About Us

About the Squamish Hospital Foundation
The Squamish Hospital Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Squamish Hospital. The Foundation raises financial resources needed for health care equipment, state of the art technology, capital projects and education. Established in 1995 by Doctor Laverne Kindree the Squamish Hospital Foundation has raised more than $1.5 million to improve health care throughout our community and the wider Sea to Sky region. The Foundation works on an ongoing basis with Vancouver Coastal Health and Squamish General Hospital medical staff and administrators, to identify equipment and special project needs not covered by the annual provincial or regional health budgets.  The Foundation’s role is to inspire, motive, and link donor and community support to invest in the Squamish Hospital Foundation.

Our Mission
To enhance the quality of health care services delivered in the community

Our Vision

Our vision is to be Squamish’s charity of choice ensuring the community benefits from leading edge health care facilities, now and into the future

Key Facts about the Squamish Hospital Foundation

  • The Foundation is comprised of a Board of 10 Directors that is representative of the Sea to Sky community, particularly Squamish.
  • We are proud to have our First Nations community represented by members on our Board. The heath care interests of the First Nations community are well represented, as are those of the many ethnic groups that reside in the communities we serve.
  • The Foundation was founded in 1995 by Dr. Kindree
  • The Foundation went through a name change in 2011 from the Squamish Health Care Foundation Society to the Squamish Hospital Foundation.


In November 2014, the Board of Directors of the Squamish Hospital Foundation participated in a strategic planning session aimed at identifying where we have been as an organization, our current position and where we are heading in the next five years. Looking at the growth in our community and the associated changing healthcare needs, we developed a strategic plan on how to best continue the work of the Squamish Hospital Foundation.

Through our strategic plan, we have committed that over the next five years and beyond, the Squamish Hospital Foundation will be a key partner in making the Squamish Hospital a state of the art health care facility where residents can have their medical needs addressed locally. The Foundation will provide the necessary link between the generosity of Squamish and Sea to Sky area donors and the medical care system in our region. Finally, by 2020, the investments of the Foundation will have helped to attract the medical and professional staff that ensures quality care close to home.

To see more about the outcome of our strategic planning session and our plans for the future, please read through the SHF Strat Plan FINAL 2014