Fund Homecare Canada is a Canadian registered charitable, not-for-profit organization dedicated to making in-home care accessible to palliative cancer patients—a critical and prevalent need that is unfortunately out of reach for many. We created Fund Homecare Canada to address this discrepancy by providing financial support to help cancer patients and their families with in-home palliative care needs. Our funding goes towards personal care, housekeeping services, meals, nursing, and shopping assistance.
Cancer impacts us all. Here is a story from Fund Homecare’s Rochelle, whose personal experience demonstrates the importance of accessible palliative homecare.
Benefit those in need by funding home-based palliative care for cancer patients residing in Ontario.
Maintain a 360 degree monitoring mechanism to provide visibility for our sponsors and clients.
Build an annual replenishable fund of $0.5 million per annum over the next two years (2021 - 2022).
Channel funding specifically toward palliative cancer patients who do not qualify for government or any other funding for home-based care
Utilize communication channels including direct outreach, social media campaigns, and fundraising events to encourage corporate giving, crowdfunding, and personal donations.
Rohit Bhalla is the Co-Founder of Fund Homecare Canada. Known for his innovative problem solving, Rohit’s passion for a better tomorrow drove him to address one of the most prominent gaps in healthcare: access to home-based palliative care. With guidance from respected connections in the industry, Rohit’s vision to support palliative cancer patients in need of care came to fruition and Fund Homecare was born.
Rohit has over 30 years of experience in strategic client engagement and portfolio management roles, and holds a degree in business administration and multiple certifications in leadership and management. Having lived and worked in Canada, India, Dubai, and the US, Rohit brings a wealth of international experience and a vast network of connections to his work at Fund Homecare
Helping people in need is in Denise’s blood, especially those that are not able to help themselves for a variety of reasons. Denise’s drive to help start Fund Homecare was accelerated by the discovery that many people in her community are low income and cannot afford external resources to help them care for their loved ones when it matters most.
Denise is a licensed Paralegal and has worked in the not-for-profit industry for over 15 years. She has vast experience in dealing with government organizations, the healthcare industry, and community agencies.
Ray’s 30-year technology career includes experiences as both entrepreneur and providing leadership in large complex global enterprises focused on the success of people. His roles include technology sales, marketing, and leading delivery of transformative IT business solutions. He also supports higher education as a part-time college professor instructing customer service skills for IT professionals.
Ray’s decades of not-for-profit volunteer board leadership roles have been centered in healthcare and social services and currently include Long-Term Care and seniors’ residences. Ray holds an Executive MBA, a Marketing diploma, various technology certifications, and has participated in executive leadership programs. He has led corporate fundraising for The United Way, youth camp, and local food bank needs. www.raymacdonald.com
Nikita is a Director at Fund Homecare. Her heart for volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, Youth Without Shelter, the YMCA Youth Council, and new immigrants encouraged her to work with Fund HomeCare to bring real solutions to real problems experienced by Canadians.
As a Queen’s MBA graduate, Nikita was heavily involved in the campus community. She was a director in her Student Executive Council, and was involved with Engineers Without Borders and the Women in Engineering club during her undergraduate degree. Now, Nikita is working as a product owner in the healthcare industry, working to utilize technology to enhance the industry.
In the last 10-15 years, a number of Ricky’s friends and family were diagnosed with cancer, and he witnessed first hand struggles to make palliative care arrangements. He joined the Fund Homecare team in the hopes of contributing his knowledge and expertise to the cause.
Ricky is a Canadian CPA, CA and has significant experience serving a range of entities, primarily in the financial services sector, in Canada, England and the Middle East. Prior to his retirement in 2017, he was a Deloitte audit partner. He has been involved in various leadership and governance roles over the years. Most recently, he has served on the board of a Mississauga regional community clinic, an Ontario pension advisory committee, and a Toronto charity bike ride committee.
Since moving to Canada, Seema has gained deep appreciation for the country’s culture of giving and belief that every effort makes a difference. She was inspired to give back to the community herself, and Fund Homecare showed itself to be the perfect medium.
Seema is a Canadian CPA and CMA with 15+ years of experience in the preparation and reporting of financial statements for start-ups and SMEs. Having stayed extensively in Bombay in the past few years, she witnessed the pandemic’s devastating impact on the poor and destitute in India firsthand and spent time working closely with two Indian NGOs (Robinhood Army and Enrich Lives Foundation). Domestically, she has volunteered with the CRA to assist low-income individuals with tax filing, participated in several Mississauga food drives, and served on the SEVA Brampton fundraising team
Fund Homecare Canada’s mission is to ensure that its funding reaches the right people at the right time. With a focused approach of diligence and compassion, we maintain full transparency and regular communication. Our fundraising activities with corporate sponsors, personal donors, perennial contributors and social media crowdfunding have minimal operational expenses so we can maximize our contribution to those who need it.
With a focus on care, we place great value on suggestions from our sponsors and clients. We firmly believe that successful evolution comes from open mindedness and always seeking to develop best practices and principles. Our operational mantra prioritizes constant learning, refining, evolving, communicating and sharing case progression updates regularly with our sponsors and clients.
Beneficiaries Fund, 86%
Fundraising costs, 21%
Administrative costs, 79%