Finalist To Win $100,000 Donation

Edmonton AB – November 5, 2020 – The University Hospital Foundation (UHF) has been chosen as one of ten finalists in iA Financial Group’s Canada-wide philanthropic contest, out of almost 250 submissions, for a virtual, cultural and interpretation support program. UHF has the chance to win a donation of up to $100,000.

The program, called Lost in Translation, will help bridge service gaps faced by Indigenous peoples and non-English speakers by expanding the availability, knowledge, and capacity of professional medical translation services across Alberta through virtual care, cultural support, and translation and interpretive services.

“The University Hospital Foundation is excited that iA Financial Group chose our project as one of their 10 finalists,” said Dr. Jodi L. Abbott, President and CEO of the University Hospital Foundation.

“The $100,000 donation would make a significant impact on Indigenous and non-English speaking communities in Alberta and create the best possible healthcare experience.”

The program will provide cultural support for these communities through a virtual health model for delivering primary care. The program is also working to develop identified translation and interpretation services for Indigenous languages and dialects that are currently underserved or not served at all, and will expand translation and interpretation services for other non-English-speaking community members.

Supporters are invited to vote online at for the two submissions they find the most inspiring from among the ten finalist submissions, until November 30, 2020.

A donation of $100,000 will be made to the 3 charities that receive the most votes and the remaining seven charities will each receive $10,000. Contest results will be announced on December 10, 2020.

Contest details are available at

University Hospital Foundation

The University Hospital Foundation raises and manages funds to advance patient care, research and healthcare innovation at the University of Alberta Hospital, the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute and the Kaye Edmonton Clinic, as well as to research at the University of Alberta and care in the community though AHS. For more information visit

About iA Financial Group

iA Financial Group is one of the largest insurance and wealth management groups in Canada. It also operates in the United States. Founded in 1892, it is one of Canada’s largest public companies. iA Financial Group shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols IAG (common shares) and IAF (preferred shares).

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