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  • By sharing the Janeway Foundation’s Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day contest information, you agree to participate in the Miracle Treat Day contest and as such, consent to the use of your name and photograph, being used by the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation for promotional purposes only.
  • Eligibility: contest is open all residents of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • To be eligible to win, winner must answer a skill testing mathematical question.
  • This contest will run from the time of the first post on the Janeway Foundation’s Facebook page ( until midnight on August 10, 2023.
  • Winner will be drawn on August 11, 2023.
  • Winner will be notified via message on Facebook, by Janessa Ward, Janeway Foundation
  • Winner will receive one trip for two to any Air Canada scheduled destination in North America, donated by the Air Canada Foundation.
  • The winner must respond to the Foundation by 12 pm on Thursday, September 7, 2023; if the winner has not responded by this point, a new winner will be chosen from the list of qualified entrants.

Summer is here! We have a sweet new way for you to cool off while supporting kids’ health in our province!Buy a pack today to share with your whole squad! DQ Miracle Treat Day vouchers are great for prizes, loot bags, incentives, gifts and the best way to cool off this summer. Vouchers can be redeemed on Miracle Treat Day – Thursday, August 10 or ANYTIME during the month of August at participating DQ locations across Newfoundland and Labrador! Proceeds from all Blizzards vouchers and all Blizzard sales on Miracle Treat Day will be donated to the Janeway, for all our kids!

Vouchers can be purchased online or at the Janeway Foundation office with cheque/debit/credit.
For more information, please visit our website here or contact


You’re making a significant impact for the children of Newfoundland and Labrador.

We have surpassed $2.4 million. Your gifts will help purchase much needed surgical and diagnostic testing equipment to get our kids better, sooner.

39th Annual Janeway Children’s Miracle Network Telethon

Janeway Telethon 2023 Musical Performers

May 30th, 2023 by janeway

Our incredibly talented and caring Newfoundland and Labrador musicians are showing their support once again for the Janeway.
Traditional, folk, gospel, pop, and more! Our artists always show up for the Janeway and we couldn’t be more grateful for their contributions.

The Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation is excited to announce the line-up of amazing musical performers for the 2023 Janeway Telethon.
Tune in to NTV on Saturday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 4 at 12:00 p.m. NDT

Donating is your superpower!

2023 Janeway Telethon Launched

March 10th, 2023 by janeway

2023 Janeway Telethon Launched 
Funds raised will purchase surgical and diagnostic equipment for the Janeway

Today at Peacock Primary in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, the Janeway Foundation launched its Telethon fundraising season. The 39th Janeway Children’s Miracle Network Telethon will broadcast on NTV on June 3rd and June 4th. This year’s goal is to raise $2.5 million to purchase highly specialized pieces of surgical and diagnostic imaging equipment for the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre.

“Throughout the year, the Janeway Foundation receives unwavering support from donors and volunteers throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. We want every donor and volunteer to know that their support has a significant direct impact on the care provided at the Janeway – thank you,” said Rebecca Dutton, President and CEO, Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation. “The equipment that you will help buy this year will allow the spectacular team at the Janeway to provide even better care to the children and youth of the province. It will help reduce wait times, limit discomfort for children, speed up healing time, and help ensure our kids get the care they need right here in Newfoundland and Labrador.”

The launch brought together representatives from the local community and Janeway donors to celebrate the Telethon, the largest annual fundraiser for the children’s hospital. Enthusiastic entertainment was provided by the host school, Peacock Primary’s Grade 2 Choir and Peacock Primary Ukesters, ukulele group.

“This is our first time to launch the Telethon in Labrador and we couldn’t be more excited! The Janeway is our only pediatric healthcare facility and serves the entire child and youth population. So, start rallying your group and call us at 709-777-4640!” said Ruth Squires, Telethon Manager.

To learn more about the Telethon and how to fundraise, visit

The 39th Janeway Children’s Miracle Network Telethon will broadcast on NTV:

  • June 3 at 6:30 p.m. (NDT) and
  • June 4 at 12:00 p.m. (NDT)



The Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation Invites you to attend the
2023 Janeway Children’s Miracle Network Telethon Launch

WHO: Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation

WHAT: 2023 Janeway Children’s Miracle Network Telethon Launch

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (AST)
Thursday, March 9, 2023

WHERE: Peacock Primary School Gymnasium 9 Cabot Crescent, Happy Valley-Goose Bay

WHY: Join us to celebrate the launch of the 2023 Janeway Telethon.

The 39th Janeway Children’s Miracle Network Telethon will broadcast on NTV June 3 at 6:30 p.m. & June 4 at 12:00 p.m. (NST)

St. John’s, NL – The Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation is excited to announce its Janeway and Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Champion for 2023, Abigale Latoszek.  A special event was held at her school, St. Mary’s Elementary, to make the announcement in front of her family, friends, teachers and staff. The event also recognized last year’s Champion, Xavier Rodrigues, to thank him for doing an outstanding job representing the Janeway and CMN throughout the past year.

Each year, the Janeway Foundation identifies a remarkable child to serve as their Champion. Their story demonstrates the incredible advances that have been made in children’s health care in Newfoundland and Labrador, and the personal journey children and their families take to overcome illness or injury.

Abigale, or Abi, is a bright, funny, sweet and energetic 8 and a half year old. Her favourite pastimes are singing and dancing, riding and caring for horses, and spending time with her cousins and her cats.

Staci, Abi’s mom, says, “She proved time after time how strong she is. How much fight she has in her. She never once gave up, and she made it to the finish line. The nightmare is over, but the journey continues.”

Abi’s Janeway journey began when she was 5 years old. She was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL). To date, she visited the Janeway more than 210 times receiving excellent care in countless departments. She formed special friendships with the nurses, her social worker, and many other staff members who provided the best care and comfort when Abi and her family needed the support.

Abigale is looking forward to a big year ahead sharing her story at various events. A highlight will be a trip to Florida for the CMN Children’s Hospital Week where she will get an opportunity to meet other Champions and their families.

The Champion Program is sponsored by Walmart Canada, a long-time supporter of the Janeway and CMN. Ben Girvan, Director, Market Leader, and many Walmart Managers were pleased to join the event to hear first-hand how their partnership impacts the Janeway.

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.

About Children’s Miracle Network
Children’s Miracle Network® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals, 14 of which are in Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, purchase pediatric medical equipment, and support research. Its various fundraising partners and programs support its mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Visit the Children’s Miracle Network website to learn more about its cause. In Canada, Children’s Miracle Network is managed and operated by Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations®.

Janeway Festive 50/50 2023 Winners

January 16th, 2023 by janeway

Congratulations to our Grand Prize winner
Walter Bonnell and his wife Michelle Gosse!

Michelle Gosse being presented with the Grand Prize cheque of $192,162.50 from Phyllis Kinsman, Janeway Foundation

Michelle Gosse being presented with the Grand Prize cheque of $192,162.50 from Phyllis Kinsman, Janeway Foundation

Congratulations to our Early Bird Prize winners who have all be contacted and prizes awarded:
Tina Neary
 Early Bird Prize #1:  Prize $5,000

Larry Chippett
Early Bird Prize #2: 
$5,000 and two Economy Class return tickets for travel to any Air Canada scheduled destination in North America. Some conditions apply. 

Winning Ticket Numbers:
Grand Prize – Ticket #143119
Early Bird Prize #1 – Ticket #28872
Early Bird Prize #2 – Ticket #38733

Thank you to everyone in Newfoundland and Labrador who purchased a ticket to support children’s healthcare this year. 

Support respiratory care this holiday season.

December 8th, 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 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