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Osler Foundation Announces “Awesome Auction” in Support of Local Hospitals’ Pandemic Recovery


November 25, 2021 - Media Releases

Osler Foundation Announces “Awesome Auction” in Support of Local Hospitals’ Pandemic Recovery

November 9, 2021, BRAMPTON – William Osler Health System Foundation (Osler Foundation) is excited to announce Osler Foundation’s Awesome Auction, in support of COVID-19 pandemic recovery across William Osler Health System (Osler) hospitals.

The online auction—the first of its kind for Osler Foundation—will go live on November 24 and feature fabulous items in categories like Fashion & Beauty, Sports, Home & Décor and more. Bidding will close on December 3—just in time to take care of your holiday shopping!

“This is a crucial time to step up for local health care, as our hospitals work to build back from the pandemic,” said Ken Mayhew, President & CEO, William Osler Health System Foundation. “We’re thrilled to present the Awesome Auction as a fun way for our community to support Osler’s pandemic recovery while treating themselves or someone close to them with a unique gift or experience.”

Osler Foundation’s Awesome Auction will benefit the Build Back, Together campaign, which aims to raise $10 million to help Osler hospitals, and the entire community, build back from the pandemic—better, stronger, and together. All equipment in a hospital must be funded by the community. Funds raised will purchase essential items such as surgical tables, anesthesia gas machines, and other surgical equipment such as laparoscopes and camera heads, and AV surgical integration systems to help meet increased demand and replace aging equipment.

Osler Foundation’s Awesome Auction is made possible with generous support from Presenting Sponsor LiUNA! Local 183, Gold Sponsors Armour Insurance Brokers Ltd.; Borden, Ladner, Gervais; Sodexo Canada and S. Robinson and Associates of RBC Dominion Securities.

To register for the auction and learn more about sponsorship opportunities visit, or call Osler Foundation at (905) 863-2579.

ABOUT WILLIAM OSLER HEALTH SYSTEM and FOUNDATION: William Osler Health System is a hospital system, which includes Brampton Civic Hospital, Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness and Etobicoke General Hospital, and serves 1.3 million residents of Brampton, Etobicoke and surrounding communities within the Central West region. Osler’s emergency departments are among the busiest in Canada and its Mental Health and Addictions program is one of the largest in Ontario. William Osler Health System Foundation seeks to create a healthier community through giving by inspiring its communities to invest in exceptional health care close to home.

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For more information: Catalina Guran
Senior Manager, Public Relations
William Osler Health System