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Funding excellence in child healthcare
The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba exists to improve the health of children everywhere by inspiring our community to support excellence in child health and child research. We are passionate about increasing the quality of life for infants and children.
Since 1971, the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba has raised more than $80 million to improve the lives of sick and injured children from Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, and Nunavut. Through the Foundation, community generosity funds important programs; the purchase of essential equipment; and the advancement of paediatric health at the Foundation owned and operated Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba that will improve the lives of children in Manitoba, Canada & across the world.
Building a new heart centre for Manitoba kids
In Manitoba, a new Children’s Heart Centre is needed. The original Children’s Heart Centre, built in 1987, was originally set up to handle 1800 patients but now handles a patient load of 6000 in its cramped space.
With your support of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba, a new Children’s Heart Centre can be built in Manitoba’s Diagnostic Centre of Excellence Building – an optimal location connected to Cardiac MRI, the paediatric intensive care unit, and other essential services.
See why this is so critical for Manitoba’s little patients below or learn more here.
Did you know:
While Indigenous peoples represent 15% of Manitoba’s population, as many as 50% of the families treated at the hospital are Indigenous.
HSC Children’s Emergency is the second busiest emergency department in the province (number one is HSC Adult ED, with 71,000+ visits annually), seeing about 50,000 visits each year.
World-class research has happened here for 110 years
The Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM) is the first research facility dedicated exclusively to paediatric research in the Prairie Provinces. CHRIM researchers continue the 110+-year tradition of discoveries in child health, including the first ever documented case of Type 2 diabetes in a child. CHRIM researchers secured $19.3 M in active research funding in 2019.
Expanding mental health services
More than 500 children ages 10-17 are admitted to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health inpatient unit each year. Indoor and outdoor play spaces help reduce depression, anxiety, and stress, and develop coping tools for the future. That is why the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba, with the help of community supporters, is creating a Mental Health Play Space to provide patients with a nurturing, comfortable environment to ensure the best possible care and well-being.
You can help advance excellence in child healthcare
Your support directly impacts the health and quality of life of infants and children.
About The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba
Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba is dedicated to ensuring that every child treated at HSC Winnipeg Children’s Hospital has the best care and experience possible.
Since 1971, with incredible donor support, the Foundation has raised more than $100 million to help sick and injured children from Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, and Nunavut. Funds support important programs that bring comfort to sick children, life-saving equipment, and health research to improve the lives of children everywhere. Let’s make anything possible. Learn about your impact at goodbear.ca.
Development Office and CMN Program Director