SickKids Foundation is the largest non-governmental granting agency in child health in Canada. Established in 1972, SickKids Foundation has granted over $500 million to The Hospital for Sick Children and over $60 million to researchers across the country.
Through its National Grants Program, SickKids Foundation invests $4 million annually across Canada in paediatric research, focusing on issues important to children's health which have not been addressed elsewhere.
Plan Canada (Formerly Foster Parents Plan)
Plan is one of the world’s largest international, child-centered development organizations. Plan works in more than 45 developing countries where, worldwide, our long-term community programs benefit 1.5 million children and impact the lives of 15 million people. Plan has no religious, political or government affiliations.
Funds raised in Canada and by Plan worldwide are used to support child-centred, community development projects designed to benefit children, their families and communities.
Canadian Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association (CEWHA)
The Canadian Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association (CEWHA) has been operating in Canada for over 20 years and has Divisions in Toronto, London Ontario, Calgary, Hamilton and Vancouver Island. Their mission is to provide a quality hockey program for all persons with disabilities who have limited upper body strength and/or mobility, who could significantly benefit from the use of an electric wheelchair in competitive sport.
The CEWHA was formed to provide quality, well organized, recreation and social programs to a specific segment of our community. This program is open to all persons with disabilities regardless of age or sex, who meet the criteria outlined in the mission statement above.
The CEWHA provides an atmosphere of fun for players to improve upon their game skills while being part of a team. The abilities of the players are emphasized, while the special needs are treated with dignity and sensitivity. Through the hockey program, so much a part of Canadian culture, the CEWHA strive to enrich the lives of their members by helping them to achieve an increased sense of purpose, sense of belonging, and increase fun and enjoyment in life.