Calling all cardiology and cardiovascular surgery patients! The Maple Minds spring schedule is now available. Sign up today: [ Link ]

Maple Minds is a mindfulness, yoga and relaxation program to help children and youth manage chronic disease, stress, and painful procedures.

Maple Minds - mindfulness and relaxation strategies
We’re thrilled to unveil our new surgery recovery room to help make waking up from surgery friendlier for our patients and their families starting this Monday!

As part of Project Stitch, our day care surgery renovation, we redesigned and expanded the number of recovery patient areas, including a separation room for those needing a quiet environment, updated our nursing station and livened...
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January 25 is #BellsLetsTalk Day. Every time you talk, text and join in on social media on that day, Bell Canada will donate 5¢ to mental health initiatives. Next Wednesday don’t be shy…reach out to someone you know, send a virtual hug or message of encouragement, share your feelings or words of support for this important cause that touches the lives of both adults and kids.
Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre & Foundation preschool teachers are always looking for ways to provide fun, stimulating therapy for our kids. Faced with limited space for activities, one of the teachers painted a wall with chalkboard paint to provide a fun space to help kids with therapy goals, like physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language. Therapy options have now...
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Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2017#CNcycle for #CHEO! Visit to register a team, ride, walk or volunteer at **New this year: fees will increase as we get closer to the event. Register early to save! Better yet, fundraise and don't pay any registration. Looking for inspiration? Meet the McDonald's Canada Dream Team: Jonah, Katie and Kwayza: [ Link ]
“I am just so grateful for all the doctors and nurses who worked with us...I honestly owe them my life. Over the years, they have saved our son repeatedly and continue to do so. They are amazing miracle workers.” Read Easton’s full story: [ Link ]
Up to now regular hearing tests for children have been largely unheard of so Dr. Matthew Bromwich, Physician in Pediatric Otolaryngology at CHEO, and his team have been dedicated to making evidence-based hearing tests more accessible with the SHOEBOX Audiometer. Results from the iPad based tests are very accurate and the new technology is making (sound) waves everywhere – Check it out!
ICYMI: We have WINNERS in the #CHEODream of a Lifetime Lottery! Meet Jack Watt, winner of the Grand Prize Minto Homes Ottawa Dream Home Package and Basil Bielawski and Angela Shelp, winners of the 50/50 draw! More details and how to find out if YOU have one of our other winning tickets:

CTV Ottawa: CHEO Dream of a Lifetime winner
#Ottawa #Hockey enthisiasts: There's still time to register for a team for the truly-Canadian #CHEO fundraiser: The Sandy Hill Winter Classic! In its three years, the tourney has hosted 500+ participants and 50 teams competing to become the Sandy Hill Winter Classic Champion! This year's tourney takes place Saturday, January 21st. For information and registration:...
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Coming up on the 6:00 p.m. CTV Ottawa News: meet the Grand Prize and 50/50 winners in the #CHEODream of a Lifetime Lottery!
More than 500 volunteers help out in various parts of the hospital, from the info desk and emergency department, to the child life department.

Right now we’re looking for non-student volunteers who are available for 3-4 hours per week, as well as Arabic speaking volunteers who can help communicate with new Canadians seeking care at CHEO. If you’re interested, please contact us at...
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Congratulations to our top prize winners in the #CHEODream of a Lifetime Lottery!

Jack Watt of Carleton Place, ON is winner of the Minto Homes Ottawa #CHEODream Home Grand Prize worth $1.65M.

Aaron Dinovitzer of Ottawa, ON is winner of the 2nd Prize worth $163,000 that includes a $100,000 cash prize.

Silvia Baptista is winner of the 3rd Prize worth $55,000.

Basil Bielawski and Angela...
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JUMP Ottawa106.9 is throwing out a challenge to all high schools in #Ottawa and the surrounding area to see who raise the most money for #CHEO! Get creative and your school could WIN an"End of Year Party" hosted by JUMP! 106.9 featuring one of their JUMP! OCN DJs! Details: [ Link ]
Register your school by calling the CHEO Foundation: 613-737-2780. #JUMPOCN
Up to 25% of kids and youth will get a tic at some point in childhood — that is a repetitive movement or noise. Most do not need treatment and will simply pass with time. To help families avoid unnecessarily going onto a neurology wait list when their child doesn’t require treatment, we created an informational video [ Link ]

Understanding Tics and Tourette Syndrome

CHEO's Dr. Asif Doja gives an overview of Tics and Tourette's Syndrome and answers some common questions.

Are you coming to CHEO this week? Our annual winter visitor restrictions are in effect to help protect our patients from winter viruses. Please take a few minutes to learn about our restrictions and find out how you can help prevent the spread of infection [ Link ]

CHEO - Winter Peak Season
This is the FINAL WEEK to get your Farm Boy Coupons For Kids booklet featuring super savings and tasty recipes! The $10 per coupon booklet sold goes directly to helping kids and families at #CHEO. That's what we call a #WinWin! Pick one up until January 15th at your nearest Farm Boy location before it's too late.
Help us shape the future! Tell us what YOU think about child and youth health services. We want to hear from children, youth, parents and caregivers: [ Link ]

THRIVE: Tell us what you think
Winter is a great season for outdoor activities, such as sledding and skating. Cold weather, ice, and snow can be both fun and dangerous for children. We have tips that will help parents and children enjoy winter activities safely [ Link ]

CHEO - Winter/Helmet Safety
Thomas was born with a rare genetic disorder that causes kidney failure and kidney tumours. He receives dialysis 6 days per week.

We’re working on raising money to buy 5 new hemodialysis machines which are used to clean a patient’s blood. These new machines could reduce Thomas’ treatment time by a full day!
The folks at RBC were so excited about Jonathan Pitre's decision to use the $150 dollars given to him for the #Make150Count initiative to hold a World Junior Hockey viewing party at #CHEO, they sent a camera crew to catch the magic of the day! Here's a preview featuring just some of the highlights! Nice work, Jonathan and RBC!

Make 150 Count – Jonathan’s Hockey Party

Jonathan Pitre, from Ottawa, used his $150 to host a Team Canada viewing party at a local children’s hospital. He wanted to do something special for the othe...