Media Releases

Thistledown Foundation Grants $2 Million Gift to Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation

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 families.

A donation of $2 million to each acute care children’s hospital coast-to-coast is intended to meet urgent local needs and to ensure children and their families have access to the best available care, regardless of where they call home. “Through this gift, our hope is that children across Canada will have the best possible care to enable them to feel better soon and get back to the important job of being kids,” said Fiona McKean, co-founder, and Chair of Thistledown Foundation.

“Saskatchewan children and families are at the heart of our province and Foundation. To receive such a generous gift from Thistledown Foundation, alongside our Canadian children’s hospital foundation partners, truly shines a bright light on the importance and urgency of children’s health and well-being during this unprecedented time. Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation will work with our provincial children’s hospital to transform possibilities into realities and to make a meaningful impact on our most vulnerable patients at such a crucial time in their lives. A heart-felt prairie thank you to Thistledown Foundation for their generosity and warm hug to Saskatchewan kids and their families,” says Brynn Boback-Lane, President and CEO of Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation.

This gift coincides with National Child Day which is celebrated on November 20. It commemorates a commitment Canada made to uphold the rights of all children. This includes the opportunity for children to be protected from harm, be provided with their basic needs including access to health care, be advocated for, and have a voice to ensure every opportunity to reach their full potential.

Every Dollar Helps

Thank you for supporting Saskatchewan kids, moms, and families with your gift.

Susan Putz
Amanda Thompson
Don & Shirley Walker
Steve and Michelle Skoworodko
Greg Yuel
Dekkar & Kixtyn Horn
Littelfuse Startco
Marlene Chlebowski
Laurianne & Trent Osmak
Amber Letkeman
Clayton & Paige Surine
Lisa Guttormson
Judy Pidskalny
Sheila Stevens
Leah Giroux
Harold Cushon
Krissie and Andrew Urmson
Aimee Stusrud
Canadian Hockey League
Megan Wallis
Edith Fowler
Sheila Gerbig
Kyara Lalonde
Yan Ge
Glennys Mcveigh
Mark Loeppky
Meghan Weir
Beth and Edson Madis

You must be logged in to join the Egg Hunt

The Easter Bunny has been busy this year and has hidden eggs throughout our website. Find all the eggs and a donation will be made on their behalf by the event sponsor.