Working together to save
and enhance lives

TGLN helps to save and enhance lives by maximizing organ and tissue donations for transplantation in partnership with stakeholders.

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Healthcare Professionals
Healthcare Professionals and Hospitals
Donor Families
In the
Individuals in the community
Healthcare Professionals and Hospitals
Healthcare Professionals
Healthcare Professionals and Hospitals play a key role in helping TGLN be an effective leader in managing Ontario’s organ and tissue donation and transplantation. There are 69 hospital corporations across the province that secure organ/tissue donation as part of end-of-life care; provide organ and tissue donation best practices; and maximize organ and tissue donations for transplantation.
Donor Families
Donor Families
Working with TGLN, Donor Families receive many different kinds of support. It begins from the time that consent is granted for up to 12 months. This can include access to information materials, donor recognition events and other support measures.
In the Community
In the Community
Individuals in the Community are critical to the promotion and public awareness efforts regarding the need to register as an organ and tissue donor. TGLN works with community volunteers and various organizations to provide the necessary information and support.
Preparations for a transplant often begin long before the surgery to replace the damaged or diseased organ. A coordinated effort by transplant surgeons, coordinators, social workers, psychologists, the patient and donor family, among many others, is vital to ensure a successful surgery.

Board of Directors

Trillium Gift of Life Network is now part of Ontario Health, an agency created by the Government of Ontario with a mandate to connect and coordinate our province’s health care system to help ensure that Ontarians receive the best possible care.

The Ontario Health website contains information about our board of directors and leadership.


How you can help


Register your consent for organ and tissue donation. One organ donor can save up to 8 lives and enhance as many as 75 more through the gift of tissue.


Talk to your loved ones about your donation decision.


Inspire others to register by launching an online campaign page. (it’s quick and easy to do)

Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN) Champion Award Series (2012-2019)

For eight consecutive years, the former TGLN Board embarked on an extensive nomination and selection process to choose one or two organ and tissue donation advocates to honour with the Annual TGLN Champion Award. From 2012 – 2019, the TGLN Champion Award was presented to 11 advocates. A TGLN Champion was defined as “an Ontario resident who had made an exceptional and inspirational difference in the realm of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.” As part of the selection process, the TGLN Board took into consideration the various activities undertaken by advocates in communities across Ontario to help raise public awareness about the importance of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

The TGLN Champion Award series was discontinued in 2020 when TGLN joined Ontario Health.

Open Government Documents (Archive)

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) - dated as of 2009
Memorandum of Understanding

Annual Business Plan
All non-advisory classified agencies are required to post their annual Business Plan. The annual Business Plan maps out the agency’s strategic direction and upcoming activities for the next three fiscal years. All agencies must have their responsible Minister approve their business plan annually. To ensure that confidentiality and privacy are maintained, these documents do not contain any information that could affect the security of a person, place or thing, is commercially sensitive, or contains confidential information about human resources and labour relations as listed above.
Annual Business Plan (2018-2019)
Annual Business Plan (2017-2018)

Annual Business Plan (2016-2017)
Annual Business Plan (2015-2016)
Annual Business Plan (2014-2015)

Open Data Directive
Data Inventory (February 2020)
Data Inventory (January 2019)
Data Inventory (July 2016)

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