McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation

Beyond the frontlines, It’s Always Vital to Care – Support our COVID-19 response

While COVID-19 is still a threat and some services resume, there is an ongoing need for equipment and patient amenities. You can define the “new normal” with your donation, which will contribute to a healthier future for everyone.

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Winner Announced for Ontario-Wide 50/50 Lottery

Congratulations to the lucky winner of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation’s 50/50 Inspiration Lottery! On August 31, Lorraine D. from St. Catharines was announced as the jackpot winner of $53,037.50, which was 50 per cent of the proceeds raised through the lottery. The other 50 per cent will support highest-priority needs at Hamilton Health Sciences.
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McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation, as part of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, provides vital funding to enable the best possible patient care at McMaster Children’s Hospital, including Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre and McMaster University Medical Centre.

The Foundation inspires and motivates gifts that fund medical equipment and patient amenities, innovative research initiatives, essential redevelopment of clinical care spaces, and the education and training of health care providers.

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• Nearly 270,000 patient visits a year
• The 4th largest inpatient pediatric hospital in Canada, and the second largest provider of inpatient pediatric services in Ontario
• The largest pediatric mental health program in Canada
• The largest Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Canada, and has an integrated high-risk maternal health program
• The only inpatient Pediatric Cancer Program in the region
• The only pediatric trauma centre in the region
• Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre is the only centre of its kind in Canada offering such a breadth and combination of services for the children and youth of the region with physical, mental and developmental challenges


McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation is a proud member of Children’s Miracle Network and Canada‘s Children’s Hospital Foundations.

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McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation is pleased to partner with RBC in the RBC Global Virtual Race for Kids, supporting the Child & Youth Mental Health Program. Race Weekend is October 17-18. Register today.

We need you more than ever – please show you care – as the child and youth mental health crisis is worse than ever before. Pull together your team and be ready to register and fundraise when the site opens. Together we can help support this vital life-altering program.

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