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St. Paul’s Foundation receives $2-million donation from BMO to support Indigenous health (SPH)

St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver is seen in April, 2015. St. Paul’s Foundation raises funds to support Providence Health Care’s 17 B.C. sites, including St. Paul’s Hospital. (Photo credit: The Globe and Mail)
St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver is seen in April, 2015. St. Paul’s Foundation raises funds to support Providence Health Care’s 17 B.C. sites, including St. Paul’s Hospital. (Photo credit: The Globe and Mail)

A $2-million donation to St. Paul’s Foundation from Bank of Montreal will support the health and wellness of Indigenous communities in British Columbia, with a focus on cardiac health.

Of the $2-million, $1.6-million will go to the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) Chair in Heart Health and Wellness at St. Paul’s Hospital, with the other $400,000 earmarked for a new hospital that will replace the downtown Vancouver facility.

Heart-disease rates for Indigenous people in Canada are as much as 50 per cent higher than in the general population, and the death rate from stroke is twice as high, according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Click here to read the full story in The Globe and Mail.

Click here to read similar stories in the following media outlets: Vancouver SunStandard Freeholder, The Kingston Whig-Standard, Indigenous Business & Finance Today and Daily Stock Dish.

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