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The Tenaquip Foundation

The Tenaquip Foundation was created in November 2006 to support registered Canadian charities working in the areas of medical research, hospitals, children’s welfare and humanitarian causes. Since its inception, the Foundation has generously contributed over $10 million to Canadians in need, but also to several international programs, including HealthBridge Foundation of Canada.

The Tenaquip Foundation has supported HealthBridge since 2011, making the Foundation one of our long-term supporters. Over the last seven years, Tenaquip has provided essential support to The Pakur mother and child survival project and the project Saving lives of mothers and children in Nepal and Vietnam. Tenaquip’s generous contributions have helped deliver healthcare to 60,000 women and babies during pregnancy, child birth and the post-partum period in rural India.

Thank you, Tenaquip, for continuing to support HealthBridge and improving the health of vulnerable populations worldwide!


Mr David T. Sweanor

David Sweanor is a member emeritus of the HealthBridge board of directors.

A Canadian lawyer, David has worked in global public health efforts on tobacco for over 30 years. He has played a key role in Canadian efforts on tobacco taxation, smuggling, advertising restrictions, package labeling, environmental tobacco smoke, cessation, product regulation and other issues. In addition, he has been active on a similar range of global issues, working with bodies such as the International Union Against Cancer, World Health Organization, World Bank and numerous governments and health agencies.

David's primary area of work has been the interaction of law and economics as a determinant of public health, with particular recent emphasis on tax policy, contraband tobacco, provision of tobacco dependence treatment products and the changing landscape of reduced risk products.

In 2015, David revealed that he had been donating anonymously, including to HealthBridge, for the previous 15 years. In 2016, he received the Ottawa Philanthropy Award for Outstanding Individual Philanthropist.

Watch HealthBridge Executive Director Sian FitzGerald pay tribute to David: