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We believe in children and in families
At the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, our mission is to inspire our community to invest in excellence in child health, research and family-centred care. We’re honoured to work with a dedicated team of caring professionals at our hospital, and we’re even prouder to be part of a community that shares our vision for a healthier future for children.
Focused on family-centred care
Family-centred care is a philosophy that recognizes the important role families play in the physical, psychological and spiritual well-being of their children. Your support helps us deliver the best family-centred care possible, right in our own community.
Mental health matters
Did you know that 70% of mental health issues start in childhood? That’s why we’re working with Alberta Health Services to build a new Centre for Child & Adolescent Mental Health. Learn more at www.buildthemup.ca
Changing lives everyday
Through the generosity of our donors, we provide funding for family-centred child health programs, specialized life-saving equipment and advanced paediatric research and education programs.
In fact, we’re the first hospital in the world to install a non-invasive brain stimulation (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, or TMS) robot dedicated to kids. Researchers here are studying TMS as a potential treatment for cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury/concussion, depression, Tourette syndrome, paediatric pain and other brain and mental health conditions. Our hospital is home to the largest on-site centre for paediatric simulation, KidSIM.
Help build a bright future for kids and families
We’ve made incredible strides. But we need your help.
About Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation
The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation supports care for children from newborn to age 17 from across Alberta, southeastern British Columbia and southwestern Saskatchewan, as multi-disciplinary teams work together to promote healing through family-centred care.
The hospital was opened in Calgary, Alberta, in September 2006, becoming the first free-standing paediatric facility to be built in Canada in more than 20 years.
Family-centred care is a philosophy celebrated by the Alberta Children’s Hospital that recognizes the important role families play in the physical, psychological and spiritual well-being of their children. This model of care embraces family members as key partners in a child’s healing team.
This philosophy is most evident in the actual design of the building. The hospital was imagined by the people who use the building the most — kids, families, physicians and staff. Our colourful lego-inspired theme has become a Calgary landmark that is unique in every way. Over 102,000 kids rely on care from the hospital each year.
Your gift to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation will fund excellence in family-centred child health programs, specialized life-saving equipment and advanced paediatric research.