The pledge brings the hotel’s commitment to The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) to more than $1 million and earned it recognition as a Catalyst Donor—a community leader who shares the hospital’s vision and who can help transform that vision into a reality and revolutionize pediatric health care access, quality and effectiveness in this country and around the world.
The property is a generous and long-time supporter of SickKids. Since 2013, it has donated $500,000 in support of AboutKidsHealth, a online resource created by hospital’s experts.
In addition, as part of the SickKids community, the hotel has formed a special relationship with the hospital’s patients and their families through the Chelsea CARES Program, which provides accommodation for families in need, creating a home-away-from-home in what can be scary and stressful times.
“The ability to ‘give back’ to the community is not only an important philosophy of Chelsea Hotel, Toronto but it is something the hotel practices every day,” said Josef Ebner, regional vice-president, Canada and managing director, Chelsea Hotel, Toronto. “We are not only willing to go above and beyond to bring comfort to our guests, but also to bring comfort to families in need in the local community in which we operate. It is our hope to not only increase awareness for SickKids, but to continue to raise much needed funds to help those children in their care.”
“We are incredibly grateful for the generous support and continued leadership of Chelsea Hotel, Toronto,” said Adam Starkman, vice-president, corporate partnerships, SickKids Foundation. “Their contributions will help enable SickKids to continue to invest in educational resources like AboutKidsHealth, which empower parents and caregivers, allow us to establish stronger and broader partnerships for better patient care, and improve the lives of our patients and their families.”
SickKids VS Limits Campaign
SickKids is taking on the greatest challenges in child health with the largest fundraising campaign in Canadian health care history with the unprecedented goal of $1.3 billion through philanthropy. It supports three key elements: re-imagining the campus, including building a new patient care centre on University Avenue ($600 million); continuing breakthrough paediatric health research ($600 million); and establishing partnerships for better, coordinated patient care ($100 million). The campaign period is anticipated to run through to March 31, 2022.
About Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
The 1,590-room Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is Canada’s largest hotel. Located in downtown Toronto, the independent property is part of the Langham Hospitality Group’s international portfolio of hotels and resorts.