Roger Neilson House, now in its 10th year of operation, has had more than 3,000 admissions from across Ontario, western Quebec and Nunavut and has provided over 20,000 days of care. With this incredible growth comes the need for continued service delivery and new program development to meet the ever-changing needs of children and youth and the families the facility is serving.
Moving forward, the CHEO Foundation and the Ottawa Senators Foundation will be the two primary fundraising organizations for Roger Neilson House. The Ottawa Senators Foundation is the official “event partner” for individuals, groups and organizations wanting to organize special events in support of Roger Neilson House. Memorial, tribute, major gift, and other donation types to support Roger Neilson House may be directed to the CHEO Foundation.
Together, these foundations will work with the community to close the $3.8 million gap to support the most urgent annual needs of Roger Neilson House, the building of the endowment fund and the establishment of a capital fund to ensure a welcoming home-away-from-home atmosphere comforts children with life-limiting illnesses and their families.
Fundraising dollars will support the most urgent annual needs of families who use Roger Neilson House Pediatric Palliative Care. Some examples of essential programs include:
- Grief support and bereavement counselling
- Visiting hospice
- Recreational Therapy Program
- Symptom management
- End of Life Care
“The ongoing community support over the last 10 years has been remarkable and continues to be deeply appreciated by the children, families, staff and volunteers,” said Megan Wright, executive director Roger Neilson House. “The need for our services continues to grow. In the past two years, referrals for palliative care have increased by 40 per cent, we continue to work to meet the demand by offering new services and expanding access to current programs. The unwavering support from both the Ottawa Senators Foundation and the CHEO Foundation allows us to continue to work towards our mission.
There are many ways to support Roger Neilson House:
- Make a gift! A one-time gift, annual or monthly gift.
- Leave a gift in your will for Roger Neilson House.
- Have more questions on making a gift? Call 613-737-2780.
Want to host a fundraising event for Roger Neilson House? Visit: sensfoundation.com or call 613-599-0323.
Donations can be mailed to:
Roger Neilson House C/O CHEO Foundation
415 Smyth Road
Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 8M8
Thank you for supporting Roger Neilson House!