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Programs

Sarah Irving, Irving Oil

Irving Oil’s Fuel the Care

For many IWK families Irving Oil’s Fuel the Care program has become a bright spot during tough times.

Dorothy Grant, IWK Supporter

Dorothy and Bill Grant

Dorothy Grant and her husband Bill were devastated when their 11-year-old son David passed away as a result of a rare neurological disease. But today, almost 35 years later, David’s memory lives on at the IWK because of a legacy gift the Grant’s made in his honour.

Closeup of a child colouring

Child Life

The Child Life team at the IWK is made of Child Life specialists, a therapeutic clown named Buddington, and a music therapist who aim to make a patient’s experience at the IWK less stressful.

Travis Kennedy, IWK Patient

Travis Kennedy

Nineteen-year-old Travis knows the devastating impact of mental illness. Intense feelings of anxiety and hopelessness prevented him from attending school and functioning in other social settings.