About our Foundation

 AHF Logo small     Anishnawbe Health Foundation is a registered charity (Charitable Business Number 84999 1914 RR0001) that works with generous donors and partners to support improved health and wellness for the Aboriginal community in Toronto.

Our mission is to inspire philanthropy to:

•             Support an environment where the urban Aboriginal community can heal spiritually, physically, emotionally and mentally by enhancing capital and program funding for Anishnawbe Health Toronto; and

•             Foster the reclamation, preservation, research and application of traditional healing methods, including the sharing of these with all people.

Your gift will help us build better spaces to treat patients, including helping us build a new home for Anishnawbe Health Toronto in the West Don Lands neighbourhood of Toronto.


About our Logo

The Foundation’s logo was designed by Ojibwe artist Joseph Sagaj. The logo incorporates spiritual tools and symbols of the Morningstar, Sweetgrass, the Medicine Wheel, the Four Colours and the Eagle Feather.

The Morningstar seen in the eastern direction symbolizes guidance and its brightness represents hope.

Sweetgrass is one of the four natural herbs used in ceremonies, purifications, offerings and for smudging. The strands of this sacred plant represent the hair of Mother Earth and its roots symbolize our connectedness to the earth. The braiding of the three strands signifies the unification of the body, mind and spirit as one. When the sweetgrass is burned as an offering, the scent and energy of this sacred plant travels to purify and dispel negativity.

The Medicine Wheel and the Four Colours represent the four universal directions commonly used and acknowledged in ceremony. Each of these directions represents colour and clans that are represented accordingly by different Nations. Some Nations use it as a Medicine Wheel or as a spiritual blueprint of life’s cycle accompanied by spirit guides or clans.

The Eagle Feather represents the eagle. With its mastery in flight, the eagle is respected in the winged world for its bravery and honour. This spirit is believed to carry our sacred thoughts and prayers to the Creator. The feather is used by many Nations to hold presence and spiritual purpose in ceremonies. It leads the way to humility and acknowledgment to our Creator.


Foundation Privacy Policy

Anishnawbe Health Foundation is committed to protecting the privacy of all information that you choose to share with us. Our Privacy Policy is intended to ensure that any confidential information that we collect, use or disclose in providing services is managed according to the best and most current privacy practices, and complies with all relevant privacy legislation.

In particular:

•            Any information collected from donations, registration or order forms is transmitted through a secure server and is used only for the purpose for which it was sent.

•            The information you provide to us is used to help us in our fundraising activities and to process and receipt donations, to respond to information requests from donors and prospective donors, and to communicate future events or promotions.

•            Any e-mail address you send to us is kept strictly confidential and is used only to reply or send information as noted above.

•            Under no circumstances does the Foundation sell, barter or lease its donor or prospective donor lists to other organizations.

You always have the opportunity to update your contact information or opt-out of receiving future communications from us by contacting us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 416-920-2605 ext. 555.


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