About

If you or a loved one has come through our doors, you know why a third of British Columbians rely on Royal Columbian Hospital for critical care.

We are the only hospital in BC with trauma, cardiac, neurosciences, high-risk maternity and neonatal intensive care on one site. We are also one of Fraser Health’s three primary COVID-19 sites. We look after some of our province’s most seriously ill and injured patients. In addition, we are a teaching hospital and a UBC Clinical Academic Campus.

We do it with the support of donors like you.

Building on a strong tradition of caring and community support, Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation (RCHF) was established in 1978 to raise funds for the hospital’s first CT Scanner. Since then, the mission of RCHF has been to raise money to help the hospital save lives, restore health and provide comfort to seriously injured and ill patients of all ages.

Today, RCHF is an independent charitable organization that raises millions of dollars each year to fund major projects, priority equipment needs, facility enhancements, research, education and innovation at RCH.

Thousands of individuals, businesses, community groups and foundations in surrounding communities and across the region provide generous support to help RCHF achieve its vision — to inspire giving and grow funding so patients have access to the best in health care at Royal Columbian Hospital.

Charitable Registration Number: 11912 8866 RR0001

Legal name: Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation

The 2021-2022 Foundation Board

Our board is made up of a committed team of volunteers, who help build public support for Royal Columbian Hospital.

Cameron Belsher, Chair

Cam Belsher is a senior partner and national head of mergers and acquisitions at McCarthy Tetrault LLP. A resident of New Westminster for close to 30 years, both of Cam’s children were born at Royal Columbian Hospital.

Norm Taylor, Vice-Chair

Norm Taylor is Vice President, National Advisory at CMLS Financial. Born and raised in Toronto, Norm moved to attend the University of British Columbia where he graduated with a BA in 1995, after which he began to work in real estate. Norm lives in North Vancouver with his wife, and together they have three children and a dog.

Catherine Ruby, Treasurer

Catherine Ruby is a CPA, CA and the CFO of Collingwood School Society and Foundation where she is responsible for Finance, HR, IT, Facilities and Risk. Catherine brings experience providing strategic business advice and ensuring long-term financial sustainability as CFO of the Rick Hansen Foundation, CFO of the Rick Hansen Institute, and Audit Manager at KPMG LLP, where her clients included not-for-profit organizations, health authorities and large private companies. Catherine also sits on the Finance Committee of BC SPCA.

Jennifer Podmore Russell, Secretary

Jennifer Podmore Russell is the Senior Vice President at rennie. Having built a career and reputation on her ability to develop real estate strategies tailored to both the client, circumstance and desired outcome, Jennifer is a sought after advisor to the real estate industry. Jennifer oversees Operations for rennie to ensure the smooth delivery of services by its 135 advisors and 70 team members that comprise the head office support.

Jeff Norris, Foundation President and CEO

Jeff Norris is President and CEO of Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation. His career in non-profit organizations spans two decades and includes experience in health care and post-secondary sectors. In 2013, Jeff was recognized by Business in Vancouver with a “Forty Under 40” Award. He is the recipient of the 2014 Giving Hearts Award for Outstanding Professional Fundraiser by the Vancouver chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Hema Bhatt

Hema Bhatt is the co-founder and Vice President of Natu’oil Services Inc. She has been with the company since its inception in 2003. Hema has two daughters and both are employees of Natu’oil Services Inc. Hema hopes to inspire young women to take on leadership roles and succeed in business.

Dr. Sukh Brar

Dr. Sukh Brar is an Anesthesiologist and Cardiac Intensive Care Physician at Royal Columbian Hospital, as well as Past-President of the BC Anesthesiologists’ Society. Dr. Brar can be found in the operating room during complex surgical procedures or on the floor of the Cardiac Services Intensive Care Unit to ensure patients get healthier before they can return home to their loved ones. Dr. Brar has helped lead efforts to better manage the supply of blood for critical transfusions as Chair of the hospital’s Blood Conservation Working Group, and he has been the local lead on a Canada-wide trial aiming to revolutionize the management of bleeding in cardiac surgery patients.

John M. Clinton, ICD.D

John Clinton is a senior communications executive. He has worked in leadership roles in advertising, publishing and public relations. John is also an accomplished sculptor whose work can be found in collections in Canada, the U.S. and Europe.

Tom Corsie

Tom Corsie is the Vice President of Real Estate at the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and is responsible for all matters pertaining to real estate management, engineering, asset maintenance and Canada Place. Tom attended school in his native New Westminster, followed by Simon Fraser University and Douglas College. He has been awarded the designation of Professional Port Manager by the American Association of Port Authorities.

