Acts of caring, kindness and generosity come from people of all ages in our community who understand the importance of helping others.

On a daily basis, children and youth in Ottawa-Gatineau and beyond actively raise funds to support patient care and research at CHEO and show just how important the hospital is to them. From organizing lemonade stands, craft and bake sales, car washes and school fundraisers to donating money collected on their birthdays, kids in our region are incredibly imaginative and generous and are proud to do their part for CHEO and its patients.

Where does the money go?

The money raised by children and youth in the community through the Kids Helping Kids initiative helps provide CHEO’s doctors, nurses and staff with the tools, equipment  and programs they need to offer exceptional care to our young patients and families. Everyone at CHEO is extremely grateful for these generous contributions!

Kids Helping Kids: ★ ALL-STARS ★

The CHEO Foundation team has created a new and exciting program for young fundraisers! Kids who choose to fundraise for CHEO will now receive a personalized certificate reflecting the nature of their event and receive a STAR for every fundraiser they’ve organized! These fantastic young philanthropists will receive a SPECIAL SURPRISE with each STAR earned!


Want to hold your own Kids Helping Kids event? Contact Mandy Arsenault or click here to find out how we can support you!

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.