CCHF hosted its first forum of the Canadian Children’s Impact Series – Virtual Edition on Thursday June 25, 2020.

Our host, IWK Foundation’s 2019 Champion Van Bernard, led us through 90 minutes of inspiring content where we looked back on the accomplishments of our partnerships over the past year and highlighted some of our network’s leaders including The Brick and Mike House from Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. Patient stories from across our network of member foundations left us feeling energised in our work to do what’s right for children, so they live their healthiest, most fulfilling lives. CCHF was also honoured to recognize the leadership of our outgoing Board Chair, Ted Garrard and is very excited for the future with our new Chair, Jennifer Gillivan, leading us forward.

IWK Foundation logo with 2019 Champion Van Bernard

Some of the featured guests at our online event included:

Rebecca Anderson
Donor Relations & Campaign Coordinator, Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation

Van Bernard
2019 Children’s Miracle Network Champion Child, IWK Foundation

Cecilia Bellingham
Music Therapist, HSC Winnipeg

Katherine Captain
Director, Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation

Tracy Culleton
VP, Corporate Partnerships, CCHF

Ted Garrard
CCHF Board Chair; CEO, SickKids Foundation

Nicki Elischer
Nurse, BC Children’s Hospital

Teaghan Gearey
2020 Children’s Miracle Network Champion Child, Children’s Health Foundation

Jennifer Gillivan
CCHF Board Vice-Chair; President and CEO, IWK Foundation

Mark Hierlihy
President and CEO, CCHF

Teri Nestel
Interim President and CEO, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Jamie O’Connell
Senior Development Officer, Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation

Mike Reagan
SVP, Industry Relations and Global Growth & Development, RE/MAX World Headquarters

Lucibelle Tan
Integrated Fundraising Specialist, CCHF

Blayke Vandusen
2020 Children’s Miracle Network Champion Child, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation

Pearl Veenema
President and CEO, Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation

A recording of today’s meeting can be found here.