The Kateri Memorial Foundation was established as a Registered Charitable Organization in June 1991. Through its volunteer board of directors and members, the foundation will solicit, receive, administer and distribute contributed funds. Through these funds, the foundation will assist in maintaining this community’s high standard of health care services. The funds are intended to meet the specific objectives of the foundation.


  • To promote health by providing medical equipment and health care services to the public in the vicinity of the Mohawk territory of Kahnawake;
  • To promote scientific and medical research which will be diffused to the public and by providing scholarship, bursaries and prizes in the area of health education; and
  • To gift funds to qualified donees as defined in subsection 149.1(1) of the Income Tax Act


THE MISSION of Kateri Memorial Foundation is to solicit, receive and administer contributed funds. As a Native non-profit organization, these funds are then distributed within the territory of Kahnawake to promote the advancement of superior health care services, to provide financial assistance for the unfunded needs of Kateri Memorial Hosptial Centre and for other health related services of the community. We believe in empowering people through health care awareness programs, education and prevention.


THE PHILOSOPHY of Kateri Memorial Foundation is one of respect for the people and the community of Kahnawake. There is an understanding of the importance of the circle of life. The Foundation’s focus is on all health-related areas with a special concern for disadvantaged groups including elders, youth and the disabled.