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Health Sciences North Hires New Chief Fundraiser

May 28, 2019

Anthony Keating Begins on June 24th

SUDBURY, ON – The Health Sciences North Foundation, the Health Sciences North Volunteer Association, the NEO Kids Foundation and the Northern Cancer Foundation have named a new President and Chief Development Officer.

Anthony Keating is an award-winning Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) who has served in fundraising leadership roles over the past 14 years with Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Kids Help Phone, Seneca College and the Boys and Girls Clubs of St. John’s, Newfoundland. Since 2016, he served as Campaign Director, Major Gifts, at The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation in Toronto where he successfully co-led a $50 million research campaign to completion a year ahead of schedule, and was also responsible for raising millions of dollars for Malignant Hematology priorities. In 2010, he received the “New to Fundraising Professional of the Year” award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

“Anthony was one of 60 people who applied for this position and his application stood out for us. His appointment was unanimously approved by all four boards after a national search and a recommendation from an eight-member search committee,” explained Mick Weaver, Chair of the NEO Kids Foundation.

Mr. Keating will also supervise HSN’s Volunteer Services and serve on the senior leadership teams of HSN and HSNRI, ensuring a strong alignment with health care needs in Northeastern Ontario.

“In December we announced our plan to share the services of a President to enhance collaboration among our four boards while building on our successes, to support the new 2019- 2024 Strategic Plan for HSN and the Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI),” commented Dan Gray, Chair of the Health Sciences North Foundation.

“This position will be crucial to the organization. Our population is aging, which will put significant pressure on our health care system. This means philanthropy and volunteer engagement will be critical to ensuring we are ready to meet future health challenges in Northeastern Ontario,” said Adam Haight, Chair of the Health Sciences North Volunteer Association.

“Anthony brings to his new role a proven track record of developing strong relationships with donors, volunteers, clinicians, scientists and community stakeholders. This was important to us”, added Shayne Smith, Chair of the Northern Cancer Foundation.

Mr. Keating begins June 24th and is thrilled to join the HSN and HSNRI team. “I cannot think of a more exciting time to join the foundations and volunteer association. This position will better allow our collective organizations to work collaboratively to use philanthropy to help solve some of our biggest health challenges,” said Mr. Keating. “HSN and HSNRI have a clear, compelling and invigorating new strategic plan that I have been sharing with colleagues as a model for academic health sciences centers. I’m excited to get started.”



  •  The purpose of HSN and HSNRI is to provide high quality health services, support learning and generate research that improves health outcomes for the people of Northeastern Ontario.
  • HSN and HSNRI have 4,000 dedicated and resilient employees, 500 highly-skilled medical staff and scientists, 2,100 learners and 700 active
  • HSN has 13 sites in Greater Sudbury and an additional 25 sites across Northeastern Ontario where staff provide care and information technology
  • HSN and HSNRI are implementing a new 2019-2024 Strategic Plan that can be viewed at The organizations are focusing on five key goals by 2024:
    • Be patient and family-focused;
    • Be digitally-enabled;
    • Be socially accountable;
    • Support and develop our people;
    • Strengthen our academic and research
  • HSN’s regional cancer program ranks among Ontario’s top five regional cancer programs on quality improvement
  • HSN ranks among the top 10% of 680 North American hospitals on the American College of Surgeons’ National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®)
  • HSN is ranked among Canada’s top 40 research hospitals by Research
  • Patient experience survey results at HSN are above the average of Ontario teaching hospitals on most
  • HSN is finalizing a new capital master plan for the next 20 years, creating new bed spaces, meeting future space demands in particular for mental health and addictions care, clustering programs for kids and youth and reducing, where we can, their need to travel outside the region for care, reducing the number of sites in Greater Sudbury, improving way-finding and 24/7 access to healthy retail food options for outpatients and
  • The HSN Board approved a balanced budget of $512 million for 2019-2020.
  • The Health Sciences North Foundation is the fundraising arm of HSN. It is governed by a volunteer board of directors who live in this community and are dedicated to ensuring the very best health care for the people of Northeast
  • The mission of the HSN Volunteer Association is: Volunteers, leading contributors, and fundraisers enabling world class health care in our
  • The NEO Kids Foundation is dedicated to building awareness for children’s care needs and raising funds for services, equipment, and research to help our youngest and most vulnerable patients at HSN.
  • The mission of the Northern Cancer Foundation is to raise funds throughout the Northeastern Ontario region to support cancer research and cancer care programs of the Northeast Cancer Center of HSN.