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Support respiratory care this holiday season.

November 18th, 2022 by janeway

“There was one child I will never forget. A young boy had a severe asthma attack and was airlifted to the Janeway. He was in such terrible shape that the only option we had was to put him on an oscillatory ventilator. It was a sleepless night, but together we saved his life.” – Cheryl Bailey, Respiratory Clinical Lead

Dear Janeway Friend,
The respiratory team at the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre spend their days, and sleepless nights, making sure children can breathe.

Every piece of respiratory equipment they use at the Janeway helps save a life.

Please consider a gift to the Janeway this holiday season to help purchase additional state-of-the-art respiratory equipment that will help kids breathe. Your gifts will also purchase diagnostic equipment that will detect lung problems early, before bigger issues develop.

Twins Owen and Noah were born prematurely at 28 weeks and couldn’t breathe on their own. They were put on ventilators immediately. For almost the entire first year of his life, Owen required respiratory support, first in the Janeway NICU then in the PICU.

The twins’ mom Natasha says, “They were completely dependent on equipment to breathe. They were so little. So helpless. But once we met the respiratory team, we knew wholeheartedly they were doing everything they possibly could to help our babies. We saw what they were capable of. They carefully explained all the equipment to us and answered all the questions we had. Once we were comfortable with that part of it, we knew we could handle it.”

The respiratory team treats all pediatric patients. Those who may require advanced respiratory support in the NICU and PICU, like Owen and Noah, or those children requiring diagnostic testing in the pulmonary function lab.

“Children who have rough starts might need ongoing monitoring and testing throughout their lives,” says Cheryl Bailey, Respiratory Clinical Lead. “Then, of course, children who have conditions like cystic fibrosis, asthma, muscular abnormalities, effects of COVID-19, or countless other conditions that cause either chronic or acute respiratory distress all need our care. Respiratory intervention is vital whenever children have difficulty breathing.”

You can ensure better health outcomes for kids in our community. You can help everyone at the Janeway breathe a little easier this holiday season by giving a gift to the Janeway today. When you do, your gift will go twice as far! Our generous friends at CIBC Wood Gundy and CIBC Capital Markets are matching new donations up to $20,000 until midnight December 7th as part of their annual Miracle Day Campaign!

When you donate you can also add a message for those spending the holidays at the Janeway this year in the comments box on the donation form. Your messages will be shared with children and families – and also with our healthcare heroes!

Please, take a moment right now and make your gift to the Janeway.

Thank you for your kindness and generosity.


Rebecca Dutton, President and CEO

P.S. You can also read more of Owen and Noah’s story here.

Sarah Parker Charles with her children Iris and Hank

November 15, 2022

St. John’s, NL – The Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation congratulates Chef Jeremy Charles, Sarah Parker Charles, and their team of colleagues, chefs and supporters for being honoured with a Spirit of Philanthropy Award (Group)  from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter (AFP-NL).  A special event was held today at Manuals River Hibernia Interpretation Center to celebrate the Charles family and all Spirit of Philanthropy Award recipients.

Jeremy, Sarah and their colleagues have hosted the Dinner for Levi for many years in support of the Janeway Foundation. This is an annual third-party fundraising dinner and auction in memory of Jeremy and Sarah’s son Levi, who was cared for at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Janeway. Having been so impacted by the care and support of the NICU staff, they were compelled to show their gratitude and wanted to take action.

“The Charles’ commitment to the Janeway and their community is incredible. They embody the true spirit of philanthropy,” says Carmella Butland with the Janeway Foundation who nominated Jeremy and Sarah for the award.

In a world where medical technologies and treatment protocols are ever-changing, the support from Dinner for Levi has allowed the Janeway to stay current and has helped to introduce new state-of-the-art methods to enhance and keep pace with on-going advancements in pediatric care.

The Dinner for Levi has raised over $540,000 over the past 10 years. The Charles family make multi-year commitments to fund areas of care at the Janeway and have attained each goal they set.

The Dinner for Levi has helped fund the creation of a Special Care Unit for children under the age of two, and last year, the Charles family made a multi-year commitment to direct their fundraising efforts to create a palliative care suite at the Janeway, a private space with the goal of improving quality of life – for the child and the family that will be moving forward without them.

