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Supporting Banting House

There are many ways to contribute to Banting House and support ongoing operations and special projects:

  • Immediate financial gifts
  • Immediate gifts of art, artifacts, and other ephemera related to Sir Frederick Banting
  • In-kind products and services
  • Legacy gifts such as annuities, bequests, life insurance, and securities

Giving in any of these ways will have an immediate impact on Banting House operations. The Museum is committed to build and strengthen a number of key areas, including:

  • Acquisitions
  • Building restoration
  • Database management
  • Education and public programs
  • Restoration and conservation of the collection
  • Web development and new technologies

Banting House National Historic Site of Canada is a registered charitable organization, under the Canadian Diabetes Association umbrella, and can offer tax receipts for financial offerings.

For more information about how you can give to support our programs, keep reading or contact Grant Maltman at or at 519-673-1752 ext. 226. We would be pleased to discuss the various giving opportunities available to you.

Banting House Acquisition Fund

Banting House National Historic Site is owned and operated by Diabetes Canada and does not receive core funding for its operations from any level of government. With such financial limitations, we simply are not in a position to access funds quickly enough when important objects appear on the market. Since 1999, when the Banting House Acquisition Fund was established, we have made great progress in addressing this problem.

As a result of the generosity of many corporate and individual donors who have provided financial support to this fund, we have been able to acquire significant items related to Banting’s life and career that were at risk of being lost, acquired by private collectors, or potentially leaving the country. The successful acquisition of Banting’s Memorial Cross ($88,500) is a testament to the success of this initiative.

The building and maintaining of a collection is the purpose of any museum and this fund has been invaluable. A complement to our private donation program, this fund assists our ability to continue to build our collection and, equally important, provide the funds necessary to undertake any conservation work related to a particular acquisition.

To support this fund, contact Museum Curator Grant Maltman at 519-673-1752 ext. 226. You can also email Grant at; please use “Banting House Acquisition Fund” in the subject line.

Leave a Legacy

There are many ways for individuals to support Banting House programs and special projects. Whether it is through a general donation, a bequest, or an annuity, these gifts are invaluable and help ensure that the museum meets its mission for future generations.

To discuss the various giving opportunities available to you, please contact Museum Curator Grant Maltman at 519-673-1752 ext. 226. You can also email Grant at; please use “Donation Inquiry” in the subject line.

Becoming a Museum Supporter

Banting House National Historic Site of Canada relies on admissions and school programmes as well as the generosity of the community to operate. By becoming a Museum Supporter, you will make an invaluable investment in the future of Banting House. Your contribution will provide much needed financial support for building resotration, education, and public programmes, and enhance the quliaty of our collections through acquisition and conservation.

Some of the benefits of becoming a Museum Supporter include a subscription to our quarterly newsletter The Isletin, exclusive information on museum activities, and invitations to special events. Unless you choose to remain anonymous, your support will be recognized in an annual report.

In order to become a Museum Supporter, please fill out the following form and mail it to the address below with a cheque payable to Banting House. Alternately, if you are in the area, please feel free to stop by and hand us your form and cheque personally after a tour of the museum. A Canadian Charitable income tax receipt will be issued for each gift. Donations of all sizes are welcomed and much appreciated; there is no designated minimum amount required to become a museum supporter.

Get the form to become a Museum Supporter.

Email your form to: and include Museum Supporter in the subject line.

Other Ways to Support Banting House NHS

There are a variety of other ways to support Banting House NHS including volunteering, purchasing from our gift shop and purchasing a brick through our brick campaign.

A gift to Banting House National Historic Site of Canada is an investment in our national heritage. Thank you for your continued support!

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