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Corporate Partner of the Month: The Johnston Group

The Johnston Group is a long-time supporter of Children’s Hospital. As loyal contributors since the early 90’s, this incredible company cares deeply about helping sick children and their families.

“It’s hard not to be inspired by the great work of the Children’s Hospital and their staff looking after our children with compassion and brilliance,” says Dave Angus, Vice President of Chamber Relations at the Johnston Group. “Our first contribution was to support the Buhler Research Centre as our CEO David Johnston was the Foundation President and one of the 4 founding directors of the Foundation for Hope campaign. Over the years we continued to support the work of the Foundation as they provide needed resources to the Hospital for leading edge equipment, facilities, and research to fulfill their purpose of higher care. We know our children deserve nothing less.”

Such devotion is deeply appreciated by the Foundation.

“The Johnston Group is an incredible community minded and giving company,” says Gary Rozak, Major Gifts Officer, Corporate, Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. “From the leadership of Dave Johnston to the hundreds of employees, they live and breathe their mission of seeing a community need and jumping in full force to find ways to help.”

For the Johnston Group and their 230 employees, assisting the Children’s Hospital is a win-win situation.

“The support for the Children’s Hospital is a source of pride as we care very much about our employees and their families,” says Dave. “We want to know that collectively we are doing our part to ensure our children get the very best care when they need it.”

That perspective is helping to make miracles happen.

“The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba can’t provide the best health possible for our sick kids unless we have partners who care,” says Rozak. “When we have a need to fund specialized equipment or support programs and world-class research we know the Johnston Group will be there as they have been for more than 25 years. They are inspirational, caring and a world class community partner.”

Recently representatives from the Foundation paid a visit to the Johnston Group to let staff know just how much of a difference their support is making.

“It meant so much for our staff to hear about the children that are being helped,” says Dave. “It struck an even deeper chord with one staff member whose child relied upon the Children’s Hospital for significant care over the years. Johnston Group is so thankful that our community and Province has such a world class facility with amazing staff. We will continue to be a supporter and advocate for this very special place.”

Bear hugs to the Johnston Group for their tireless support to help sick children in our community!

If your company would like to get involved with the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba, contact us today at 204-787-4400.