Alair takes great pride in being community builders and has supported hundreds of local and community “Alair Cares” initiatives since the brand was established in 2007. In honor of Alair’s 15-year anniversary, our Canadian teams wanted to commit to something with national significance and maximize our collective impact. It’s with this in mind, that we are thrilled to announce our first national charity partnership where all 60 Canadian Partners have come together to pledge $100,000 to SickKids Foundation over the next five years.
Through our partnership, we have answered their call to join the SickKids patients, families, and medical staff who live on the frontlines. With “Alair Homes VS Missing Home” we’re proud to be a SickKids Accelerator, a member of their donor program that celebrates partners like us, who have committed to join the fight.
The Hospital for Sick Children, or ‘SickKids’ as many people know it, is a beacon of hope for children and families across Canada and well beyond. Having recently been named the no.1 children’s hospital in the world, it’s no secret that their level of care and expertise is unparalleled. And for many Canadian children requiring specialized care, SickKids isn’t simply the best option—it’s the only one.
SickKids sees nearly 400,000 patients from across Canada each year. They perform 100 percent of Ontario’s complex neonatal surgeries, over 50 percent of Canada’s bone marrow transplants, 60 percent of Canada’s complex heart surgeries, and is the only place in Canada that corrects heart defects in babies before they’re born.
Through our internal review, we also discovered a number of people on our team across Canada had first-hand experiences with a loved one being cared for at SickKids, so it is especially meaningful for all of us to be part of this once-in-a-generation opportunity to join the fight to help build this hospital and invest in a world-class institution serving not only Canadian children and their families but families around the world.”
But for all the amazing things this hospital is able to do, today they are facing their biggest battle against the limits of an old building, where families lack private spaces, ceiling heights can’t accommodate medical equipment, and clinical spaces are cramped, worn and inefficient. As their facilities deteriorate, and the demand for their services grows, we find ourselves in a once-in-a-generation position, to help them build a hospital of the future.
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From mending broken hearts to broken bones, SickKids is a home away from home for thousands of Canadian families.
SickKids is building a new home, and we’re excited to a part of this transformation. The new hospital will not only transform how they deliver care by enabling their staff to do their best work, but every aspect of the new clinical campus will be designed to better serve patients and families.
Rooms will be bigger, brighter, and offer more privacy and comforts. Technology will be woven into all aspects of care: hospital-wide electronic records, portable equipment that comes to the bedside, modular rooms that can convert to any kind of clinic: orthopaedic one day, diabetes the next. The keyword is adaptable. They’re building a hospital for the next 70 years.
A total redevelopment of the current campus will include one net new building, The Patient Support Centre, which will house the administrative and educational/training functions (that is almost ready to be topped off!), and a significant expansion to The Peter Gilgan Family Patient Care Tower, where a portion of the hospital currently resides which houses clinical functions, learning, and research.
The hospital is working towards completion by 2033