Support Us

Children's Health Research Institute is funded primarily by Children's Health Foundation. For more than 80 years, Children’s Health Foundation, an independent, incorporated, non-profit organization, has granted over $38 million to Children’s Hospital and Children’s Health Research Institute.

Donations to the Foundation support research into causes and cures of children’s illnesses and disease  as well as specialized paediatric patient care, equipment, education and community outreach.

Current Foundation priorities:
Quality of Life

Some children and their families live with chronic illness all day, every day. For many children, quality of life is related to how much hair they lose during cancer treatment, being ostracized at school after an epileptic seizure or their level of disability following a traumatic brain injury. With your help, our goal at Children’s Health Research Institute is to find new ways to make their lives better.

Childhood Obesity

Because of obesity, children today may not live as long as their parents. Our goal, with our donors help, is to implement research and interventions at Children's Hospital and Children’s Health Research Institute, that go beyond diet and exercise to address the underlying causes of obesity.


There is still a lot to learn about childhood illnesses. With donor support, we are helping unravel the mysteries of childhood genetic disorders, such as low birth weight, developmental disabilities and childhood cancers.

Translational Research Centre

This is the first of its kind in Canada. This research centre will help shorten the time frame from scientific discovery to direct application on specific clinical problems. Your support can make a difference in ensuring discovery at the bench makes it to a child's bedside faster.