• Honda Canada Foundation’s first instalment covers three Panda Warmers needed to replace aging equipment

In time to help new moms this Mother’s Day, Honda Canada Foundation is donating $300,000 over three years to Southlake Foundation in support of Southlake Regional Health Centre. The donation will be used to purchase equipment that supports the Maternal Child Health Program which is in keeping with Honda Canada Foundation’s continued effort to make a positive impact in the communities where Honda associates and dealers live, work and play.

The first instalment will help pay for three Panda Warmers. Panda Warmers are needed in the birthing unit to maintain a temperature-controlled environment for newborns to thrive. The warmers are equipped with technology to monitor and track trends in temperature, weight and oxygen saturation levels.

“As our communities continue to grow, more families will depend on the exceptional care offered at Southlake’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit,” said Tony Facciolo, Chair of the Honda Canada Foundation. “One of the pillars of Honda Canada Foundation is to support families and we are delighted our donation to Southlake will make a real, meaningful and ongoing difference for the youngest and newest members of our community for years to come.”

Southlake Regional Health Centre delivers a wide range of healthcare services to the communities of northern York Region and southern Simcoe County. Over 2,600 babies enter the world at Southlake each year, 500 of which require advanced care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  Hospitals rely on donations from the community to fund new and replacement equipment.

“We are incredibly grateful for Honda Canada Foundation’s long-standing support of Southlake Regional Health Centre,” said Jennifer Ritter, President and CEO of Southlake Foundation. “Honda’s generous gift towards our Homeward Campaign in support of our Maternal Child Program, will help ensure that the dedicated health care teams, caring for our newest and tiniest community members, will have the very best equipment to monitor, support, and provide critical care to some of our most vulnerable patients. Honda Canada Foundation’s generous commitment to leading-edge health care in our community will support each one of those families on their journey homeward with their newest family members.”

About Honda Canada Foundation
Formed in 2005, Honda Canada Foundation (HCF) aims to enable the realization of dreams through various annual philanthropic activities and funding to non-profit registered charities across Canada where Honda customers and associates live, work and play. HCF focuses on four key pillars – family, environment, engineering and education – and each year more than $2 million is disbursed to groups in need. More than six million Canadians have benefited from Honda Canada – and Honda Canada Foundation-funded charitable programs. For more information, please visit

About Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation
Since the inception of Southlake Foundation in 1980, more than $222 million has been raised in support of Southlake Regional Health Centre. Working with members of our communities, volunteers, our Southlake Family and our dedicated donors, Southlake Foundation will continue to support the most urgent needs of our hospital, including things like life-saving medical equipment, infrastructure upgrades and expansions, patient programs and staff education, all for the goal of providing leading edge care for patients and families, close to home. For more information visit: