Privacy Statement

Our Respect For Your Privacy


The Stratford General Hospital Foundation recognizes your right to confidentiality and pledges to protect your privacy. We adhere to all applicable privacy legislation in Canada, the privacy guidelines of the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy; and abide by the Donor Bill of Rights and the Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Canadian Centre of Philanthropy and the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy.


The Foundation does not sell, trade or otherwise share our contact lists.

The Stratford General Hospital Foundation is committed to protecting the privacy of its employees, donors, volunteers and other stakeholders. We value the trust of those we deal with, and of the public. We recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we be transparent and accountable in how we treat the information you chose to share with us.


Collection and Use of Personal Information

The Foundation collects a limited amount of personal information about its donors, volunteers and potential supporters, including name, title, address, telephone numbers, email address, past donations and other relevant contact information.

This information is collected in order to comply with Canada Customs and Revenue Agency requirements; to provide donors and potential supporters with information about the activities of the Hospital and Foundation; to provide donors with stewardship information and to promote opportunities where donors and potential supporters may support the Foundation.


When donors make contributions we also collect:

  • Method of payment and amount of the contribution
  • Standard credit card information
  • In the case of memorial/inhonour contributions where a letter is sent to a designated recipient their contact information is also kept.


Information Safe Keeping

We maintain records of all contributions made to the Foundation and interest and affiliation information of donors, volunteers and potential donors. This information is only used for the benefit of the SGH Foundation in its endeavours to raise funds for the Stratford General Hospital site of the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance. The Foundation does not trade, sell or share this information.


To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we strive to maintain physical, electronic and administrative safeguards to secure the information we collect. All information is accessible only to authorized staff.


Changes to our Policy

We will regularly review our privacy practices. We reserve the right to change our privacy policy.


Access to Your Information

To help us keep your personal information up-to-date we encourage you to notify us of inaccuracies, corrections or change of address as often as you wish.


All requests to access your Personal Information must be made in person. We will need photo identification from you to verify your identity before we can provide you with the personal information we hold. Some information may not be disclosed due to legal reasons.



If you have any questions or concerns relating to the treatment of Personal Information please contact:


Chief Privacy Officer, Andrea Page (Executive Director)
Stratford General Hospital Foundation
46 General Hospital Drive
Stratford, ON N5A 2Y6
(519) 272-8210 ext 2627
fax: 272-8238
[email protected]


Donor Bill of Rights and the Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice Adopted by the Stratford General Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees, 2003.


Drafted by A. Page, 07/12/04