Farid Rohani

Farid Rohani is the immediate past Chair of the Laurier Institution. During his tenure, he established the Ethics and Human Rights lecture, expanded the M.K. Wong Lecture Series (CBC Radio). He also established Canada’s first Indigenous speaker series at Vancouver Island University.
He has served on the Royal Canadian Mountain Police (E-Division) Diversity Advisory Committee, and on the Steering Committee of the Vancouver Dialogues Project. He has been honored with the British Columbia Multicultural Award (2011), the British Columbia Regiment Commanding Officer’s Commendation (2014), and has been recognized as a Georgia Straight Cultural Navigator (2013).
Farid publishes widely on immigration, diversity and ethics. He also manages his family’s Vancouver-based development and real estate holding company.

Dr. William Siu, MD, FRCPC

Dr. William Siu is a radiologist with a subspecialty in neuro and interventional radiology. After completing medical school at University of British Columbia in 1994, he spent a year at Royal Columbian Hospital as an intern and was impressed by the collegial and “can do” atmosphere at RCH. After completing his radiology residency and fellowship subspecialty training at UBC, he was fortunate to return to RCH in 2000 as a staff radiologist.

Emily Taylor

Emily Taylor is Chief Financial Officer, British Pacific Properties Limited. Emily is committed to providing strong, strategic leadership and creating long lasting relationships with partners and stakeholders. She earned her ICD.D designation through the Institute of Corporate Directors in February 2018.

Rana Vig

Rana Vig is an entrepreneur who has 30 years of business experience, during which time he has helped to launch five business ventures in private industry. In 2010, Rana became involved in publicly traded companies – first as the Executive Vice President at RTN Stealth Software Inc., then as president of Musgrove Minerals Corp, and in 2013, as Chairman and CEO of TSX listed Continental Precious Minerals. He is currently President & CEO, Blue Lagoon Resources. Rana is a former chair of British Columbia’s Open Learning Agency, and continues to serve on public company boards and committees.

Fred Withers

In 2014, Fred retired as a Partner and Chief Development Officer for Ernst & Young LLP (Canada). An auditor by training, Fred was the Managing Partner for British Columbia from 2001 to 2011 and the Managing Partner for Western Canada from 2005 to 2011. He is currently a Director of Avigilon Corp., a TSX listed company. Fred is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA, FCA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the UBC Sauder School of Business.

Thank you for your interest

Thank you for your interest in Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation. Below are the employment opportunities available at this time.

You may also consider career or volunteer opportunities at Royal Columbian Hospital by visiting Fraser Health’s website.

 

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Development Officer, Annual Giving

Supporting a Transformation in Healthcare

Royal Columbian Hospital is the only hospital in BC with trauma, cardiac, neurosciences, high-risk maternity and neonatal intensive care on one site. Our frontline healthcare team provides care for people in their most urgent, life-changing moments. This is a time of transformation as Royal Columbian Hospital undergoes a $1.49 billion redevelopment that will alter the future of healthcare in our province. Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation (RCHF) is a key partner in this evolution.

Join a Dedicated & Forward-Thinking Team

Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation is a growing team of dedicated professionals who build authentic and meaningful relationships with our stakeholders. We work collaboratively to explore innovative solutions to support our frontline healthcare providers & patients. As an organization, we invest proactively in our team and their personal & professional growth by offering:

  • Competitive salaries and the opportunity for annual incentives;
  • A comprehensive benefits packaging including an annual allotment for wellness activities;
  • Matched pension contributions;
  • An annual budget for professional development opportunities, including the CFRE designation;
  • Memberships to professional associations, including the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP);
  • A flexible environment, with hybrid work arrangements available.

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking a Development Officer, Annual Giving to support our continued growth. Reporting to the Director, Leadership Giving, your role will include:

  • Maintaining and growing donor-centered relationships within their portfolio. This includes daily oversight of donors between $501 and $9,999, which includes planning seasonal solicitation requests, overseeing all donor follow-up and providing unsurpassed stewardship;
  • Analyzing, planning & executing annual upgrade campaigns for existing mid-level & monthly donors;
  • Planning & executing all elements of our annual Chairman’s Circle Healthy Living Series Dinner;
  • Planning & executing personalized stewardship plans for all mid-level donors;
  • Supporting strategic efforts to move current mid-level donors through the pipeline for leadership giving opportunities, including the planning of quarterly cultivation events;
  • Proactively assess projects and programs within the hospital for individual and corporate prospects;
  • Preparing grant applications and proposals;
  • Ongoing work to identify & cultivate new mid-level donors, including attending networking events, conducting prospect research and pro-actively building relationships.

Our Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A university degree with 2-3 years minimum experience in fundraising (or an equivalent combination of education & experience);
  • A solid understanding of the donor cycle;
  • Experience with MS Office applications, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge;
  • An understanding of project management, with strong organizational and customer service skills;
  • A valid BC Driver’s License and possession of a personal vehicle.
  • Past experience working in a healthcare environment and specific knowledge related to major and legacy giving are also assets.

