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Will Power Webinar

Aberdeen Health Foundation is a proud partner in Will Power – a national movement inspiring Canadians to think differently about their charitable giving. Will Power provides many useful tools and tips, the latest is a free webinar, just in time for tax season. One of...

Board Member Profile – Dr. Chakshu Sharma

Dr. Chakshu Sharma grew up in the northern state of Punjab, India, and attended medical school in Bangalore in the south of India. At 26 years old, she came to Canada to take part in a medical research project. Due to the project’s success, Dr. Sharma stayed in Canada...

Holiday Office Hours

During this holiday season, we wish you moments of peace, connection with family and friends, the warmth of cherished memories from holidays past, & an abundance of good health & good cheer. Please note that our office will be closed from Friday, December 23,...

A Season of Gratitude

Generosity comes in many forms. Whether you have donated, shared our story, or joined forces to advance our vision of a community where every person can attain their best health ~ thank you! Our mission is to amplify generosity – to take what you give and make it...

Board Member Profile – Heidi Jamieson-Mills

Heidi Jamieson-Mills, CPA, CA, is the Senior Vice President of Finance, Reporting, and Treasury for Sobeys Inc. Heidi grew up in Pictou County before attending Dalhousie University’s Commerce Program and going on to complete her Chartered Accountants professional...

Board Member Profile – Ashley Harrison

Ashley Harrison has joined the Aberdeen Health Foundation’s Board of Directors just this past year and brings a background in research, analytics, human behaviour and human resources, leadership, and strategy across a range of industries including health care. With a...

Board Member Profile – Kim Byrne

Please join us in welcoming new Board Member, Kimberly Byrne. Kim grew up in Peterborough, Ontario and went to Trent and Queen’s University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education. With teaching experience in Guatemala and Ontario, Kim moved to...

Board Member Profile – Heather MacDonald

Meet Heather MacDonald, Secretary on the Aberdeen Health Foundation Board of Directors. Heather was born and raised in Newfoundland, where she attended university before completing her law degree in Fredericton, New Brunswick. In 2003, she made her way to Nova Scotia...

Emergency Pediatric Patient Care Advancements in Pictou County

Amelia MacKenzie has worked as a Registered Nurse in the emergency department at the Aberdeen Hospital for over two and a half years. During that time, she has assessed patients of all ages, some as young as two days old. While it is more common to see adult and...

Board Member Profile – Dr. Pat Craig

Introducing Dr. Patricia Craig, sure to be a familiar face to many residents of Pictou County. Dr. Craig began her medical career in St. John’s, Newfoundland before moving to Pictou County in 1990, when her husband was hired at Sobey’s head office. She spent 29 years...

How Will You Keep Your Love for Health Care Going? 

  How will you keep your love for health care going? Our responsibility to do more to enhance health care in Pictou County means we need to do things differently. That’s why the Aberdeen Health Foundation continues to partner with Will Power. Will Power is a...

Board Member Profile – Susan MacConnell

Over the next few months, we would like to take some time to celebrate the incredible Board Members who work quietly behind the scenes to drive the vision and success of the Aberdeen Health Foundation. Introducing Susan MacConnell, Director of Communications for...

Remembering Jim Gogan

The Aberdeen Health Foundation was founded over 35 years ago, born from a need for updated hospital equipment at the same time government funding was being reduced. While the needs were clear to all, it was founding director and lifelong member Jim Gogan who became...

Tradition of Giving Continues Through Donor’s Will Power

Donald Horne discovered his love of giving late in life when he reviewed his investments and estate and realized he was in a position to donate. As one of his preferred charities, the Aberdeen Health Foundation in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, benefitted greatly from...

Health Care Employees Find a Way to Give Back

While we already know what a vital role those working in health care play in our community, some employees are going above and beyond. For Nova Scotia Health employee Nancy MacConnell-Maxner, giving back to her community has always been a priority. Through her...