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

$8,261,729

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.

Sandra Schmirler Foundation
Sandra Schmirler Foundation1 week ago
More help is on the way for babies born on Newfoundland's Burin Peninsula! 👶 Your generosity has allowed us to fund new labour and delivery equipment for the Burin Peninsula Health Care Foundation to help Champions Start Small. Since 2014 we've been able to fund over a quarter of a million dollars to help babies all across Newfoundland and Labrador, including $36,750 for babies born on the Burin Peninsula. ❤️

From coast to coast to coast, you've helped purchase over $8 million in life-saving equipment to help babies all across Canada. 🇨🇦
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Sandra Schmirler Foundation1 week ago
A big congratulations to everyone in Newfoundland & Labrador for making this year’s Janeway Children's Hospital Foundation a smashing success! Almost $2.6 million was raised this past Saturday to support research, equipment, and education at Janeway. 👶

Since 2014, the Sandra Schmirler Foundation has proudly granted nearly $180,000 to help babies at Janeway. Stay tuned for more exciting news for families in Newfoundland & Labrador as we continue to help #ChampionsStartSmall. 💌

cc Team Young NL
Sandra Schmirler Foundation
Sandra Schmirler Foundation
Sandra Schmirler Foundation2 weeks ago
Congratulations to the The Ottawa Hospital - L'Hôpital d'Ottawa on their groundbreaking research improving the lives of preemies like Emmy! While the Sandra Schmirler Foundation funds life-saving equipment, we know the importance of research to help babies born premature or critically ill. We're proud to have given nearly $250K for equipment to help babies born at the Ottawa Hospital & Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario. 💌 #ChampionsStartSmall

Read more ➡️ https://ohfoundation.ca/be-inspired/two-decades-in-the-making-world-first-trial-aims-to-heal-the-lungs-of-preemies/?utm_source=vitallinks-en&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emmy-cogan&utm_content=05-16-24-vl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28Gc6iszR30&ab_channel=TOHFoundation
Sandra Schmirler Foundation
A world-first clinical trial two decades in the making
Premature baby Emmy Cogan was the first patient in North America to receive a treatment that could change the lives of babies with bronchopulmonary dysplasia...

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.