Melchior Family Foundation’s $1-million donation to RVH brings world-class care to Simcoe Muskoka

Representatives from RVH and RVH Foundation are pictured alongside Dino Melchior and his mother, Gemma, after announcing a $1 million gift from the Melchior Family Foundation to RVH’s Keep Life Wild Campaign. From left: Pamela Ross, CEO, RVH Foundation, Mary-Anne Frith, Keep Life Wild Campaign Cabinet Chair, Gemma Melchior, Dino Melchior, Gail Hunt, RVH President and CEO, and Amber Moreland, Manager, Donor Advising.

The Melchior family has been participating in, sponsoring, and giving back to community initiatives for more than two decades. As Founder and CEO of M Group of Companies, which specializes in real estate investment and property management, Dino Melchior sees the real-life impact of how access to world-class healthcare helps to support strong, vibrant communities.

“For families and communities to thrive, we must have our health,” says Dino. “Family means everything to me, and I am extremely proud that this gift will help ensure that every family living in Simcoe Muskoka will have access to the advanced healthcare they deserve, closer to home.”

“The Melchior Family Foundation is a true champion for healthcare in our region,” says Mary-Anne Frith, Keep Life Wild Campaign Cabinet Chair. “Their commitment to making exceptional, compassionate care available to everyone who lives, works, and plays in Simcoe Muskoka sends a powerful message. It is reassurance that this type of advanced care will remain available close to home, now and for years to come. We couldn’t be more grateful for their generosity.”

Current forecasts estimate that the population of Simcoe Muskoka will double in size over the next 20 years. To keep up with population projections, RVH must grow both in size and scope of care. The Melchior Family Foundation’s gift will go a long way towards advancing expansion plans which will add more than 240 beds to the current health centre site in Barrie and enable RVH to enhance almost every service it offers.