Who We Are
The Wounds Canada Foundation supports people in Canada who have wounds or are at risk for wounds, including pressure injuries (bedsores), surgical wounds, diabetic foot ulcers, burns, traumatic wounds and lower-leg ulcers. Our mission is to bring prevention and awareness of wounds to the forefront of care.
The Wounds Canada Foundation is the fundraising arm of Wounds Canada, a much-needed organization founded 25 years ago that has positively impacted wound management and care across the country. Wounds Canada’s array of programs make it the country’s leading provider of evidenced-based best practice wound care information, resources and educational programs. Wounds Canada has become Canada’s most reliable resource for patients and their families, health-care providers and community partners.
Our board comprises a team of compassionate individuals who share a common goal of improving patient outcomes and supporting skin health and wound care.
Wounds are a significant health issue in Canada.
1 in 4 patients in acute and long-term care have a bedsore, a type of wound that is usually preventable with proper care. Wounds come in many forms, including pressure injuries (bedsores), surgical wounds, diabetic foot ulcers, burns, traumatic wounds and lower leg ulcers. Most heal quickly, but many others can’t heal because of infection, repeated injury and diseases or conditions that can slow or stop healing.
Wounds Canada Foundation wants to ensure that no one will experience a preventable wound or the hardship of a wound complication. Your donations can help make a difference, change a life or save a life. Wounds can happen to any one of us. If you or a loved one has been affected by a wound, you know first-hand the impact it can have on your life.