You give the Gift of Communication to Children
For children with limited movement or an impaired ability to use verbal communication, everyday tasks or communicating symptoms is difficult. Augmentative alternative communication and assistive technology (AAC/AT) is now opening doors, allowing children to communicate when verbal cues can’t be relied on. This technology is now available at the Alvin Buckwold Child Development Program (ABCDP) in Saskatoon, one of only two specialized speech-language teams in Saskatchewan.
You deliver dental and mental health support directly to children
In this landmark partnership with Synergy 8 Community Builders, Saskatoon Tribal Council, the Federal and Provincial governments, Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation donors have helped fully-outfit a mobile bus which travels to the seven First Nations communities of the Saskatoon Tribal Council five days a week, offering children and teens access to dental care, a listening ear and solid support and resources to help guide them along their path to enhanced physical and mental health.
You support families through the loss of a child
To help families through the unimaginable grief of losing a child, the Creating Lasting Legacies program was established in Regina in 2017 with $4,000 in funding from Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation. In 2020, the Foundation granted an additional $6,000 in funding for the continued growth and development of the program which is based out of Regina General Hospital. It incorporates different needs from the Pediatric Inpatient Unit, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and the Pediatric Homecare program.
You forge a way forward for culturally secure birthing practices
Dr. Mamata Pandey will be leading the study to train Indigenous peers to advocate, assist and empower Indigenous mothers through pregnancy, labour and delivery to postpartum stages, while also creating a “mothers care bundle” consisting of individual support links and services, and essential mother and baby products.