Ski for the Children’s reaches new peak!


  Zoe Saskin`s incredible fight for life just moments after her birth inspired Ski for the Children’s, now in its seventh year. Since its beginnings, almost $ 1 million has been raised for the Hospital! Zoe’s story: the source of the event A commitment that makes a big difference In 2010, the Saskins and their organizing committee committed to completing a family room on the medical-surgical in-patient ward of the new Montreal Children’s Hospital on the Glen site. Parents and family members will have a place where they can fix meals, catch up on work and household affairs or take a few moments …

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A game changer for social pediatrics


  The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, McGill University, the Université de Montréal and the Fondation du Dr Julien will establish two chairs in social pediatrics in the community, to be based in the Montreal neighbourhood of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. In a Canadian first, researchers will conduct a long-term study on social pediatrics in the community.  This clinical practice has a proven track record, thanks to its founder, Dr. Gilles Julien, who has been practicing social pediatrics in disadvantaged neighbourhoods for nearly 30 years. Studies clearly show that from an early age, social determinants such as income, social status, support networks and social environment have …

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Thanking those who make it happen

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Every year, about 250 events go on in communities across Montreal and Quebec to help fund equipment, research and training in support of the Children’s. The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation is very fortunate to be able to count on these hard-working community event organizers, many of whom organize events year after year. To thank them for their continuing efforts, the Foundation held a recognition cocktail. Let’s hope the testimonials, and sharing of experiences will bring more new ideas and events, so as to help sick children.

Desjardins Group gives $1M over 10 years to support the next generation of leaders in pediatric research

Over the course of the next 10 years, the most talented young researchers specialized in pediatrics of the Montreal Children’s Hospital (MCH) will benefit from research scholarships called the Desjardins Scholarships in Child Health. As the only pediatric teaching hospital for McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, one of the most prestigious in the world, the MCH is responsible for much of the training of young doctors and researchers in clinical pediatrics and child health research. This financial assistance will provide successful candidates with a unique opportunity to work with leading researchers and achieve a critical step in advancing their education and scientific …

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The Children’s Open House: A Smashing Success!


More than 11,000 people turned out this weekend to take a look at the new Montreal Children’s Hospital on the Glen site. On Saturday and Sunday, patients and their families, staff members and their families, and members of the public followed self-guided tours and enjoyed a rare opportunity to access areas of the building that will be off-limits once the new Children’s opens its doors. Among the highlights were the cafeteria with its impressive wall of windows, a new emergency department twice the size of the current one, the spectacular Children’s Atrium, state-of-the art operating suites and spacious single-patient rooms. We hope …

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