$5M Marks largest hospital donation pledge from Muslim community in Canadian history


$5M Marks largest hospital donation pledge from Muslim community in Canadian history

In a record-breaking pledge, the Muslim community announced $5 million to support the redevelopment of Mississauga Hospital, one of three sites that together comprise Trillium Health Partners (THP), as part of THP’s larger redevelopment plan. Individuals, families, corporations, mosques and community associations from the Muslim community have a long history of giving back to THP and other health care institutions across the country. This marks the largest gift to a hospital by the Muslim community in Canadian history.

Philanthropic support will be an essential component of financing THP’s future redevelopment project. This gift, led and organized by community leader and THP Foundation board member Abdul Qayyum Mufti and his closest friends and business associates, Nadeem Chaudhry and Atta Qureshi, shows the Muslim community’s commitment to their faith and the long-term health of the city and the region.

THP is the largest community-based acute care facility in Canada, seeing over 1.75 million patient visits last year, including some of the top numbers for births, surgeries and emergency visits. Over the next 20 years, THP will experience more demand for care than any other hospital in the province as the area population grows by 45 per cent and the number of seniors more than doubles.

Encouraged by that success, Mr. Mufti is now rallying the entire Muslim community to raise $5 million to help support the redevelopment of Mississauga Hospital. At the media conference on Aug. 19, 2020 at Mississauga City Hall when the gift was announced, he and his colleagues shared that they had already secured $100,000 as the first installment of the pledge.

Source: Muslim Link

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