“National Philanthropy Day is an opportunity for us to celebrate those who give each year, whether it be in volunteer time or charitable donations, and our members who are responsible for generating philanthropic support for their organizations. Philanthropy is a powerful thing. No one is required to give; it is voluntary and those who give do so because they see the need,” states Kelly Reid, President, AFP NL Chapter.

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.

Media Contact:
Phyllis Kinsman Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation

2022 Janeway Corporate Takeover

November 7th, 2022 by janeway

This isn’t your average Corporate Takeover! The Janeway Kids are taking over!
We need your help on Friday, November 25th to make it a fantastic day!

Festive 5050 2022 Slider

November 1st, 2022 by janeway

The Janeway Festive 50/50 is Back!

November 1st, 2022 by janeway

The Janeway Foundation’s Festive 50/50 is back!
We have given away hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. Last year’s lucky winner took home half of the $261,465 jackpot!

The Festive 50/50 has helped provide much needed funding for the Janeway Children’s Hospital. So don’t let the spirit of the season pass you by! Get your tickets early for your chance to win!

The funds raised last year purchased vital equipment for the Janeway. Thank you! This year is set to be even bigger and more exciting!

As Newfoundland and Labrador’s BIGGEST standalone 50/50 ever, you won’t want to miss it! Each ticket purchased by December 30st, 2022 gives you a chance to win our grand prize jackpot, and tickets purchased before November 16th, 2022 give you a chance at each of our early bird prizes:

$5,000 Cash Prize
With the holidays quickly approaching, just imagine what you could do with an extra $5,000! The possibilities are endless!

Air Canada Flight Voucher + $5,000 in Cash (est. combined value $9,000)
Two Economy Class return tickets to any Air Canada scheduled destination in North America* generously donated by the Air Canada Foundation.
*including Hawaii, the Caribbean and select sun destinations. Some conditions apply. Tickets are not transferable, not refundable and not redeemable for cash.

Thank you for your support!
Buy your tickets before November 16, 2022 and be entered into all three draws! Visit to to learn more.

Guidelines In-kind Donations

October 26th, 2022 by janeway

Thank you for donating to Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre. We kindly ask you to read through the following guidelines. These guidelines have been developed in accordance with Eastern Health’s infection control, safety, and privacy policies. We are unable to accept items that do not adhere to these guidelines. Items which are donated but do not meet our In-Kind Donation Guidelines will be provided to community agencies or disposed of as appropriate.

Janeway In-kind Donation Guidelines

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Irving Oil Fuel the Care

October 14th, 2022 by janeway

Irving Oil is celebrating 20 years of Fuel the Care – a program that continues to be a vital resource for families throughout Atlantic Canada, Quebec and New England. Through partnerships with hospitals like the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre, the Fuel the Care program has provided fuel gift cards to more than 80,000 families travelling to receive medical care for their child. When you support Irving Oil, you’re helping Fuel the Care and making a difference – all year long. Learn more at

Thank you for supporting our Janeway Jamarama!

September 24th, 2022 by janeway


Janeway Foundation AGM

September 16th, 2022 by janeway

Today the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation held its annual general meeting, virtually, reviewing the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022, and celebrating the impact of donors’ support on children’s healthcare in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Thank you to our donors, volunteer Board of Directors, all volunteers, and the Janeway Hospital staff for their continued support over the past exceptional year.

Janeway Patient and Champion Child, Xavier Rodrigues, and his family shared a thank you message at the meeting. Link to his message and story below. You will find the 2021-22 Annual Report here.


2022 Helicopter Ball Drop

August 12th, 2022 by janeway

Purchase your 2022 Helicopter Ball Drop tickets at Walmart locations in Newfoundland and Labrador NOW! Enter to WIN two Air Canada Vouchers!

Tickets will be sold at the front check-outs from Saturday, August 14 to Friday, September 3, 2022 at all Walmart store locations throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

Tickets are $3 each (30,000 tickets are printed)

Draw Date (Helicopter Ball Drop): October 7, 2022 at Bally Haly Golf and Country Club in St. John’s with the winner being announced through the media.

Grand Prize: Two Economy Class return tickets valid for travel to any Air Canada scheduled destination in North America including Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean and select sun destinations. Prize Value: Up to $7960.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered of associated with Walmart. You are entering a Janeway Foundation contest.