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Holiday Wish List

Your donations can help CHEO Bear fill his Holiday Shopping List for the children and youth at CHEO-OCTC and Roger Neilson House

CHEO Bear loves the holidays and he wants to make sure that all children and youth continue to get the best care, treatment and love during their visits or stays at CHEO-OCTC over the holidays and throughout the year.

CHEO Bear has a very special list of things the children, youth and families at CHEO-OCTC need, and by donating to CHEO Bear’s Holiday Shopping list, you will truly make a difference during the holidays and all year long. For infection prevention reasons and to protect our patients, only NEW, UNUSED UNWRAPPED items in ORIGINAL packaging will be accepted. Please also ensure that your donation DOES NOT CONTAIN LATEX.  We cannot accept any gently used or previously owned items. We also do not accept personal notes and handmade crafts.

Here is what’s on CHEO Bear’s Shopping list:

Arts and Crafts Supplies:  paint brushes, construction paper, markers, pencil crayons and crayons (no more than 8packs), acrylic paints, scrapbook paper and supplies, stickers, self-stick foamies, wooden craft, birdhouse and treasure boxes, canvasses and glitter.

Personal Items:  hairbrushes and toothbrushes, pyjama bottoms (with no strings), all sized boys and girls underwear, newborn and infant clothing up to 2 years old, deodorant, personal size shampoo and soaps, socks and slippers (skidded for safety), hair elastics, nail polish, lip balms (for boys or girls).

Distraction Tools:  board books, I Spy books, fiction and non-fiction books for all ages, journals, colouring books (including adult style), board games (Connect 4, Candyland, Monopoly, Sorry, Blokus, Scrabble, Snakes and Ladders, Othello, Skipbo, Chess, Game of Life), puzzles for all ages, word search books, Sudoku, modelling clay, perrla beads, matchbox cars, TY beanie boos, stress balls (no latex) and fidget spinners.

Physical Activities:  adult and youth sized snow shoes, ice skates and cross country skis and poles

Electronics:  iPads, laptops speakers, USB keys, colour printer, mini speakers, personal radios, Xbox 360 and Xbox one games (E for everyone, Sports, Minecraft and Lego), Xbox 360 wireless and wired controllers, portable DVD players, laptop

Gift Cards*:  for gas, groceries, restaurants, movies or phone calls; Dollar Store, Walmart, Winners, Chapters, Indigo, Shoppers Drug Mart, Tim Hortons, Starbucks, Michaels, Costco. Bus tickets also come in very handy. *Denominations of $10, $20, $25 to $50 only please.

We thank you for helping make a difference in the lives of the children and youth at CHEO-OCTC and Roger Neilson House during this special time of year!

If you would like to contribute to a specific department or program, please email with the department or program you are wishing to contribute towards.  General inquiries can also be directed to or by calling 613-738-3933.

Donations can be dropped off at the CHEO Foundation, 415 Smyth Rd., between Mondays and Fridays from 9:00am to 4:00pm.  To set up an appointment, please email

CHEO-OCTC services patients from newborn to eighteen years old. Please don’t forget our older population.


Free session hosted by the CHEO Foundation’s Legacy Advisory Committee

This informative and relaxed morning session will show you ways to protect what you have accumulated in your lifetime and how to leave those assets to family, friends and your  favourite charities. Experts in estate law, taxes, estate planning and insurance will answer your  questions and demonstrate how proper planning can give you peace of mind while allowing your estate to benefit from tax savings.

10:00 a.m. –11:30 a.m.
CHEO 401 Smyth Road
Max Keeping Entrance

Free parking and light refreshments provided – RSVP Julie Wade
(613) 738-3695

2017 CASCO Gala

Fahel & Co. presents the 2017 CASCO Gala: Between the Lines! We are excited to announce this year’s gala theme will be based off our favourite collection of fables and tales. This evening will showcase student talents ranging from modelling, dancing, and singing. All proceeds raised go towards CHEO. Save the date to support a great cause!

If you wish to purchase a corporate table, please contact

Infinity Convention Centre

Trees of Hope

Feel the magic of the holidays at the 20th Anniversary Trees of Hope for CHEO event.

The Fairmont Château Laurier is proud to host this event in support of the children and youth at CHEO.

This year, the halls of the historic Fairmont Château Laurier will hold a little extra sparkle – 2017 not only marks Canada’s 150th birthday, but also the 20th Anniversary of the Trees of Hope for CHEO event!

Thanks to the wonderful companies, organizations and families who take part in the annual Trees of Hope for CHEO event, more than $108,000 was raised last year alone to improve patient care for CHEO’s children and youth.

The city’s largest tree decorating party – and official kick off to the Holiday Season – is planned for Monday, November 27, 2017.  While spots in the decorating competition portion of the event are sold out, you can put in a request to participate next year by clicking here.  Of course, we invite you to join us this year as a guest!

The public is invited to walk through the Forest of Trees in the Ballroom from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. During this time visitors can put in an early vote for the People’s Choice Award for best tree, bid on outstanding silent auction items and enjoy some Christmas cheer.  There is no admission fee for this event.  Guests wishing to attend and participate in the auction MUST RSVP by EMAIL to by Tuesday, November 14, 2017. However, space is limited, so don’t delay.

Through the festive season, starting November 27, 2017 until January 8, 2018, the halls of the hotel are filled with the stunning trees decorated at the event. Many people make it part of their holiday tradition by enjoying Afternoon Tea, Sunday Brunch, or even the Dicken’s Buffet.  After a lovely meal, visitors will roam the halls to vote on their favorite tree while making a donation to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

Come feel the magic of the holidays through the twinkle of the lights and the Trees of Hope.

Create a Personal Fundraising Page

A personal fundraising page is a great new way of connecting with friends and family online and help donate to CHEO on behalf of a special occasion. You can create a free personal fundraising page “in celebration of”, “in honour of” or “in memory of” an important person or day. With the help of a personal fundraising page you can easily keep track and send e-mail donation reports to friends and family, upload photos, send reminders and so much more!

Don’t wait! Make your day extra special with a personal fundraising page.

Forever CHEO

What is Forever CHEO? It is a way to ensure that CHEO will always be here to provide excellent care, life-saving research and invaluable support to children and their families every day.

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