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Here—in one single place—you can keep a pulse on the latest that’s happening to advance children’s health care. You’ll see how fundraising dollars are being spent and learn about some of our most recent strides.

Rio Tinto supports COVID-19 mental health study

Rio Tinto is proud to support BC Children’s Hospital to help fund a new study led by pediatric mental health experts aimed at better understanding how the pandemic has impacted children’s mental health.

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Advances in the Time of COVID-19

As cases of the COVID-19 virus began to surface across BC earlier this year, it wasn’t long before the entire province went into lockdown. Here at BC Children’s, experts mobilized to ensure that the hospital was prepared to meet rapidly evolving needs—while protecting immunocompromised patients and continuing to deliver the highest level of care to kids and families. Compassionate supporters from all across BC rose up, responding quickly to help the hospital meet these new challenges. Here’s a look at several of them.

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Powering Through Uncertain Times

As the Power Pioneers—a volunteer group comprised of BC Hydro retirees and their spouses—entered their 30th year of supporting BC Children’s Hospital, the province was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Determined to help, the Power Pioneers quickly rallied together to launch a fully virtual campaign in support of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Rapid Response Fund.

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CEO COVID Update: Child Life

A hospital stay can be difficult for kids physically, emotionally and socially—and even more so now, when visitors are limited and family spaces and playrooms have closed. Recently, we spoke with Nicki Elischer, a child life specialist who works with patients, from babies to teens, to help them cope and express their emotions.

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CEO COVID Update: Joint Fundraising with BCWHF

In response to the emerging need for increased virtual healthcare, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation is partnering with BC Women’s Health Foundation to raise funds for critical Virtual Health Technology.  

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CEO COVID Update: Rapid Response Fund

Despite the turmoil in the world and the many ways your own lives have been impacted, you have reached out to ask how our hospital is responding to COVID-19 and what you can do to help. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your continued support during this time and share the creation of a Rapid Response Fund to address the immediate needs facing BC Children’s Hospital.

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CEO COVID Update: Virtual Offices

Starting March 17, 2020, Foundation staff will work remotely from home. While our physical office will be closed until further notice, our Foundation team is still here to support you.

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