St. John’s, NL – Today the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation held its annual general meeting in St. John’s. Martin Sullivan, Chair, Janeway Foundation’s Board of Directors, and Lynn Sparkes, President and CEO, Janeway Foundation, shared activities and accomplishments of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020. In consideration of the safety of our partners, donors, general public, and staff, the meeting was held virtually.

“This past fiscal year, through the generosity of our donors, the Janeway Foundation disbursed $3,294,786 to Eastern Health for the Janeway Hospital and other pediatric initiatives,” stated Martin Sullivan.  “Eighty per cent went towards new capital equipment and the remainder was allocated for program support, education, and research all to provide the best possible care for children’s health in Newfoundland and Labrador.”

A few of the incredible advancements made at the Janeway were highlighted:

  • Central Fetal Monitoring System for moms and unborn babies was made possible through a $1 Million gift from the Operating Engineers Local 904.
  • Completion of a new Adaptive Therapeutic Kitchen for the Janeway Lifestyles Program.
  • $250,000 in funding to provide educational and research opportunities for Janeway medical teams

“Since March, no one could have imagined that we would be faced with the unprecedented challenges of living through a pandemic. COVID-19 has changed our lives. But one thing hasn’t changed, our passion and commitment to help provide the best health care to our province’s children. To do that we will always need you, our donors, by our side, continuously helping to make a vital difference in the care that is provided at the Janeway Hospital,” said Lynn Sparkes, President and CEO, Janeway Foundation.

The Janeway Foundation’s Annual Report for 2019-2020 is available online at

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.