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IWK Auxiliary's Programs & Projects

“At the heart of the IWK Auxiliary is a group of dedicated volunteers who give their energy and expertise in a wide variety of roles: volunteering in patient care areas, providing leadership on committees, working on Auxiliary projects and committees, or driving fundraising activities. The saying “something for everyone” certainly applies here.”

For 65 years, the IWK Auxiliary has made many valuable and innovative contributions to the IWK Health Centre, from the very small to the very large. The Auxiliary serves the IWK Health Centre in many ways, all of which could benefit from your personal support. Through our Annual Fall List Requests, the Auxiliary also provides financial and volunteer support each year to a variety of programs and departments within the Health Centre which are designed to meet specific patient comforts and needs. These programs have included financial support to the below noted programs.

Projects

  • The Elizabeth Cleveland PlayGarden
  • Funding to establish a Maritime Children’s TeleHealth Network
  • The Annual Kermesse Fun Fair
  • The Family Resource Library
  • Support to IWK Research Department ($1,100,000 since 1963)
  • Funding to help establish an IWK Research Scholar Program
  • Funding toward purchase of an MRI unit
  • Presents for all hospitalized children (Birthday, Christmas, Easter)
  • Funding to help establish a Maternal Child Health Millennium Database Program ($100,000)
  • Funding to support Families in Crisis 

 

Programs supported by the Auxiliary (full list):

  • Child Life Department
  • IWK Mental Health Department
  • Kidney Dialysis Unit
  • New Cribs
  • Television/DVDs/VCRs
  • CD Players, Computers
  • IWK Model Railway
  • The Read to Me Program
  • Ward Amenities Fund
  • The Teen Lounge 7th Floor
  • Social Work Department
  • Rocking chairs, recliner chairs, night chairs
  • Clinical Investigation Unit
  • Metropolitan Dispensary
  • Aerochambers
  • Teen Day (CF)
  • Heart Talk
  • Metabolic Nutrition
  • Child and Family Days (Christmas, etc)
  • Spiritual Care
  • PKU Picnic
  • Pediatric Palliative Care Services
  • Games, Books, Toys, Toys, Toys and more Toys!!!!
  • Medical Equipment
  • Non-Medical Items
  • The Auxiliary Newsletter
  • The Elizabeth Cleveland PlayGarden
  • Weekly Tuesday’s Family Teas
  • Funding to establish a Maritime Children’s TeleHealth Network
  • The Annual Kermesse Fun Fair
  • The Family Resource Library
  • Support to IWK Research Department ($1,100,000 since 1963)
  • Funding to Establish a Care By Parent Unit
  • Treasure Chest Program for Child Life
  • Funding to help establish an IWK Research Scholar Program
  • Funding toward purchase of an MRI unit
  • Presents for all hospitalized children (Birthday, Christmas, Easter)
  • Funding to help establish a Maternal Child Health Millennium Database Program ($100,000)
  • Funding to support Families in Crisis