“I am proud to be the Honorary Chair of McDermott House Canada in support of Canada’s sons and daughters who serve as soldiers, police, firefighters and paramedics – as well as their families. Those who look after us in our hours of greatest need are heroes and must be valued and appreciated by us. In their time of need, we will be there for them.”

General (Ret’d) Rick Hillier, C.M.M., M.S.C., C.D.
Honorary Chair
McDermott House Canada

“I am passionate about supporting our Veterans, Military and First Responders through all phases of their lives. The selfless sacrifices they make to preserve our liberties must not be forgotten. From WWI to Afghanistan, and including every war or peace keeping mission in between, our Veterans have allowed us to live free and in peace in the greatest country in the world. Here at home, First Responders often put their own lives at risk to ensure we are safe.

Your donation will enable McDermott House Canada Foundation to expand and enhance the Palliative Care Unit at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre. In doing so, we will ensure those who have dedicated their lives to our well-being know how much their service is appreciated.”

 John McDermott 

“On my numerous visits to K Wing in the Veterans Centre to see friends, I have always been impressed with the wonderful care they received. Today I was at the funeral of a friend. He was a fellow veteran who had been receiving treatment at Sunnybrook. His family had only praise for the hospital, and also told me how appreciative they were of the kindnesses shown to them by the caring staff.”

Jack Fortnum
Petty Officer, Canadian Navy

“Our dear mom Andrea spent the last 6 weeks of her life in the Palliative Care Unit in K Wing at the Veterans Centre. We will be forever thankful for the tremendous support and care provided by the wonderful team of doctors, nurses and volunteers during the most difficult time of our lives. We know John’s vision to create a state of the art facility will be of great comfort to other families for years to come and will be the model for the rest of the country!”

Karen & Brian Stemmle

As Canada’s largest Veterans care facility, Sunnybrook is honoured to partner with McDermott House Canada and join this unique and worthy initiative. Together, and with your support, we will create a premier Palliative Care Unit that will significantly change the end-of-life experience for our patients and their families. Thank you for making a difference, when it matters most.”

Sunnybrook Veterans Centre