Portage District General Hospital Foundation was incorporated under an act of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba that received Royal Assent on September 10, 1986.
The move to form a foundation was undertaken by the governing board of the Portage District General Hospital and Portage District Care Homes Inc. Both boards were composed of the same appointments undertaken by the city and municipalities within the official catchment area. This board formed the Portage District General Hospital Foundation and expanded their goal to fundraise to improve the quality of healthcare, benefits, and comforts given to patients of Portage District General Hospital.
In 2001, the scope of the Foundation was expanded to include Douglas Campbell Lodge and Regency House. The need was clearly demonstrated, as both were high priorities for this area of Manitoba, and large amounts of money were raised to make this a reality. Over the years, funds raised by the Foundation have been allocated to all 3 facilities with a large portion allocated to Portage District General Hospital.
There was also change to the appointment of Foundation’s board of directors. The change included having 2 members appointed by the Council of the City of Portage la Prairie and 2 members appointed by the Council of the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie. In addition, one final member of the board is appointed – the Chief Executive Officer of the corporation.
In 2010, the Foundation had yet another change of its membership having 3 members appointed by the Council of the City of Portage la Prairie and 3 members appointed by the Council of the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie. This made for a total change in board membership from 5 to 7 members.