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$26 million gift to Canada’s Children’s Hospitals: Locally, $2 million to help children and youth at CHEO

OTTAWA – November 18, 2021 ­– Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations (CCHF) together with Children’s Healthcare Canada (CHC) are thrilled to announce a $26 million investment from Thistledown Foundation to support Canada’s 13 acute care children’s hospitals across the country. This historic gift recognizes the immense impact of the pandemic on Canadian children, youth, and their … Continued


A Lasting Impression

When you have a child, you’re in it for the long haul. And you’ll do everything you can to help your child live their best life. There are days when having ten hands wouldn’t be enough and it makes you thankful for the quiet times. When you have a teenage son with cerebral palsy who functions at the level of a three-year-old, quiet days are hard to come by. Our son Henry has a sister and … Continued

CHEO Foundation announces incoming President and CEO

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – October 21, 2021 – The CHEO Foundation has announced that Barbara Stead-Coyle will become the next President and CEO effective January 1, 2022. Stead-Coyle will begin transitioning into the role on December 6 of this year and succeed Kevin Keohane who is retiring after 20 years with the CHEO Foundation. “Barbara is a … Continued


RBC and CHEO celebrate over $2 million raised for youth mental health

OTTAWA — 10/18/2021 – This past weekend the Ottawa community came out to support youth mental health in the RBC Race for the Kids event raising $662,123 and bringing the five-year total to over $2 million dollars. This will go a long way to help children, youth and their families struggling with mental health and … Continued


Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day 2021

Mark October 28 on your calendar for Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day! Participating Dairy Queen stores will be donating proceeds from the sale of every delicious Blizzard Treat to CHEO — Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, which is your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals partner. The doctors, nurses and staff at CHEO touch the lives of over 500,000 children … Continued


Caring community comes together virtually to create a stronger CHEO

Ottawa, ON – June 6, 2021 – At 7 p.m. tonight the grand fundraising total of $10,911,926 was announced on the CHEO Telethon on CTV Ottawa. This final total is an accumulation of a year of community giving – a year in which our region showed their unwavering dedication to CHEO, despite a global pandemic. … Continued


Corporate Sponsorships & Partnerships

The CHEO Foundation raises funds to support the work of CHEO, the CHEO Research Institute and Roger Neilson House by helping children and youth live their best lives. Every year, CHEO serves the needs of 500,000 children and youth from eastern Ontario, western Quebec, Nunavut and northern Ontario. Contributions from events large and small fund … Continued


Hydro Ottawa donates $30,000 towards youth mental health at CHEO

Hydro Ottawa is a committed partner and supporter of CHEO kids and families. Their team believes in working together to enrich the lives of the communities they serve. Since the launch of their green e-billing initiatives in 2015 they have raised over $500,000 to address CHEO’s most urgent needs, purchase vital equipment and fund life-saving … Continued

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2020 RBC Race for the Kids raises $628,789 for youth mental health services at CHEO

OTTAWA — 10/20/2020—Teams, colleagues, families and friends answered the call to help youth struggling with their mental health for this year’s RBC Race for the Kids. The pandemic meant runners and walkers couldn’t gather together but hundreds were out this weekend for the first RBC Global Virtual Event. From September 14 to October 18 people … Continued


RBC Royal Bank donates $1.5 M to help youth who need mental health and addiction services

Ottawa, ON: Today, RBC Royal Bank presented $1.5 million to CHEO for the Kids Come First Health Team to improve access to youth mental health care in our community. This donation will support One Call/One Click, a new initiative that will help Kids Come First create a single point of entry to Eastern Ontario’s system … Continued

Upcoming CHEO Events

There are so many different events that happen in support of CHEO and for that we are most grateful. Please check out our special events calendar so you can join us and help make a difference. Feel free to become involved as a volunteer or organize your own event.