As a great unifier of Quebecers around the cause of sick children, Opération Enfant Soleil has been raising funds since 1988 to promote their healing throughout the province, regardless of their illness.
From raising awareness to prevention, including diagnosis, the equipment needed for treatment, the spaces where they are cared for or the outpatient care they receive at home, Opération Enfant Soleil supports children and their families throughout their care.
Opération Enfant Soleil is also an immense chain of solidarity made up of people who have the health of children at heart: donors, volunteers, companies, artists, schools, … and of course caregivers without whom these little miracles could not be realized.
In addition to the Telethon, the culmination of all fundraising activities, many other activities take place throughout the year such as the Maison Enfant Soleil signée Bonneville draw, the Enfant Soleil auction, the gourmet dinner Les Toqués du vin, the Porte ton pyj campaign, and many others.
The sums collected by Opération Enfant Soleil are granted to the four major pediatric centers in Quebec and to many regional hospitals, as well as to organizations to provide better care to sick children.
First choice of Quebecers in terms of philanthropy for 15 years (SOM 2020 survey) and organization considered for a 7th consecutive year as the most credible in the health sector in Quebec (2020 study carried out by the firm Épisode in collaboration with Léger), Opération Enfant Soleil supports -thanks to the great hearts of Quebecers- the progress of medicine today and tomorrow, to offer the best care to children throughout the province.
To find out more, visit https://www.operationenfantsoleil.ca/en/
With the funds raised since 1988, more than $ 273 million have been donated to major pediatric centers such as the Centre Mère-Enfant Soleil of the CHU de Québec-Université Laval, the CHU Sainte-Justine of Montréal, the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the MUHC (the “Children”) and the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHU de Sherbrooke, but also to regional hospitals and organizations.
More than a hundred projects dedicated to sick children come to fruition each year, ranging from the simplest device (portable heart monitor) to the most sophisticated (Rosa robot in neurology), including support programs in mental health or in treatment of food allergies.
“All of these specialized pieces of equipment are very expensive and require financial support for their acquisition and maintenance. Without additional investment, we would not be able to acquire the devices necessary to sustain such a service offering, and this will have a direct impact on our ability to provide this type of care, which can save lifes. »Dr Macha Bourdages, MD, MSc. Pediatric intensive care specialist and head of the pediatric intensive care unit at the Centre Mère-Enfant Soleil of the CHU de Québec-Université Laval.
To find out about the donation’s impact in your region, visit https://projetsfinances.operationenfantsoleil.ca/ (French only).