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Federated Health Charities Corporation kicked off its 2016 Annual Campaign today with a goal to raise a record amount of funds for up to 16 Canadian health charities.  The campaign will run through to July involving members of the OPS to pledge funds through payroll deductions, donations and special events.

Federated Health Charities Corporation is a coalition of provincially-based charities in Ontario that began in 1983 and is dedicated to raising funds for its members within the Ontario Public Service that will support health education and awareness, medical research, and client and patient services.

“In 33 years we have raised more than $42.5 million for these charities, and help make a difference in the lives of thousands of people,” said Helen Angus, Chair of the Federated Health Charities Annual Campaign and Deputy Minister, Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade. “We are proud to come together as a group to raise funds for our 16 health charities, and to reaffirm that the OPS has a tremendously generous heart.”

Every year all government ministries across Ontario as well as some government agencies get enthusiastically involved with unique events and charitable giving activities. In 2015, a total of 7,260 people generously donated raising a total of $1.8 million dollars.

All members of the OPS can donate to Federated Health through payroll pledges, one-time donations, lottery tickets and special events. People outside of the OPS are also welcome to donate to Federated Health.

Federated Health Charities currently raises funds for:

Alzheimer’s Society of Ontario, The Arthritis Society, Canadian Cancer Society, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Canadian Liver Foundation, Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada, Diabetes Canada, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Hemophilia Ontario, The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Ontario Lung Association, Ontario AIDS Network, Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy, Osteoporosis Canada, Schizophrenia Society of Ontario

For more information on Federated Health Charities Corporation, please contact Sarah Wood, at (416) 327-2137 or by email at sarah.wood2@ontario.ca or visit our website at www.federatedhealth.ca.