Thank You for Your Trust and Support


Thanks to the generosity of donors, our Answering the Call Campaign has succeeded in raising more than $10 million to advance innovation and excellence in the care of Seniors and Veterans living with frailty. Because of strong support, older adults across Canada will be able to live life to the fullest throughout the aging process. I am incredibly grateful for donors—like you—who believe in our mission.

While many factors contributed to the Campaign’s success, the exceptional leadership provided by Campaign Cabinet Co-Chairs John Jarvis and Micheal Burch was particularly important. Their passion, dedication and professionalism enabled us to attract donors who were previously unfamiliar with the critical role Perley Health can play in transforming care for Seniors and Veterans.

Donors were inspired to Answer the Call by Perley Health’s sound, multi-faceted strategy to address a looming crisis that involves both demographics and current approaches to the care of older adults. Within the next 25 years, the number of Canadians aged 85 and older will triple to approximately 2.5 million people. Without new approaches to the care for seniors living with frailty, this surge threatens to overwhelm healthcare and long-term care systems across the country. Donors recognize that new approaches are needed and that Perley Health has all the elements needed to develop and disseminate effective solutions.

For decades, strong support from donors and volunteers has enabled Perley Health to deliver exceptional care. The care team has continually developed and implemented innovative solutions to the community’s emerging challenges. These successes have helped to attract excellent staff and a long list of partners, further driving innovation. Today, Perley Health is a centre for research, education and best practices in care. Donors who Answered the Call accelerate this cycle of innovation and ensure that the benefits ripple across Canada.

Our supporters fund the research, education and practical improvements in care needed to protect the health and well-being of Seniors and Veterans, and to prevent the crisis from taking shape. The strategy is based on three complementary pillars: rapidly advance the care of Seniors and Veterans living with frailty through applied research and innovation; transfer relevant knowledge and lessons learned so that evidence-based best practices are implemented broadly at the bedside; and continuously improve the quality of care that Perley Health provides to Seniors and Veterans.3

Among the strategy’s key goals is to shorten the amount of time it takes to translate research findings into practical improvements in care that can be readily implemented. Currently, this process takes 17 to 20 years. Perley Health’s knowledgetranslation team is using implementation science to reduce this time to only three years.

The response from the community has been nothing short of phenomenal. And while the demographic trend persists, Canada is now better equipped than ever before to meet the crisis it engenders. The Centre of Excellence continues to expand its research agenda, to publish studies in a growing number of peer-reviewed journals, and to translate knowledge effectively. And Perley Health continues to push the envelope in the care of Seniors and Veterans.

None of this is possible without the ongoing support of donors. Together, we are transforming care for Veterans and Seniors. Thank you.

Delphine Haslé, CFRE
Granddaughter, Donor, Executive Director