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Every child is capable of great things when they have the chance for a healthy life
At Children’s Health Foundation in London, Ontario, we’re passionate about protecting our children’s potential. With our donors and partner organizations, we’re strengthening and transforming paediatric healthcare and rehabilitation for the benefit of all children and youth in our region.
We’re proud to support ground-breaking research and cutting-edge care and rehabilitation. The impact of our donors’ generosity is felt throughout Southwestern Ontario and parts of Northern Ontario. With every gift given, our Children’s family is empowered to make a meaningful difference in the lives of over 30,000 children and their loved ones.
Helping children feel safe, not scared
When a child is hospitalized, it can be incredibly scary for them and their parents. They need support to get better physically and they also need someone who will safeguard their mental health. Our 14 skilled Child Life Specialists take on this incredibly important role, helping reduce children’s stress and anxiety, helping families manage their situations and bringing fun to hospital rooms. Since the program receives no government funding, the good work they do is only possible with donors, like you.
Expanding our family resource centre for the future
When a child becomes ill or injured, parents often face difficult and confusing decisions about their child’s care and worry about what the future may hold. The Paediatric Family Resource Centre (PFRC) empowers parents to make the best care decisions for their child by providing unbiased information through a variety of resources, including medical reference books, computer programs, parent guides and information about parent support groups. In order to provide the best support possible, Children’s Hospital is expanding the services of the PRFC. Your donation to Children’s Health Foundation will help ensure that the 30,000 children and their families who visit Children’s Hospital have access to the support they need, when they need it most.
Enhancing our services and equipment
This past year, with your support, Children’s Health Foundation was able to fund the purchase of 112 vital pieces of equipment that will save young lives, support 10 programs and other therapeutic services for children with disabilities and conduct ground-breaking research to prevent and treat childhood disease and injury around the world.
We need your help
We’re driven to save and improve young lives. But we can’t do it alone.
About Children’s Health Foundation
Children’s Health Foundation is dedicated to raising and granting funds to support Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre, Thames Valley Children’s Centre and Children’s Health Research Institute. Since 1922, funds raised have helped deliver exceptional care and support for children and their families by providing specialized paediatric care, equipment, education programs, therapy, rehabilitation services and research.