Where Your Money Goes
Funding needs change from year to year, but donors can rest assured that their gifts to BC Children's Hospital always go to areas where they are needed most, or to the areas in which donors have designated their gifts.
In 2016-17, funds that were disbursed after expenses were allocated as follows:
26% THE CAMPAIGN FOR BC CHILDREN
Construction of the new Teck Acute Care Centre
Child Health BC
50% SPECIFIC ENDOWMENTS & DESIGNATIONS
Genetics research and pediatric oncology endowments
Diabetes research at the hospital and research institute
A broad range of other areas of donor interest, including cardiac sciences, nephrology, mental health and orthopedics, to name a few
15% RESEARCH INTO CHILDHOOD DISEASES
Childhood diseases - including childhood cancer and blood research, diabetes, immunity in health and disease, and rare diseases
Healthy Starts, Evidence to Innovation, and Brain, Behaviour & Development research themes
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
Research administration, infrastructure, and research platforms
4% SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT
A broad range of child-specific medical equipment was purchased, including acute ventilators; a spirometer for testing respiratory disease; and a hockey stick ultrasound probe, used for examining small internal body parts and blood flow within veins.
3% HEALTH PROMOTION & EDUCATION
Including the Quality Resource Centre, the Centre for International Child Health, clinical fellowships, and other special projects.
2% SUNNY HILL HEALTH CENTRE FOR CHILDREN
Equipment and capital needs, compassionate care for children, the Child Development & Rehabilitation Evidence Centre, fellowships and education, quality improvement projects and clinical technology.