Cause

The Sandra Schmirler Foundation raises funds to purchase life-saving equipment for premature and critically ill babies in Canada.

Legacy

While the world lost Sandra in 2000, her legacy lives on through the babies that have been saved in her name through the Sandra Schmirler Foundation.

Cause

The Sandra Schmirler Foundation raises funds to purchase life-saving equipment for premature and critically ill babies in Canada.

Legacy

While the world lost Sandra in 2000, her legacy lives on through the babies that have been saved in her name through the Sandra Schmirler Foundation.

Helping save the lives of babies born too soon, too small or too sick

Hospitals Supported

106

Dollars Donated to Hospitals

$8,461,374

From Napkin Sketch to Hopeful Hearts: The Story of the Sandra Schmirler Foundation

The Sandra Schmirler Foundation is a powerhouse in the world of Canadian charities. 

Since 2001, the Foundation has raised and given over $8 million to purchase life-saving equipment for Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) in over 100 hospitals in every Canadian province and territory. The lives of thousands of premature and critically ill babies have been saved because of the Sandra Schmirler Foundation. 

Though the Foundation has grown and evolved over the years, one thing has remained constant: the true admiration and genuine love Canadians have for the Queen of Curling, Sandra Schmirler.

 

Sandra Schmirler Champions Circle

Joining our Champions Circle is an ideal way to support the Foundation with easy and convenient monthly payments.

Spirit of Sandra

Since 2013 the Sandra Schmirler Foundation has provided scholarships to dozens of Canadian junior curlers.

Throwback to an amazing day at the inaugural Birdies for Babies golf tournament in Ottawa! Thanks to the incredible golfers, sponsors, and organizers, including fantastic Co-Chairs Lisa Weagle and David Mathers, over $50,000 was raised for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)!! 👶🩺Our mission goes well beyond the pebbled curling ice – it’s about supporting life-saving efforts all year round. Stay tuned for exciting updates on the equipment we will be purchasing for CHEO! #ChampionsStartSmall ... See MoreSee Less
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We are thrilled that one of Manitoba’s most decorated curlers and a longtime Foundation volunteer could help us present this special grant. Cathy Overton-Clapham served on the Sandra Schmirler Foundation Board for over a decade. We honour her volunteer service as a Director and Spirit of Sandra Scholarship Mentor with this special gift to help babies and families in her home province of Manitoba. 💛🤎Thank you to Cathy and to you - our valued supporters - for being an integral part of helping Champions Start Small.We’re sending big bear hugs to the Sandra Schmirler Foundation for helping tiny babies who need the HSC_Winnipeg Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)!Thanks to an incredibly generous $64,000 in support from Sandra Schmirler Foundation to purchase four state-of-the-art CO2 Monitoring systems for the NICU. This generous donation will significantly enhance our health care team’s ability to care for our tiniest and most vulnerable patients, providing crucial support for infants facing severe respiratory challenges.HUGE thanks Sandra Schmirler Foundation ... See MoreSee Less
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Our Partners

The Sandra Schmirler Foundation recognizes that our work takes place on traditional Indigenous territories across Canada.

Recognizing the importance of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s 94 Calls to Action, we work to ensure that positive action on Reconciliation continues within the nonprofit and children’s healthcare sectors, and in the broader communities where we work and live.

We acknowledge the culture, language, and teachings of Inuit, Métis and First Nations peoples and strive and commit to working toward reconciliation.