BVD Group pledges $10 million to Osler Foundation to support health care in Brampton and Etobicoke

(L-R): Sylvia Jones, Deputy Premier, Minister of Health and MPP, Dufferin-Caledon; Ken Mayhew, President and CEO, William Osler Health System Foundation; Dr. Frank Martino, Interim President and CEO, William Osler Health System; Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario and MPP, Etobicoke North; Bikram Dhillon, CEO, BVD Group; Varinder Dhillon; Chanvir Dhillon, Chief Operating Officer, BVD Group; Prabmeet Sarkaria, President of the Treasury Board and MPP, Brampton South; and Patrick Brown, Mayor of Brampton.

WILLIAM Osler Health System and William Osler Health System Foundation say they are thrilled to announce a $10 million donation from BVD Group. As Osler continues to grow to meet the increasing demands in one of the most diverse communities in Canada, funds will go towards the local hospital system’s greatest equipment and redevelopment needs, and help strengthen health care in Brampton and Etobicoke for years to come.

Lead by CEO Bikram Dhillon and his family, BVD Group has a history of supporting Osler when it’s needed most. In March 2020, BVD Group donated $100,000 to the Health Care Heroes campaign, providing critical funds for Osler’s pandemic response and, most recently, the company stepped forward as presenting sponsor of Osler Foundation’s Holi Gala in support of Osler’s pandemic recovery.

In Ontario, the community must fund 100% of the equipment within the hospitals, and even a portion of any construction costs. This is known as the ‘community share’. This transformational gift from BVD Group will go toward the most urgent equipment and redevelopment needs across Brampton Civic Hospital, Etobicoke General Hospital and Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness, says the William Osler Health System Foundation.

“The generosity shown by BVD Group will enable our dedicated staff and physicians to continue to deliver compassionate, exemplary care to more patients in expanded, modern facilities close to home, and it will allow us to further enhance the world-class programs and services we proudly deliver across Osler.

“Thank you to BVD Group, Bikram Dhillon and the Dhillon family, for this incredible $10 million donation. This gift is helping to transform health care in the community for generations to come, and your generosity lets our health care heroes know that what they do, matters, says the Foundation.

“All four of my kids and my nine grandchildren were born in Brampton and Etobicoke hospitals. This community has given so much to my family, and this donation is the best way to give back, and touch everyone in the community. We will all need health care and there’s no better time to contribute—in whatever way we can—to help our hospitals,“ says Bikram Dhillon.