Every kid deserves to have a childhood.
It’s hard to be a kid when pain and medical treatments are part of daily life and home is a hospital bed. Let’s do what’s right for kids. Let’s give every sick child their childhood back.
Hospitals are where kids are fighting their toughest battles every day. By supporting 13 of Canada’s children’s hospitals, we’re showing kids that we’re in it with them.
Passionate. Bold. Loud. Our partners are corporations and organizations who aren’t afraid to stand up and make a statement for kids’ health.
Get ready to play. Take to the dancefloor. Make a miracle happen. Our Signature Programs offer inspiring ways to make an impact on your local community and show kids we’re all here for them.
We’re here for the kids because they
need all of us.
Our mission is simple. We’re here to stand up for sick children.
Our Canadian children’s hospitals work together to find better ways to give kids more of their childhood back. How? By shortening their stays through research that improves treatments and finds cures, developing technologies that bring the latest knowledge, and creating care facilities designed for kids and their families first.
We’re here to believe that it’s possible to end childhood illness and disease. And we’re here to help make change come sooner.
For the kids, for healthcare, for Canada.
By helping to raise funds for 13 of Canada’s children’s hospitals, we’re the largest non-government funder of child health in Canada. But we haven’t done it alone. We work with partners, donors and people like you.
With your help, epic change is possible
We’re making progress. Change is happening. And you can help accelerate it.
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Canadians donate over $2M to child and youth mental health
Buy a Colton Plush to Support Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations
Recognizing World Mental Health Day (Oct 10) & World Stroke Day (Oct 29)
On Oct 29 when we recognize World Stroke Day, it’s important to remember that a “stroke can happen at any point in a person’s lifetime” including during infancy and childhood. In fact, Heart & Stroke states that “if children are quite young when they have a stroke, the extent of their deficits may not become apparent until they are older”
Learn more about how strokes and heart conditions affect kids differently.
Did you know that 70% of mental health issues start in childhood? With World Mental Health Day on October 10th, Alberta Children’s Hospital takes this statistic seriously and is why they’re working with Alberta Health Services to build a new Centre for Child & Adolescent Mental Health. Learn more at www.buildthemup.ca
CCHF has just wrapped up our Sobeys “A Family of Support: Child & Youth Mental Health Initiative” which will support 13 specific mental health initiatives across the country.
Strokes and heart complications don’t only apply to adults and the elderly, kids experience these health issues too. Two years ago our Child Champion from Alberta, Sydnee, was diagnosed with a serious heart condition and underwent surgery in Edmonton. While the operation to correct her heart was successful, when Sydnee woke up, she couldn’t speak, read or even recognize letters of the alphabet.