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BVD Group pledges $10 million to Osler Foundation to support health care in Brampton and Etobicoke

June 28, 2022, BRAMPTON – William Osler Health System (Osler) and William Osler Health System
Foundation (Osler Foundation) are thrilled to announce a $10 million donation from BVD Group. As Osler
continues to grow to meet the increasing demands in one of the most diverse communities in Canada, funds
will go towards the local hospital system’s greatest equipment and redevelopment needs, and help
strengthen health care in Brampton and Etobicoke for years to come.
BVD Group, which serves the North American transportation industry, is led by CEO Bikram Dhillon and
his family.
“Bikram Dhillon and his family are an inspiration to the entire community,” said Ken Mayhew, President and
CEO, William Osler Health System Foundation. “Mr. Dhillon came to Canada 40 years ago and built BVD
Group from the ground, up, becoming a pillar in the Canadian transportation industry. Together, with his
family, they are helping to advance health care in Brampton and Etobicoke to benefit our communities now
and for future generations. We are grateful to Mr. Dhillon, the Dhillon family, and BVD Group for their
generous donation and philanthropic leadership.”
As part of the transformation of health care in Brampton and Etobicoke, Peel Memorial Centre for
Integrated Health and Wellness (Peel Memorial) will become Brampton’s second hospital. The new Peel
Memorial will include a new multi-storey patient tower with 250 inpatient beds and space to grow, new and
enhanced outpatient services and day programs, and the expansion of the existing Urgent Care Centre to
24/7 operations later this year—setting the stage for a second full Emergency Department in Brampton. The
proposed expanded cancer care services at Brampton Civic Hospital will address the growing need for
cancer care in the community and will bring radiation treatment closer to home for patients and families in
Brampton and the surrounding region. Ongoing redevelopment at Etobicoke General Hospital will further
enhance the state-of-the-art services the hospital offers, to ensure Osler can continue to meet the evolving
health care needs of the community.
“This incredible gift from the Dhillon family and BVD Group is a game changer for our communities,” said
Dr. Frank Martino, Interim President and CEO, William Osler Health System. “On behalf of Osler’s team of
staff, physicians and volunteers who go beyond to serve our communities, we thank Bikram Dhillon, the
Dhillon family, and BVD Group for supporting exceptional health care close to home.”
“All four of my kids and my nine grandchildren were born in Brampton and Etobicoke hospitals,” said
Bikram Dhillon, CEO, BVD Group. “This community has given so much to my family, and this donation is
the best way to give back, and touch everyone in the community. We will all need health care and there’s no
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better time to contribute—in whatever way we can—to help our hospitals. I hope others will step forward
and support our hospitals; every dollar counts to ensure that our community has the health care it needs
and deserves.”
Joining representatives from Osler, Osler Foundation and BVD Group for the announcement were The
Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario and MPP, Etobicoke North; The Honourable Sylvia Jones,
Deputy Premier, Minister of Health and MPP, Dufferin-Caledon; The Honourable Prabmeet Sarkaria,
President of the Treasury Board and MPP, Brampton South; and His Worship, Patrick Brown, Mayor of
Brampton, along with Members of Provincial Parliament for Brampton and members of Brampton City
Council and Town of Caledon Council.
“Today’s announcement shows what can happen when we all work together to transform health care for
the people of Ontario,” said Hon. Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario and MPP for Etobicoke North. “On behalf
of the Ontario Government, I thank Mr. Bikram Dhillon, the Dhillon family, and the BVD Group for their
tremendous generosity and for supporting a future that has never been brighter for this community.”
“As Brampton’s health care system enters a historic period of growth and expansion, it is so encouraging to
see this kind of support for our mission to build a better health system for our city,” said Hon. Prabmeet
Sarkaria, President of the Treasury Board and MPP for Brampton South. “Thank you to Mr. Dhillon, the
Dhillon family, and the BVD Group for this remarkable example of Ontario Spirit. Our community will
benefit from your generosity for years to come.”
ABOUT WILLIAM OSLER HEALTH SYSTEM and FOUNDATION: William Osler Health System (Osler) is
a hospital system, which includes Brampton Civic Hospital, Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness,
and Etobicoke General Hospital, and serves 1.3 million residents of Brampton, Etobicoke, and surrounding
communities within the Central West region. Nationally recognized for its commitment to patient safety, Osler is also
Accredited with Exemplary Standing, the highest rating a Canadian hospital can receive. Osler’s emergency
departments are among the busiest in Canada, and its Mental Health and Addictions program is one of the largest in
Ontario. William Osler Health System Foundation seeks to create a healthier community through giving by inspiring its
communities to invest in exceptional health care close to home.

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