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Joc's Legacy gift to Sask

The Mosaic Company’s Former President & CEO, Joc O’Rourke’s Retirement Legacy: A Gift from the Heart

February 14, 2024

Saskatchewan— After nearly nine years leading The Mosaic Company, one of Saskatchewan’s largest potash producers, the organization’s outgoing CEO and President, Joc O’Rourke recently announced his legacy gift for the province. 

Mr. O’Rourke fittingly selected the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation (JPCHF) as recipient for a $100,000 donation that commemorates his retirement. This generous gift will purchase urgently needed equipment for pregnant women, moms-to-be and families in the Mosaic Maternal Care Centre, at Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital (JPCH). 

The Mosaic Company has committed more than $10 million to the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation over the past decade during much of O’Rourke’s tenure – supporting the initial capital campaign, establishing The Mosaic Child Life Program along with ongoing support of the JPCH Jeans & Jewels Gala and the Roughrider and Children’s Hospital Foundation Lottery. This long-term and ongoing financial support profoundly impacts the lives of maternal and pediatric patients at JPCH and across our province, offering transformative opportunities and care.

“Mosaic’s partnership with the JPCHF has made a significant impact in the province and is one that is particularly special to me,” says Joc O’Rourke. “Knowing our support has helped so many Saskatchewan families has been one of the great honors of my career. It is also why I am proud to continue making a lasting impact by sharing my personal legacy donation to the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital.”

Joc O’Rourke’s retirement gift is from the heart and represents his decade of devotion to children and families all around Saskatchewan. It also reflects an unwavering commitment to the well-being of the community, solidifying O'Rourke's impact on maternal and pediatric care.

“The funding of specialized equipment will positively impact the lives of Saskatchewan’s maternal and pediatric patients daily,” said Brynn Boback-Lane, President and CEO of Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation. “It represents not only a proud provincial partnership between JPCH and The Mosaic Company, but also O’Rourke’s honourable pursuit of intentionality throughout his career. On behalf of the Foundation, Board of Directors and our JPCH families, thank you for choosing to support maternal and pediatric care at Saskatchewan’s Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital with your heartfelt gift.”

Saskatchewan’s Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation is dedicated to raising funds for the enhancement of maternal and children’s health care in Saskatchewan. Our Foundation’s mission is to inspire philanthropy for Saskatchewan to drive transformative maternal and children’s health, research, and innovation through Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital and programs throughout the province. For more information, please visit

With the global population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, food security is an ever-growing challenge that The Mosaic Company will help meet. Our team of 13,000 people in 11 operating countries produce and deliver millions of tonnes of responsibly produced phosphate and potash fertilizers from mine to market - nutrients that are vital to feed crops which feed people everywhere - and serve farmers in 40 countries by helping them increase crop yields and improve nutrition for people and animals. We pursue our mission to help the world grow the food it needs responsibly and sustainably: We are committed to being good stewards of the environment by reducing our water use and greenhouse gas emissions, good neighbors through strong partnerships with our host communities, and by being a more diverse and inclusive company where every person feels valued and appreciated. 

Media Inquiries:
Michelle Busa
Communications Director
Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation

Marnel Jones
Director, Government & Public Affairs 
The Mosaic Company