which will benefit the Mackenzie Health community.

Donate towards the Volunteer Association Pledge

  • We own and operate the White Rose Gift Shop located in Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital
  • We operate the OLG desk in the White Rose Gift Shop
  • We organize a number of fundraising events (see below)
  • We contribute all proceeds to fulfill our pledge to raise funds in support of the hospital (most recently $500,000 towards an MRI and $250,000 to purchase Fetal Monitors)
  • Through donations - Donate Now!
  • Annual Dinner Dance
  • International Food Festival
  • Hearts for Sale (Keep our Hearts Beating Campaign)
  • Various "Branch" events, including fashion show, bridge luncheon
  • Giving Leaves 150 (Leaves for Health 2017)
  • 50/50 draws
  • Coins For Health


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Volunteer our services and fundraising skills to create healthier communities


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Guiding Principles

Collaborative, Accountable, Inclusive


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