Transforming children's health
in Canada

That's the impact you make when you support Canada's Children's Hospital Foundations. Together we represent 13 of Canada's children's hospitals where the greatest challenges are tackled; our hospitals see the most critical cases. Your contribution helps your local children's hospital ensure that all Canadian children have access to the very best care. Together, with the support of donors like you, Canada's Children's Hospital Foundations are the largest single non-government funder of children's health in Canada.

How we Fundraise

Canada's Children's Hospital Foundations raises funds as a national network of hospital foundations as well as through Children's Miracle Network®. Each arm of this national network raises funds through corporate partnerships with cause marketing, corporate giving, and grassroots campaigns.

To hear more about Children's Miracle Network click here.

Our Leadership

Chair, Ted Garrard
Chief Exexutive Officer, SickKids Foundation
Toronto, On
Vice Chair, Jennifer Gillivan
President & CEO, IWK Foundation
Halifax, NS
Secretary, Maud Cohen
President & Executive Director, Hospital Sainte-Justine Foundation
Vancouver, BC
Director, Mike House
President & CEO, Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation
Edmonton, AB
Director, Teri Nicholas
President & CEO, BC Children's Hospital Foundation
Vancouver, BC
Director, Pearl Veenema
President & CEO, Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation
Hamilton, ON
Director, John Lauck
President & CEO, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Salt Lake City, Utah
Director, Mike Elgie
The Chronicle Herald
Halifax, NS
Director, Bill Kennedy
Mississauga, ON
Director, Vacant

Introducing Inaugural President & Ceo Mark Hierlihy

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Mark has spent over 20 years as a leader in mission, fundraising and marketing, driving change and integration in hospitals, national health, sports, the arts, mental health and other causes. He was Founder of Causemark, and author of the Causemark blog. Most recently, Mark served as Interim CEO & Executive Director of the Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario, where he helped with the restructuring of the organization. Mark also served as Senior Director and later Vice-President, National Development of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation where he led a team of 40 to dramatically grow national fundraising campaigns, working with some of Canada's leading corporations. Mark has also served as Director, National Gifts for Special Olympics Canada Foundation, Senior Director, Development at the National Arts Centre, and Managing Director of Price County Hospital Foundation in Summerside, PEI.

Mark has been a Certified Fundraising Executive since 2002. He has served in various senior volunteer roles at the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and co-founded D3: Debate. Debunk. Delight, a forum for charity executives from across Canada. Mark is a frequent speaker at corporate and charity conferences.

Mark is passionate about having a positive impact on the health of Canadian children and is looking forward to working with all our national partners to grow these relationships, and help us to advance our missions.

Our Partners