Canada

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), affiliated with the University of Toronto, is Canada’s most research-intensive hospital and the largest center dedicated to improving children’s health in the country.

The Rehma Fund in Canada supports the hospital’s Patient Amenities Fund (PAF) that provides much-needed assistance to families dealing with the financial burden of a child’s illness. Each year, the PAF helps hundreds of families with a wide range of needs including transportation, accommodation, and medical supplies. These out-of-pocket expenses that arise can add stress to an already challenging situation for low-income families. The PAF provides financial support for patients and families across the hospital, and does not distinguish between any illnesses or injuries.