The Next 100
Together, we will continue to advance care and research to ensure the best health and best future for kids and families. With your help, in the Next 100, we will:
Personalize Care for Every Child
Even as far back as the hospital’s earliest days, its compassionate specialists recognized that every child deserves to be heard and cared for in a way that helps them conquer their personal health challenges.
Alberta Children’s Hospital child health experts and researchers are ready to take that personalized care to the next level. With your support, we can build programs and expertise to ensure our kids receive expert care tailored to their bodies and their DNA. From specialized pain programs and precision cancer therapies to first-of-its-kind pharmacogenetic research, we recognize that every child is unique and the approach to their diagnosis and care should be, too.
Bring Care Closer to Home for Kids
Old fashioned house calls made good sense. While the Alberta Children’s Hospital was purpose built for kids and teens, we know that young patients would much rather get better surrounded by the comforts of home.
With your help, we can build programs and treatments to care for children where they want to be. From chemotherapy and life-saving medications to innovative mental health interventions and virtual care, our specialists have their sights set on taking their incredible expertise into the community to help kids with their recovery.
Empower the Best and Brightest Minds
The Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute at the University of Calgary is home to more than 1,000 investigators, students and staff looking for answers to the most pressing health challenges facing kids and families today. Beyond medical and education specialists, this diverse group of researchers includes experts in bioengineering, mathematics, data science, and much more.
Recognizing that families urgently need answers, UCalgary has declared Child Health and Wellness as an institutional priority – becoming the first university in Canada to put children at the centre of its research. Your support will help these brilliant investigators generate new knowledge crucial to understanding, predicting, treating and preventing illness throughout the lifespan.
Invest in Infrastructure and Tools to Advance Child Health Care and Research
Thanks to generous people like you, Calgary is home to one of the most state-of-the-art child health care and research facilities in North America. With that same support, we’ve built the only pediatric hospice in Alberta and will soon be opening our city’s first community-based Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
With your help, we can create critical new spaces, improve existing facilities and provide even more leading-edge technology so our kids can continue to benefit from world-class care right here at home.
Then + Now
The Alberta Children’s Hospital – first known as the Junior Red Cross Children’s Hospital – opened on May 19, 1922. We’ve come a LONG way since then, thanks to unwavering support from our generous community.
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