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Frequently asked questions


What is the Charitable Business Number for the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation?
CRA Business Number – Charitable Business Number: 13037 3244 RR0001

Where can I find a map of the hospital? 
Please download a map of the hospital.

How do I apply for a job at the Foundation or the Alberta Children’s Hospital?
To see if we're hiring or to apply online to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation please visit our careers pageCareer opportunities for the Alberta Children's Hospital must be made through Alberta Health Services.

How do I volunteer for the Foundation or the Hospital?
To volunteer at the Foundation, please call 403.955.8838 or email our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteeringinfo@achf.com. To volunteer at Alberta Children's Hospital call the main switch board at 403.955.8871 and ask to speak with the volunteer coordinator.

How do I make a monetary donation?
You can make a donation in a number of different ways:

By credit card
Donate online using Visa, Master Card or American Express.

Over the phone
Call 403.955.8818 and use your credit card 

In person by visiting the Foundation 
We accept donations via debit, mastercard, and visa, as well as cash and cheques. Our office hours for in person gifts are 
8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday –Friday. You may drop off your donation at either of our donation boxes located at the Alberta Children's Hospital. One is located by Admitting and the other is just outside the Foundation doors on the 2nd floor.

Through the mail
We accept cheque, money order or cash. 
Please make cheques and money orders payable to "Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation."

Mail can be sent to:
Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation
2nd Floor, 28 Oki Drive
Calgary, AB T3B 6A8

Does the Foundation accept used toys?
The foundation only accepts newly bought items. Due to tighter infection control practices and because of children with compromised immune systems, the Foundation will not accept used items for the hospital.

Do you have a “wish list” of toys you are looking for? 
Yes, there is a wish list for each unit/department in the Hospital.  Please call the Foundation office at 403.955.8818 to obtain a copy of the list.

Can we donate a vehicle to the Foundation?
Donate A Car Canada will look after everything to make donating a car, truck, RV, boat, motorcycle or other vehicle to Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation easyDonate A Car Canada may provide free towing in many areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate your car through Donate a Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age and location. The Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation will send you a tax receipt after your car donation is complete! Learn more!

Do you accept donations of furniture – sofas, rocking chairs?
We do not accept used furniture. Rocking chairs are evaluated on a case by case basis if there is a need for one. For more information please contact the Foundation office at 403.955.8818.

Does the Foundation accept donations of TVs?
Televisions that are brand new are accepted if there is a need for them. It may be possible to receive a Tax receipt if the donor can provide the original receipt.

Can we drop off donations at Admitting?
Donations can be dropped off at main admitting outside of the Foundation’s office hours (8:30 am –4:30 pm, Monday – Friday), provided the items are newly purchased.

What if I am donating several heavy boxes, where can I drop them off and what are shipping hours?
Please contact the Foundation office prior to dropping large items off, as storage space is limited.  Shipping and receiving hours are 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday. Heavier items can be brought to shipping bay #3 at the rear of the Hospital.

Can we bring our toy donations into the units to give to the kids?
Unfortunately not, due to the privacy of the patients and to limit the exposure of illness to children with compromised immune systems.

How do I find out about funding for staff training?
Funding for staff training is overseen by Natasha Tiemstra, Executive Director, Ambulatory Care. Please contact her assistant at: 403.955.7125.

Where can I learn about Grants and Funding?
At the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, we proudly inspire our community to invest in excellence in child health, research and family centred care. Through our Child Health Grant Program, donations are used for projects that make the biggest difference in child health outcomes.

Learn about our Child Health Grant Program and how to apply.

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