For Immediate Release


St. John’s, NL – The Janeway Foundation awarded $100,000 in grants to full time staff of the Children’s and Women’s Health Program and affiliated Eastern Health staff who work directly with the pediatric population to avail of education opportunities that will enhance their clinical practice. Grants approved enable staff to not only travel to conferences and training programs within Canada, but at times, to host conferences here in the province. Each year, the Foundation is proud to invest in continuing staff education, all to provide best care to our young patients.

“Through donor generosity we are committed to help our staff serve the health care needs of children throughout the province by enabling them to continue with education in their area of expertise,” said Lynn Sparkes, President and CEO, Janeway Foundation.

Grants for 2018 -2019 have been awarded to staff in areas such as:
– Cardiology – Labour and delivery
– Development and rehabilitation – Ophthalmology
– Diagnostic imaging – Mental health and addictions
– Emergency – NICU
– Janeway Lifestyle Team – PICU
– Janeway Outreach

One grant recipient stated, “Participating in continuing education can become a hardship without the generosity of groups like the Janeway Foundation and the kindness of the donors. This type of education will allow for the latest information regarding the services we can provide to the betterment of health outcomes for our clients.”

About the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation
The Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation is a registered charitable organization created to raise funds to meet the financial needs of the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre for capital projects, medical equipment and research and programs directly related to the health and welfare of NL children, while promoting awareness of these needs.


Pictured are just a few of the successful applicants for 2018-2019 staff education grants.