RCHF is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring on the basis of merit. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

RCHF celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment. Through a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experience, we are better able to serve our community. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Development Assistant

CANADA SUMMER JOBS POSITION: June – August (10 weeks)  

(Canada Summer Job Grant Category – Administrative Assistant)

Royal Columbian Hospital provides specialized care for cardiac services, trauma, neurosciences, high-risk maternity and neonatal intensive care for some of the most seriously ill and injured people from across British Columbia. Located at the heart of one of the fastest growing health regions in Canada, the hospital serves a population of nearly two million people (one in three British Columbians). Royal Columbian Hospital is also a UBC teaching hospital with a Clinical Academic Campus.

Building on a strong tradition of caring and community support, Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation (RCHF) was established in 1978 to raise funds for the hospital’s first CT Scanner. Today, the Foundation is an independent charitable organization that raises millions of dollars each year to fund major projects, priority equipment needs, facility enhancements, research, education and innovation at RCH.

Royal Columbian Hospital is undergoing one of the most ambitious hospital redevelopments in Canadian history. This redevelopment goes beyond rebuilding a hospital. It is transformational. It will revolutionize the way we deliver care to our patients by creating a world-class, state-of-the-art hospital that provides uncompromising care.

Reports to: Director, Leadership Giving

What we offer:

  • $20/hour.
  • The opportunity for an individual to apply event coordination and support skills in healthcare fundraising environment.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform data analysis and review for fundraising prospect with Raiser’s Edge.
  • Conduct data entry for fundraising projects.
  • Provide administrative support to the Philanthropy team.
  • Provides coverage for front desk duties for the main RCHF office as necessary.
  • Other projects and duties as required.

Qualifications

As this is a Canada Summer Jobs program funded position, the applicant:

(a) is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;

(b) is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act*; and

(c) is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.

*International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.

In addition, candidates have:

  • Data analysis and entry skills
  • Ability to ideate and complete projects at a high quality, timely and efficiently – often on a tight deadline
  • Strong communication (oral & written) and organization skills
  • Ability to successfully work either independently and cooperatively
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to multi-task in a busy environment, to work well under pressure, and to prioritize tasks appropriately while meeting time-sensitive demands

RCHF is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring on the basis of merit. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

RCHF celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment. Through a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experience, we are better able to serve our community. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

To apply, please send your resume via email to:

career@rchfoundation.com

Video Content Producer

CANADA SUMMER JOBS POSITION: June – September (16 weeks)  

(Canada Summer Job Grant Category – Video Producer)

Royal Columbian Hospital provides specialized care for cardiac services, trauma, neurosciences, high-risk maternity and neonatal intensive care for some of the most seriously ill and injured people from across British Columbia. Located at the heart of one of the fastest growing health regions in Canada, the hospital serves a population of nearly two million people (one in three British Columbians). Royal Columbian Hospital is also a UBC teaching hospital with a Clinical Academic Campus.

Building on a strong tradition of caring and community support, Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation (RCHF) was established in 1978 to raise funds for the hospital’s first CT Scanner. Today, the Foundation is an independent charitable organization that raises millions of dollars each year to fund major projects, priority equipment needs, facility enhancements, research, education and innovation at RCH.

Royal Columbian Hospital is undergoing one of the most ambitious hospital redevelopments in Canadian history. This redevelopment goes beyond rebuilding a hospital. It is transformational. It will revolutionize the way we deliver care to our patients by creating a world-class, state-of-the-art hospital that provides uncompromising care.

Reports to: Public Affairs Director, Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation

What we offer:

  • A total of up to 600 hours of employment between June and September.
  • $25/hour.
  • The opportunity for an individual to further their television & video production skills within a major hospital and fundraising environment.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Contribute creative visual content that tells foundation and hospital stories across a wide variety of audiences and channels including YouTube, organic and paid social media, website videos and more.
  • Filming and all post-production work including editing and motion graphics.
  • Work with the communications team in pre-production planning, production and post-production distribution.
  • Other projects as required.

Qualifications

As this is a Canada Summer Jobs program funded position, the applicant:

(a) is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;

(b) is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act*; and

(c) is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.

*International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.

In addition, candidates:

  • Must have design concept skills.
  • Knowledge of current content trends.
  • Skilled in all areas of video production including shooting, lighting, audio, staging and styling, and directing
  • Ability to ideate and complete projects at a high quality, timely and efficiently – often on a tight deadline
  • Strong communication (oral & written) and organization skills
  • Ability to successfully work either independently and cooperatively
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to multi-task in a busy environment, to work well under pressure, and to prioritize tasks appropriately while meeting time-sensitive demands

RCHF is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring on the basis of merit. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

RCHF celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment. Through a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experience, we are better able to serve our community. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

To apply, please send your resume via email to:

career@rchfoundation.com