outpatient visits in 2018
surgeries each year
patients involved in research studies
visits to the emergency room each year
Helping children and youth live their healthiest lives
At the CHEO Foundation, our mission is to advance the physical, mental and social well-being of children and families in eastern Ontario, western Quebec, Nunavut and northern Ontario by raising, managing and disbursing funds. Together, as one team, the CHEO Foundation, CHEO and the CHEO Research Institute strive to help patients live their best lives.
Advancing our knowledge of rare diseases
For families living with a disease without a diagnosis, it can be a long and hard road. At CHEO, the Care4Rare team is focused on improving the clinical care for families with rare diseases across Canada and around the world. Using state-of-the-art genetic technology, the team has studied over 5,000 patients and families globally, providing diagnoses for 1,500 patients, while discovering 125 new rare disease genes.
Caring for the well-being of kids with cancer
When a child is diagnosed with cancer, it’s a long, life-altering journey. With frequent appointments and hospital admissions, their normal day-to-day life is interrupted. Our Well-Being Program was born out of a need to help families through hard times.
Supporting kids’ mental health
CHEO now offers dedicated psychological services to oncology patients. This program was initiated by families who saw a need for increased mental health support for their children. Clinical psychologists provide assessments, consultations and counselling to children and youth in treatment and to cancer survivors dealing with lingering effects of treatment.
Helping children and youth live their best life
Your support helps provide outstanding care for kids and families.
About the CHEO Foundation
CHEO is a global leader in paediatric health, dedicated to helping children and youth live their best lives. CHEO combines excellence in clinical care, research and education with a commitment to working with our partners to advance seamless care that’s provided where, when and how it’s needed. Every year, CHEO helps more than 500,000 children and youth from eastern Ontario, western Quebec, Nunavut and northern Ontario.