In these unparalleled times – our doctors and medical teams are preparing for an onslaught of patients of historic proportions.

They are on the frontlines of this crisis everyday, fighting for our loved ones and putting themselves at risk to keep us safe. 

They are the heroes of this moment…we’re asking you to be theirs.

We need you to answer the call by giving generously to keep the University of Alberta Hospital and Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute staff equipped with the supplies and materials they need to fight for our families and vulnerable patients.  

Your generosity is needed now more than ever.

The following services and programs need your support now.

The University of Alberta Hospital and Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute are poised to care for the most critically ill COVID-19 patients. As the situation evolves, the University Hospital Foundation will work with our partners to respond rapidly. 


Emergency Access Fund


The Emergency Response Fund will provide funding for unexpected expenses in the battle against COVID-19, support in whatever way possible frontline medical teams and, in addition, contribute to the provincial wide Text4Hope mental health service that will support the tens of thousands of Albertans struggling with anxiety and depression during these unprecedented times. 



Text COVID19HOPE to 393939 to subscribe to receive daily Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) – based text messages written by mental health professionals. Text4Hope works with any cellphone and is available for all Albertans. A $50 donation gives 10 Albertans access to Text4Hope, learn more here. 

With your donation,

the University Hospital Foundation will work alongside Alberta Health Services to determine the greatest areas of need so our healthcare teams can focus on their number one priority - saving lives.

It’s a tremendous benefit to all of us to know Albertans stand behind us like this. We appreciate the University Hospital Foundation’s efforts to harness the generosity of this community in order to help our province through this difficult time.

 Dr. Dylan Taylor, Facility Medical Director, 
University of Alberta Hospital

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University Hospital Foundation

Charitable Registration Number: 88900-3240 RR0001

Phone: 780-407-7007