Auxiliary Association

Our Mission

As a provincial association, we are advocates of community partnerships in the support of health care in Ontario through education, fund-raising opportunities and the promotion of volunteer services to people.

SFMH Auxiliary

Since its beginning almost 60 years ago the St. Francis Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and its predecessors have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars and given immeasurable hours to benefit healthcare within the St. Francis Community. In excess of $1 000,000 has been provided for equipment and services and the Foundation’s Capital Equipment Campaign since the Hospital’s opening in 1960.

The SFMH Auxiliary operates with a volunteer Executive of 12 with assistance of convenors. Membership of the auxiliary currently numbers just over 360.

The auxiliary’s primary purpose is to assist the hospital by providing funding for equipment, educational awards and patient comfort programs. Funds are raised through the gift shop operations, Nevada ticket sales, raffles, article bingos, cookbook sales, sidewalk sales and other special events. As a fundraising group, on April 13, 2007 the Auxiliary has handed in $110 000.00 of their $200 000 commitmentfrom 2003-2008.


SFMH Auxiliary Presidents

Before 1960 Elizabeth Shalla 1972-73 Helen Daly
  Tessie Etmanskie 1973-74 Georgie Trant
  Florence Kosnaskie 1974-75 Ethel Smith
1960-61 Zita Glofcheskie 1975-77 Teresa Sullivan
1961-64 Greta Bloskie 1977-79 Kay Pollock
1964-65 Babette Brodie 1979-83 Mary E. Herron
1965-67 Catherine Sullivan 1983-89 Greta Bloskie
1967-69 Ethel Smith 1989-2005 Lorraine Finn
1969-70 Betty McCarthy 2005-2007 Donna Smith
1970-72 Hortense Stevenson Current Lorraine Finn

To become a Member: Contact Theresa Prince at 613-756-1085 or Hospital Gift Shop: 756-3044, ext. 260