CN Miracle Match Program to donate up to $300,000 to William Osler Health System Foundation

A major Brampton employer steps forward to support a local cause

BRAMPTON, ON , June 6, 2016 /CNW/ - CN announced today its support of paediatric care in Brampton through its 2016 Miracle Match program and pledge to match funds raised through William Osler Health System (Osler) Foundation's 'You Have the Power' Campaign up to $300,000.

The Osler Foundation's selection as a beneficiary of the CN Miracle Match program was officially announced at the Osler Open: Brampton Invitational golf tournament at Lionhead Golf Club. Joining CN for the announcement were representatives from William Osler Health System, Osler Foundation and the Honourable Linda Jeffrey, Mayor of Brampton.

"At CN, we are deeply committed to giving back to the communities that we serve and we are very proud of the support we have been able to give to hospitals through the CN Miracle Match program," said Keith Reardon, vice president of Intermodal at CN. "We are thrilled to announce that Osler Foundation is the Eastern Canada recipient of the 2016 CN Miracle Match Program and look forward to helping to improve the quality of health care available to children and their families across Brampton and beyond."

CN Miracle Match is a national charitable initiative that CN launched in 2006, which rallies communities across Canada behind a very worthy cause – supporting children's healthcare.

"The CN matching gift will help our youngest and most vulnerable patients by encouraging the community to give to our paediatric program through the 'You Have the Power' Campaign," said Ken Mayhew, President & CEO, Osler Foundation. "Osler has the third highest paediatric volumes in the province and expertise in virtually every paediatric speciality. CN's extraordinary gift, and the gifts it will inspire, will make a huge difference to paediatric care at Brampton Civic and, very soon, the new Peel Memorial, which will provide specialized care to young patients and their families through extensive outpatient clinics, a new urgent care centre, and day surgery program.

The 'You Have the Power' Campaign is the most ambitious campaign Osler Foundation has undertaken. Contributions from businesses, such as CN, and the efforts of Osler Foundation are vital to the success of the project.

"Brampton is one of the fastest-growing communities in Ontario and our hospitals need to keep pace with that growth. I am thrilled that CN is stepping forward to better fund paediatric care in our Brampton hospitals. This will greatly improve Osler's ability to provide quality health care services to the residents of Brampton closer to home, and would not be possible without the generous support of organizations such as CN," said Brampton Mayor Jeffrey.

To learn more about the CN Miracle Match Program and Osler's 'You Have the Power' Capital campaign, visit or call the Osler Foundation at 905-494-6556.

ABOUT WILLIAM OSLER HEALTH SYSTEM AND OSLER FOUNDATION:  William Osler Health System is a hospital system 'Accredited with Exemplary Standing' that serves 1.3 million residents of Brampton, Etobicoke, and surrounding communities within the Central West Local Health Integration Network. Osler's emergency departments are among the busiest in Canada and its labour and delivery program is one of the largest in the province. William Osler Health System Foundation builds and fosters relationships in order to raise funds to support William Osler Health System's capital, education and research priorities at Brampton Civic Hospital, Etobicoke General Hospital and the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness.

CN is a true backbone of the economy that transports more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network of approximately 20,000 route-miles spanning Canada and mid-America. CN – Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries – serves the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information about CN, visit the Company's website at

SOURCE William Osler Health System

For further information: Cara Francis, Director, Public Relations, William Osler Health System, P: 905-494-2120 ext. 59467,

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